National Fellowship of Brethren Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio)

split into  National Fellowship of Brethren Churches (1939)

renamed toFellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (1976)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 154 17,282
1942 - 97 16,590
1944 - 109 17,669
1947 - 101 16,077
1947 - 101 16,077
1951 249 125 18,918
1952 - 137 20,828
1953 - 141 20,819
1955 - 151 22,051
1957 - 167 23,753
1958 - 170 24,660
1959 259 172 25,198
1960 321 175 25,355
1961 138 180 26,402
1964 281 201 28,495
1966 307 208 29,563
1967 312 221 30,650
1968 393 227 31,727
1970 404 233 33,239
1971 418 226 33,392
1972 443 243 33,514

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]