United Zion Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Brethren in Christ Church

split into  United Zion Church (1855)

 

The United Zion Church was founded in 1855 by Matthias Brinser and other former members of the Brethren in Christ.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 25 27 1,004
1937 - 22 1,025
1940 - 22 1,025
1951 43 15 1,008
1954 42 21 968
1955 49 17 976
1956 47 21 964
1957 46 23 926
1958 47 23 910
1959 53 21 881
1961 50 21 829
1962 48 20 -
1963 20 20 865
1964 39 19 863
1965 41 17 884
1966 17 17 880
1967 22 16 880
1968 23 - 865
1969 25 15 848
1970 26 16 880
1972 24 17 875
1973 28 16 877
1978 24 13 952
1981 25 13 934
1982 25 13 933
1983 20 13 929
1987 20 13 850
1993 23 13 852
1998 23 13 883
2003 23 12 748
2004 23 12 748
2005 22 12 615
2006 23 12 615
2007 25 14 803
2008 27 14 774

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]