Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica)

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Denominational Profile

History

Northern Baptist Convention

split into  Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) (1947)

 

The Conservative Baptist Association of America was founded in 1947 by former ministers and members of the Northern (American) Baptist Convention.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1955 1,600 998 250,000
1956 1,100 1,000 250,000
1957 1,600 1,072 275,000
1958 2,000 1,300 275,000
1959 1,800 1,300 275,000
1960 2,500 1,350 300,000
1961 1,200 1,351 300,000
1962 - 1,403 300,000
1963 2,000 1,550 300,000
1964 - 1,500 300,000
1965 2,500 1,500 325,000
1968 - 1,143 300,000
1970 - 1,127 300,000
1974 - 1,120 300,000
1976 - 1,117 300,000
1977 - 1,114 300,000
1979 - 1,125 225,000
1980 - 1,126 225,000
1982 - 1,140 225,000
1988 - 1,121 204,496
1989 1,324 1,126 210,000
1992 - 1,084 200,000
1998 - 1,200 200,000
2002 2,100 1,200 200,000
2006 2,200 1,200 200,000

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]