Primitive Advent Christian Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Advent Christian Church

split into  Primitive Advent Christian Church

 

The Primitive Advent Christian Church developed out of a controversy centering on the preaching of a Reverend Whitman, a minister of the Advent Christian Church in West Virginia. Whitman opposed both footwashing and re-baptizing reclaimed backsliders. Proponents of these two practices organized the Primitive Advent Christian Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 14 538
1946 - 15 416
1950 16 14 593
1951 28 13 569
1952 16 13 509
1953 27 13 476
1954 16 12 507
1955 18 13 500
1956 13 12 504
1957 17 12 556
1958 17 15 553
1959 19 12 586
1960 19 12 597
1964 27 11 589
1965 29 10 597
1967 16 10 578
1968 16 10 577
1969 16 10 550
1970 15 10 600
1972 14 10 551
1974 12 10 530
1975 14 10 546
1976 12 10 514
1977 12 10 556
1978 10 10 550
1979 12 10 524
1981 10 10 547
1983 10 10 566
1984 11 10 546
1990 9 9 350
1991 10 10 339
1992 11 10 345
1993 11 10 345

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]