Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)

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Denominational Profile

History

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

split into  Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) (1862)

 

This church was organized in 1862 at Green Oak, Pennsylvania by William Bickerton.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 31 1,639
1942 - 32 2,000
1944 - 24 1,550
1947 - 35 1,736
1950 274 34 1,725
1951 179 40 2,013
1952 166 40 1,825
1953 177 36 1,916
1954 186 36 2,072
1955 204 40 2,272
1956 220 40 2,350
1957 199 45 2,340
1958 225 45 2,464
1959 275 38 2,500
1960 217 46 2,346
1961 225 44 2,233
1962 230 41 2,387
1963 - 42 2,405
1964 211 43 2,447
1965 209 43 2,456
1966 209 46 2,309
1967 209 46 2,309
1968 210 50 2,323
1969 220 50 2,360
1970 215 42 2,353
1972 220 50 2,439
1973 214 50 2,469
1974 218 50 2,463
1975 218 59 2,468
1976 255 59 2,444
1977 235 60 2,500
1978 234 60 2,551
1979 239 57 2,567
1981 243 53 2,654
1987 299 60 2,668
1988 282 70 2,986
1989 262 63 2,707
2006 308 76 2,600
2008 482 77 13,975
2009 250 71 42,869

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]