Free Christian Zion Church of Christ

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Denominational Profile

History

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

split into  Free Christian Zion Church of Christ (1905)

 

The Free Christian Zion Church of Christ is a predominantly black Methodist church founded in 1905 by the Rev. E. D. Brown.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1929 29 35 187
1935 29 35 187
1940 - 23 1,860
1942 - 36 1,934
1944 - 37 2,478
1950 58 52 4,798
1951 394 294 12,872
1952 698 734 18,975
1956 340 742 22,260
1957 572 728 18,989
1961 632 740 19,826
1966 420 742 22,260

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]