Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

Methodist Protestant Church

split into  Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches (1939)

 

The Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches was formed by former members of the Methodist Protestant Church in New Jersey who opposed their church’s merger into the Methodist Church in 1939. It was founded as the Bible Protestant Church and adopted its present name in 1985.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1942 - 35 1,870
1944 - 36 2,000
1952 33 33 2,108
1953 31 34 2,134
1954 36 37 2,216
1955 28 39 2,300
1959 46 37 2,477
1960 42 49 2,480
1961 45 47 2,423
1962 48 42 2,634
1965 49 37 2,668
1966 48 43 2,610
1967 53 42 2,388
1968 59 42 2,254
1978 58 36 2,077
1984 52 31 1,840
1991 48 25 1,482
1992 52 25 2,090
1993 42 23 1,343
1994 42 23 1,343
1999 46 22 1,125
2004 48 22 1,208
2007 46 20 1,760

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]