Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene)

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Denominational Profile

History

Apostolic Christian Churches of America

split into  Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) (1906)

 

The Apostolic Christian Church was founded in the early 1900s by former members of the Apostolic Christian Churches of America. It has its origin in an evangelical revival in Switzerland.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1951 113 50 4,500
1952 11 30 1,500
1954 9 25 1,650
1956 8 32 1,701
1957 9 34 1,807
1958 11 43 2,259
1959 10 37 1,960
1960 13 38 2,024
1961 13 38 2,030
1971 - 43 4,000
1972 134 54 3,771
1973 170 41 3,720
1974 152 39 4,000
1975 128 40 4,711
1977 140 42 4,804
1979 127 43 2,497
1981 153 46 2,684
1983 170 46 2,713
1985 178 48 2,799
1993 234 63 3,723
2005 201 57 3,629
2008 211 54 3,527

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]