Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Zion Union Apostolic Church

renamed toReformed Zion Union Apostolic Church (1869)

 

The Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church was founded in 1869 by Reverend James Howell as a split from the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 48 61 8,500
1935 23 52 5,420
1940 - 29 3,548
1942 - 50 12,000
1943 - 52 3,000
1947 - 52 10,000
1950 40 55 4,500
1952 30 52 12,000
1953 35 52 13,500
1954 35 52 12,000
1955 50 52 15,000
1956 35 52 12,000
1965 4 50 16,000

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]