Evangelical Church of North America

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Denominational Profile

History

Holiness Methodist Church

merged intoEvangelical Church of North America (1968)

 

Evangelical United Brethren

split into  

 

The Evangelical Church of North America was founded in 1968 by former members of the Evangelical United Brethren who rejected that church's merger into the United Methodist Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1970 130 112 9,200
1971 160 115 9,451
1972 168 118 9,843
1973 174 120 10,150
1974 183 122 10,714
1975 186 125 11,171
1976 194 127 11,502
1977 240 135 11,909
1978 251 138 12,210
1979 227 142 12,581
1980 208 143 13,088
1984 244 138 12,591
1987 288 155 17,417
1989 342 185 16,113
1990 349 185 16,398
1994 269 134 12,458
1995 242 132 12,444
1996 245 134 12,352
1997 234 134 12,430
1998 250 132 12,369
2000 255 133 12,475

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]