African Orthodox Church

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The African Orthodox Church was founded in 1921 by Bishop George A. McGuire.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 44 18 5,000
1937 - 14 5,200
1939 - 14 3,000
1942 - 32 5,200
1950 48 30 6,021
1952 72 34 6,250
1953 90 30 7,000
1957 50 24 6,000

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]