Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1956)

merged intoReformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod (1965)

Evangelical Presbyterian Church was the name taken by the larger segment of the Bible Presbyterian Church following the split of that church in 1956. The name for the larger group had been adopted in 1961 to avoid confusion with Dr. Carl McIntire's smaller group.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1959 69 164 5,956
1962 69 169 6,769

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]