Cumberland Presbyterian Church

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Cumberland Presbyterian Church (1810)

continuedCumberland Presbyterian Church

   

split into  Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (1874)

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church began on the Western frontier in the early 19th century. In 1906 the main body of the church reunited with the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., now an integral part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Those that did not participate in the merger reorganized themselves as the continuing Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 750 1,225 63,477
1929 736 1,189 64,767
1933 - 1,982 69,516
1935 785 1,152 70,274
1937 - 1,096 70,539
1940 - 1,082 73,357
1942 - 1,088 72,591
1944 - 1,048 64,984
1946 - - 75,427
1947 - 1,033 76,276
1950 681 1,035 81,086
1952 651 1,026 81,086
1953 706 1,014 83,307
1954 729 1,008 84,776
1955 732 1,007 84,990
1956 741 997 85,651
1957 738 991 86,340
1958 750 990 87,531
1959 753 984 87,263
1960 747 975 88,452
1961 749 971 83,645
1962 910 985 82,190
1963 753 895 80,455
1965 743 967 78,917
1966 743 955 88,248
1967 736 936 88,540
1969 709 827 92,368
1970 717 901 92,025
1971 633 854 90,368
1972 710 879 88,738
1973 715 856 94,395
1974 713 854 93,948
1975 720 859 94,050
1976 712 860 92,995
1977 704 857 93,200
1978 706 850 93,268
1979 722 854 94,574
1980 704 857 96,553
1981 711 833 97,599
1982 739 856 97,813
1983 740 878 99,887
1984 761 831 98,829
1985 766 818 98,037
1986 776 811 98,103
1987 734 759 91,646
1988 725 752 91,491
1989 717 743 90,906
1990 799 796 98,891
1991 783 784 92,433
1992 782 782 92,240
1993 807 779 91,489
1994 810 772 90,125
1995 817 783 87,896
1996 826 774 88,066
1997 822 771 88,068
1998 835 774 87,198
1999 842 775 86,049
2000 857 779 86,519
2002 884 780 84,417
2003 890 774 83,742
2004 858 763 83,007
2005 858 759 81,464
2006 872 748 81,034
2007 856 7,055 78,451
2008 909 716 78,592
2009 808 643 65,591

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]