Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference

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Denominational Profile

History

Defenseless Mennonite Brethren of Christ in North America

renamed toEvangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference (1937)

renamed toFellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (1987)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1937 - 15 1,878
1944 - 11 1,240
1947 - 18 2,079
1953 44 15 2,000
1955 40 20 2,348
1959 40 26 2,536
1964 33 16 1,644
1967 78 36 3,591
1968 60 33 3,308
1969 46 34 3,324
1970 53 34 3,698
1971 37 33 3,753
1972 36 32 3,874
1977 48 16 2,043
1979 43 16 2,165
1980 66 34 4,329
1982 38 15 2,047
1983 40 14 2,094
1984 46 14 2,067
1985 - 14 2,094

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]