Missionary Church Association

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Missionary Church Association (1898)

merged intoMissionary Church, The (1969)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 76 46 3,164
1936 - 47 3,648
1937 - 47 -
1942 - 58 5,000
1950 - 72 6,000
1951 - 75 6,175
1953 144 78 6,497
1954 145 95 6,673
1956 154 107 7,299
1957 154 110 7,400
1958 162 118 7,577
1960 161 120 7,900
1961 168 117 8,015
1962 170 117 8,160
1963 - 120 8,271
1964 179 125 8,444
1965 193 129 8,867
1966 195 132 9,475
1967 205 137 9,299

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]