Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio)

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History

 

Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) (1882)

continuedBrethren Church (Ashland, Ohio)

   

split into  National Fellowship of Brethren Churches (1939)

The Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) was founded in 1882 by Henry R. Holsinger and former members of the Church of the Brethren. During the 1930s, a group supportive of a dispensational fundamentalist doctrinal position left the church to found the National Fellowship of Brethren Churches, now the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 305 206 25,797
1929 295 170 27,847
1935 204 168 27,520
1937 - 176 30,426
1952 147 108 18,737
1953 158 109 18,610
1954 159 98 18,979
1955 160 107 18,672
1956 159 110 18,697
1957 156 108 19,474
1958 156 108 19,474
1959 151 114 18,207
1962 145 116 18,445
1964 149 120 18,013
1969 152 119 17,329
1970 130 119 17,114
1971 130 119 16,357
1974 170 119 16,279
1975 156 121 16,065
1976 164 122 15,920
1977 137 124 15,619
1978 160 122 15,082
1982 179 125 14,857
1983 175 124 14,410
1984 - 122 14,229
1988 173 124 14,753
1989 176 126 13,155
1990 175 124 13,060
1991 178 124 13,322
1992 177 124 13,132
1993 182 121 13,117
1994 183 121 13,028
1995 181 121 13,578
1996 181 119 13,746
1997 186 117 13,856
1998 175 116 13,494
1999 180 118 13,227
2000 171 119 13,096
2001 179 119 10,381
2002 184 117 10,287
2003 202 115 10,240
2004 202 115 10,240
2006 202 119 10,387
2008 181 116 10,106
2009 219 112 10,227

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]