Northern Baptist Convention

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Northern Baptist Convention (1907)

split into  Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) (1946)
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (1932)

   

renamed toAmerican Baptist Convention (1950)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 9,291 8,839 1,464,167
1929 8,805 8,213 1,404,685
1931 - - 1,385,284
1933 - 7,832 1,485,422
1935 9,213 7,694 1,475,736
1937 - 7,569 1,471,788
1940 - 7,478 1,543,976
1942 - 7,365 1,538,871
1944 - 7,348 1,555,914
1946 - - 1,592,349
1947 - 7,180 1,541,991

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]