General Association of General Baptists

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The General Association of General Baptists was founded in the 1820s by Benoni Stinson.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 565 535 32,050
1929 548 526 31,374
1935 788 544 34,539
1937 - 512 36,405
1940 - 593 38,231
1942 - 580 39,600
1950 - 661 49,217
1951 887 654 50,487
1952 1,067 676 51,105
1953 1,050 688 52,382
1954 - 700 51,368
1955 1,145 710 53,893
1956 1,120 722 55,600
1957 1,165 747 56,862
1958 1,180 759 56,773
1959 1,145 738 55,637
1960 - 792 58,530
1961 1,202 779 58,943
1962 1,239 812 60,423
1963 1,202 817 60,736
1964 1,190 834 62,841
1965 1,280 837 63,150
1966 1,231 844 64,498
1967 910 834 65,000
1968 837 834 65,000
1969 1,045 850 65,000
1971 1,115 854 65,000
1973 1,200 834 70,000
1974 1,125 800 70,000
1977 1,320 867 72,030
1979 1,309 866 73,046
1980 1,349 894 74,159
1981 1,373 870 75,028
1983 1,398 860 75,133
1984 1,476 866 75,028
1985 1,524 875 73,040
1986 1,444 871 72,263
1987 1,527 879 73,515
1988 1,483 868 74,086
1989 1,477 872 73,738
1990 1,384 876 74,156
1996 2,082 830 67,881
1997 1,228 790 72,326
1998 921 719 67,314
2000 1,033 587 55,549
2001 1,305 713 85,346
2002 1,185 692 85,924
2003 1,239 700 81,502
2004 1,281 842 78,863
2005 1,012 604 60,559
2006 1,012 840 52,279
2007 - 562 46,242
2009 800 900 45,721

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]