National Primitive Baptist Convention, Inc.

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The National Primitive Baptist Convention was founded in 1907 as a fellowship for Black Primitive Baptist associations.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1950 - 1,009 79,000
1952 750 1,019 80,000
1957 700 1,100 80,983
1961 1,200 1,125 85,983
1964 575 1,880 768,800
1966 587 1,876 1,225,000
1967 580 1,879 1,235,000
1969 623 2,196 1,465,000
1970 597 2,196 1,523,000
1971 601 2,198 1,645,000
1975 636 606 250,000
2002 - 1,565 600,000

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]