Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc.

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church was founded in 1959 as a merger of a number of Free Will Baptist Associations.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1960 183 127 7,000
1962 244 135 10,000
1965 210 176 10,000
1970 192 150 13,500
1973 212 126 10,000
1974 125 128 10,000
1976 235 150 15,000
1978 195 128 12,272
1980 170 127 9,280
1982 170 127 9,280
1983 170 217 9,280
1984 170 217 10,627
1985 171 130 10,700
1990 228 141 11,757
1991 228 141 11,757
1992 250 150 18,000
1994 250 163 18,500
1995 170 149 12,460
1996 250 157 16,000
1998 280 150 28,000
2002 304 150 -

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]