African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Union Church of Africans
First Colored Methodist Protestant Church

merged intoAfrican Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church (1913)

 

The African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church is a predominantly black church founded in 1913 by Peter Spencer and William Anderson.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 37 2,045
1942 - 38 2,379
1944 - 36 2,597
1946 - 41 2,504
1950 - 41 2,504
1953 40 33 5,000
1968 48 41 8,000
1969 44 40 10,500
1970 48 41 8,000

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]