Baptist Missionary Association of America

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Denominational Profile

History

North American Baptist Association

renamed toBaptist Missionary Association of America (1969)

 

The Baptist Missionary Association of America was founded in 1950 by former members of the American Baptist Association. It was originally called the North American Baptist Association until it took the present name in 1969.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1968 3,000 1,550 200,000
1969 - 1,500 183,342
1970 2,000 1,408 187,246
1971 1,800 1,404 193,439
1972 2,500 1,437 199,640
1974 2,650 1,457 211,000
1975 2,000 1,459 215,788
1976 2,700 1,478 216,471
1977 2,300 1,478 218,361
1978 3,125 1,487 219,697
1979 2,500 1,439 226,290
1980 2,500 1,415 224,533
1981 2,000 1,390 228,381
1982 3,500 1,386 226,953
1983 3,000 1,411 234,142
1984 2,800 1,411 228,868
1985 2,350 1,367 227,720
1986 2,450 1,359 228,125
1987 2,720 1,347 227,638
1988 2,650 1,347 227,897
1989 2,648 1,339 229,315
1990 2,557 1,372 229,166
1991 2,400 1,312 230,127
1992 2,700 1,362 236,604
1993 2,745 1,362 230,747
1994 2,745 1,360 230,171
1995 1,600 1,355 231,191
1996 2,598 1,349 232,069
1997 2,700 1,342 234,334
1998 3,055 1,334 234,732
1999 3,055 1,334 234,732
2004 1,500 1,270 232,350
2006 1,500 1,254 225,723
2007 2,175 1,306 177,463
2008 3,239 1,287 126,056

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]