National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of U.S.A.

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Denominational Profile

History

National Baptist Convention of America

split into  National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of U.S.A. (1920)

 

The National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of the U.S.A., a predominantly African American Baptist church, was founded in 1920 by A. A. Banks.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 176 55,897
1944 - 451 59,743
1945 - 644 70,843
1946 - - 70,843
1947 - - 70,843
1951 137 264 57,674

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]