Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981)

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church was formed by conservative Presbyterians in 1981 as the two major branches of American Presbyterianism prepared to merge (1983). The founders rejected the theological liberalism they found in their parent bodies.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1982 67 35 19,000
1984 101 60 23,900
1986 177 106 30,000
1988 215 120 33,000
1989 225 155 50,300
1990 280 160 54,781
1991 313 155 52,645
1992 382 174 55,008
1993 387 175 56,421
1994 380 177 56,499
1996 420 183 57,502
1997 419 186 57,502
1998 443 187 61,347
1999 424 197 63,447
2000 439 189 64,939
2001 486 193 67,808
2002 492 190 69,351
2003 501 194 71,755
2004 529 181 73,941
2005 498 182 73,019
2007 608 207 89,190

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]


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