International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is a Pentecostal church founded in 1927 by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 1,903 357 252,380
1937 - 367 -
1942 - 408 250,000
1944 - 416 21,728
1947 - 469 56,197
1950 1,893 541 74,689
1951 - 559 64,109
1952 1,119 577 78,471
1953 1,706 579 81,590
1954 1,798 604 87,206
1955 1,277 650 94,571
1956 1,285 692 110,568
1957 1,239 679 112,706
1958 1,279 697 79,012
1960 2,586 721 82,624
1961 2,603 726 84,741
1962 2,646 727 89,562
1963 2,690 741 89,215
1983 4,707 113 164,688
1984 3,242 1,113 171,928
1985 3,482 1,185 177,787
1986 3,482 1,250 186,213
1987 5,050 1,290 192,327
1988 5,076 1,363 198,715
1989 5,179 1,404 203,060
1990 4,505 1,451 199,385
1991 2,516 1,516 208,150
1992 2,403 1,558 207,455
1993 2,537 1,638 217,515
1994 2,669 1,710 222,658
1995 3,707 1,742 227,307
1996 2,869 1,773 229,643
1997 - 1,832 231,522
1998 7,300 1,851 238,065
1999 7,202 1,836 253,412
2000 8,044 1,793 277,616
2001 8,279 1,847 305,852
2003 7,254 1,888 326,614
2006 8,486 1,875 353,995

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]