Pentecostal Church of God

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Pentecostal Church of God was founded by Reverend John C. Sinclair in 1919 and took the present name in 1922.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 81 4,296
1944 - 601 37,048
1949 1,471 685 63,000
1951 1,120 620 48,000
1952 1,066 650 55,000
1953 1,117 550 38,000
1954 1,104 624 43,200
1955 954 850 60,000
1956 1,068 900 103,500
1957 1,057 915 105,000
1958 1,169 900 103,500
1961 1,250 1,099 109,900
1962 1,300 1,125 112,000
1963 1,300 1,150 115,000
1965 1,282 958 115,000
1967 1,325 975 115,000
1975 1,900 1,300 135,000
1977 2,168 1,189 110,870
1980 1,574 1,147 113,000
1981 1,564 1,118 83,860
1982 1,542 1,107 91,008
1983 1,540 1,120 89,559
1984 1,593 1,138 93,338
1985 1,597 1,142 89,508
1986 1,595 1,144 90,900
1987 1,565 1,166 88,616
1988 1,584 1,157 86,000
1989 1,603 1,165 90,870
1990 1,634 1,174 91,300
1991 1,679 1,160 92,060
1992 1,657 1,170 101,786
1993 1,741 1,174 102,760
1994 1,781 1,209 113,400
1995 1,788 1,224 119,200
1996 1,818 1,230 111,900
1998 1,802 1,237 104,300
1999 1,796 1,237 105,200
2000 1,788 1,212 102,000
2001 1,741 1,186 102,000
2002 1,762 1,197 104,000
2003 1,706 1,190 104,000
2004 1,642 1,158 117,000
2005 2,870 1,170 117,000
2006 2,870 1,170 117,000
2007 1,599 1,158 90,030
2008 1,572 1,134 98,579

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]