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Denominational Profile

Notes

The General Council of the Assemblies of God was established in 1914 at a gathering of Pentecostal ministers in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 1,155 909 50,386
1929 1,641 1,612 91,981
1931 - - 109,045
1933 - 2,562 136,705
1935 2,777 3,229 170,413
1937 - 3,580 197,228
1940 - 3,930 198,834
1942 - 4,840 222,730
1944 - 5,055 227,349
1946 - - 241,782
1947 - 5,548 243,515
1950 6,225 5,950 318,478
1951 6,225 5,950 318,478
1952 7,600 6,362 370,118
1953 7,641 6,400 370,118
1954 7,942 7,170 400,000
1955 8,502 7,320 400,047
1956 8,747 7,916 470,361
1957 9,114 8,104 482,352
1958 9,316 8,088 505,552
1959 9,476 8,149 505,703
1960 9,504 8,233 508,602
1961 9,555 8,273 514,317
1962 9,872 8,302 514,532
1963 9,985 8,409 543,003
1964 10,237 8,452 555,992
1965 10,519 8,443 572,123
1966 11,168 8,506 576,058
1967 11,197 8,510 595,231
1969 11,459 8,570 626,660
1970 11,677 8,619 625,027
1971 11,912 8,734 1,064,631
1972 12,037 8,799 1,078,332
1973 12,087 8,871 1,099,606
1974 - 8,920 1,177,116
1975 12,810 9,019 1,239,197
1977 13,928 9,291 1,283,892
1978 14,415 9,410 1,293,394
1979 22,584 9,562 1,629,014
1980 23,246 9,773 1,732,371
1981 23,898 9,930 1,788,394
1982 24,498 10,173 1,879,182
1983 25,378 10,368 1,992,754
1984 25,986 10,582 2,036,453
1985 26,439 10,761 2,082,878
1986 26,837 10,886 2,135,104
1987 27,264 11,004 2,160,667
1988 30,552 11,123 2,147,041
1989 30,471 11,192 2,137,890
1990 30,524 11,353 2,181,502
1991 30,746 11,536 2,234,708
1992 30,893 11,689 2,257,846
1993 31,057 11,762 2,271,718
1994 31,300 11,764 2,324,615
1995 31,752 11,823 2,387,982
1996 32,314 11,884 2,467,588
1997 32,367 11,920 2,494,574
1998 32,337 11,937 2,525,812
1999 32,304 12,055 2,574,531
2000 32,310 12,084 2,577,560
2001 32,374 12,082 2,627,029
2002 32,556 12,133 2,687,366
2003 32,556 12,222 2,729,562
2004 33,036 12,277 2,779,095
2005 33,553 12,298 2,830,861
2006 33,622 12,311 2,836,174
2007 33,871 12,362 2,863,265
2008 34,178 12,377 2,899,702
2009 34,504 12,371 2,914,669

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]