Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference

renamed toFellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (1987)

 

The Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches can be traced to work organized in 1889 by Isaac Peters and Aaron Walls. Prior to 1987, the group was known as the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1986 46 14 2,107
1988 47 14 1,925
1996 106 37 4,039
1998 36 16 1,917
2000 37 17 2,150
2001 41 18 2,000
2002 40 17 1,950
2003 47 16 2,020
2004 45 17 2,180
2005 47 19 2,250
2006 47 19 2,220
2008 44 19 2,197
2009 43 19 2,103

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]