Missionary Church, The

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Denominational Profile

History

Missionary Church Association
United Missionary Church

merged intoMissionary Church, The (1969)

 

The Missionary Church is a Holiness church out of the Mennonite tradition. It was founded in 1969 as a merger of the United Missionary Church and the Missionary Church Association.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1969 829 279 17,145
1970 483 281 17,950
1971 573 365 22,071
1972 470 273 20,078
1980 541 279 23,505
1981 476 289 24,742
1982 496 294 25,371
1983 507 290 26,055
1984 535 299 26,124
1985 513 303 26,734
1986 616 295 26,869
1988 615 290 26,332
1989 509 292 26,881
1990 578 302 26,910
1991 714 303 27,320
1992 765 309 28,196
1993 866 309 28,408
1994 854 300 28,821
1995 899 315 29,542
1996 883 325 31,548
1997 720 333 47,550
1998 863 335 45,277
1999 845 354 46,015
2000 908 368 49,765
2001 943 375 41,328
2002 951 386 35,287
2003 1,020 391 36,162
2005 1,055 426 35,528
2007 1,050 423 43,026
2008 746 431 38,206

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]