Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

National Fellowship of Brethren Churches

renamed toFellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (1939)

 

The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches was founded in the 1930s by former members of the Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1975 497 249 37,727
1978 529 262 39,605
1979 571 279 40,680
1981 475 284 42,023
1984 624 301 42,118
1985 519 312 41,767
1989 653 319 39,481
1991 600 322 39,237
1992 600 308 36,220
1993 500 286 34,702
1994 700 273 32,229
1995 630 273 39,511
1996 562 270 34,500
1997 564 260 30,371

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]