Church of God General Conference (Oregon, IL and Morrow, GA)

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Denominational Profile

Notes

This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 153 117 4,400
1929 163 177 6,500
1935 89 110 10,000
1937 - 57 5,000
1940 - 79 5,295
1954 - 95 2,560
1955 67 101 4,215
1956 60 106 4,800
1957 62 106 5,200
1958 68 106 5,300
1959 68 107 5,400
1960 68 110 5,505
1961 70 116 5,700
1962 70 117 5,700
1963 75 118 5,700
1964 75 118 5,800
1965 79 118 5,800
1966 99 119 6,200
1967 99 121 6,500
1968 106 122 6,600
1969 109 124 6,700
1970 108 125 6,800
1971 112 127 7,200
1972 115 132 7,400
1973 118 134 7,440
1974 122 133 7,455
1975 115 134 7,485
1976 119 135 7,620
1977 118 134 7,595
1978 119 132 7,550
1979 119 131 7,620
1980 84 89 5,590
1981 81 89 5,981
1983 83 84 5,781
1984 88 90 6,202
1985 87 92 5,948
1987 84 89 5,652
1989 87 88 5,767
1990 87 88 5,718
1991 79 89 5,688
1992 80 87 5,336
1993 85 88 5,511
1994 80 89 5,195
1995 80 88 5,040
1996 82 89 5,096
1997 80 90 5,040
1998 83 90 4,971
1999 78 92 5,309
2000 80 89 5,248
2001 85 91 5,396
2002 80 89 5,018
2009 78 83 3,322

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]