Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference)

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Denominational Profile

History

Wesleyan Methodist Church of America

split into  Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) (1968)

 

The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection was founded in 1968 by H. C. Van Wormer, T. A. Robertson, J. N. Markey, F. E. Mansell, and former members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church who rejected its merger with the Pilgrim Holiness Church to form the Wesleyan Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1986 199 122 2,474
1987 199 122 2,434
1989 202 124 2,306
1990 204 120 2,155
1991 191 117 2,130
1992 183 122 1,934
1993 191 120 2,043
1994 188 120 2,056
1995 187 119 2,058
1996 188 118 2,035
1997 188 115 2,013
1998 189 117 1,961
2000 185 115 1,864
2001 179 111 1,830
2002 173 110 1,803
2003 170 109 1,765
2004 170 110 1,694
2005 165 109 1,636
2006 164 103 1,578
2007 158 94 1,506
2008 158 102 1,456
2009 159 100 1,421

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]