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Denominational Profile

History

United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
Presbyterian Church in the United States

merged intoPresbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1983)

 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the largest of several Presbyterian churches in America, was founded in 1983 as a merger of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the Presbyterian Church in the United States.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1983 18,880 11,596 3,122,213
1984 19,116 11,572 3,092,151
1985 19,345 11,554 3,048,235
1986 19,514 11,531 3,007,322
1987 19,840 11,513 2,967,781
1988 19,746 11,505 2,929,608
1989 20,078 11,469 2,886,482
1990 20,338 11,501 3,788,009
1991 20,357 11,468 3,778,358
1992 20,527 11,456 3,758,085
1993 20,585 11,501 3,796,766
1994 20,624 11,399 3,698,136
1995 20,640 11,361 3,669,489
1996 20,783 11,328 3,637,375
1997 20,858 11,295 3,610,753
1998 20,940 11,260 3,574,959
1999 20,988 11,216 3,561,184
2000 21,065 11,178 3,485,332
2001 21,150 11,142 3,455,952
2002 21,194 11,097 3,407,329
2003 21,248 11,064 3,241,309
2004 21,287 11,019 3,189,573
2005 21,312 10,960 3,098,842
2006 21,360 11,903 3,025,740
2007 21,368 10,820 2,941,412
2008 21,286 10,751 2,844,952
2009 21,235 10,657 2,770,730

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]