Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America traces its history to the 1643 Solemn League and Covenant, a document issued by a group (the Covenanters) which separated from the Church of Scotland. The Church remains as the only Covenanter branch that has not merged into one of the other Presbyterian churches. It is a member of the International Conference of Reformed Churches.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 86 6,315
1942 - 84 6,065
1944 - 80 6,617
1947 - 74 5,585
1950 - 75 5,339
1951 426 75 5,280
1952 96 75 5,174
1953 94 75 6,475
1954 416 74 6,442
1956 103 73 6,382
1957 105 75 6,382
1958 103 73 6,348
1959 102 72 6,214
1961 100 76 6,060
1963 98 67 5,881
1964 98 68 5,808
1966 98 73 6,185
1970 100 69 5,704
1972 97 68 5,560
1973 103 69 5,445
1974 103 69 5,445
1977 86 68 4,878
1981 95 67 4,836
1984 103 71 5,251
1985 123 71 5,146
1986 121 71 5,111
1987 123 70 5,114
1988 127 68 5,174
1993 131 70 5,657
1997 137 86 6,105
2003 148 83 6,259
2004 147 80 6,347
2009 151 81 6,641

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]