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Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,384,748 518,882 5,797 856,964 126,768 2,702,052
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


^ Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 8 5,134 1.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 15 1,187 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 13,361 2.7
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 494 77,158 15.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 124 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 385 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 99 11,259 2.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 70 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 573 800,228 162.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 197 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 19 1,495 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 414 116,643 23.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 357 56,943 11.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 284 0.1
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 22 1,889 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 86 19,041 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 70 5,772 1.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 5 220 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 338 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 3 299 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 61 18,305 3.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 21 1,437 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 170 28,615 5.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 541 49,355 10.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 40 2,747 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 100 35,883 7.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 290 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 194 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 83 28,769 5.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 44 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 160 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 14 298 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 16 1,769 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 254 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 13 2,268 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 21 1,208 0.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 19 21,184 4.3
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 18 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 294 144,800 29.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 451 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 228 0.1
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 18 2,853 0.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 360 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 567 94,273 19.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 11 1,558 0.3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 23 10,147 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 76 11,207 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,813 700,053 142.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 7 1,901 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 184 73,489 15.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,102 270,430 55.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 800 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 707 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,428 2,618,251  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 4,916,686. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,618,251) include 53.3% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.