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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +8 +1,680 14.4%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 +143 44.7%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 -32 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -18 +11,236 13.3%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +1 0.6%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +21 30.4%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +328 66.4%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -5 -334 -3.1%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant -3 -260 -86.7%
Catholic Church Catholic -41 +54,881 6.8%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -3 -40 -7.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -68 +3,827 3.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +11 +13,200 20.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant -2 -235 -60.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -7 -1,339 -17.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +2,681 40.3%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 +22 8.6%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +2 +246 60.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -10 -257 -18.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +35 +13,137 47.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -3 -161 -13.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,841 10.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -35 -3,513 -7.5%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -380 -25.3%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -64 -69.6%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -889 -40.4%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +83 207.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +5 -2,220 -7.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +15 +3,520 140.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -3 -967 -3.3%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +874 28.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -4 -54 -8.4%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +16 3.1%
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 -28 -2.7%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -11 -6,625 -25.5%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -8 -4,596 -16.5%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +9 +462 20.5%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +56 3.6%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -2 +9,223 17.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -3 -5,426 -3.7%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -6 -620 -32.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -209 -36.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +11 -129 -0.7%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +80 127.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +19 -850 -20.5%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -1 +2,483 51.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -17 -15,323 -19.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,960 79.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +170 113.3%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 0 +34 72.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +7,361 233.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -6 -146 -1.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +36 +8,549 1.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +18 0.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -16 -15,286 -22.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -71 -28,533 -11.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +293 12.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +82 7.5%
  Totals: -168 +51,992 +1.9%

The population of these 115 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 5,117,073; in 2000 it was 5,595,211. The total population changed 9.3%. The adherent totals for 1990 (2,944,890) represent 57.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,893,159) include 51.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 58 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 58 groups had 2,770,680 adherents in 1990 and 2,822,672 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.9%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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