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Tennessee

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,102,490 551,186 4,010 183,161 64,772 2,783,664
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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant -1 0 n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -1,273 -22.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +9 +8,800 27.8%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -4 -32 -1.7%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -69 -3.7%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -142 -31.8%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +75 38.9%
Catholic Church Catholic +10 +45,958 33.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +26 3.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -11 +7,122 33.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +11 +7,664 24.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +53 43.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -3 -897 -14.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +16 +17,415 35.7%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +13 108.3%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +69 106.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -14 -531 -6.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +24 +8,440 54.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +38 2.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +8 +5,146 22.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -6 -3,348 -1.5%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -9 -4,269 -11.0%
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 0 -194 -2.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -10 -5,314 -13.2%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,461 548.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -2 +154 1.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +6 +9,341 196.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +67 13.1%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -5 +101 12.1%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -10 -3,075 -23.8%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -6 -21,624 -30.2%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,899 142.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,164 58.1%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -2 +776 4.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,902 20.8%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant +1 -19 -9.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -31 -28.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +8 -3,891 -12.6%
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant +2 -3,560 -29.3%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +5 -194 -21.6%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +373 58.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -22 -3,329 -4.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +7 +12,935 81.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,759 98.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +406 1.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +171 +70,887 5.3%
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 +2 20.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +42 1.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -2 -53 -2.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -98 -2,868 -0.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +649 60.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +583 128.4%
  Totals: +121 +152,607 +5.7%

The population of these 95 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,877,185; in 2000 it was 5,689,283. The total population changed 16.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (2,984,916) represent 61.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,905,619) include 51.1% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 52 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 52 groups had 2,694,103 adherents in 1990 and 2,846,710 adherents in 2000, for a change of 5.7%

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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