Evangelical Church Alliance

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Denominational Profile


The Evangelical Church Alliance (ECA) is an interdenominational organization of ministers who have united to promote evangelical Christianity throughout the world. The ECA began in 1887 as the World's Faith Missionary Association.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
2005 2,347 - 293,375
2006 2,347 - 293,375
2007 2,428 - 293,375
2008 2,437 - 293,375
2009 2,435 - 295,001
2010 2,538 - 300,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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