Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad

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General Assembly of the Korean Presbyterian Church in America

renamed toKorean Presbyterian Church Abroad (1976)


The General Assembly of the Korean Presbyterian Church was founded in 1976. It grew out of the migration of numerous Koreans to the United States, especially since the end of the Korean War. The General Assembly represents a group that specializes in serving the Korean-American community. The church was renamed to the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad in 2009.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1986 225 180 24,000
1992 381 203 26,988
2000 568 310 50,221
2001 570 305 54,000
2002 572 - 55,100
2003 583 302 55,000

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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