The Orthodox Presbyterian Church
U.S. Membership: Trends
The following tables and charts provide trend data on membership, congregations and clergy for The Orthodox Presbyterian Church available on the ARDA.
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The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Trend Charts -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Change Over Time

  Clergy Congregations Members
2000-2010
+88
(+21.7%)
+53
(+24.5%)
+3,834
(+14.7%)
1984-2010
+185
(+59.9%)
+101
(+60.1%)
+12,182
(+69%)
1937-2010
---
+204
(+313.9%)
+24,842
(+496.8%)

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Trend Data
(1937-2010)
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Year Clergy Congregations Members
2010
494
269
29,842
2009
485
271
29,421
2008
477
268
29,095
2007
464
263
28,780
2006
462
255
28,486
2005
449
255
27,540
2003
437
241
27,582
2002
425
237
26,448
2001
416
224
26,090
2000
406
216
26,008
1999
397
204
25,302
1998
383
199
23,002
1997
376
198
21,765
1996
366
192
21,820
1995
355
189
21,131
1994
341
181
20,151
1991
315
170
18,137
1987
334
168
19,094
1985
319
171
18,502
1984
309
168
17,660
1983
298
166
17,304
1981
288
157
17,108
1980
272
150
16,590
1979
256
146
16,265
1978
238
136
15,806
1977
237
133
15,782
1976
229
131
15,306
1972
205
123
14,781
1971
190
116
14,300
1970
190
116
14,300
1969
180
131
14,125
1968
170
130
14,038
1965
150
110
12,867
1964
148
108
12,535
1962
146
95
11,994
1961
138
92
11,175
1960
137
90
10,647
1957
123
80
9,352
1956
120
80
9,200
1955
110
72
8,754
1954
101
72
8,604
1953
97
71
8,357
1950
---
72
8,021
1946
---
73
7,555
1944
---
74
7,084
1942
---
67
6,245
1940
---
64
5,702
1937
---
65
5,000
Data Sources

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Members:
Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR).


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