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Forrest County, Mississippi - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 47 25,519 326.51
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 9,410 120.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 5,170 66.15
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 4,683 59.92
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,842 36.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,434 18.35
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 958 12.26
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 582 7.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 571 7.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 524 6.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 515 6.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 514 6.58
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 428 5.48
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 332 4.25
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 327 4.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 283 3.62
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 252 3.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 229 2.93
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 204 2.61
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 202 2.58
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 2.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 143 1.83
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 1.61
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 1.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 99 1.27
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 70 0.90
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 28 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 20 0.26
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 18 0.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 78,158 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,783) included 71.4% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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