Christadelphians (1844 - Present) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Other Groups
Religious Tradition: Other Christians
Description: The Christadelphians were founded in 1844 by Dr. John Thomas. They deny the divinity of Jesus Christ and aspire to study scripture accurately in congregations not ruled by employed clergy. In 1898, there was a controversy over an amendment on eschatology in their statement of faith. This has left a lasting schism among Christadelphians in the United States between the Central and Unamended Christadelphians.
Official Site: http://www.christadelphia.org/index.html
Christadelphians: Congregations (2020)1
Top 5 Christadelphians States (2020)1 [View all States]
Top 5 Christadelphians Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]
Top 5 Christadelphians Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]
|1||New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area||9||--||--|
|2||Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area||5||--||--|
|3||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area||5||--||--|
|4||Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area||5||--||--|
|5||Richmond, VA Metro Area||5||--||--|
Christadelphians, Members (1925 - 1964)2
Christadelphians, Ministers & Churches (1925 - 1964)2
Christadelphians, Trends (1925 - 1964)2
1 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. [More information on the data sources]
2 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.
Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.
When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.