Presbyterian Church in America (1973 - Present) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Presbyterian/Reformed
Religious Tradition: Evangelical Protestant
Description: The Presbyterian Church in America was organized at a constitutional assembly in December of 1973 and first known as the National Presbyterian Church. It was founded by conservative members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States who rejected that church's merger with the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. In 1974, it assumed its current name.
Official Site: https://www.pcanet.org/
Interactive Timeline: Presbyterian/Reformed Family Interactive Timeline
Connections: Presbyterian Church in America
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Maps: Presbyterian Church in America1
Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)
Top 5 Presbyterian Church in America States (2020)1 [View all States]
Top 5 Presbyterian Church in America Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]
Top 5 Presbyterian Church in America Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]
Presbyterian Church in America, Members (1973 - 2010)2
Presbyterian Church in America, Ministers & Churches (1973 - 2010)2
Presbyterian Church in America, Trends (1973 - 2010)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.