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Separate Baptists in Christ (1700s - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Baptist
Religious Tradition: Evangelical Protestant
Description: The Separate Baptists in Christ trace their history to the "separation" of people from the Congregational Church in the early 18th century because of their acceptance of Baptist doctrines. Although many of the Separate Baptists were absorbed by other Baptist groups through mergers, a few survived, and in 1912, some of these independent groups organized the General Association of Separatist Baptists.
Official Site: http://www.separatebaptist.org/
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Maps: Separate Baptists in Christ1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2000)

Congregations (2000)



Top 5 Separate Baptists in Christ States (2000)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Kentucky 54 6,767 1.67
2 Indiana 20 2,767 0.46
3 Illinois 8 567 0.05
4 West Virginia 1 73 0.04
5 North Carolina 4 234 0.03

Top 5 Separate Baptists in Christ Counties (2000)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Russell County, KY 13 1,945 119.22
2 Larue County, KY 4 974 72.83
3 Casey County, KY 8 1,010 65.38
4 Adair County, KY 8 620 35.95
5 Green County, KY 3 316 27.44

Top 5 Separate Baptists in Christ Metro Areas (2000)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Campbellsville, KY Micro Area 4 446 19.45
2 Kokomo, IN Metro Area 3 1,371 16.14
3 Charleston-Mattoon, IL Micro Area 8 567 8.80
4 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area 4 974 7.27
5 Greensburg, IN Micro Area 1 78 3.18

Separate Baptists in Christ, Members (1925 - 1992)2


Separate Baptists in Christ, Ministers & Churches (1925 - 1992)2


Separate Baptists in Christ, Trends (1925 - 1992)2

YEAR MEMBERS MINISTERS CHURCHES
1925 4,000 50 55
1929 4,900 54 66
1935 5,100 71 70
1937 5,160 71
1940 5,287 59
1944 6,490 90
1946 6,942 92
1952 6,435 93 86
1954 6,896 105 87
1955 7,065 98 87
1956 6,942 109 92
1957 7,272 104 87
1958 7,215 101 90
1959 7,209 110 85
1960 7,358 105 85
1962 7,496 106 84
1972 7,496 106 84
1982 8,800 160 100
1983 9,051 175 101
1988 10,000 165 101
1992 8,000 140 100
       

Sources

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.

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