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Sovereign Grace Churches - Rankings by Area (Counties) [Metro-Areas] [States]

Sovereign Grace Ministries, formerly known as People of Destiny International (until 2003) and Sovereign Grace Ministries (until 2014), dates back to the early 1970s and a ministry by Larry Tomczak and C. J. Mahaney. The ministry efforts of Tomczak and Mahaney led to the establishment of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 1978. In 1982, they founded People of Destiny International (PDI) to provide resources and training for churches, primarily through commissioning apostles to work with individual churches. In 1998, Tomczak left PDI over theological differences, and the group changed its name to Sovereign Grace Ministries. In 2014, they again changed their name to better reflect their identity as a family of churches. [View our profile of Sovereign Grace Churches]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Counties on the highest number of Sovereign Grace Churches congregations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2020
County Congregations 2020
1 Orange County, California 2
1 Orange County, Florida 2
1 Montgomery County, Maryland 2
1 Delaware County, Pennsylvania 2
1 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 2
1 El Paso County, Texas 2
7 Maricopa County, Arizona 1
7 Pima County, Arizona 1
7 Yuma County, Arizona 1
7 Washington County, Arkansas 1
7 Los Angeles County, California 1
7 Adams County, Colorado 1
7 Arapahoe County, Colorado 1
7 New Castle County, Delaware 1
7 Brevard County, Florida 1
7 Duval County, Florida 1
7 Okaloosa County, Florida 1
7 Cherokee County, Georgia 1
7 Troup County, Georgia 1
7 Kosciusko County, Indiana 1
7 Johnson County, Kansas 1
7 Jefferson County, Kentucky 1
7 Orleans Parish, Louisiana 1
7 St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana 1
7 Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1
7 Harford County, Maryland 1
7 Prince George's County, Maryland 1
7 Barnstable County, Massachusetts 1
7 Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1
7 Carver County, Minnesota 1
7 Dakota County, Minnesota 1
7 Gallatin County, Montana 1
7 Adams County, Nebraska 1
7 Atlantic County, New Jersey 1
7 Burlington County, New Jersey 1
7 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 1
7 New Hanover County, North Carolina 1
7 Greene County, Ohio 1
7 Summit County, Ohio 1
7 Douglas County, Oregon 1
7 Berks County, Pennsylvania 1
7 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 1
7 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1
7 Berkeley County, South Carolina 1
7 Lincoln County, South Dakota 1
7 Knox County, Tennessee 1
7 McMinn County, Tennessee 1
7 Williamson County, Tennessee 1
7 Bexar County, Texas 1
7 Brazoria County, Texas 1
7 Guadalupe County, Texas 1
7 Midland County, Texas 1
7 Montgomery County, Texas 1
7 Williamson County, Texas 1
7 Chesterfield County, Virginia 1
7 Loudoun County, Virginia 1
7 Roanoke County, Virginia 1
7 Spotsylvania County, Virginia 1
7 Pendleton County, West Virginia 1
     

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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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