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published: 11/13/10
updated: 2/14/14

Religious Bodies in America





Religious body
Year Reported
Places of Worship Reported
Number of Ministers
7,741
African Methodist Episcopal Church
1999
-
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
2002
3,226
3,252
American Baptist Association
1998
1,760
1,740
American Baptist Churches USA
1998
3,800
4,145
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
1998
220
263
Armenian Apostolic Church
1998
28
25
Assemblies of God
1998
11,937
18,148
Baptist Bible Fellowship International
1997
4,500
-
Baptist General Conference
1998
876
-
Baptist Missionary Association of America
1999
1,334
1,525
Buddhism
2001
-
-
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The
1998
1,964
1,629
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren)
1997
1,150
-
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
1997
3,818
3,419
Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ
1998
5,579
5,525
Christian Congregation, Inc., The
1998
1,438
1,436
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
1983
2,340
-
Christian Reformed Church in North America
1998
733
655
Church of God in Christ
1991
15,300
28,988
Church of God of Prophecy
1997
1,908
2,000




Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
1998
2,353
3034
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
1995
6,060
3,121
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2006
13,010
39,030
Church of the Brethren
1997
1,095
827
Church of the Nazarene
1998
5,101
4,598
Churches of Christ
1999
15,000
14,500
Conservative Baptist Association of America
1998
1,200
-
Community of Christ
1998
1,236
19,319
Coptic Orthodox Church
2003
200
200
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1998
774
634
Episcopal Church
1996
7,390
8,131
Evangelical Covenant Church, The
1998
628
607
Evangelical Free Church of America, The
1995
1,224
1,936
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1998
10,862
9,646
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
1998
187
262
Free Methodist Church of North America
1998
990
-
Full Gospel Fellowship
1999
896
2,070
General Association of General Baptists
1997
790
1,085
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
1998
1,415
-
U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
1996
368
590
Grace Gospel Fellowship
1992
128
160
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
1998
523
596
Hinduism
2001
-
-
Independent Fundamental Churches of America
1999
659
-
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
1998
1,851
4,900
International Council of Community Churches
1998
150
182
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
1998
1,716
1,507
Islam
2001
-
-
Jehovah's Witnesses
1999
11,064
-
Judaism
2001
-
-
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, The
1998
6,218
5,227
Mennonite Church USA
2005
943
-
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
1998
416
534
National Association of Free Will Baptists
1998
2,297
2,800
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
1987
2,500
8,000
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
1992
33,000
32,832
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
1992
-
-
Old Order Amish Church
1993
898
3,592
Orthodox Church in America
1998
625
700
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
1998
1,750
4,500
Pentecostal Church of God
1998
1,237
-
Presbyterian Church in America
1997
1,340
1,642
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
1998
11,260
9,390
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
1995
2,000
-
Reformed Church in America
1998
902
915
Religious Society of Friends (Conservative)
1994
1,200
-
Roman Catholic Church
2002
19,484
-
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate
1996
37
37
Salvation Army, The
1998
1,388
2,920
Serbian Orthodox Church
1986
68
60
Seventh-day Adventist Church
1998
4,405
2,454
Sikhism
1999
244
-
Southern Baptist Convention
1998
40,870
71,520
Unitarian Universalism
2001
-
-
United Church of Christ
1998
6,017
4,317
United Methodist Church, The
1998
36,170
-
Wesleyan Church, The
1998
1,590
1,806
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
1997
1,240
1,222

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Sources

Eck, Diana (2002). A New Religious America : the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. HarperOne. pp. 432. ISBN 978-0060621599.