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Name OriginatorYear US
Chrchs
US Members US
Clergy
ConfirmTotal
CA--BAAdvent Christian ChurchWm Miller
Ellen H White
18603352800028000498
CM--BFAfrican Methodist
Episcopal Church
Richard Allen18168000.3500000.
CM--BFAfrican Methodist
Episcopal Zion Church
William Phoebus18203000100000012000002686
CO--C-Albanian Orthodox
Diocese of America
Theophan Noli19082187318733
CMW-B-Allegheny Wesleyan
Methodist Connection
..12219342060183
CX--w-Amana Church Society.18421400450.
CB--B-The American Baptist Association.19051705.2500001760
CB--b-American Baptist
Churches in the USA
.19075845153407815340787515
CO--C-The Am. Carpatho-Russ
Ortho Greek Cathol
Alexis Toth189172186111861177
CX--B-American Evangelical
Christian Churches
.1944...197
CX--B-American Rescue Workers.18841650003500096
Ca--AgAnglican Orthodox ChurchJames Parker
Dees
196337263060008
CO--C-Antiochan Ortho Christian Archdioc of NA.1975160250000250000275
CMH-B-Apostolic Christian
Church (Nazarene)
S H Froelich185048.2799178
CX---gApostolic Christian Churches of AmericaBenedict
Weyeneth
184780.11450340
CX----Apostolic Faith Mission
Church of God
..53120001400067
CM--p-Apostolic Faith Mission
of Portland/OR
Rev Mrs Florence Crawford1907554500450095
CL--B-Apostolic Lutheran
Church of America
Lars Laestadius1850607000950060
C-----Apostolic Overcoming
Holy Church of God
Bishop
W T Phillips
191619214631463.
CC--x-Armenian Apostolic
Church of America
St Gregory301 AD323000015000027
CCE-X-Armenian Church of
America (Diocese of)
St Gregory301 AD721400041400070
CMA-B-Assemblies of GodWm Durham1914116891337321225784630893
CR--B-Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.18221963355038763254
A---n-Atheists....1336000.
O---t-Baha'iBaha'u'llah/Bab18507400.3700000
CB--B-Baptist Bible Fellowship International..3500.1500000.
CB--B-Baptist General
Conference
Gustaf Palmquist18528211346581346581700
CB--B-Baptist Missionary Association of America.195013622366042366042700
Cn--B-Beachy Amish Mennonite ChurchesMoses Beachy
Jacob Amman
19279569686968323
CX--B-Berean Fundamental
Church
Ivan Olsen1936512768276860
CX----The Bible Church
of Christ
..64200670054
I---m-Black MuslimNobleDrewAli
WallaceFard
1920..300000.
CX----The Brethren Church (Ashland/ OH).18821241313213132177
CX--B-Brethren in Christ Church.18631841669716697284
B---c-BuddhismGautama Buddha600 BC..565000.
B---c-Buddhism-HinayanaGautama Buddha600 BC....
B---c-Buddhist Mission of N.A. (Jodo Shinshu)Gautama Buddha189862.25000075
CO--C-Bulgarian Eastern
Orthodox Church
.19099900110013
CC--P-Christ Catholic Church..121301155813
CX----ChristadelphiansJohn Thomas1845....
CX--B-The Christian and Missionary AllianceA B Simpson188119231423462893912369
CX----Christian BrethrenJohn Nelson
Darby
18201150.98000.
CC----Christian Catholic Church (Evang-ProtestJohn Dowie18965.200012
CX--b-Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Barton Stone1810399665565210115027018
CX----Christian Church of N America/ Gen Counc.1927104.13500169
CX--B-Christian Churches and Churches of ChrisThomas
Campbell
18005579.10706166596
CX--b-The Christian
Congregation
.188714371113241113241433
CM---FChristian Methodist Episcopal Church.18702340.7189222650
CX----Christian Nation
Church USA
..5.20023
CR--B-Christian Reformed
Church in N America
.18477361459112236171162
CB--B-Christian Union.186424097909790558
CY----Christian ZionismBlackstone1891....
CY----Church of Christ/ScientistMary Baker
Eddy
18662500.2500000
CMH-B-Church of God
(Anderson/ IN)
.188023302147432147433576
CM--pFChurch of God
(Cleveland/ TN)
The Tomlinsons188657766720086720086898
CA--B-Church of God (Seventh
Day)(Denver/ CO)
.188415350005000132
CX----Church of God (Which He Purch w/His Blood..780080016
CB--B-Church of God General Conference.1847874085533680
CX----Church of God by Faith.191414568198235170
Cn--B-Church of God in Christ (Mennonite)John Holdeman1859791023410234358
CMH-B-Church of God in ChristC H Mason
C P Jones
1897153005499875549987533593
CM--pFChurch of God
of Prophecy
A J Tomlinson1923207272465724657964
CX----Church of God of the Mountain Assembly..11150005000136
CX----Church of IlluminationSwinburne
Clymer
1908101200170018
Cm--M-Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Sts
Joseph Smith1830965444300004430000.
Cm--M-Church of Jesus Christ(Bickertonites)Sidney Rigdon184663.2707262
CL--B-Church of Lutheran Brethren of America.1900110768412182207
CX----Church of the BrethrenPeter Becker171911391479121479121214
CX----Church of the Living GodWilliam Christian1889170.42000170
CL--B-Church of the Lutheran Confession.1961706418879877
CMW-B-Church of the NazareneJohn Wesley190851725721525738349363
CY----Church of ScientologyL Ron Hubbard1955....
CX--B-Churches of Christ.19061317412840561684872.
CX--BFChurches of God/ General ConferenceJohn
Winebrenner
18453593309633096423
CX----Community Churches/
Int'l Council of
.1923410500000500000616
c---r-ConfucianismConfucius600 BC..26000.
CX----Congregational Christian Churches-Nat As.19554059000090000600
CMH-B-Congregational
Holiness Church
.192117671167116349
CB--B-Conservative Baptist
Assoc of America
.19471084200000200000.
CX--B-Conserv. Congregational
Christian Cn
H B Sandine19351883038730387513
J---OWConservative JudaismMoses1600 BC..2400000.
CL--B-Conservative Lutheran Association..12.153027
CO--C-Coptic Orthodox Church.85 AD.18000018000068
CX--B-Crystal CathedralRobert Schuller1955....
CP--B-Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchFinis Ewing18107829224092240782
CX----Disciples of ChristT Campbell1800....
CCE-P-Eastern Rite
Catholic Church
.1596....
Cp--B-Elim Fellowship.194766.12000322
Ca--A-Episcopal ChurchWhite/Seabury178973671615505247188014878
CL--B-Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church..24.729819
CX----Evangelical ChurchJacob Allbright1807433336333688
CX----The Evangelical Congregational Church.18941552443732700222
CX--BFEvangelical Covenant Church..59689648896481028
CX----Evangelical Free Church
of America
.188411731170272141861817
CL--B-Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America
.1917110553878055523456817416
CL--B-Evangelical
Lutheran Synod
.19181261592921525151
Cn--B-Evangelical Mennonite ChurchHenry Egly1865274130413058
CM----The Evangelical
Methodist Church
.194613285008500.
CP--B-Evangelical Presbyterian Church.19371745142355008382
CX----Evangelical
United Brethren
Otterbein/Boehm
Albright
1807....
CX----Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches..14.192547
CX----Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches..251436209052
CMW-B-Fire Baptised Holiness Church (Wesleyan).190849.69267
CY--v-Followers of the WayVictor Paul
Wierville
1953....
CC--P-FranciscansSt Francis
of Assisi
1226....
CL--B-Free Lutheran Congregations/ (Assoc of).19622252094528469181
CC----Freemasonry......
CM---FFree Methodist Church of North AmericaB T Roberts1860105558220741681854
CQ--I-Friends Gen Conf of Relig Societ of FrndGeorge Fox
Wm Penn
18685203150031500.
CQ--I-Friends United MeetingGeorge Fox
Wm Penn
1902.5080350803637
CMA-p-Full Gospel Assemblies International..4..327
CX----Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches+Minis..475..1243
CM----Fundamental Methodist Church..12675107525
CB--BgGeneral Assoc of Regular Baptist Churchs.19321532.160123.
CB--B-General Baptists (General Assoc of)Roger Williams182387674156741561384
CA--B-Gen Conf of Church of
God (Seventh Day)
.1933153.5700130
Cn--B-General Conf Mennonite Church.18602293393733937394
CX----Grace Brethren Churches/ Fellowship of.18823083622036220600
CX--BgGrace Gospel Fellowship..128.60000196
H-----Hindu.1500 BC..1285000.
CR--B-Hungarian Reformed
Church in America
.190427.978032
Cn--B-The Hutterian BrethrenJacob Hutter153695.6700195
CX----Independent Fundamental Churches of Amer.193070871672716721369
CM--B-International Church of FourSquare GospelAimee Semple
McPherson
189015582030432074552403
CMP-p-International Pentacostal Church of Chri.19077326614593167
CMP-p-International Pentacostal Holiness Church.1898..131674.
I---m-IslamMuhammad620 AD..3000000.
H-----Jainism....4000.
CY--BWJehovah's WitnessesCharles Taze
Russell
187698909140799140790
J---OWJudaismMoses1650 BC.27500005728000.
CC----Jesuits......
CC----Knights of ColumbusMichael
McGivney
1882900014700001470000.
CP--B-Korean Presbyterian
Church in America
..2032178826988381
B---c-Lamaism..OO...
CL--B-Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amer..56114321255348
CC--P-Liberal Catholic Church-Province of USA..34.2800127
CB--B-Liberty Baptist Fellowship..100..110
CL--B-Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.18475369195324826099058799
CL--B-Lutheran Churches/ (American Assoc of).196078.1515080
CL--B-Protestant Conference (Lutheran).1927780011008
B---c-Mahayana BuddhistsGautama Buddha500 BC..565000.
Cn--B-Mennonite Brethren Churches (Amer Assoc).18601441684316843470
Cn--B-Mennonite Church.1683105699446994462784
Cn--B-Mennonite Church/
General Conference
.18602273404034040904
CX----Metropolitan Community Churches/ UnivFelTroy Perry19682911466430000296
Cn--B-Missionary Church.18893092819628196765
I---m-MohammedanismMuhammad620 AD..3000000.
CO----Moravian Church in America/ Northern Pro.850 AD972253329469176
CO----Moravian Church in America/ Southern Pro.850 AD56173002151395
I---m-MoslemMuhammad620 AD..3000000.
CB--B-Nat'l Assoc of Free Will BaptistsPaul Palmer
Benj Randall
172724952092232092232900
CB--B-Nat'l Baptist Convention
of America
.18802500.3500000.
CB--B-Nat'l Baptist
Convention/ USA
.1880330008200000820000032832
CB--B-Nat'l Missionary Baptist Convention....2500000.
CC----Nat'l Org of New
Apostolic Church of NA
.18625494120141201925
CR--B-Netherlands Reformed Congregations.186515277853369
B---c-Nichiren Soshu
of America
Gautama Buddha500 BC....
CB--B-North American Baptist Conference.18402894344643446277
CC--P-North American Old
Roman Catholic Church
.1911540040010
CQ--I-Northwest Meeting of Friends ChurchGeorge Fox
Wm Penn
.5348137422160
CB--B-Old German
Baptist Brethren
.18815654775477244
Cn--b-Old Order Amish ChurchJacob Amman173087378570785703517
CM--p-Open Bible Standard Churches.191936833000400001004
CO--C-Orthodox Church
in America
.1970700400000600000945
CO--C-The Orthodox Church
of Greece
.192271000100023
J---pWOrthodox JudaismMoses...630000.
CP--B-The Orthodox
Presbyterian Church
.19361701226518137315
CMP-p-Pentecostal Assemblies
of the World
.19071005.500000.
CMP-p-Pentecostal
Church of God
.19191170429851017861657
CMP-p-Pentecostal Fire-Baptised Holiness Church..2723423426
CMP-pgPentecostal Free Will
Baptist Church
.19591501500018000250
CX----Plymouth Brethren......
CP--D-Presbyterian Church (USA).1861114562780406375808520527
CP--B-Presbyterian Church in America.193612121948252395002217
CA---APrimitive Advent Christian ChurchWm Miller
Ellen H White
c. 18301034034011
CM---FPrimitive Methodist
Church in the USA
Lorenzo Dow1829817677767798
CB--B-Progressive Nat'l Baptist Convention.19611400250000025000001400
O-----Rastafarians......
J---OWReconstructionist Judaism....10000.
CR--B-Reformed Church
in America
T Frelinghuysen17489271904002745211670
CR--B-Reformed Church in
the United States
.1793373200417836
CR--A-Reformed Episcopal
Church
Bishop George
Cummins
18738358826565147
J---oWReformed Judaism.1820..1900000.
CR--BFReformed Methodist
Union Episcopal Church
.1885..380033
CR--B-Reformed Presbyterian Church of NA.175268.5174127
CQ--I-Religious Society of
Friends (Conservatv
George Fox
John Wilbur
165228.174417
Cm--M-Reorganized Church of JesusChrist LDSJoseph Smith1852100115014315014316742
CC--P-Roman Catholic Church.33 AD19863.5922072350907
CO--C-Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.192937650006500081
CY----Rosicrucians (AMORC)Johan Valentin
Andrea
1614....
CO--C-Russian Orthodox
Church in USA
.988 AD38.978045
CM--B-The Salvation ArmyWilliam Booth187811511332144464035241
CY--d-The Schwenkfelder ChurchCaspar
Schwenckfeld
173452475247510
I---m-SemitesMuhammad620 AD....
CB--BFSeparate Baptists in Christ.169510080008000140
CO--C-Serbian Orthodox
Church in the USA
.121968.6700082
CA---ASeventh Day Adventist ChurchWm Miller
Ellen H White
184442617486877486874355
CA--bFSeventh Day Baptist
General Conference
Stephen
Mumford
1672905250525081
CX--z-ShakersJames Wardley
Mother Ann Lee
1747.5050.
CX--y-Shepherd's Church
(Ft Laud/ FL)
.1962....
I---m-ShiitesMuhammad661 AD....
S-----Shintoism....1000.
K-----SikhismGure Nanak1500..257000.
CB--B-Southern Baptist
Convention
.184538401153588661535886663352
CM---FThe Southern
Methodist Church
.193913377457745139
CB--B-Sovereign Grace Baptists..30030003000400
I---m-SufismMuhammad690 AD....
I---m-SunnitesMuhammad620 AD....
CY--SFSwedenborgian ChurchEmmanuel
Swedenborg
178350.242354
CO--C-Syrian Orthodox
Church of Antioch
.190716330003300018
T---q-TaoismLao-Tse600 BC....
CO--C-Ukranian Orthodox Church in America.988 AD27.500037
O---x-Unification ChurchSun Myung
Moon
1954....
CY--ECUnitarian Church.18191005175233175233.
Cn--B-United Brethren in ChristWm Otterbein
Martin Boehm
18002512687926879494
CX----United Christian Church.188912.42011
CX----United Church of Christ.193162641555382155538210203
CMW--FUnited Methodist ChurchJohn Wesley1729371008789101878910138492
CM--p-United Pentecostal
Church International
.194537285500005500007483
CX----United Zion ChurchBishop Matthias
Brinser
185513.85020
CX----Unity of the Brethren.1457262615361528
I---m-WahhabismAbd al-Wahhab1744....
CMW-BFThe Wesleyan
Church (USA)
Orange Scott184316121063971141742539
CL--B-Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.185012113168134200391607
CY--B-Worldwide
Church of God
Herbert W
Armstrong
1931.6700067000.
B---c-Zen Buddhists......
J-----Zionism......
Z---Z-ZoroastrianismZoroaster600 BC....
Notes:
In the first 'Affiliations' column, we tried to identify 'belief groups' that this particular group was closely associated with. These 'affiliations' are not precise, and since there is sometimes great diversity in a listed religion or denomination, they may not even be accurate in some cases! They are offered merely as a general guideline in trying to make sense of the sometimes bewildering variety of belief systems!

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