Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America

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Denominational Profile

History

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

split into  Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (1874)

 

On May 14, 1874, black members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church met at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and organized what was for many years called the Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1929 430 136 13,077
1935 430 136 13,077
1937 - 136 13,077
1940 - 307 25,000
1944 - 121 30,000
1949 - - 30,000
1959 125 121 30,000
1996 156 152 15,142

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]