Advent Christian Church

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Advent Christian Church (1860)

continuedAdvent Christian Church

   

split into  Church of the Gospel (1912)
Life and Advent Union (1863)
Primitive Advent Christian Church

The Advent Christian Church, organized in 1860, grew out of the Adventist movement initiated by William Miller in the 1840s. The Church adheres to Sunday (rather than Saturday) worship.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 528 537 28,297
1929 504 527 29,381
1935 466 438 26,554
1937 - 454 30,431
1940 - 434 29,643
1942 - 427 30,115
1944 - 437 30,547
1945 - 466 32,540
1950 441 423 31,137
1951 438 410 30,908
1953 432 406 30,737
1954 459 410 30,858
1956 454 429 30,644
1958 465 421 30,586
1959 465 412 -
1960 476 435 30,966
1961 475 420 30,676
1962 - 407 31,046
1963 498 - -
1965 511 400 31,454
1967 504 405 29,838
1970 498 392 30,713
1973 492 381 31,057
1976 498 372 30,997
1978 503 381 31,324
1979 487 366 29,535
1980 532 364 29,838
1983 600 355 28,782
1985 561 368 28,830
1986 568 352 19,946
1988 560 251 19,900
1989 479 346 25,400
1990 491 334 27,590
1992 498 335 28,000
1993 487 328 27,300
1995 485 317 27,100
1996 485 318 26,522
1997 500 311 26,819
1998 420 305 25,821
1999 409 302 25,702
2000 425 303 26,264
2002 425 - 25,277
2004 493 304 24,182
2006 494 293 25,617
2007 481 294 23,629

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]