Berean Fellowship of Churches

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Denominational Profile

Notes

Berean Fellowship of Churches is an independent fundamentalist fellowship of churches founded in 1936 by Ivan E. Olsen.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1963 30 31 1,450
1965 40 35 1,621
1966 37 37 1,982
1968 41 44 2,224
1970 49 47 2,718
1971 49 50 2,419
1972 57 50 2,350
1976 62 50 4,269
1981 53 49 3,350
1989 38 52 5,231
1991 60 51 2,768
1997 - 51 8,000
2000 - 51 8,000
2003 - 54 10,000
2005 - 56 12,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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