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Regular Baptists

continuedRegular Baptists


merged intoUnited Baptists (1786)

The Regular Baptist church dates to the 1854 organization of the New Salem Association by Baptists who rejected the innovations introduced among American Baptists during the nineteenth century.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 997 755 49,184
1936 - 266 17,186
1937 - 755 -

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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