United Wesleyan Methodist Church of America

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Denominational Profile


The United Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, a predominantly African American fellowship, was founded in 1905 by former members of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas who had migrated to the United States.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1966 12 5 550
1972 8 6 400

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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