Methodist Protestant Church

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Denominational Profile


Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  Methodist Protestant Church (1939)

merged intoMethodist Church (1939-1968) (1939)


split into  Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches (1939)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 1,082 2,275 189,583
1929 2,175 2,218 195,460
1931 - - 179,433
1933 - 2,071 192,447
1935 1,095 2,135 199,498
1937 - 2,111 198,780

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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