American Evangelical Christian Churches

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Denominational Profile


The American Evangelical Christian Churches is an independent, interdoctrinal ecclesiastical body founded in 1944. It has tried to remain open to both Calvinist and Arminian theological trends.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1959 450 40 -
1960 516 40 -
2001 268 180 18,412
2003 268 180 18,412
2006 224 192 17,400

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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