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Tennessee - State Membership Report (2000)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2,972 1,414,199 248.57
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,577 393,994 69.25
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1,466 216,648 38.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 152 183,161 32.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 305 67,800 11.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 362 66,136 11.62
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 37 50,003 8.79
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 191 40,430 7.11
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 172 39,643 6.97
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 112 35,037 6.16
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 280 34,415 6.05
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 64 28,846 5.07
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 173 28,538 5.02
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 56 28,108 4.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 125 27,525 4.84
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 227 26,935 4.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 77 24,075 4.23
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 16 18,464 3.25
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 19 18,250 3.21
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 57 16,883 2.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 49 16,239 2.85
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 14,095 2.48
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 110 11,817 2.08
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 9,850 1.73
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 53 8,579 1.51
Duck River (and Kindred) Association of Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 71 8,517 1.50
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 132 8,225 1.45
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 87 7,811 1.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 70 5,291 0.93
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 9 4,478 0.79
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 4,420 0.78
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 3,546 0.62
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 3,231 0.57
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 29 3,166 0.56
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 2,986 0.52
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,910 0.51
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 2,658 0.47
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 13 2,569 0.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 2,207 0.39
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,970 0.35
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 1,834 0.32
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,821 0.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 1,727 0.30
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,627 0.29
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 21 1,456 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 15 1,414 0.25
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,261 0.22
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 1,047 0.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,037 0.18
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,016 0.18
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 1,012 0.18
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 933 0.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 886 0.16
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 11 706 0.12
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 579 0.10
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 453 0.08
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 305 0.05
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 269 0.05
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 268 0.05
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 263 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 5 263 0.05
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 250 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 230 0.04
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 220 0.04
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 192 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 176 0.03
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 171 0.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 134 0.02
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 106 0.02
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 79 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 78 0.01
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 49 0.01
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 37 0.01
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 25 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 18 0.00
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 12 0.00
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 10 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 0 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 12
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 7
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 115
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 43
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 5,689,283 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,905,619) included 51.1% of the total population in 2000. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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