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Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area - Metro Area Membership Report (2020)

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 468 236,976 255.31
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 196 91,310 98.37
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 18 72,693 78.32
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 126 36,738 39.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 78 19,496 21.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 50 12,794 13.78
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 18 10,046 10.82
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 28 9,033 9.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 15 7,959 8.57
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 20 7,576 8.16
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 18 7,480 8.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 28 7,408 7.98
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 23 5,320 5.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 3,655 3.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,593 3.87
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 3,579 3.86
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 31 3,470 3.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 2,269 2.44
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 18 2,155 2.32
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 1.86
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,537 1.66
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,506 1.62
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 1.62
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,011 1.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 8 963 1.04
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 801 0.86
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 798 0.86
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 710 0.76
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 600 0.65
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 4 568 0.61
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 513 0.55
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 489 0.53
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 395 0.43
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 3 380 0.41
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.39
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 358 0.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 280 0.30
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 262 0.28
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 260 0.28
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.27
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 231 0.25
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 152 0.16
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 152 0.16
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 0.15
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 139 0.15
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 137 0.15
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 114 0.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 95 0.10
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 81 0.09
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.08
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 72 0.08
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 70 0.08
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 64 0.07
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 56 0.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 15 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 928,195 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (560,616) included 60.4% of the total population in 2020. 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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