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Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 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 177 65,382 212.55
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 142 52,630 171.09
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 135 25,820 83.94
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 6 6,401 20.81
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 32 6,359 20.67
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 37 3,776 12.28
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 2,676 8.70
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,586 8.41
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 31 2,570 8.35
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,370 7.70
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 2,260 7.35
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 1,500 4.88
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,296 4.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 13 1,264 4.11
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 7 1,228 3.99
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,044 3.39
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 973 3.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 966 3.14
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 808 2.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 584 1.90
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 528 1.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 353 1.15
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 317 1.03
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 250 0.81
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 244 0.79
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 226 0.73
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 0.66
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 162 0.53
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.49
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.41
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.39
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 73 0.24
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 70 0.23
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 47 0.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 46 0.15
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.09
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 16 0.05
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 2
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 307,614 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (185,530) included 60.3% 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

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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