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Bedford County, Tennessee - County 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 23 7,740 154.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 19 2,420 48.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 21 2,104 41.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 1,832 36.47
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,623 32.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,528 30.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 900 17.92
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 480 9.55
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 7.96
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 380 7.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 337 6.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 267 5.31
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 115 2.29
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 1.99
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 1.99
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 1.87
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 90 1.79
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 73 1.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 65 1.29
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 51 1.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 26 0.52
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 12 0.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 50,237 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,737) included 41.3% 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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