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Sullivan 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 96 31,640 200.05
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 61 30,370 192.02
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 48 13,803 87.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 21 5,283 33.40
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 2,700 17.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 19 2,334 14.76
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16 1,479 9.35
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,206 7.63
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,189 7.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,096 6.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 878 5.55
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 714 4.51
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 706 4.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 510 3.22
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 497 3.14
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 476 3.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 432 2.73
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 392 2.48
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 352 2.23
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 317 2.00
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 276 1.75
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 250 1.58
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 240 1.52
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 1.28
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 194 1.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 177 1.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 169 1.07
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 162 1.02
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.95
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.80
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.76
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 47 0.30
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 19 0.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 2
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 158,163 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (98,506) included 62.3% 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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