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Sumner 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 42 41,019 208.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 46 28,600 145.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 8,200 41.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 32 7,154 36.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 20 6,868 34.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,024 10.31
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,783 9.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,647 8.39
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 1,172 5.97
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,098 5.59
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 990 5.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 796 4.06
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 630 3.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 513 2.61
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 442 2.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 372 1.90
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 340 1.73
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 289 1.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 280 1.43
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 250 1.27
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 208 1.06
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.92
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.48
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 82 0.42
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 60 0.31
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 51 0.26
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 27 0.14
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 196,281 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (105,169) included 53.6% 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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