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Pentecostal Family

Pentecostal churches emerged as a movement in early 20th century America, stressing enthusiastic worship and the restoration of practices evident in New Testament Christianity, such as speaking in tongues and healing. It is sometimes divided into "classical Pentecostalism," indicating the movement's historical bodies, and "neo-Pentecostalism," the modern movement emphasizing charismatic renewal. Pentecostal bodies include Assemblies of God and Church of God in Christ.

Maps: Pentecostal Family1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)

Top 5 Pentecostal Family States (2020)1 [View all states]

Rank State Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Arkansas 102,284 34.00
2 Oklahoma 125,440 31.70
3 Alabama 153,176 30.50
4 Hawaii 43,723 30.00
5 Montana 31,758 29.30

Top 5 Pentecostal Family Counties (2020)1 [View all counties]

Rank County Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Christian County, Missouri 36,565 411.60
2 Adams County, North Dakota 469 213.20
3 Clinch County, Georgia 1,090 161.50
4 Wayne County, Georgia 4,168 138.30
5 Bradley County, Tennessee 14,489 133.40

Top 5 Pentecostal Family Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Area Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Jesup, GA Micro Area 4,168 138.30
2 Cleveland, TN Metro Area 15,372 121.80
3 Springfield, MO Metro Area 57,115 120.10
4 Camden, AR Micro Area 2,880 105.20
5 Jasper, AL Micro Area 5,858 89.70

Pentecostal Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2020)1

Group Tradition Adh. Rate 2020 Adh. Rate 2010 Adh. Rate 2000 Adh. Rate 1990 Adh. Rate 1980
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant 0.01
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant 9.34 9.54 9.10 8.69 7.17
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant 0.47 0.72 0.55
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant 0.03
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0.03 0.02
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0.07
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2.62 3.60 3.46 2.79 2.11
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant 2.78 2.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0.32 0.32 0.37 0.00
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0.03 0.00
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant 0.26
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0.05 0.03
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant 0.73
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant 0.01
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3.32 3.19 0.00
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1.10 1.04 1.23 1.03 0.71
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0.94 0.86 0.63 0.54
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0.09 0.07 0.21
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant 0.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 0.40 0.36 0.37 0.00
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0.07
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant 0.05
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant


1 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. [More information on the data sources]

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