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United Church of God (1995 - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Adventist
Religious Tradition: Other Christians
Description: In the 1990s, the Worldwide Church of God rejected a set of distinctive doctrines and practices that had been advocated by its founder Herbert W. Armstrong. As a result, a large percentage of its ministers and members left the church and formed a number of splinter groups (as many as 150 have been counted), though most are very small house churches with but a single small center of activity. The great majority of members adhered to one of the three relatively large groups - the Living Church of God, the United Church of God, and the Philadelphia Church of God - which vary among themselves on the number of former distinctives they have maintained.
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United Church of God: Congregations (2020)1

Top 5 United Church of God States (2020)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Texas 12 -- --
2 Ohio 11 -- --
3 California 10 -- --
4 Florida 10 -- --
5 Washington 8 -- --

Top 5 United Church of God Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Maricopa County, AZ 2 -- --
2 Baldwin County, AL 1 -- --
3 Etowah County, AL 1 -- --
4 Jefferson County, AL 1 -- --
5 Madison County, AL 1 -- --

Top 5 United Church of God Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]


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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