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Catholic Apostolic Church (1830 - Unknown) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Other Groups
Religious Tradition: Other
Description: The Catholic Apostolic Church was founded in reaction to remarkable works of the Holy Spirit witnessed by Rev. John McLoed Campbell, the MacDonalds, and others in and before 1830. In response to these events, and friction with Presbyterian, Congregational, and Episcopal Churches, the Catholic Apostolic Church was formed. They attempted to find signs of the end times, construct Biblical governance, and display gifts of the Holy Spirit. It dissolved slowly after the death of the original leaders with only one church remaining sometime after 1936.
Official Site: Not available

Catholic Apostolic Church, Trends (1935 - 1963)1

YEAR MEMBERS MINISTERS CHURCHES
1935 3,408 11 13
1936 2,577 7
1962 3
1963 2
       

Sources

1 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.

Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.

When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.

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