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Alliance of Baptists (1987 - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Baptist
Religious Tradition: Mainline Protestant
Description: The Alliance of Baptists is a fellowship of progressive Baptist churches formed in 1987 as the Southern Baptist Alliance. It took the current name in 1992. The Alliance sees itself carrying on a traditional Baptist faith that is non-credal and Bible-based in nature.
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Alliance of Baptists: Congregations (2020)1

Top 5 Alliance of Baptists States (2020)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 North Carolina 22 -- --
2 Virginia 15 -- --
3 Texas 11 -- --
4 Massachusetts 7 -- --
5 Georgia 6 -- --

Top 5 Alliance of Baptists Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Mecklenburg County, NC 6 -- --
2 District of Columbia, DC 4 -- --
3 Fulton County, GA 3 -- --
4 Jefferson County, KY 3 -- --
5 Jackson County, MO 3 -- --

Top 5 Alliance of Baptists Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Alliance of Baptists, Members (1999 - 2006)2

Alliance of Baptists, Ministers & Churches (1999 - 2006)2

Alliance of Baptists, Trends (1999 - 2006)2

1999 64,000 130
2000 64,105 130
2001 64,350 280 126
2002 63,870 286 128
2005 62,460 399 117
2006 65,000 465 127


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]

2 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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