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Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite (1970s - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Mennonite/Amish
Religious Tradition: Evangelical Protestant
Description: The Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonites are an Old Beachy denomination with origins dating back to the 1960s, when the Old Beachys and revivalist Beachys competed for influence within congregations. As the revivalists became the more dominant group, Old Beachys began to withdraw from the denomination, including emigrating to new territories. The Old Beachy churches in Paris, Tennessee, grew rapidly during the 1970s and 1980s, though would be virtually out of the region by 2000, settling in Illinois and Kentucky. These churches remained informally associated, but needed a name for legal reasons after starting the Conservative Anabaptist Service Program for young men. They chose the name Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite.
Official Site: Not available

Maps: Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)

Top 2 Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite States (2020)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Kentucky 3 346 0.08
2 Illinois 4 445 0.03

Top 5 Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Casey County, KY 1 178 11.17
2 Webster County, KY 1 104 7.99
3 Richland County, IL 1 112 7.08
4 Saline County, IL 1 111 4.67
5 Warren County, IL 1 70 4.16

Top 2 Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Quincy, IL-MO Micro Area 1 152 2.01
2 Mayfield, KY Micro Area 1 64 1.75


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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