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Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (1906 - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Pentecostal
Religious Tradition: Black Protestant
Description: The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, the first of the Oneness Pentecostal churches, was founded in 1906 by J. J. Frazee. The church has attempted to remain a functionally integrated church through the years.
Official Site: https://www.pawinc.org/

Connections: Pentecostal Assemblies of the World


 
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Maps: Pentecostal Assemblies of the World1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)



Top 5 Pentecostal Assemblies of the World States (2020)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Kansas 6 4,914 1.67
2 Michigan 5 10,984 1.09
3 Connecticut 6 2,404 0.67
4 Ohio 8 7,654 0.65
5 Illinois 6 6,050 0.47

Top 5 Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Wyandotte County, KS 4 4,314 25.49
2 Mahoning County, OH 1 4,000 17.50
3 Haywood County, TN 1 300 16.79
4 Jasper County, SC 1 300 10.42
5 Orangeburg County, SC 1 870 10.33

Top 5 Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Brownsville, TN Micro Area 1 300 16.79
2 Orangeburg, SC Micro Area 1 870 10.33
3 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area 1 4,000 7.39
4 Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area 1 1,800 4.84
5 Marion, OH Micro Area 1 300 4.59

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Members (1935 - 2010)2


Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Ministers & Churches (1935 - 2010)2


Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Trends (1935 - 2010)2

YEAR MEMBERS MINISTERS CHURCHES
1935 7,850 500 126
1936 5,713 87
1950 50,000 650 600
1951 50,000 650 600
1954 60,000 258 395
1957 50,000 650 600
1958 50,000 650 600
1960 45,000 600 550
1989 500,000 1,005
1994 1,000,000 4,262 1,760
1997 1,000,000 1,600
1998 1,500,000 4,500 1,750
2006 1,500,000 4,500 1,750
2010 1,800,000 11,000 2,550
       

Sources

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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