Associate Presbyterian Church (1753 - 1858) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Presbyterian/Reformed
Religious Tradition: Unclassified
Description: The Associate Presbyterian Church formed in 1753 after a congregation of Seceders (one branch of the Scottish secession movement) in Pennsylvania issued a plea for a minister. Two ministers, Alexander Gellatly and Andrew Arnot, arrived and organized the Associate Presbyterian Church. In 1782, this group merged with the Reformed Presbyterian Church to form the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Some members of both groups declined to enter the merger and continued under their previous names.
Official Site: Not available
Interactive Timeline: Presbyterian/Reformed Family Interactive Timeline
Connections: Associate Presbyterian Church
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Associate Presbyterian Church, Members (1925 - 1965)1
Associate Presbyterian Church, Ministers & Churches (1925 - 1965)1
Associate Presbyterian Church, Trends (1925 - 1965)1
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.