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Mennonite Christian Fellowship - Rankings by Area (Metro-Areas) [Counties] [States]

The Mennonite Christian Fellowship, also known as "the Fellowship Churches," is a conservative Anabaptist denomination. Their origins date back to the early Amish revivalist groups in Holmes County, Ohio, which were established in 1958. In the latter half of the 1960s, additional Amish revivalist groups, including a group of Old Order River Brethren, factions of New Order Amish, and factions of Old Beachy Churches, looked to the Holmes County churches for assistance. As they assimilated into the Holmes County group, they became fellowship churches. In the 1970s, though, the Holmes County churches merged with the Beachys, but the fellowship churches outside Holmes County resisted; instead, joined the Mennonite Christian Fellowship, also inheriting the title "Fellowship Churches." [View our profile of Mennonite Christian Fellowship]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Metro-Areas on the highest percent of the population in the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Metro-Area Percent
1 1 Maryville, MO Micro Area 0.58 0.42
3 2 Lewistown, PA Micro Area 0.26 0.30
4 3 Somerset, PA Micro Area 0.20 0.19
5 4 Indiana, PA Micro Area 0.19 0.17
5 5 Susanville, CA Micro Area 0.19 0.15
2 6 McMinnville, TN Micro Area 0.29 0.12
9 7 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metro Area 0.06 0.08
7 8 Chillicothe, OH Micro Area 0.13 0.07
8 8 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area 0.07 0.07
11 8 Joplin, MO Metro Area 0.05 0.07
12 11 Chico, CA Metro Area 0.03 0.02
13 11 Syracuse, NY Metro Area 0.02 0.02
14 11 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area 0.01 0.02
14 14 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 0.01 0.00
16 14 Columbus, OH Metro Area 0.00 0.00
9 Jackson, TN Metro Area 0.06

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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