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Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church - Rankings by Area (Metro-Areas) [Counties] [States]

The Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church was formed in 1918 by those in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, now the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, who wanted stricter standards concerning dress, amusements, tobacco, and association between the sexes. In 1921, the North Carolina Conference of the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church joined the association. The association is defunct. [View our profile of Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Metro-Areas on the highest number of Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church congregations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2020
Rank
2010
Metro-Area Congregations 2020 Congregations 2010
4 1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 2 22
2 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 19
1 3 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 9 12
3 Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area 12
5 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 8
6 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area 6
6 Spartanburg, SC Metro Area 6
8 Columbia, SC Metro Area 5
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 5
10 Asheville, NC Metro Area 4
10 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 4
10 Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area 4
2 13 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 4 3
3 13 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 3 3
13 Greenwood, SC Micro Area 3
13 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area 3
13 Knoxville, TN Metro Area 3
13 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area 3
13 Sumter, SC Metro Area 3
4 20 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 2 2
4 20 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area 2 2
4 20 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 2 2
9 20 Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area 1 2
20 Anniston-Oxford, AL Metro Area 2
20 Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area 2
20 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area 2
20 Florence, SC Metro Area 2
20 Forest City, NC Micro Area 2
20 Gaffney, SC Micro Area 2
20 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 2
20 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 2
20 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area 2
9 33 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 1 1
9 33 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area 1 1
9 33 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 1 1
9 33 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 1 1
9 33 New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area 1 1
9 33 Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area 1 1
9 33 Springfield, MA Metro Area 1 1
33 Albemarle, NC Micro Area 1
33 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area 1
33 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area 1
33 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 1
33 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 1
33 Columbus, OH Metro Area 1
33 Dover, DE Metro Area 1
33 Gadsden, AL Metro Area 1
33 Gainesville, GA Metro Area 1
33 Georgetown, SC Micro Area 1
33 Goldsboro, NC Metro Area 1
33 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area 1
33 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 1
33 Jefferson, GA Micro Area 1
33 Johnson City, TN Metro Area 1
33 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area 1
33 Laurinburg, NC Micro Area 1
33 Lima, OH Metro Area 1
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 1
33 Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area 1
33 Monroe, LA Metro Area 1
33 Morristown, TN Metro Area 1
33 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 1
33 Newport, TN Micro Area 1
33 North Wilkesboro, NC Micro Area 1
33 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 1
33 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 1
33 Richmond, VA Metro Area 1
33 Rome, GA Metro Area 1
33 Salem, OH Micro Area 1
33 Savannah, GA Metro Area 1
33 Seneca, SC Micro Area 1
33 Shelby, NC Micro Area 1
33 Springfield, OH Metro Area 1
33 Talladega-Sylacauga, AL Micro Area 1
33 Toccoa, GA Micro Area 1
33 Wilmington, NC Metro Area 1
33 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area 1
4 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area 2
         

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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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