Largest U.S. Churches, 2009
The following table lists the largest church denominations in the United States by members. Figures are for 2009.
|The Roman Catholic Church ||67,117|
|Southern Baptist Convention || 16,266|
|United Methodist Church, The ||7,932|
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The ||5,873|
|Church of God in Christ, The ||5,450|
|National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc ||5,000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ||4,710|
|National Baptist Convention of America, Inc ||3,500|
|Presbyterian Church (USA) ||2,941|
|Assemblies of God ||2,863|
|African Methodist Episcopal Church ||2,500|
|National Missionary Baptist Convention of America ||2,500|
|Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc ||2,500|
|Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), The ||2,383|
|Episcopal Church ||2,117|
|Churches of Christ ||1,639|
|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ||1,500|
|Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc ||1,500|
|African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church ||1,400|
|American Baptist Churches in the USA ||1,358|
|Baptist Bible Fellowship International ||1,200|
|United Church of Christ ||1,145|
|Jehovah's Witnesses || 1,092|
|Christian Churches and Churches of Christ ||1,072|
|Church of God ||1,054|
NOTE: Includes the self-reported membership of religious bodies with 650,000 or more as reported to the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Groups may be excluded if they do not supply information. The data are not standardized so comparisons between groups are difficult. The definition of “church member” is determined by the religious body.
Source: 2009 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, National Council of Churches.
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