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  1. mark

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    Sorry, I know I could do my own research... but does anyone have quick answers to:

    1. How many Baptists in the US today?
    2. How many Baptists in the world today?
    3. How many Baptist denominations/groups?

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  2. Dr. Bob

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    In 1998 there were 78,633,000 "evangelicals" who preached the same Gospel we preach.

    About 40,000,000 were "baptists". Don't have any more detail on my laptop. :cool:

    And check the old threads for a list of differing baptist groups. I have a list of MAJOR US baptist conventions/associations/fellowship at over 120.
     
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    1. How many Baptists in the US today? </font>
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      • Baptists Around the World by Albert W. Wardin (1995) - Wardin lists 46 groups with 28,156,504 members in 89,115 churches</font>
      • Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States: 2000, Glenmary (2002); 30 Baptist bodies participated in this survey conducted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. These 30 bodies had approximately 19-1/2 million members in about 62,000 churches</font>
    2. How many Baptists in the world today?</font>
      • BATW by Wardin (see above) lists 37,334,191 members in 157,240 churches</font>
      • The Baptist World Alliance had over 200 member bodies (associations, conventions, etc.) in A.D. 2000. The membership stats seems to be no longer available on their website</font>
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    3. How many Baptist denominations/groups?</font>
      • BATW by Wardin lists 46 in the US in 1995</font>
      • BaptistHeritage.com lists 63 national bodies in the US</font>
      • Sub-groups Within the Baptist Denomination in the United States by R. L. Vaughn lists 55 bodies plus 13 semi-autonomous ethnic groups; I will paste it in another post</font>
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    Assigning a number to the amount of Baptist groups in the US is a somewhat subjective process, and the number will vary based on the types of criteria one may choose to use. For example, the Baptist Heritage website chooses to list the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and the Old German Baptist Brethren. Many others do not consider these groups to be Baptists. Be sure to check this thread also: Baptist groups in the USA.
     
  4. rlvaughn

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    SUB-GROUPS WITHIN THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

    I. REGULAR BAPTISTS (NORTHERN-ORIENTED)

    A. ECUMENICAL MAINLINE
    1. American Baptist Churches in the USA
    B. CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL
    2. Baptist General Conference [1993]
    3. Conservative Baptist Association of America
    4. North American Baptist Conference
    5. Seventh Day Baptist General Conference [1993]
    C. SEPARATIST FUNDAMENTALIST
    6. Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America
    7. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
    8. Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America
    9. New England Evangelical Baptist Fellowship
    10. Related Northern Fundamental Baptist Fellowships
    a. New Testament Association of Independent Baptists
    b. Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches of California
    c. Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Illinois
    d. Dakota Baptist Association
    e. Grace Baptist Fellowship
    f. Independent Fundamental Baptist Association of Michigan
    g. Indiana Fundamental Baptist Association
    h. Inter-Mountain Baptist Fellowship (MT,WY)
    i. Minnesota Baptist Association
    j. Mountain States Baptist Fellowship (CO)
    k. Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches [105]
    l. Wyoming Fellowship of Baptist Churches

    II. REGULAR BAPTISTS (SOUTHERN-ORIENTED)

    A. CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL
    11. Southern Baptist Convention
    B. LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
    12. American Baptist Association
    13. Baptist Missionary Association of America
    14. Independent Landmark Associations and Churches
    a. California Missionary Baptist Association
    b. Central (TX)
    c. Landmark (AR)
    d. Mt. Pisgah (MS)
    e. Southern California
    f. Sovereign Grace Independent Landmark Baptists
    15. Interstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association
    16. Old Time Missionary Baptists
    “Middle Tennessee” Correspondence
    a. Baptist Old Path (MO)
    b. Bethel (IN)
    c. Big Bear Creek (AL)
    d. Cane Creek (MO)
    e. Cedar County (MO)
    f. County Line (MO
    g. Dallas County (MO)
    h. Enon (TN)
    i. Old Time Camden County (MO)
    j. Polk County (MO)
    k. Siloam (KY) l. Southwestern District (TN)
    m. St. Clair County (MO)
    n. Wiseman (TN)
    Other Associations
    a. Barren River (KY)
    b. Edmonson (KY)
    c. Mt. Carmel (AL)
    d. Original Smyrna (GA)
    e. Pine Mountain (KY)
    f. Pleasant Grove (GA)
    g. Second North Concord (KY)
    h. Wayne Trail (OH)
    17. United Baptists - Landmark
    a. Green River (KY)
    b. South Concord (KY)
    c. South Fork (KY)
    d. Stockton Valley (TN)
    e. West Union (TN)
    C. SEPARATIST FUNDAMENTALISTS
    18. Baptist Bible Fellowship International
    19. Global Independent Baptist Fellowship
    20. Independent Baptist Fellowship International
    21. Liberty Baptist Fellowship
    22. Southwide Baptist Fellowship
    23. World Baptist Fellowship

    III. BLACK BAPTISTS

    A. NATIONAL BAPTISTS
    24. National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
    25. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
    26. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
    27. National Primitive Baptist Convention, Inc.
    28. Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
    B. OTHER
    29. Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
    30. Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association
    31. Institutional Missionary Baptist Conference of America
    32. Primitive Baptist - Independent Black local associations

    IV. PRIMITIVISTS

    A. PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS
    33. Primitive Baptist - Absolute
    34. Primitive Baptist - Progressive
    a. Birdwood College Related Churches
    b. Eastern District Association
    35. Primitive Baptist - Regular
    36. Primitive Baptist - Universalist
    B. REGULAR BAPTISTS
    37. Old Regular Baptists
    “New Salem” Correspondence
    a. Mud River
    b. New Salem
    c. Northern New Salem
    d. Old Friendship
    e. Old Indian Bottom
    f. Philadelphia
    g. Sardis
    h. Union
    Other Associations
    a. Bethel
    b. Friendship
    c. Indian Bottom
    d. Little Dove
    e. Mountain #1
    f. Mountain #2
    g. Original Mountain Liberty
    h. Thornton Union
    38. Regular and Union Baptists
    a. Blue Ridge Union
    b. East Washington Regular
    c. Enterprise Regular
    d. Green River Regular??
    e. Little River Regular
    f. Little River #2
    g. Little Valley Regular
    h. Mitchell’s River Union
    i. Mountain Union
    j. Mt. Tabor Regular??
    k. Original Mountain Union
    l. Primitive
    m. Union
    C. OTHER
    39. Central Baptist Association
    40. General Association of Baptists (Duck River/Kindred)
    a. Duck River (TN)
    b. East Union (TN)
    c. Mt. Pleasant #1 (AL)
    d. Mt. Pleasant #2 (AL)
    e. Mt. Zion (TN)
    f. New Liberty (TN)
    g. Pleasant Hill Church (KY)
    h. Union (TN)
    41. Georgia Old Time Associations
    a. Chestatee
    b. Coosawattee
    c. Ellijay
    d. Jasper
    e. New Hope
    f. Pleasant Valley
    42. Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists
    a. Trinity River Association
    b. Concord Church near McMinnville, TN
    c. Little Hope (Clark) Jacksboro, TX
    43. United Baptist - Regular
    a. Blaine Union (KY)
    b. Iron Hill (KY)
    c. Laurel River (KY)
    d. Little Friendship (IN)
    e. Mt. Zion (KY)
    f. New Bethel (OH)
    g. New Hope (KY)
    h. Paint Union (KY)
    i. Old Bethlehem (WV)
    j. Old Paint Union (KY)
    k. Red Bird River (KY)
    l. Town Creek (AL)
    m. Tri-State Zion (KY)
    n. Union Bethlehem (WV)
    o. Wills Creek (AL) #1
    p. Wills Creek (AL) #4
    q. Zion (KY)

    V. GENERAL BAPTISTS

    A. FREE WILL BAPTISTS
    44. Independent Free Will Baptist Associations
    a. Eastern Stone
    b. French Broad
    c. Jack’s Creek
    d. John-Thomas
    e. Mt. Mitchell
    f. Muscle Shoals/State Line
    g. Original Grand River (OK)
    h. Stone of Central Indiana
    i. Tennessee River
    j. Toe River
    k. Union (MO)
    l. Western
    m. Western Stone
    45. National Association of Free Will Baptists
    46. Original Free Will Baptist Convention (NC)
    47. United American Free Will Baptist Church
    B. GENERAL BAPTISTS
    48. General Association of General Baptists
    49. General Six-Principle Baptist Church
    C. OTHER
    50. Separate Baptists in Christ
    a. General Association of Separate Baptists
    b. Unaffiliated Separate Baptists
    51. National Association of United Baptists (and Related)
    a. Ancient Christian
    b. Bethel
    c. Bethlehem
    d. Central Missouri
    e. Centerpoint
    f. Mount Carmel
    g. Northern United
    h. Ohio Valley
    i. Tri-State
    j. Union

    VI. REFORMED/SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTISTS

    52. Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
    53. Continental Baptist Churches
    54. Gospel Standard Strict Baptist Churches
    55. Sovereign Grace Baptist Association of Churches

    VII. MISCELLANEOUS ETHNIC BODIES

    56. Association of Evangelicals for Italian Missions
    57. Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA and Canada
    58. Hungarian Baptist Convention of North America
    59. Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA
    60. National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul-Saving Assembly
    61. Pacific Coast Slavic Baptist Association
    62. Polish Baptist Association in the USA & Canada
    63. Portuguese Baptist Convention of New England
    64. Romanian Baptist Association of the US & Canada
    65. Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc.
    66. Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Convention
    67. Union of Latvian Baptists in America
    68. Council of the Evangelical Christian-Baptists (Western)


    compiled by R. L. Vaughn
    Mt. Enterprise, Texas
    copyright 2001

    The broad divisions used in this outline are based on those created by Dr. Albert W. Wardin, author of Baptist Atlas, Baptists Around the World, et al.

    [P.S. - an updated version of this will find a place for the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which I have heretofore not counted as distinct bodies. I have tried to re-format this for better readability on the Baptist Board, but had to divide it up below - couldn't (or don't know how to) get enough formatting for one complete post.]

    [ April 15, 2003, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: rlvaughn ]
     
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    • REGULAR BAPTISTS (NORTHERN-ORIENTED)
      </font>
      • ECUMENICAL MAINLINE
        1. American Baptist Churches in the USA</font>
      • CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL
        2. Baptist General Conference [1993]
        3. Conservative Baptist Association of America
        4. North American Baptist Conference
        5. Seventh Day Baptist General Conference [1993]</font>
      • SEPARATIST FUNDAMENTALIST
        6. Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America
        7. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
        8. Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America
        9. New England Evangelical Baptist Fellowship
        10. Related Northern Fundamental Baptist Fellowships
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        • New Testament Association of Independent Baptists</font>
        • Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches of California</font>
        • Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Illinois</font>
        • Dakota Baptist Association</font>
        • Grace Baptist Fellowship</font>
        • Independent Fundamental Baptist Association of Michigan</font>
        • Indiana Fundamental Baptist Association</font>
        • Inter-Mountain Baptist Fellowship (MT,WY)</font>
        • Minnesota Baptist Association</font>
        • Mountain States Baptist Fellowship (CO)</font>
        • Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches</font>
        • Wyoming Fellowship of Baptist Churches</font>
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    </font>
    • REGULAR BAPTISTS (SOUTHERN-ORIENTED)
      </font>
      • CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL
        11. Southern Baptist Convention</font>
      • ECUMENICAL MAINLINE
        12. Alliance of Baptists
        13. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship</font>
      • LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
        14. American Baptist Association
        15. Baptist Missionary Association of America
        16. Independent Landmark Associations and Churches
        17. Interstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association
        18. Old Time Missionary Baptists</font>
      • SEPARATIST FUNDAMENTALISTS
        20. Baptist Bible Fellowship International
        21. Global Independent Baptist Fellowship
        22. Independent Baptist Fellowship International
        23. Liberty Baptist Fellowship
        24. Southwide Baptist Fellowship
        25. World Baptist Fellowship</font>
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    </font>
    • BLACK BAPTISTS

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      • NATIONAL BAPTISTS
        26. National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
        27. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
        28. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
        29. National Primitive Baptist Convention, Inc.
        30. Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.</font>
      • OTHER
        31. Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
        32. Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association
        33. Institutional Missionary Baptist Conference of America
        34. Primitive Baptist - Independent Black local associations</font>
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    • PRIMITIVISTS

      </font>
      • PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS
        35. Primitive Baptist - Absolute
        36. Primitive Baptist - Progressive
        37. Primitive Baptist - Regular
        38. Primitive Baptist - Universalist</font>
      • REGULAR BAPTISTS
        39. Old Regular Baptists
        40. Regular and Union Baptists</font>
      • OTHER
        41. Central Baptist Association
        42. General Association of Baptists (Duck River/Kindred)
        43. Georgia Old Time Associations
        44. Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists
        45. United Baptist - Regular
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        • Blaine Union (KY)</font>
        • Iron Hill (KY)</font>
        • Laurel River (KY)</font>
        • Little Friendship (IN)</font>
        • Mt. Zion (KY)</font>
        • New Bethel (OH)</font>
        • New Hope (KY)</font>
        • Paint Union (KY)</font>
        • Old Bethlehem (WV)</font>
        • Old Paint Union (KY)</font>
        • Red Bird River (KY)</font>
        • Town Creek (AL)</font>
        • Tri-State Zion (KY)</font>
        • Union Bethlehem (WV)</font>
        • Wills Creek (AL) #1</font>
        • Wills Creek (AL) #4</font>
        • Zion (KY)</font>
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    • GENERAL BAPTISTS

      </font>
      • FREE WILL BAPTISTS
        46. Independent Free Will Baptist Associations
        47. National Association of Free Will Baptists
        48. Original Free Will Baptist Convention (NC)
        49. United American Free Will Baptist Church</font>
      • GENERAL BAPTISTS
        50. General Association of General Baptists
        51. General Six-Principle Baptist Church</font>
      • OTHER
        52. Separate Baptists in Christ
        General Association of Separate Baptists
        Unaffiliated Separate Baptists
        53. National Association of United Baptists (and Related)
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        • Ancient Christian</font>
        • Bethel</font>
        • Bethlehem</font>
        • Central Missouri</font>
        • Centerpoint</font>
        • Mount Carmel</font>
        • Northern United</font>
        • Ohio Valley</font>
        • Tri-State</font>
        • Union</font>
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    • REFORMED/SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTISTS

      54. Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
      55. Continental Baptist Churches
      56. Gospel Standard Strict Baptist Churches
      57. Sovereign Grace Baptist Association of Churches</font>
    • MISCELLANEOUS ETHNIC BODIES

      58. Association of Evangelicals for Italian Missions
      59. Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA and Canada
      60. Hungarian Baptist Convention of North America
      61. Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA
      62. National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul-Saving Assembly
      63. Pacific Coast Slavic Baptist Association
      64. Polish Baptist Association in the USA & Canada
      65. Portuguese Baptist Convention of New England
      66. Romanian Baptist Association of the US & Canada
      67. Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc.
      68. Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Convention
      69. Union of Latvian Baptists in America
      70. Council of the Evangelical Christian-Baptists (Western)</font>
     

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