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Largest U.S. Churches, 2010

The following table lists the largest church denominations in the United States by members. Figures are for 2010.

Denomination nameMembers
(thousands)
The Roman Catholic Church68,115
Southern Baptist Convention 16,228
United Methodist Church, The 7,853
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The 5,974
Church of God in Christ, The 5,499
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc 5,000
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 4,633
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc 3,500
Assemblies of God 2,899
Presbyterian Church (USA) 2,844
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 2,337
Episcopal Church 2,057
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 1,331
Baptist Bible Fellowship International 1,200
Jehovah's Witnesses 1,114
United Church of Christ 1,111
Church of God 1,072
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ 1,071
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: 2010 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, National Council of Churches.

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