Largest U.S. Churches, 2012
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
The following table lists the largest church denominations in the United States by members. Figures are for 2012.
|The Roman Catholic Church||68,202|
|Southern Baptist Convention||16,136|
|United Methodist Church, The||7,679|
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The||6,157|
|Church of God in Christ, The||5,499|
|National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc||5,197|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||4,274|
|National Baptist Convention of America, Inc||3,500|
|Assemblies of God||3,030|
|Presbyterian Church (USA)||2,675|
|African Methodist Episcopal Church||2,500|
|National Missionary Baptist Convention of America||2,500|
|Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS),||2,278|
|Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc Churches of Christ||1,800|
|Churches of Christ||1,639|
|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America||1,500|
|African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church||1,400|
|American Baptist Churches in the USA||1,308|
|Jehovah's Witnesses Baptist Bible Fellowship International||1,184|
|Church of God||1,074|
|Christian Churches and Churches of Christ||1,071|
|Seventh-day Adventist Church||1,060|
|United Church of Christ||1,058|
|TheProgressive National Baptist Convention, Inc||1,010|
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: 2012 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, National Council of Churches.
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