Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada
Denomination type: Baptist Bodies
Year Reporting: 2016
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Description: Seventh Day Baptists emerged during the English Reformation, organizing their first churches in the mid-1600s. The first Seventh Day Baptists of record in America were Stephen and Ann Mumford, who emigrated from England in 1664. Beginning in 1665 several members of the First Baptist Church at Newport, R.I. began observing the seventh day Sabbath, or Saturday. In 1671, five members, together with the Mumfords, formed the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America at Newport.
Beginning about 1700, other Seventh Day Baptist churches were established in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From these three centers, the denomination grew and expanded westward. They founded the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference in 1802.
The organization of the denomination reflects an interest in home and foreign missions, publications and education. Women have been encouraged to participate. From the earliest years religious freedom has been championed for all and the separation of church and state, advocated.
Seventh Day Baptists are members of the Baptist World Alliance and Baptist Joint Committee. The Seventh Day Baptist World Federation has 17 member conferences on six continents.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 3120 Kennedy Rd.
Address line 2: P.O. Box 1678
City: Janesville
State: Wisconsin
Zip Code: 53547-1678
Country: United States
Phone: (608)752-5055

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Jeremiah Owen
Phone: 818-468-9077

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Robert F. Appel
Position: Executive Director
Phone: (608)752-5055

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 5,500
Other Members: 1,300
Total Inclusive Members: 6,800
Total Churches: 104
Average Attendance: 3,500
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 64
Other Service to the Church: 4
Retired: 22
Total Clergy: 90

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures