American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
United States

Attesting Officer
Ms. Maureen Morrissey
ABC Information Systems Coordinator


Media Contact
Assoc. Gen'l. Secretary for Mission Resource Development, the Rev. Dr. Leo S. Thorne

40.1, -75.47


Originally known as the Northern Baptist Convention, this body of Baptist churches changed the name to American Baptist Convention in 1950 with a commitment to hold the name in trust for all Christians of like faith and mind who desire to bear witness to the historical Baptist convictions in a framework of cooperative Protestantism.
In 1972 American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. was adopted as the new name. Although national missionary organizational developments began in 1814 with the establishment of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society and continued with the organization of the American Baptist Publication Society in 1824 and the American Baptist Home Mission Society in 1832, the general denominational body was not formed until 1907. American Baptist work at the local level dates back to the organization by Roger Williams of the First Baptist Church in Providence, R. I. in 1638.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
1,308,054
735,258
0
1,308,054
5,366
2009
1,310,505
731,648
0
1,310,505
5,402
2008
1,331,127
749,292
0
1,331,127
5,469
2007
1,393,931
222,966
0
1,393,931
5,558
2006
1,371,278
0
0
1,371,278
5,659
2004
1,424,840
804,396
0
1,424,840
5,793
2003
1,433,075
0
0
1,433,075
5,834
2001
1,442,824
0
0
1,442,824
5,786
1999
1,454,388
0
0
1,454,388
5,775
1998
1,507,400
0
0
1,507,400
3,800
1997
0
0
0
4,145
5,830
1996
1,503,267
0
0
1,503,267
5,807
1995
1,517,400
0
0
1,517,400
5,823
1994
1,507,934
0
0
1,507,934
5,686
1993
1,516,505
0
0
1,516,505
5,796
1992
1,534,078
0
0
1,534,078
5,845
1991
1,527,840
0
0
1,527,840
5,862
1990
1,535,971
0
0
1,535,971
5,808
1989
1,548,573
0
0
1,548,573
5,833
1988
1,549,563
0
0
1,549,563
5,839
1987
1,568,778
0
0
1,568,778
5,833
1986
1,576,483
0
0
1,576,483
5,864
1985
1,559,683
0
0
1,559,683
5,814
1984
1,620,153
0
0
1,620,153
5,845
1982
0
0
0
1,637,099
5,851
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
3,055
2,200
859
6,114
2009
3,154
2,149
738
6,041
2008
3,281
2,157
870
6,308
2007
3,336
2,830
876
7,042
2006
3,438
2,655
854
6,947
2004
4,293
2,206
2,083
8,582
2003
4,277
0
0
8,577
2001
4,563
2,404
1,889
8,856
1999
4,895
2,425
1,729
9,049
1998
4,145
0
0
7,846
1997
7,846
0
0
7,846
1996
4,323
0
0
7,929
1995
4,974
0
0
8,381
1994
4,359
0
0
7,670
1993
4,409
0
0
7,545
1992
4,506
0
0
7,515
1991
5,346
0
0
8,421
1990
5,351
0
0
8,356
1989
5,390
0
0
8,242
1988
5,250
0
0
8,276
1987
5,084
0
0
7,872
1986
4,836
0
0
7,678
1985
4,903
0
0
7,822
1984
4,105
0
0
7,350
1982
3,959
0
0
6,780
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2010
0
0
94,849
94,849
2009
0
0
82,221
82,221
2008
0
0
93,521
93,521
2007
0
0
85,901
85,901
2006
0
0
89,942
89,942
2004
0
0
130,678
130,678
2003
0
0
0
146,718
2001
0
0
188,600
188,600
1999
0
0
0
187,820
1996
0
0
0
259,127
1995
0
0
0
293,563
1994
0
0
0
327,442
1992
0
0
0
335,711
1991
0
0
0
323,371
1990
0
0
0
299,609
1989
0
0
0
308,335
1988
0
0
0
361,265
1987
0
0
0
368,930
1986
0
0
0
384,477
1985
0
0
0
395,381
1984
0
0
0
413,263
1970
0
0
0
741,664
1966
6,013
0
0
844,801
1964
6,327
55,256
862,734
917,990
1963
6,327
55,256
908,892
964,148
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2010
$47,881,389
$289,000,000
$241,000,000
2009
$47,522,456
$289,000,000
$241,000,000
2008
$49,073,811
$315,000,000
$266,000,000
2007
$53,636,473
$324,000,000
$270,000,000
2006
$51,325,563
$312,000,000
$261,000,000
2004
$72,669,700
$409,000,000
$336,000,000
2003
$59,134,583
$424,000,000
$365,000,000
2001
$74,033,290
$449,000,000
$375,000,000
1999
$58,675,160
$374,000,000
$315,000,000
1998
$42,169,622
$364,000,000
$321,000,000
1996
$55,982,394
$407,000,000
$351,000,000
1995
$57,052,334
$423,000,000
$366,000,000
1994
$49,532,190
$370,000,000
$321,000,000
1993
$53,562,811
$398,000,000
$345,000,000
1992
$52,764,005
$371,000,000
$318,000,000
1991
$52,330,924
$368,000,000
$316,000,000
1990
$54,740,278
$360,000,000
$305,000,000
1989
$55,951,539
$353,000,000
$297,000,000
1988
$55,876,771
$347,000,000
$292,000,000
1987
$55,613,855
$343,000,000
$287,000,000
1985
$47,201,119
$315,000,000
$268,000,000
1984
$46,232,040
$314,000,000
$268,000,000
1983
$43,683,021
$298,000,000
$255,000,000
1982
$41,457,745
$284,000,000
$243,000,000
1981
$40,046,261
$268,000,000
$228,000,000