Brethren in Christ Church

Brethren in Christ Church

431 Grantham Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
United States

Attesting Officer
Huie L. Rogers
Presiding Bishop


Media Contact
Dr. Warren L. Hoffman, Mod.

40.1611386, -76.9883108


The Brethren in Christ Church was founded in Lancaster County, Pa. in about the year 1778 and was an outgrowth of the religious awakening which occurred in that area during the latter part of the 18th century. This group became known as "River Brethren" because of their original location near the Susquehanna River. The name "Brethren in Christ" was officially adopted in 1863. In theology they have accents of the Pietist, Anabaptist, Wesleyan and Evangelical movements.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1969
0
0
0
9,145
155
1968
0
0
0
8,954
155
1967
8,806
0
0
8,806
156
1966
8,593
0
0
8,593
159
1965
0
0
0
8,251
159
1963
0
0
0
7,578
155
1962
0
0
0
7,578
156
1961
0
0
0
7,358
150
1959
0
0
0
6,698
151
1958
0
0
0
6,453
150
1957
0
0
0
6,453
136
1956
0
0
0
6,092
121
1955
0
0
0
6,017
114
1954
0
0
0
5,894
113
1953
0
0
0
5,950
112
1952
0
0
0
5,760
103
1951
0
0
0
5,680
105
1950
6,253
0
554
6,807
125
1947
0
0
0
6,013
109
1944
5,071
0
100
5,171
142
1941
5,129
0
0
5,129
126
1940
4,934
0
200
5,134
62
1938
4,454
0
205
4,659
100
1936
4,231
0
195
4,426
90
1923
4,527
0
0
4,527
81
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1969
155
0
0
230
1968
154
0
0
229
1967
109
0
0
245
1966
109
0
0
245
1965
156
0
0
302
1963
145
0
0
286
1962
156
0
0
245
1961
150
0
0
245
1959
141
0
0
245
1958
140
0
0
247
1957
133
0
0
191
1956
121
0
0
299
1955
114
0
0
224
1954
113
0
0
217
1953
112
0
0
343
1952
103
0
0
200
1951
105
0
0
192
1950
125
0
148
273
1947
0
0
0
75
1944
0
0
0
75
1941
0
0
0
75
1940
0
0
0
75
1938
0
0
0
75
1936
0
0
0
75
1923
0
0
0
151
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1967
157
0
0
18,392
1966
160
0
0
18,086
1965
157
2,048
16,609
18,657
1963
158
2,048
15,873
17,921
1962
158
2,048
17,341
19,389
1961
156
17,186
2,468
19,654
1959
143
2,048
13,742
15,790
1958
150
2,048
13,405
15,453
1957
149
2,048
13,385
15,433
1956
175
2,048
15,875
17,923
1955
142
2,048
13,254
15,302
1954
167
2,048
14,618
16,666
1953
139
1,668
12,342
14,010
1952
143
1,792
12,527
14,319
1951
140
2,548
10,032
12,580
1950
164
2,781
11,909
14,690
1922
60
0
6,735
6,735
1921
82
0
7,159
7,159
1919
61
0
5,248
5,248
1916
61
617
4,631
5,248
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1964
$0
$1,976,840
$0
1963
$0
$1,832,499
$0
1962
$0
$1,781,251
$0
1961
$0
$1,651,456
$0
1960
$0
$1,417,024
$0
1959
$0
$1,344,115
$0
1958
$0
$1,213,369
$0
1957
$0
$1,130,888
$0
1956
$303,048
$795,514
$492,466
1955
$373,382
$767,206
$393,824
1954
$289,601
$773,085
$483,484
1953
$289,601
$773,085
$483,484
1952
$317,318
$782,790
$465,472
1951
$327,415
$613,223
$285,808
1949
$0
$434,899
$0
1923
$0
$47,329
$0
1922
$0
$39,181
$0
1921
$0
$95,368
$0
1917
$0
$31,841
$0