Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

4466 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Ora Wilbert Eads, D.D.
General Superintendent


Media Contact
Exec. Sec., Attorney Juanita Bryant

35.0261665, -90.0239806


The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) is a historically African-American denomination that was established in Jackson, Tennessee in 1870 when a group of former slaves, representing eight annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church South organized the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. In 1954 at its General Conference in Memphis, Tennessee it was overwhelmingly voted to change the term "Colored" to "Christian". On January 3, 1956 the official name became Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Its boundaries reach from the continental United States, Alaska, Haiti, Jamaica, and the West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia. One of its most significant witnessing arenas has been the education of African Americans. Today the CME Church supports Paine College, August, GA; Lane College, Jackson, TN; Miles College, Birmingham, AL; Texas College, Tyler, TX; and the Phillips School of Theology in Atlanta, GA.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2006
850,000
0
0
850,000
3,500
2003
850,000
0
0
850,000
3,300
2002
850,000
0
0
850,000
3,300
2001
850,000
0
0
850,000
3,250
1999
784,114
0
0
784,114
3,069
1983
718,922
0
0
718,922
2,340
1981
694,386
0
92,321
786,707
2,883
1965
0
0
0
466,718
2,598
1961
0
0
0
444,493
2,523
1951
0
0
0
392,167
2,469
1946
321,000
0
60,000
381,000
4,300
1944
321,000
0
61,000
381,000
4,400
1942
320,000
0
60,000
380,000
4,200
1940
315,000
0
50,000
365,000
4,000
1938
299,240
0
34,360
333,600
4,258
1936
335,873
0
38,567
374,440
4,248
1933
367,823
0
37,886
405,709
4,132
1929
347,911
0
0
347,911
3,666
1925
342,001
0
0
342,001
3,572
1922
366,315
0
0
366,315
3,824
1921
366,315
0
0
366,315
3,516
1916
245,749
0
0
245,749
2,621
1915
240,798
0
0
240,798
3,190
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2006
3,106
400
42
3,548
2003
3,001
0
0
3,407
2002
3,001
381
25
3,407
2001
2,980
375
20
3,375
1999
2,058
312
8
2,378
1981
2,483
0
0
2,877
1965
2,214
0
0
2,259
1961
1,792
0
0
1,914
1951
1,820
0
0
1,631
1946
0
0
0
3,400
1944
0
0
0
3,400
1942
0
0
0
3,400
1940
0
0
0
3,400
1938
0
0
0
3,400
1936
0
0
0
3,400
1933
0
0
0
2,081
1929
0
0
0
2,081
1925
0
0
0
2,659
1922
0
0
0
3,039
1921
0
0
0
2,643
1916
0
0
0
3,402
1915
0
0
0
3,072
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2006
2,500
4,073
65,295
69,368
2003
2,485
0
0
68,155
2002
2,485
4,035
64,120
68,155
2001
2,475
4,035
64,000
68,035
1999
2,103
0
59,401
59,401
1981
1,975
0
0
118,191
1961
2,025
19,879
95,545
115,424
1954
2,025
19,879
95,545
115,424
1949
1,932
8,614
116,768
125,382
1926
2,351
0
0
103,523
1922
2,543
0
193,000
193,000
1919
2,543
0
186,770
186,770
1916
2,543
18,890
167,880
186,770
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1922
$0
$1,736,192
$0
1921
$0
$1,736,692
$0
1919
$0
$1,736,692
$0
1917
$0
$1,736,692
$0
1916
$0
$1,736,692
$0