Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

8207 Traditional Place
Cordova, TN 38016
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Michael G. Sharpe
Stated Clerk


Media Contact
Stated Clk., Rev. Michael G. Sharpe

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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in Dickson County, Tennessee, on Feb. 4, 1810. It was an outgrowth of the Great Revival of 1800 on the Kentucky and Tennessee frontier. The founders were Finis Ewing, Samuel King and Samuel McAdow, ministers in the Presbyterian Church who rejected the doctrine of election and reprobation as taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
By 1813, the Cumberland Presbytery had grown to encompass three presbyteries, which constituted a synod. This synod met at the Beech Church in Sumner County, Tenn., and formulated a "Brief Statement" which set forth the points in which Cumberland Presbyterians dissented from the Westminster Confession. These points are-
1. That there are no eternal reprobates;
2. That Christ died not for some, but for all people;
3. That all those dying in infancy are saved through Christ and the sanctification of the Spirit;
4. That the Spirit of God operates on the world, or as coextensively as Christ has made atonement, in such a manner as to leave everyone inexcusable.
From its birth in 1810, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church grew to a membership of 200,000 at the turn of the century. In 1906 the church voted to merge with the then-Presbyterian Church. Those who dissented from the merger became the nucleus of the continuing Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
71,809
0
358
72,167
657
2009
65,211
0
380
65,591
643
2008
78,074
0
518
78,074
716
2007
78,451
0
0
78,451
730
2006
81,034
0
0
81,034
748
2003
83,742
0
0
83,742
774
2001
85,427
0
0
85,427
784
2000
86,519
0
0
86,519
779
1998
87,198
0
0
87,198
774
1997
88,068
0
0
88,068
771
1996
88,066
0
0
88,066
774
1995
87,896
0
0
87,896
783
1994
90,125
0
0
90,125
772
1993
91,489
0
0
91,489
779
1992
92,240
0
0
92,240
782
1991
0
0
0
92,433
784
1990
91,857
0
7,034
98,891
796
1989
84,866
0
6,040
90,906
743
1988
85,304
0
6,187
91,491
752
1987
85,781
0
5,865
91,646
759
1986
91,556
0
6,547
98,103
811
1985
91,976
0
6,061
98,037
818
1984
92,242
0
6,587
98,829
831
1983
93,387
0
6,500
99,887
878
1982
91,744
0
6,069
97,813
856
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2009
0
0
0
808
2008
645
179
85
909
2007
631
150
75
856
2006
642
150
80
872
2003
635
157
80
890
2001
544
119
64
878
2000
540
120
50
857
1998
634
0
0
835
1997
634
0
0
822
1996
0
0
0
826
1995
0
0
0
817
1994
0
0
0
810
1993
0
0
0
807
1992
0
0
0
782
1991
0
0
0
783
1990
571
0
0
799
1989
590
0
0
717
1988
440
0
0
725
1987
459
0
0
734
1986
573
0
0
776
1985
583
0
0
766
1984
635
0
0
761
1983
501
0
0
740
1982
498
0
0
739
1981
457
0
0
711
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2010
0
0
0
24,640
2009
0
0
0
24,943
2008
650
0
30,064
30,064
2007
650
0
31,183
31,183
2006
650
0
30,265
30,265
2003
650
0
34,545
36,559
2001
707
0
36,559
36,559
2000
685
0
37,041
37,041
1998
0
0
0
37,221
1997
0
0
0
38,851
1996
0
0
0
5,298
1995
0
0
0
39,577
1994
772
0
0
40,479
1993
0
0
0
42,285
1992
0
0
0
43,662
1991
0
0
0
44,974
1990
0
0
0
45,226
1989
743
0
0
41,009
1988
752
0
0
42,536
1987
759
0
0
42,548
1986
734
0
0
46,334
1985
758
0
0
47,132
1984
628
0
0
48,317
1983
878
0
0
48,489
1982
856
0
0
49,424
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2010
$9,412,929
$52,531,185
$43,118,256
2009
$8,208,372
$49,846,061
$41,637,689
2008
$8,593,296
$57,646,214
$49,052,918
2007
$8,460,302
$57,766,770
$49,306,468
2006
$8,331,581
$54,727,911
$46,396,330
2003
$7,218,214
$48,598,778
$41,950,671
2001
$6,744,757
$47,961,389
$41,216,632
2000
$6,591,617
$46,744,751
$39,533,829
1998
$5,893,773
$41,720,463
$35,826,690
1997
$5,585,350
$39,960,964
$34,375,614
1996
$5,487,460
$37,529,737
$34,921,064
1995
$5,051,095
$38,587,070
$33,535,975
1994
$4,864,472
$36,596,593
$31,732,121
1993
$4,852,663
$34,283,584
$29,430,921
1992
$4,588,604
$34,310,518
$29,721,914
1990
$4,355,823
$32,720,167
$28,364,344
1989
$4,092,869
$29,419,299
$25,326,430
1988
$3,722,607
$27,089,518
$23,366,911
1987
$3,727,681
$26,585,392
$22,857,711
1986
$3,782,282
$26,774,907
$22,992,625
1985
$3,263,640
$26,273,627
$23,009,987
1984
$3,843,056
$25,028,537
$21,185,481
1983
$2,604,569
$22,811,215
$20,206,646
1982
$2,703,521
$21,303,543
$18,600,022
1980
$2,835,695
$19,283,859
$16,448,164