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
1955
0
0
0
84,990
1,007
1954
0
0
0
84,776
1,008
1953
0
0
0
83,307
1,014
1952
0
0
0
81,086
1,026
1950
70,000
0
11,086
81,086
1,035
1947
0
0
0
76,276
1,033
1944
44,786
0
20,198
75,427
1,048
1942
50,814
0
21,777
72,591
1,088
1940
62,353
0
11,004
73,357
1,082
1938
66,452
0
4,087
70,539
1,096
1936
66,410
0
3,864
70,274
1,152
1933
69,516
0
3,823
73,339
1,982
1929
64,767
0
0
64,767
1,189
1925
63,477
0
0
63,477
1,225
1923
65,469
0
0
65,469
1,244
1922
65,425
0
0
65,425
1,273
1921
63,924
0
0
63,924
1,312
1919
64,452
0
0
64,452
1,406
1917
72,052
0
0
72,052
1,317
1916
72,056
0
0
72,056
1,269
1915
62,294
0
0
62,294
1,439
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1953
550
0
0
706
1952
550
0
0
651
1950
506
0
175
681
1947
0
0
0
785
1944
0
0
0
785
1942
0
0
0
785
1940
0
0
0
785
1938
0
0
0
785
1936
0
0
0
785
1933
0
0
0
736
1929
0
0
0
736
1925
0
0
0
750
1923
0
0
0
776
1922
0
0
0
774
1921
0
0
0
749
1919
0
0
0
983
1917
0
0
0
728
1916
0
0
0
728
1915
0
0
0
728
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1954
866
6,500
61,208
67,708
1953
860
6,500
65,000
71,500
1952
831
6,000
54,015
60,015
1950
800
2,400
55,394
57,794
1926
765
0
0
48,052
1923
1,400
0
48,000
48,000
1922
1,200
0
46,000
46,000
1921
400
0
15,000
15,000
1919
909
0
60,049
60,049
1917
909
6,618
53,431
60,049
1916
912
6,613
53,457
60,070
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1919
$0
$674,557
$0
1917
$0
$330,905
$0