The Evangelical Congregational Church

The Evangelical Congregational Church

100 W. Park Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067
United States

Attesting Officer
Kevin Henry
Controller


Media Contact
Chairman, National Conference, Frederick Moury, Jr. Evangelical Congregational Church Center

40.371643, -76.3060519


This denomination had its beginning in the movement known as the Evangelical Association, organized by Jacob Albright in 1796. A division which occurred in 1891 in the Evangelical Association resulted in the organization of the United Evangelical Church in 1894. An attempt to heal this division was made in 1922, but a portion of the United Evangelical Church was not satisfied with the plan of merger and remained apart, taking the above name in 1928. This denomination is Wesleyan-Arminian in doctrine, evangelistic in spirit and Methodist in church government, with congregational ownership of local church property.
Congregations are located from New Jersey to Illinois. A denominational center, one retirement village and a seminary are located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Three summer youth camps and three camp meetings continue evangelistic outreach. A worldwide missions movement includes conferences in North East India, Liberia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Japan. The denomination is a member of National Association of Evangelicals.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
17,577
10,180
0
17,577
141
2009
17,834
10,309
0
17,834
139
2008
18,710
10,360
0
18,710
135
2007
19,339
907
0
19,339
139
2003
20,743
12,533
0
20,743
146
2001
21,463
13,867
0
21,463
149
2000
21,939
13,043
0
21,939
145
1998
22,868
0
0
22,868
148
1997
22,957
0
0
22,957
148
1996
23,091
0
0
23,091
148
1995
23,422
0
0
23,422
150
1994
23,504
0
0
23,504
151
1993
23,889
0
0
23,889
152
1990
24,437
0
8,263
32,700
155
1989
24,606
0
10,173
34,779
155
1988
24,980
0
8,338
33,318
156
1987
25,300
0
7,975
33,275
155
1986
25,625
0
15,612
41,237
160
1985
26,016
0
9,568
35,584
159
1984
26,775
0
11,657
38,432
160
1983
27,203
0
12,507
39,710
163
1982
27,405
0
0
27,405
164
1981
27,567
0
0
27,567
161
1980
27,995
0
0
27,995
160
1978
28,459
0
0
28,459
161
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
149
83
23
255
2009
155
78
9
242
2008
152
48
9
209
2007
170
42
9
221
2003
169
72
11
252
2001
168
61
12
241
2000
163
60
11
234
1998
110
74
8
192
1997
99
0
0
184
1996
105
0
0
182
1995
95
0
0
175
1994
107
0
0
183
1993
113
0
0
188
1990
141
0
0
222
1989
122
0
0
199
1988
113
0
0
197
1987
121
0
0
207
1986
122
0
0
211
1985
194
0
0
281
1984
148
0
0
271
1983
127
0
0
207
1982
114
0
0
193
1981
143
0
0
207
1980
135
0
0
197
1978
110
0
0
186
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2001
137
0
0
0
2000
136
0
0
0
1998
144
0
0
13,173
1997
148
0
0
13,173
1996
144
0
0
13,998
1995
148
0
0
15,060
1994
150
0
0
15,933
1993
151
0
0
16,266
1990
153
0
0
17,100
1989
153
0
0
17,461
1988
153
0
0
17,510
1987
156
0
0
18,661
1986
159
0
0
19,029
1985
156
0
0
18,621
1984
156
0
0
20,984
1983
160
0
0
21,778
1982
159
0
0
20,649
1981
149
0
0
22,790
1980
159
0
0
23,078
1978
160
0
0
23,999
1977
157
0
0
25,517
1976
160
0
0
24,827
1975
159
0
0
27,413
1974
158
0
0
25,624
1973
159
0
0
27,580
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2010
$2,037,928
$20,221,005
$18,183,077
2009
$2,042,520
$19,594,243
$17,551,723
2008
$2,077,928
$18,736,646
$16,658,718
2007
$1,941,564
$17,699,986
$16,758,422
2003
$1,980,327
$19,628,647
$17,648,320
2001
$2,011,619
$19,943,821
$17,932,202
2000
$1,982,328
$19,642,119
$17,659,789
1998
$2,820,373
$18,776,582
$15,956,209
1997
$3,460,999
$19,119,453
$15,658,454
1996
$3,273,685
$17,966,293
$14,692,608
1995
$3,301,060
$18,131,514
$14,830,454
1994
$3,269,986
$17,201,395
$13,931,409
1993
$3,259,095
$14,656,805
$11,397,710
1989
$2,676,388
$13,005,280
$10,328,892
1988
$2,742,873
$14,858,635
$12,115,762
1987
$2,436,473
$11,126,451
$8,689,978
1986
$1,399,871
$10,019,579
$8,619,708
1985
$1,777,172
$7,924,585
$6,147,413
1984
$2,019,373
$9,399,552
$7,380,179
1983
$1,891,486
$9,087,769
$7,196,283
1982
$1,734,914
$8,623,521
$6,888,607
1981
$1,724,722
$7,768,409
$6,043,687
1980
$1,517,857
$7,561,544
$6,043,687
1979
$1,454,826
$6,969,660
$5,514,834
1978
$1,257,777
$6,200,809
$4,943,032