The Evangelical Congregational Church

The Evangelical Congregational Church

Evangelical Congregational Church Center
100 W. Park Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067
United States

Attesting Officer
Kevin Henry
Controller


Media Contact
Chairman, National Conference, Frederick Moury, Jr.

40.3717877, -76.3059072


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
1977
28,840
0
0
28,840
161
1976
28,886
0
0
28,886
161
1975
29,636
0
0
29,636
161
1974
29,331
0
0
29,331
160
1973
29,434
0
0
29,434
160
1972
29,682
0
0
29,682
160
1971
29,652
0
0
29,652
161
1969
29,582
0
0
29,582
160
1968
29,239
0
0
29,239
159
1967
29,458
0
0
29,458
161
1966
29,744
0
0
29,744
163
1965
0
0
0
29,968
163
1964
0
0
0
30,117
164
1963
0
0
0
30,172
165
1962
0
0
0
30,056
164
1961
0
0
0
29,968
164
1960
0
0
0
29,938
164
1959
0
0
0
29,676
163
1958
0
0
0
29,380
165
1957
0
0
0
29,199
169
1956
0
0
0
28,994
167
1955
0
0
0
28,546
167
1954
0
0
0
28,455
168
1953
0
0
0
28,450
166
1952
0
0
0
28,157
162
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1977
134
0
0
187
1976
132
0
0
184
1975
129
0
0
177
1974
105
0
0
162
1973
126
0
0
187
1972
124
0
0
173
1971
142
0
0
187
1969
103
0
0
142
1968
109
0
0
147
1967
113
0
0
154
1966
136
0
0
156
1965
151
0
0
151
1964
154
0
0
150
1963
160
0
0
166
1962
164
0
0
153
1961
155
0
0
166
1960
166
0
0
140
1959
152
0
0
137
1958
152
0
0
140
1957
136
0
0
145
1956
138
0
0
126
1955
161
0
0
129
1954
161
0
0
168
1953
130
0
0
149
1952
126
0
0
147
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1972
159
0
0
28,311
1971
160
0
0
27,394
1969
160
0
0
29,784
1968
159
0
0
30,112
1967
161
0
0
27,552
1966
163
0
0
31,733
1965
145
3,942
28,585
32,527
1964
164
3,934
29,182
33,116
1963
164
3,944
29,878
33,822
1962
164
3,954
30,669
34,623
1961
166
3,851
30,730
34,581
1960
165
3,880
30,716
34,596
1959
163
3,884
31,656
35,540
1958
166
3,780
31,639
35,419
1957
168
3,757
31,463
35,220
1956
167
3,728
31,131
34,859
1955
165
3,610
30,900
34,510
1954
166
3,515
30,996
34,511
1953
164
3,505
27,122
30,627
1952
163
3,462
30,689
34,151
1951
163
3,385
30,490
33,875
1950
163
3,407
30,411
33,818
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1977
$1,132,782
$5,993,718
$4,860,936
1976
$1,068,134
$5,571,238
$4,503,104
1975
$1,009,726
$5,192,374
$4,182,648
1974
$896,828
$4,825,609
$3,928,781
1973
$798,968
$4,268,858
$3,469,890
1972
$742,292
$4,305,804
$3,563,512
1971
$646,187
$3,648,054
$3,001,867
1969
$627,732
$3,288,406
$2,660,674
1968
$610,056
$3,074,816
$2,464,760
1964
$0
$2,688,057
$0
1963
$0
$2,688,056
$0
1962
$0
$2,558,630
$0
1961
$0
$2,729,888
$0
1960
$0
$2,717,623
$0
1959
$0
$2,270,787
$0
1958
$0
$2,527,543
$0
1957
$0
$2,472,097
$0
1953
$427,646
$1,747,897
$1,320,251
1952
$427,646
$1,747,897
$1,320,251
1951
$207,610
$1,313,622
$1,106,012
1950
$0
$1,221,622
$0