The Evangelical Free Church of America

The Evangelical Free Church of America

901 East 78th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55420-1300
United States

Attesting Officer
Jay O. Turner
Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations


Media Contact
Brian Cole

44.8614633, -93.2611129


In October 1884, 27 representatives from Swedish churches met in Boone, Iowa, to establish the Swedish
Evangelical Free Church. In the fall of that same year, two Norwegian-Danish groups began worship and fellowship (in Boston and in Tacoma) and by 1912 had established the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Free Church Association. These two denominations, representing 275 congregations, came together at a merger conference in 1950.
The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of local, autonomous churches across the United States and Canada, blended together by common principles, policies and practices. A 10-point statement of faith addresses the major doctrines but also provides for differences of understanding on minor issues of faith and practice.
International outreach includes 625 missionaries serving in 45 countries.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2008
159,166
356,000
197,000
356,000
1,475
2003
130,000
344,000
220,000
350,000
1,420
1995
124,499
0
118,120
242,619
1,224
1993
122,703
0
103,688
226,391
1,202
1992
117,027
0
97,159
214,186
1,173
1991
0
0
0
192,352
1,087
1990
165,000
0
0
165,000
1,040
1986
0
0
0
95,722
880
1985
90,000
0
0
90,000
838
1984
92,000
0
54,000
146,000
900
1983
81,451
0
29,104
110,555
853
1982
75,600
0
28,300
103,900
805
1979
77,592
0
0
77,592
732
1977
75,000
0
25,000
100,000
621
1971
0
0
0
70,490
562
1970
63,735
0
0
63,735
552
1969
59,041
0
0
59,041
539
1966
50,312
0
0
50,312
517
1965
0
0
0
43,851
438
1962
0
0
0
36,705
483
1960
0
0
0
31,543
468
1958
0
0
0
31,192
368
1957
0
0
0
28,052
362
1956
0
0
0
28,052
412
1955
0
0
0
24,353
312
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2008
1,503
9
689
2,201
2003
2,025
0
708
2,733
1995
1,936
0
0
2,436
1993
1,769
0
0
2,233
1992
1,434
0
0
1,817
1991
0
0
0
1,863
1990
0
0
0
1,795
1986
0
0
0
1,484
1984
1,150
0
0
1,401
1983
1,056
0
0
1,180
1982
930
0
0
1,042
1979
0
0
0
1,218
1977
0
0
0
960
1970
780
0
0
807
1969
501
0
0
762
1966
579
0
0
746
1965
482
0
0
680
1962
461
0
0
581
1960
461
0
0
579
1958
424
0
0
618
1957
377
0
0
531
1956
498
0
0
614
1955
381
0
0
298
1954
320
0
0
485
1953
394
0
0
468
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1984
0
0
0
104,000
1982
810
0
0
100,475
1979
0
0
0
95,160
1970
555
0
0
78,591
1969
541
0
0
80,300
1966
528
0
0
72,375
1965
449
6,971
60,043
67,014
1962
489
6,971
52,612
59,583
1960
487
7,000
65,336
72,336
1958
419
6,705
52,110
58,815
1957
419
6,000
50,000
56,000
1956
418
6,000
40,082
46,082
1955
317
5,790
36,601
42,391
1954
396
5,790
32,395
38,185
1953
360
5,790
33,267
39,057
1952
300
6,246
27,754
34,000
1950
310
6,246
23,754
30,000
1919
99
0
9,582
9,582
1916
99
910
8,672
9,582
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2008
$0
$36,000,000
$0
2003
$0
$24,660,000
$0
1970
$5,869,992
$19,566,643
$13,696,651
1969
$5,701,547
$17,173,517
$11,471,970
1964
$0
$11,133,816
$0
1962
$0
$9,730,996
$0
1961
$0
$12,519,627
$0
1960
$0
$6,991,930
$0
1959
$0
$6,347,394
$0
1958
$0
$5,319,320
$0
1957
$0
$5,046,976
$0
1956
$1,227,846
$4,046,986
$2,819,140
1950
$0
$509,456
$0
1917
$0
$144,303
$0