Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches

Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches

P.O. Box 206
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Edmund G. Cotton
Secretary


Media Contact
Sec., Rev. Edmund G. Cotton

39.7305526, -75.4703142


The churches in this body represent the 1939 separation from the Methodist Protestant Church, when some 50 delegates and pastors (approximately one-third of the Eastern Conference) withdrew to protest the union of the Methodist Protestant Church with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and what they considered the liberal tendencies of those churches. These churches subsequently changed their name to the Bible Protestant Church. In 1985, this group again changed its name to the Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches to more accurately define their position.
As fundamentalists, this group strongly adheres to the historic fundamentals of the faith, including the doctrine of separation. This group accepts a literal view of the Bible and, consequently, accepts premillennial theology and a pre-tribulational rapture.
The churches are currently located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, and California. It is a fellowship of independent Bible and Baptist churches. Baptism, by immersion, and the Lord's Supper, as a memorial, are recognized as ordinances. There are currently 22 churches representing 1200 members. This constituent body is a member of the American Council of Christian Churches.
The Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches owns and operates Tri-State Bible Camp and Conference Center in Montague, New Jersey, oversees a mission board called Fundamental Bible Missions, and conducts a Bible Institute called Fundamental Bible Institute.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2007
980
1,892
780
1,760
20
2004
821
1,208
321
1,208
22
1999
1,125
1,478
0
1,125
22
1998
1,125
0
0
1,125
22
1994
1,343
0
0
1,343
23
1993
1,343
0
0
1,343
23
1992
1,436
0
654
2,090
25
1991
1,482
0
0
1,482
25
1984
0
0
0
1,840
31
1978
0
0
0
2,077
36
1968
0
0
0
2,254
42
1967
2,388
0
0
2,388
42
1966
0
0
0
2,610
43
1965
0
0
0
2,668
37
1962
0
0
0
2,634
42
1961
0
0
0
2,423
47
1960
0
0
0
2,480
49
1959
0
0
0
2,477
37
1955
0
0
0
2,300
39
1954
0
0
0
2,216
37
1953
0
0
0
2,134
34
1952
0
0
0
2,108
33
1944
2,000
0
0
2,000
36
1942
1,870
0
0
1,870
35
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2007
32
5
9
46
2004
33
4
11
48
1999
29
4
13
46
1998
29
0
0
46
1994
35
0
0
42
1993
35
0
0
42
1992
47
0
0
52
1991
36
0
0
48
1984
31
0
0
52
1978
38
0
0
58
1968
33
0
0
59
1967
36
0
0
53
1966
35
0
0
48
1965
30
0
0
49
1962
37
0
0
48
1961
34
0
0
45
1960
35
0
0
42
1959
34
0
0
46
1955
24
0
0
28
1954
40
0
0
36
1953
26
0
0
31
1952
28
0
0
33
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2007
20
0
1,140
1,140
2004
19
0
872
872
1999
22
0
0
1,036
1998
22
0
0
1,036
1994
23
0
0
1,276
1993
23
0
0
1,276
1992
25
0
0
1,351
1991
25
0
0
1,426
1967
42
0
0
4,353
1966
42
0
0
4,569
1965
43
615
3,957
4,572
1962
42
629
4,098
4,727
1961
40
528
4,061
4,589
1960
40
528
4,094
4,622
1959
41
599
4,085
4,684
1955
39
484
3,656
4,140
1954
36
447
3,401
3,848
1953
33
414
3,312
3,726
1952
32
390
2,868
3,258
1944
36
348
2,400
2,748
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2007
$291,700
$1,989,795
$0
2004
$255,583
$1,755,603
$0
1992
$301,057
$2,017,017
$1,715,960
1991
$305,099
$1,862,061
$1,556,962