Free Methodist Church in Canada

Free Methodist Church in Canada

4315 Village Centre C
Mississauga ON L4Z 1S2
Canada

Attesting Officer
Dan Sheffield
Dir. Of Global and Intercultural Studies


43.6016489, -79.6410831


The Free Methodist Church was founded in New York in 1860 and expanded into Canada in 1880. It is Methodist in doctrine, evangelical in ministry and emphasizes the teaching of holiness of life through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Free Methodist Church in Canada was incorporated in 1927 after the establishment of a Canadian Executive Board. In 1959 the Holiness Movement Church merged with the Free Methodist Church. Full autonomy for the Canadian church was realized in 1990 with the formation of a Canadian General Conference. Mississauga, Ontario, continues to be the location of the Canadian Headquarters.

The Free Methodist Church ministers in 80 countries through its World Ministries Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2009
7,696
11,417
0
7,696
147
2003
7,603
12,914
0
7,603
149
2002
7,502
13,267
0
7,502
140
2000
6,930
12,374
0
6,930
136
1998
6,444
0
4,952
11,396
128
1996
5,360
0
0
5,360
129
1993
5,926
0
1,260
7,186
146
1989
0
0
0
7,479
147
1988
5,282
0
2,208
7,490
142
1986
5,329
0
1,536
6,865
133
1985
5,315
0
1,646
6,961
125
1984
5,349
0
1,725
7,074
127
1983
5,026
0
1,651
6,677
129
1982
4,867
0
1,560
6,427
128
1981
4,756
0
1,612
6,368
125
1980
4,896
0
1,482
6,378
128
1978
4,600
0
1,351
5,951
125
1977
4,410
0
1,253
5,663
125
1976
4,324
0
1,200
5,524
125
1975
3,948
0
1,095
5,043
126
1974
3,846
0
1,018
4,864
124
1973
3,818
0
983
4,801
124
1970
0
0
0
9,000
175
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2009
120
67
23
210
2003
123
67
33
223
2002
124
68
34
226
2000
123
69
46
238
1998
145
0
0
245
1996
158
0
0
271
1993
0
0
0
254
1989
132
0
0
235
1988
172
0
0
228
1986
126
0
0
214
1985
114
0
0
211
1984
102
0
0
216
1983
111
0
0
210
1982
103
0
0
208
1981
127
0
0
203
1980
101
0
0
200
1978
97
0
0
191
1977
123
0
0
181
1976
105
0
0
178
1975
198
0
0
198
1974
0
0
0
173
1973
0
0
0
170
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2003
0
0
0
5,955
2002
0
0
0
4,020
1993
127
0
0
9,014
1988
142
0
0
9,687
1986
133
0
0
9,538
1985
119
0
0
9,886
1984
121
0
0
10,163
1983
125
0
0
11,493
1982
122
0
0
11,489
1981
123
0
0
11,840
1980
126
0
0
11,096
1978
0
0
0
11,068
1977
125
0
0
11,425
1976
124
0
0
10,810
1975
123
0
0
11,380
1974
124
0
0
10,959
1973
123
0
0
11,445
1970
0
0
0
10,500
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2009
$2,853,899
$18,502,437
$15,648,538
2003
$0
$14,331,942
$12,892,061
2002
$0
$14,666,819
$13,252,313
1998
$2,252,004
$3,177,707
$925,703
1996
$2,252,004
$3,177,707
$925,703
1985
$2,052,952
$7,890,357
$5,837,405
1984
$1,510,592
$6,637,164
$5,126,572
1983
$1,459,914
$6,282,807
$4,822,893
1982
$1,374,954
$5,949,605
$4,574,651
1981
$1,201,258
$5,406,446
$4,205,188
1980
$1,034,581
$4,571,424
$3,536,843
1978
$861,608
$3,387,955
$2,526,347
1977
$532,133
$3,101,445
$2,569,312
1976
$491,821
$2,765,122
$2,273,301
1975
$857,658
$2,813,648
$1,955,990
1974
$649,864
$2,214,253
$1,564,389