Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada

Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada

3120 Kennedy Rd.
P.O. Box 1678
Janesville, WI 53547-1678
United States

Attesting Officer
Robert F. Appel
Executive Director


Media Contact
Jeremiah Owen

42.719683, -89.0048989


Seventh Day Baptists emerged during the English Reformation, organizing their first churches in the mid-1600s. The first Seventh Day Baptists of record in America were Stephen and Ann Mumford, who emigrated from England in 1664. Beginning in 1665 several members of the First Baptist Church at Newport, R.I. began observing the seventh day Sabbath, or Saturday. In 1671, five members, together with the Mumfords, formed the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America at Newport.
Beginning about 1700, other Seventh Day Baptist churches were established in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From these three centers, the denomination grew and expanded westward. They founded the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference in 1802.
The organization of the denomination reflects an interest in home and foreign missions, publications and education. Women have been encouraged to participate. From the earliest years religious freedom has been championed for all and the separation of church and state, advocated.
Seventh Day Baptists are members of the Baptist World Alliance and Baptist Joint Committee. The Seventh Day Baptist World Federation has 17 member conferences on six continents.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1964
0
0
0
5,773
65
1963
0
0
0
5,760
65
1962
0
0
0
5,726
61
1961
0
0
0
5,803
61
1960
0
0
0
5,849
61
1957
0
0
0
5,963
60
1956
0
0
0
6,052
61
1955
0
0
0
6,095
62
1954
0
0
0
6,189
66
1953
0
0
0
6,257
65
1952
0
0
0
6,259
61
1951
0
0
0
6,187
60
1950
6,430
0
0
6,430
62
1947
0
0
0
6,462
63
1944
6,581
0
0
6,581
64
1942
6,765
0
0
6,765
66
1940
6,732
0
144
6,876
66
1938
6,889
0
0
6,889
69
1936
6,751
0
0
6,751
64
1929
7,331
0
0
7,331
73
1925
8,183
0
0
8,183
69
1923
7,591
0
0
7,591
70
1922
7,643
0
0
7,643
81
1921
8,044
0
0
8,044
81
1919
8,475
0
0
8,475
80
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1964
47
0
0
73
1963
45
0
0
72
1962
43
0
0
73
1961
40
0
0
72
1960
41
0
0
73
1957
40
0
0
73
1956
43
0
0
72
1955
45
0
0
76
1954
41
0
0
78
1953
31
0
0
66
1952
45
0
0
77
1951
45
0
0
71
1950
40
0
40
80
1947
0
0
0
72
1944
0
0
0
72
1942
0
0
0
72
1940
0
0
0
72
1938
0
0
0
72
1936
0
0
0
72
1929
0
0
0
77
1925
0
0
0
88
1923
0
0
0
108
1922
0
0
0
101
1921
0
0
0
96
1919
0
0
0
64
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1953
44
432
1,700
2,132
1949
64
468
2,351
2,819
1925
85
577
4,521
5,098
1923
72
0
6,091
6,091
1922
76
0
5,398
5,398
1921
72
0
6,377
6,377
1919
71
0
7,458
7,458
1916
66
877
5,005
5,882
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1951
$37,100
$217,844
$180,744
1950
$0
$200,749
$0
1942
$21,282
$94,660
$73,378
1940
$29,789
$111,748
$81,959
1938
$25,736
$96,704
$70,968
1923
$0
$142,440
$0
1922
$0
$130,394
$0
1921
$0
$144,259
$0
1919
$0
$71,974
$0
1917
$0
$67,695
$0