American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
Denomination type: Baptist Bodies
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: Originally known as the Northern Baptist Convention, this body of Baptist churches changed the name to American Baptist Convention in 1950 with a commitment to hold the name in trust for all Christians of like faith and mind who desire to bear witness to the historical Baptist convictions in a framework of cooperative Protestantism.
In 1972 American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. was adopted as the new name. Although national missionary organizational developments began in 1814 with the establishment of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society and continued with the organization of the American Baptist Publication Society in 1824 and the American Baptist Home Mission Society in 1832, the general denominational body was not formed until 1907. American Baptist work at the local level dates back to the organization by Roger Williams of the First Baptist Church in Providence, R. I. in 1638.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: PO Box 851
Address line 2:
City: Valley Forge
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 19482-0851
Country: United States
Phone: (610)768-2000

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Assoc. Gen'l. Secretary for Mission Resource Development, the Rev. Dr. Leo S. Thorne
Phone: (610)768-2318

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Ms. Maureen Morrissey
Position: ABC Information Systems Coordinator
Phone: (610)768-2312

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 1,308,054
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 1,308,054
Total Churches: 5,366
Average Attendance: 735,528
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 3,055
Other Service to the Church: 859
Retired: 2,200
Total Clergy: 6,114

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 94,849
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 94,849

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $47,881,389.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $241,463,947.00
Total Financial: $28,934,533,600
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures