List of the largest Protestant churches

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Countries by number of Protestants in 2010
Countries by percentage of Protestants in 2010

This article lists the largest Protestant communions and churches in the world and provides information regarding the membership of these organizations. Shown here are international and national bodies with more than 10 and 5 million members, respectively.

The most numerous eight international bodies account for more than a half of worldwide Protestant population,[note 1] while the most numerous national bodies account for more than 200 of the world's 800 million Protestants.[note 2][1]

List of international bodies with size[edit]

  1. Anglican Communion - 80,000,000[2]
  2. World Communion of Reformed Churches - 80,000,000[3]
  3. World Methodist Council, congregational, presbyterian, reformed and united churches - 75,000,000[4]
  4. Lutheran World Federation - 72,000,000[5]
  5. World Assemblies of God Fellowship, pentecostals - 66,400,000[6]
  6. Baptist World Alliance - 42,000,000[7]
  7. Seventh-day Adventist Church - 18,000,000[8]
  8. International Circle of Faith - 11,000,000[9]

List of national bodies with size[edit]

  1. Church of England — 28,000,000[10]
  2. Eglise du Christ au Congo - 25,500,000[11]
  3. Evangelical Church in Germany — 24,300,000[12]
  4. Three-Self Patriotic Movement — 23,0000,000[13]
  5. Convenção Geral das Assembleias de Deus do Brasil — 22,500,000[14]
  6. Church of Nigeria — 18,000,000[15]
  7. Southern Baptist Convention — 15,980,000[16]
  8. Fangcheng Fellowship — 10,000,000[17]
  9. Church of Uganda — 8,782,821[18]
  10. China Gospel Fellowship — 8,000,000[19]
  11. National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - 7,500,000[20]
  12. Church of Sweden — 6,357,508[21]
  13. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - 6,139,879[22]
  14. Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus — 5,279,822[23]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In this comparison, the Pew Forum's figure of 800 million Protestants is used. Mentioned international bodies together account for some 440 million people.
  2. ^ In this comparison, the Pew Forum's figure of 800 million Protestants is used. Mentioned national bodies account for a little more than 200 million Protestants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pewforum: Christianity (2010)" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ | Anglican Communion
  3. ^ About The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
  4. ^ Member Churches
  5. ^ About the LWF
  6. ^ AG Statistical Reports 2012
  7. ^ Baptist World Alliance
  8. ^ Adventist Church membership passes 18 million member mark
  9. ^ ICOF Colleges & Universities
  10. ^ Church of England statistics 2011
  11. ^ Eglise du Christ au Congo
  12. ^ "Zensus 2011 - Ergebnisse", page 6
  13. ^ Regional Distribution of Christians
  14. ^ http://fronteirafinal.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/assembleia-de-deus-brasil-maior-do-mundo/
  15. ^ Nigerian Anglicans May Control the Future of the Church
  16. ^ http://www.lifeway.com/Article/news-sbc-baptisms-churches-increased-in-2011-membership-declined
  17. ^ God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World
  18. ^ 2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census, Bureau of Statistics (PDF)
  19. ^ Authority of Scripture in China's Underground House Church
  20. ^ About Us - The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  21. ^ Svenska kyrkan i siffror Svenska kyrkan
  22. ^ ELCT Press release: [1]
  23. ^ Brief History