2004 Membership
By Church  
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IN SUM Based on the 408 churches included in the table below, our best available estimate of end 2004 membership currently stands at 104,416, a decline of 23% from the end of 2002.  The data and formulas used to make this estimate can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet or as PDF files (report, notes).
AFRICA
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Cent. Afr. Rep.
Congo
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire
DR Congo
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Kenya
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Maritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
AFRICA SUBTOTAL

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST/PACIFIC
Australia
Australia
Australia
Bahrain
Cambodia
Cambodia
China
China
China
Fiji
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
India
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Israel
Israel
Japan
Korea
Korea
Korea
Korea
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia
Mongolia
Nepal
Nepal
New Zealand
New Zealand
Philippines
Philippines
Philippines
Philippines
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Thailand
Turkey
ASIA/ME/PACIFIC SUBTOTAL

CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
Canada
Alberta
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan
United States
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arizona
Arkansas
Arkansas
California
California
California
California
California
California
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado
Connecticut
Connecticut
D.C.
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Hawaii
Hawaii
Idaho
Idaho
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
Kentucky
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Montana
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
New York
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oregon
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Washington
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wyoming
CANADA AND U.S. SUBTOTAL





Luanda
Cotonou
Gaborone
Ouagadougou
Bujumbura
Bamenda
Douala
Praia
Bangui
Brazzaville
Pointe Noire
Abidjan
Bouake
Yamoussoukro
Kinshasa
Addis Ababa
Libreville
Banjul
Accra
Conakry
Bissau
Eldoret
Nairobi
Maseru
Monrovia
Antananarivo
Blantyre
Port Louis
Maputo
Windhoek
Abuja
Benin
Calabar
Ibadan
Ilorin
Kaduna
Lagos
Onitsha
Port Harcourt
Warri
Kigali
Dakar
Freetown
Cape Town
Durban
Johannesburg
Port Elizabeth
Umtata
Manzini
Arusha
Lome
Kampala
Lusaka
Bulawayo
Harare



Gold Coast
Melbourne
Sydney (a)
Manama
Phnom Penh
Kompong Cham
Hong Kong
Macau
Taiwan
Lautoka
Ahmedabad
AhmedNagar
Aluva (Alwaye)
Bangalore
Bellary
Bombay
Calcutta
Calicut
Chandigarh
Chenganacheri
Cherthala
Cochin
Coimbatore
Coonoor
Dimapur
Gadag
Goa
Guwahati
Hubli
Hyderabad
Kolar Gold Fields
Kottayam
Lucknow
Madras
Madurai
Mangalore
Mysore
New Delhi
Pondicherry
Pune
Quilon
Ranchi
Sivakasi
Solapur
Tanjore
Trichur
Trichy
Trivandrum
Tumkur
Vizag
Denpasar (Bali)
Jakarta
Jayapura
Manado
Medan
Pontianak
Semarang
Surabaya
Yogyakarta
Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
Tokyo (e)
Pusan
Seoul (e)
Taejon (e)
Taegu (e)
Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur
Penang
Ulaanbaatar
Katmandu
Pokhara
Auckland (f)
Christchurch (f)
Baguio City
Cagayan
Dagupan
Laoag
Manila
Singapore
Colombo
Bangkok
Khonkaen
Istanbul




Calgary
Edmonton
Vancouver
Winnipeg
Halifax-Dartmouth
Ottawa
Toronto
Montreal
Regina

Birmingham
Anchorage
Flagstaff
Phoenix
Fayetteville
Little Rock
Fresno
Lancaster
Los Angeles (i)
Sacramento (f)
San Diego
San Francisco (h)
Colorado Springs
Denver
Pueblo (x)
Groton
Hartford
Washington (j)
Gainesville
Jacksonville
Orlando
Miami/S. Florida
Naples/Ft. Myers
Tallahassee
Tampa (e)
Athens (f)
Atlanta (e,k)
Macon
Savannah
Oahu (e)
Maui (f)
Boise
Nampa
Bloomington
Champaign
Chicago
Springfield
Fort Wayne
Indianapolis
Lawrence
Manhattan
Wichita
Lexington
Louisville
New Orleans
Boston (l)
Springfield
Worcester
Detroit (m)
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Jackson
Columbia
Kansas City
Springfield
St. Louis
Bozeman
Missoula (n)
Omaha (e)
Las Vegas
Manchester
Central NJ
Albuquerque
East Hampton
New York City
Syracuse
Charlotte (g)
Fayetteville (p)
Raleigh (e)
Cincinnati (e)
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Eugene
Portland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Providence
Charleston
Columbia
Greenville
Rapid City
Chattanooga
Clarksville (x)
Knoxville
Memphis
Nashville
Amarillo
Austin (q)
College Station
Dallas/Ft. Worth
El Paso
Houston
Killeen, Temple
Lubbock
Rio Grande Valley
San Angelo
San Antonio (e)
Waco
Salt Lake City (f)
Burlington
Charlottesville
Harrisonburg
Norfolk
Northern Virginia (e)
Richmond
Roanoke
Seattle
Spokane
Morgantown
Madison
Milwaukee
Chyenne






2002
73
31
147
31
21
(a)
84
7
33
82
119
1,975
86
(a)
517
41
23
30
470
51
12
158
1,394
14
218
58
57
9
145
32
70
34
22
74
110
10
2,501
14
52
    133
44
16
81
278
104
2,306
100
    116
11
24
107
79
145
52
293
12,694

2002
25
215
441
35
349
18
2,395
24
  541
88
54
(b)
(b)
1,259
(b)
747
100
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
261
226
(b)
(b)
(b)
56
64
(b)
378
(b)
189
34
1,160
(b)
52
(b)
714
(b)
225
(b)
81
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
186
(b)
(b)
107
1,761
75
106
350
89
25
290
29
22
19
1,004
113
1,637
(b)
32
25
427
48
11
80
25
185
34
141
119
74
73
4,366
1,162
74
278
(a)
23
22,721

2002

95
52
246
70
40
66
1,361
137
(a)

133
124
(c)
957
27
72
92
(i)
8,596
338
1,948
2,538
160
982
36
113
266
1,893
191
318
1,079
1,672
50
344
298
(k)
3,810
30
29
612
40
162
(a)
123
215
2,723
55
36
496
68
50
160
36
262
152
3,996
(l)
(l)
463
66
(m)
30
51
419
42
295
(a)
130
100
219
(l)
(o)
215
(o)
5,825
137
589
94
1,246
619
157
139
41
112
90
(a)
262
1,037
157
(l)
182
409
94
(d)
71
32
114
75
593
35
204
40
1,195
81
554
(q)
27
56
(d)
480
(d)
87
44
59
(c)
504
(j)
114
(a)
623
27
45
141
290
46
56,106

2004
80
28
147
26
33
16
119
3
34
79
80
2,002
75
44
613
29
15
28
444
40
8
162
1,275
13
254
55
51
14
96
27
87
40
30
68
98
7
2,132
12
60
    132
46
10
103
283
98
1,670
104
      91
10
18
85
81
136
39
259
11,589

2004
22
174
250
17
285
17
2,078
30
  591
70
28
54
16
1,070
2
459
85
26
12
44
11
146
195
10
5
6
48
29
11
321
13
117
21
818
4
43
28
517
51
158
7
82
4
34
3
17
60
146
7
33
104
1,668
76
131
369
89
24
292
48
20
24
350
87
1,100
20
40
20
370
43
16
69
18
90
20
105
90
63
54
3,364
1,001
68
177
11
19
18,415

2004

77
71
180
57
46
50
1,002
74
7

110
85
25
613
36
40
72
225
5,752
150
1,516
2,103
110
801
-
128
230
(l)
230
330
825
1,388
58
270
300
375
2,000
39
43
450
40
100
20
95
230
2,221
50
28
402
59
40
130
51
225
145
2,317
165
177
334
33
58
22
52
260
38
264
15
159
110
210
216
240
145
13
3,886
113
386
125
1,000
350
125
110
43
65
70
31
223
796
80
240
140
320
70
3
61
-
85
45
425
13
180
27
1,200
55
450
30
15
46
8
370
9
25
31
35
11
476
400
154
27
585
87
24
113
285
29
42,009

Reported
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
11/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04


Reported
12/04
2/05
1/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
1/05
12/04
1/05
1/05
1/05
1/05
1/05
1/05
5/04
12/04
9/04
12/04
1/05
1/05
1/05
12/04
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
9/04
9/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
1/05
12/04


Reported

12/04
2/05
12/04
2/05
2/05
2/05
12/04
12/04
11/04

3/05
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
1/05
1/05
5/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04

12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
10/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
9/04
7/04
12/03
9/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
3/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
5/04
12/04
3/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
2/05
2/05
12/04
2/05
4/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
1/05
12/04
11/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
3/05
5/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
8/04



NOTES RELATED TO NEW CHURCHES NOT LISTED IN 2002
(a) New church planted after 2002. 
(b) These churches are either newly self-governing congregations which were formerly a part of an older church, or are new church plantings.
(c) Membership for these churches was reported as zero at the end of 2002, but they are not new church plantings.
(d) Although this group is not a church planting per se, it meets regularly and is not included in any other congregation's membership. 

NOTES RELATED TO DATA SOURCES
(e) Estimate by a church leader or administrator.
(f) Rough but firsthand estimate.
(g) Estimated from reported attendance, applied at the same attendance-to-membership as 2002 for the month reported.
(h) Data published on a church website or in a bulletin article.

NOTES RELATED TO SPECIFIC CONGREGATIONS
(i) The Antelope Valley Church in Lancaster, California is a newly self-governing congregation, formerly a part of the LACOC. 
(j) In London and Washington, D.C., two large metropolitan churches reorganized as a number of smaller, self-governing congregations. To avoid overstating growth, when any of the resulting descendant congregations are added to this list, the antecedent congregation's full membership is listed for 2002, with no current membership. This does not reflect a total membership loss. Current membership for most of the descendant congregations of the former London church is now available, but only one of the four descendant congregations of the Washington, D.C. church is known.
(k) The Athens church was formerly a part in the Atlanta church. It became self-governing in 2003.
(l) Four groups included in Boston Church of Christ membership up to 2002 are now self-governing congregations: Springfield, MA; Providence, RI; Worcester, MA; and the Granite State Church of Christ, NH.
(m) The Lansing Area Church of Christ was formerly a part of the Detroit Church of Christ. It became self-governing in 2004.
(n) Membership for the Missoula Christian Church includes a small group meeting regularly in Great Falls, Montana. 
(o) The Central NJ Church of Christ and the East Hampton Church of Christ were formerly counted with the NYCCOC.
(p) Membership for the Fayetteville, NC church includes a small group meeting regularly in Jacksonville, NC.
(q) The Heart of Texas Church was formerly a part of the Austin International Church of Christ. 
(r) Membership of the Freeport Church of Christ was formerly reported with the Nassau Church of Christ.
(s) The Santo Domingo church became two churches in 2004, Santo Domingo West and Santo Domingo Orient Region.
(t) Membership of the Bristol International Church of Christ was included with Cardiff, Wales in 2002.
(u) Membership of the Glasgow Church of Christ was included with Edinburgh, Scotland in 2002.

OTHER NOTES
(v) Of these 28 underground churches, four are new plantings since 2002, and two are churches that disbanded since 2002.
(w) For some churches formerly listed as part of the Middle East World Sector, end 2002 membership is unavailable.
(x) This congregation has disbanded or is no longer self-governing. 
EURASIA
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldava
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
EURASIA SUBTOTAL

EUROPE
Albania
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
France
France
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Romania
Romania
Romania
Scotland
Scotland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Wales
EUROPE SUBTOTAL

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN
Argentina
Bahamas
Bahamas
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia
Curacao
Dominican Rep.
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Haiti
Haiti
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
St. Vincent
Suriname
US Virgin Islands
Venezuela
L. AMERICA/CARIBBEAN SUBTOTAL

UNDERGROUND

SUMMARY
Region
Africa
Asia/ME/Pacific
Canada/U.S
Eurasia
Europe
Latin Am./Carib.
Underground
World

*2002 membership is of churches for which we have post-2002 data.


Yerevan
Baku
Gomel
Minsk
Tblisi
Alma-Ata
Bishkek
Chishinev
Barnaul
Chelyabinsk
Erkaterinburg
Kazan
Khabarovsk
Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod
Novosibirsk
Omsk
Perm
Rostov-na-Donu
Samara
St Petersburg
Ufa
Vitebsk
Vladivostok
Volograd
Yaroslavl
Dushanbe
Ashkabad
Dnepropetrovsk 
Donetsk
Kharkov
Kiev
Lvov 
Odessa
Tashkent



Tirana
Sofia
Zagreb
Limassol
Prague
Bristol
Cambridge
Leeds
London (j)
London-East
London-North
London-Northwest
London-Riverside
London-South
London-Southeast
London-West
Manchester
Surrey
Paris (f)
Marseille (v)
Budapest
Reykjavík
Dublin (e)
Belfast
Oslo
Warsaw
Bucharest
Constanza
Giurgiu
Edinburgh (u)
Glasgow
Bratislava
Ljubljana
Madrid
Stockholm
Zurich
Cardiff (t)



Buenos Aires (f)
Freeport
Nassau
Belize City
LaPaz
Santa Cruz
Belo Horizonte (e)
Brasilia
Porto Alegre
Recife
Rio de Janeiro (e)
Salvador
Sao Paulo (e)
Santiago (e)
Bogota
Cali
Medellín
Willemstad
Santiago
Santo Domingo (s)
Guayaquil
Quito
San Salvador
St. Georges
Georgetown
Cap-Haitien
Les Irois
Mapou
Port Au Prince
Kingston
Leon
Mexico City
Monterrey
Pachuca
Tijuana
Queretaro
Managua
Panama City
Asuncion (e)
Lima
Trujillo
Kingstown
Paramaribo
St. Thomas
Caracas


28 Churches (v)


Data Availability
55 churches
84 churches
123 churches
35 churches
36 churches
47 churches
28 churches
408 churches

2002
25
44
(a)
309
44
111
20
128
(a)
51
317
17
36
3,020
84
983
50
20
129
22
729
23
(a)
343
    15
(a)
14
18
80
34
266
3,096
50
  606
68
10,752

2002
107
28
91
(w)
71
(t)
61
38
2,049
(j)
(j)
(j)
(j)
(j)
(j)
(j)
149
(j)
566
35
182
28
84
29
74
71
134
(a)
(a)
77
(u)
29
18
41
153
98
40
4,253

2002
241
(r)
191
27
107
38
488
87
19
67
688
127
3,439
413
1,624
23
46
22
(a)
794
(a)
561
242
21
121
120
(b)
(b)
630
1,266
43
4,090
795
31
385
16
101
93
182
173
(a)
24
49
47
93
17,588

980


  2002*
12,694
22,721
56,106
10,752
4,253
17,588
      980
125,094
2004
39
58
3
214
  53
95
14
96
8
45
286
24
40
2,704
74
822
51
31
129
21
636
23
3
299
     40
5
14
20
72
40
240
2,781
55
  482
48
9,570

2004
80
30
78
8
74
19
32
28
(j)
175
113
158
65
162
119
90
99
19
100
-
148
9
15
28
75
48
120
6
6
49
15
9
8
30
153
100
21
2,289

2004
70
15
145
23
60
52
300
58
11
45
300
80
1,300
400
600
30
47
8
25
633
20
250
165
20
72
160
9
9
435
685
48
4,000
670
41
304
60
122
96
80
90
11
19
60
33
84
11,808

1,041


   2004
11,589
18,415
42,009
9,570
2,289
11,808
  1,041
96,721
Reported
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
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12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
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12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
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12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
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12/04
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12/04


Reported
5/04
12/04
12/04
6/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04

12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
5/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
5/04
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04


Reported
9/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
11/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
9/04
9/04
9/04
2/05
2/05
2/05
2/05
2/05
2/05
12/04
3/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
3/05
9/04
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05
1/05
2/05
9/04
12/04
2/05
12/04
12/04
12/04
2/05


12/04


Change
-9%
-19%
-25%
-11%
-46%
-33%
+6%
-23%