Baptists in The United States

Baptists In The United States

Baptists are the largest Protestant grouping in the United States, and the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with 16 million members. Baptist churches exist in each of the United States today. More than 70% of all Baptists worldwide reside in the United States.

The largest denomination among African Americans is the National Baptist Convention, with 7.5 million members, along with the smaller but more liberal Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC), with over 2000 churches and a total membership of 2.5 million.

There are numerous smaller bodies, some recently organized and others with long histories, such as the Calvinistic Baptists, General Baptists, Primitive Baptists, Old Regulars, Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists, independents, and Seventh Day Baptists. An influential theological faction historically was Landmarkism.

Read more about Baptists In The United States:  History, Organization, Major Baptist Organizations in The U.S., The Oldest Baptist Churches in America, Baptist Image in United States, Bibliography

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