Statistics

 

BWA collects statistics annually and reports the figures received representing December 31 of the year when the last set of statistics was submitted by a convention/union.

OVERALL TOTAL
Africa - Asia Pacific - Caribbean - Central America - Europe - North America - South America

Country-BWA Member Body-Year/Churches/Members

AFRICA

  Year Churches Members
Angola      
Baptist Convention of Angola
(Convenção Baptista de Angola)
2015 312 33,500
Baptist Evangelical Church in Angola
(Igreja Evangélica Baptista em Angola)
2009 314 9,400

Free Baptist Church in Angola
(Igreja Baptista Livre em Angola)

2015 55 3,745
Benin      

Union of Protestant Baptist Churches in Benin
(Union des Eglises Protestantes Baptistes du Bénin)

2008 600 120,000
Botswana      
Baptist Convention of Botswana 2004 17 657
Burkina Faso      
Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches Burkina Faso
(Union des Eglises Evangeliques Baptiste du Burkina Faso)
2004 60 3,000
Burundi      
Free Baptist Churches of Burundi
(Eglise Baptiste Libre du Burundi)
2015 91 12,087
Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi 2015 230 52,000
Cameroon      
Cameroon Baptist Convention 2015 1,519 117,801
Native Baptist Church of Cameroon
(Eglise Baptiste Camerounaise)
2013 132 15,300
Union of Baptist Churches in Cameroon
(Union des Eglises Baptistes du Cameroun)
2013 525 80,000
Central African Republic      
Association of Baptist Churches of the Central African Republic
(Association des Eglises Baptistes Evangelique en Centrafrique)
2015 452 84,231
Baptist Churches Union (UEB)
(Union des Eglises Baptistes)
2010 64 14,000
Baptist Evangelical Community in Central Africa (CEBAC) 2013 146 46,000
Evangelical Baptist Church of the Central African Republic
(Eglise Evangélique Baptiste)
2012 246 60,000
Fraternal Union of Baptist Churches
(Union Fraternelle des Eglises Baptistes)
2004 152 45,600
Congo, Democratic Republic of      
Baptist Church of Congo
(Eglise Baptiste au Congo) 
2015 57 10,458
Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA)
(Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l'Afrique)
2015 685 183,275
Baptist Community of the Congo River (CBFC)
(Communauté Baptiste du Flueve Congo)       
2015 2,601 1,126,632
Baptist Community of the Faithful in Africa
(Communauté Baptiste des Fideles en Afrique)
2014 223 43,452
Baptist Community of Western Congo (CBCO) 2015 897 2,207,440
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Congo (CBECO)(Convention Baptiste Evangélique du Congo) 2015 23 3,223
Community of Autonomous Baptist Churches Wamba-Bakali
(Communauté des Eglises Baptistes Autonome Entre Wamba-Bakali)
2013 140 45,600
Community of Baptist Churches of Eastern Congo (CEBCE)
(Communauté des Englises Baptistes du Congo-Est) 
2012 423 100,000
Community of Baptist Churches Union of Congo (CUEBC)
(Communauté Union des Eglises Baptistes au Congo)
2010 372 46,321
Community of Baptist Churches in North Congo (CBCN)
(Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord)
2005 371 38,254
Community of United Baptist Churches (CEBU) 2004 59 27,000
Union of Baptist Churches in Congo (UEBCO)
(Union des Eglises Baptises au Congo)       
2015 200 19,760
Ethiopia      
Baptist Evangelical Association of Ethiopia 2004 51 8,009
Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ethiopia 2015 67 41,000
Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church
(Yethiopia Addis Kidan Ketimiqawti Betkirisetiyan)
2015 117 21,000
Gambia      
Baptist Union in the Gambia 2015 8 300
Ghana      
Ghana Baptist Convention 2015 950 300,000
Ivory Coast      
Meridional Evangelical Churches in Ivory Coast
(Englises Evangelise Meridionales en Cote D'Iviore)
2000 100 10,000
Kenya      
Baptist Convention of Kenya 2015 3,252 600,000
Liberia      
Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc. 2015 225 55,000
Madagascar      
Association of Bible Baptist Churches in Madagascar
(Fivondronan'ny Fiangonana Batista Biblika eto Madagasikara) 
2015 161 4,321
Malawi      
African Baptist Assembly, Malawi, Inc. 2012 800 72,000
Baptist Convention of Malawi 2015 1,264 330,000
Evangelical Baptist Church of Malawi 2004 300 19,000
Mozambique      
Baptist Convention of Mozambique
(Convenção Baptista de Moçambique) 
2015 160 60,000
Namibia      
Baptist Convention of Namibia 2015 52 15,000
Nigeria      
Mambilla Baptist Convention 2015 290 36,100
Nigerian Baptist Convention 2015 13,000 5,000,000
Rwanda      
Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda
(Association des Eglises Baptistes au Rwanda)  
2013 189 37,800
Community of Christian Churches in Africa (CECA)
(Communauté des Eglises Chretiénnes en Afrique)
2015 198 51,814
Reformed Baptist Convention in Rwanda 2012 41 17,923
Union of Baptist Churches in Rwanda 2004 120 257,613
Sierra Leone      
Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone 2015 190 25,040
South Africa      
Baptist Association of South Africa 2015 25 2,000
Baptist Convention of South Africa 2015 176 28,000
Baptist Mission of South Africa 2004 13 2,300
Baptist Union of Southern Africa 2013 610 46,531
South Sudan      
Baptist Convention of South Sudan 2012 127 806
Faith Evangelical Baptist Church 2015 106 7,622
Sudan      
Sudan Interior Church 2015 152 43,215
Tanzania      
Baptist Convention of Tanzania 2015 1,250 2,028,000
Togo      
Togo Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste du Togo)           
2012 360 42,000
Uganda      
Baptist Union of Uganda 2015 2,500 2,500,00
Uganda Baptist Convention 2014 502 36,008
Zambia      
Baptist Convention of Zambia 2011 648 75,000
Baptist Fellowship of Zambia 2015 2,000 180,000
Baptist Union of Zambia 2011 946 63,000
Zimbabwe      
Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe 2015 280 30,000
Baptist Union of Zimbabwe 2015 68 5,833
National Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe 2015 36 4,550
United Baptist Church of Zimbabwe 2015 140 116,983
Totals for Africa   42,533 16,625,608

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ASIA PACIFIC

 

Year

Churches

Members

Australia

 

   

Baptist Union of Australia

2015

992

70,762

Bangladesh

     

Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship

2015

502

45,000

Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha

2015

373

23,092

Garo Baptist Convention, Bangladesh

2010

154

12,340

Cambodia

     

Cambodia Baptist Union

2012

440

18,504

Fiji

 

 

 

Fiji Baptist Convention

2015

12

770

Hong Kong

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Hong Kong

2015

163

107,494

India

 

 

 

Arunachal Baptist Church Council

2015

1,024

91,990

Assam Baptist Convention
(Axom Baptist Convention)   

2015

746

35,169

Baptist Church of Mizoram
(Mizoram Baptist Kohhran)             

2015

642

116,687

Baptist Union of North India

2014

53

14,203

Bengal Baptist Union

2015

130

14,000

Bengal Orissa Bihar Baptist Churches Association (BOBBCA)

2009

105

21,000

Convention of Baptist Churches of the Northern Circars

2004

255

165,400

Evangelical Baptist Convention of India

2015

199

36,283

Garo Baptist Convention of India

2015

5,452

295,406

India Association of General Baptists

2004

121

10,300

India Baptist Convention

2012

80

8,000

Karbi Hill Baptist Convention
(Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention)

2015

315

31,746

Karnataka Baptist Convention

2012

685

56,950

Lairam Jesus Christ Baptist Church
(Lairam Isua Krista Baptist Kohhran) 

2015

103

17,766

Lower Assam Baptist Union

2015

320

36,942

Maharashtra Baptist Society

2015

253

9,240

Manipur Baptist Convention

2015

1,303

196,217

Nagaland Baptist Church Council

2015

1,585

586,593

North Bank Baptist Christian Association

2015

1,111

85,901

Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade (OBEC)

2013

3,421

388,577

Samavesam of Telegu Baptist Churches
(membership under review)

1995

893

475,639

Tripura Baptist Christian Union

2015

845

84,795

Indonesia

 

 

 

Convention of Indonesian Baptist Churches
(Kerapatan Gereja-Gereja Baptis Indonesia)       

2007

149

9,976

The Fellowship of Baptist Churches of Papua
(Peresekutuan Gereja-Gereja Baptis Papua)

2015

309

50,000

Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches
(Gabungan Gereja Baptis Indonesia)         

2012

260

42,000

Japan

 

 

 

Japan Baptist Conference

2004

11

476

Japan Baptist Convention

2015

325

15,659

Japan Baptist Union

2015

69

3,796

Okinawa Baptist Convention

2012

37

2,531

Korea

 

 

 

Korea Baptist Convention

2015

3,114

500,000

Macau

 

 

 

Macau Baptist Association

2004

6

750

Malaysia

 

 

 

Malaysia Baptist Convention
(Perhimpunan Baptis Malaysia)   

2015

180

1,352

Myanmar

 

 

 

Myanmar Baptist Convention

2015

5,111

990,416

Self Supporting Kayin Baptist Mission Society

2013

95

13,861

Nepal

 

 

 

Nepal Baptist Church Council

2015

176

18,000

New Zealand

 

 

 

Baptist Union of New Zealand

2015

240

22,715

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea, Inc.

2010

465

80,000

Philippines

 

 

 

Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.

2013

430

35,000

Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.

2015

1,000

300,000

Convention of Visayas and Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches

2013

1,700

200,000

General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.

2009

247

9,323

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.

2015

484

48,541

Singapore

 

 

 

Singapore Baptist Convention

2015

37

10,000

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Baptist Union
(Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya)   

2015

28

5,915

Taiwan

 

 

 

Chinese Baptist Convention

2010

212

37,426

Thailand

 

 

 

12th District of Church of Christ in Thailand

2007

130

10,615

Thailand Baptist Convention

2013

97

12,450

Thailand Karen Baptist Convention

2012

160

27,500

Thailand Lahu Baptist Convention

2012

84

8,194

Vietnam

 

 

 

Baptist Churches in Vietnam (BCV)
(Hoi Thanh Bap-tit Viet Nam (Nam Phuong))  

2015

509

40,000

Totals for Asia Pacific

 

38,014

5,563,252

 

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CARIBBEAN

  Year Churches Members
Antigua and Barbuda       
Antigua Baptist Association  2010¹ 4 250
Bahamas       
National Baptist Missionary and Education Convention  2015 350 123,040
Barbados       
Barbados Baptist Convention  2010¹ 4 250
Belize      
Baptist Association of Belize  2015 49 3,500
Bermuda       
Bermuda Baptist Fellowship  2004 3 330
Cuba       
Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba
(Convención Bautista de Cuba Oriental)
2009 435 30,200
Baptist Convention of Western Cuba
(Convención Bautista de Cuba Occidental)
2011 347 23,089
Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Cuba
(Fraternidad de Iglesias Bautista de Cuba)
2011 43 3,710
Free Will Baptist Convention of Cuba
(Convención Bautista Libre de Cuba)   
2012 43 2,650
Dominican Republic       
Dominican Baptist Convention
(Convención Bautista Dominicana)
2010¹ 5 350
Grenada      
Grenada Baptist Association 2015 7 600
Guyana       
Baptist Convention of Guyana 2013 34 2,050
Haiti       
Association of Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti (ASEBACH)
(Mission Baptiste Conservatrice d'Haiti) 
2015 356 18,570
Connection of Haitian Baptist Churches for Integral Mission (CEBAHMI)
(Connexion des Eglises Baptistes Haitiennes pour la Mision Integrale) 
2012 150 45,000
Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti (MBESH)
(Mission Evangelique Baptiste du Sud d'Haiti) 
2012 488 60,000
Haiti Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste d'Haiti) 
2010¹ 112 50,000
Jamaica      
Jamaica Baptist Union        2015 337 40,000
Trinidad and Tobago       
Baptist Union of Trinidad and Tobago  2015 23 3,876
Turks and Caicos Islands      
Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union, Inc. 2013 13 642
Totals for the Caribbean     2,803 408,110
¹Figures received from CBF      

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CENTRAL AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Costa Rica       
Federation of Baptist Associations of Costa Rica
(Federación de Asociaciones Bautistas de Costa Rica)
2010² 29 2,500
El Salvador       
Baptist Association of El Salvador
(Asociación Bautista de El Salvador)
2011 60 4,427
Baptist Federation of El Salvador
(Federación Bautista de El Salvador)
2009² 35 1,140
Guatemala       
Convention of Baptist Churches in Guatemala
(Convención de Iglesias Bautista de Guatemala) 
2015 402 51,802
Honduras       
National Convention of Baptist Churches in Honduras
(Convención Nacional de Iglesias Bautistas de Honduras)
2015 600 24,000
Mexico       
National Baptist Convention of Mexico
(Convención Nacional Bautista de México)
2011² 1,800 70,000
Nicaragua       
Baptist Convention of Nicaragua
(Convención Bautista de Nicaragua)
2015 290 65,000
Panama       
Baptist Convention of Panama
(Convención Bautista de Panamá)
2012 110 4,518
Totals for Central America    3,326 223,387
2Figures received from UBLA      

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EUROPE

  Year Churches Members
Armenia       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches of Armenia 2015³ 155 4,920
Austria       

Baptist Union of Austria
(Bund der Baptistengemeinden in Österreich)

2015 34 1,900
Azerbaijan       
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Azerbaijan 2015³ 22 3,000
Belarus       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Belarus
(Союз евангельских христиан баптистов в Республике Беларусь)
2015³ 312 13,884
Belgium       
Union of Baptist Churches in Belgium
(Union des Baptistes en Belgique) (Unie Van Baptisten in Belgie)
2015 29 1,333
Bosnia and Herzegovina       
Baptist Church in Bosnia/Herzegovina  2015³ 5 200
Bulgaria       
Baptist Union of Bulgaria
(Съюз на Евангелските Баптистки Църкви в България) 
2015 130 4,800
Croatia       
Baptist Union of Croatia       2015³ 48 2,000
Czech Republic       
Baptist Union of the Czech Republic
(Bratrská jednota baptistů)                              
2015 44 2,417
Denmark       
Baptist Union of Denmark
(Baptistkirken i Danmark)                                
2015 53 5,219
Estonia       
Union of  Free Evangelical & Baptist Churches of Estonia 2015 83 6,372
Finland       
Finland Swedish Baptist Union                   
(Findlands svenska baptistsamfund)                  
2015 16 1,094
Finnish Baptist Union
(Suomen Baptistikirkko)                              
2015 14 848
France       
Federation of Evangelical Baptist Churches
(Fédération des Eglises Evangéliques Baptistes de France)
2015 114 6,221
Georgia      
Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia            2015 39 1,015
Germany       
International Baptist Convention  2015 65 5,320
Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany
(Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.)
2015 797 82,000
Hungary       

Baptist Union of Hungary                             
(Magyarországi Baptista Egyház)

2015 322 11,865
Italy       
Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy
(Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d'Italia)
2015 115 5,750
Latvia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia
(Latvijas Baptistu draudžu savienība)
2015 90 6,491
Lithuania       
Baptist Union of Lithuania                    
(Lietuvos Evangeliku Baptistu Bendruomeniu Sajunga)
2015 8 264
Moldova       
Union of  Christian Evangelical Baptists of Moldova
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Evanghelice – Baptiste din Moldova)                                    
2015³ 482 19,578
Netherlands       
Union of Baptist Churches in the Netherlands
(Unie van Baptistengemeenten in Nederland)  
2015 78 10,397
Norway       
Baptist Union of Norway                                 
(Det Norske Baptistsamfunn)                            
2015 96 6,525
Poland       
Baptist Union of Poland                                
(Kościól Chrześcijan Baptystów w RP)               
2015 96 5,250
Portugal       
Portuguese Baptist Convention
(Convenção Baptista Portuguesa)                      
2015 72 4,168
Romania       
Baptist Union of Romania
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Baptiste din România)  
2015 1,941 97,480
Hungarian Baptist Convention of Romania 2015 255 9,096
Russian Federation       
Euro-Asiatic Federation of Unions of Evangelical Christians-Baptists                                      
(Евро-Азиатская Федерация Союзов евангельских христиан-баптистов)                                              
2005 231 16,530
Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists
(Россиский союз евагельских христиан-баптистов)
2015³ 1,818 76,070
Serbia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Serbia                 
(Savez baptističkih crkava u Srbiji)
2015 31 1,894
Union of Christian Baptist Churches in Serbia
(Savez Hrišćanskih Bašptističkih Crkava - Srbija) 
2015 16 269
Slovakia      
Baptist Union of Slovakia
(Bratská Jednota Baptistov)                       
2015³ 24 1,931
Slovenia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Slovenia
(Zveza Baptisticnih Cerkva V Republiki Sloveniji)
2015³ 7 160
Spain       
Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain
(Unión Evangélica Bautista de España)
2015 102 10,345
Sweden       

Uniting Church in Sweden
(Svenska Baptistsamfundet)

2015 719 64,709
Switzerland      
Union of Swiss Baptist Churches         
(Bund Schweizer Baptistengemeinden)      
2015 12 1,046
Ukraine       
All-Ukranian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists       (Всеукраинский Союз Церквей Евангельских Христиан-Баптистов)         2015 2,301 115,011
United Kingdom       
Baptist Union of Great Britain        2015 1,962 124,252
Baptist Union of Scotland 2015 164 11,000
Baptist Union of Wales                           
(Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru)    
2015 380 10,886
Uzbekistan       
Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptists of Uzbekistan  2015³ 60 2,735
Totals for Europe    13,315 756,245
³Figures received from EBF      

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MIDDLE EAST  (members of the European Baptist Federation)

  Year Churches Members
Egypt       
Egyptian Baptist Convention 2015 23 2,090
Israel       
Association of Baptist Churches in Israel          2015³ 19 800
Jordan       
Jordan Baptist Convention 2015 22 1,350
Lebanon       
Convention of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Lebanon 2015³ 32 1,600
Syria      
Baptist Convention of Syria 2015³ 10 600
Totals for Middle East   106 6,440
³Figures received from EBF      

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NORTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Canada       
Canadian Baptist Ministries        2015 1,005 89,716
Canadian National Baptist Convention 2005 248 11,578
United States of America       
American Baptist Churches USA        2015 5,252 1,196,828
Baptist General Association of Virginia       2015 1,401 614,575
Baptist General Convention of Missouri 2015 150 35,000
Baptist General Convention of Texas 2015 5,318 2,077,289
Chin Baptist Churches USA 2015 98 13,577
Converge Worldwide     2014 1,258 190,000
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship          2015 1,800 750,000
Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA & Canada 2009 5 1,000
District of Columbia Baptist Convention 2015 151 40,000
General Association of General Baptists        2015 855 44,660
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA 2015 2,600 1,140,000
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International 2007 12,336 3,106,000
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.           2014 20,039 8,225,328
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America           2004 12,336 3,106,000
North American Baptist Conference         2015 400 50,000
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.           2015 1,000 1,500,000
Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc. 2012 14 950
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada, Ltd.  2015 120 3,500
Union of Latvian Baptists in America
(Amerikas Latviešu Baptistu Apvienība)           
2015 6 121
Totals for North America    54,356 19,490,122

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SOUTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Argentina       
Argentine Baptist Association (ABA)
(Asociación Bautista Argentina)                             
2015 60 7,800
Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina  (Convención Evangelica Bautista Argentina)                      2013 850 65,000
Bolivia       
Baptist Convention of Bolivia            
(Convención Bautista Boliviana)                        
2014 60 13,000
Bolivian Baptist Union                            
(Unión Bautista Boliviana)  
2015 257 38,550
Brazil       
Brazilian Baptist Convention
(Convençáo Batista Brasileira)                         
2015 8,392 1,618.663

Convention of Independent Baptists
(Convenção das Igrejas Batistas Independentes)

2013 805 68,150
National Baptist Convention
(Convenção Batista Nacional)                            
2013 2,271 400,000
Chile       
National Baptist Convention of Chile
(Convención Bautista Nacional De Chile) 
2015 47 2,500
Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Chile
(Unión de Iglesias Evangélicas Bautistas de Chile)
2013 437 50,000
Colombia       
Colombian Baptist Denomination                   (Denominación Bautista Colombiana)             2011² 135 17,000
Ecuador      
Baptist Convention of Ecuador                       (Convención Bautista  Ecuatoriana)                     2015 229 28,500
Paraguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Paraguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista de Paraguay)                                2014 250 20,000
Peru       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Peru
(Convención Evangélica Bautista del Perú)                                      
2014 163 13,055
Uruguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Uruguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista del Uruguay)                                                       2015 80 3,500
Venezuela       
National Baptist Convention of Venezuela   (Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela)                                      2012 563 60,200
Totals for South America    14,599 2,405,918
                        2Figures received from UBLA      

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TOTALS

TOTAL Countries and Territories 122
TOTAL Member Bodies 235
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2015 169,052 45,479,082
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2014 164,352 36,692,191

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