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)

2015

314

9,400

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

2017

58

3,916

Benin

 

 

 

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

2016*

301

8,143

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

2017

1,529

218,230

Native Baptist Church of Cameroon
(Eglise Baptiste Camerounaise)

2016

135

16,000

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)

2016

464

62,455

Baptist Churches Union (UEB)
(Union des Eglises Baptistes)

2016

68

14,400

Baptist Evangelical Community in Central Africa (CEBAC)

2016

168

14,400

Evangelical Baptist Church of the Central African Republic
(Eglise Evangélique Baptiste)

2016

245

64,000

Fraternal Union of Baptist Churches
(Union Fraternelle des Eglises Baptistes)

2004

152

45,600

Chad

     

Baptist Evangelical Church of Chad
(Eglise Baptiste Evangelique du Tchad)

2016

5

121

Congo, Democratic Republic of

 

 

 

Baptist Church of Congo
(Eglise Baptiste au Congo) 

2017

72

13,785

Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA)
(Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l'Afrique)

2017

687

183,524

Baptist Community of the Congo River (CBCF)
(Communauté Baptiste du Flueve Congo)       

2016*

2,601

1,717,688

Baptist Community of the Faithful in Africa
(CBFA) (Communauté Baptiste des Fideles en Afrique)

2016

352

43,452

Baptist Community of Western Congo (CBCO)

2016*

960

2,527,440

Baptist Evangelical Convention of Congo (CBECO)(Convention Baptiste Evangélique du Congo)

2017

25

3,413

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) 

2017

482

102,843

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)       

2017

200

23,000

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)

2017

137

41,000

Gambia

 

 

 

Baptist Union in the Gambia

2017

10

710

Ghana

 

 

 

Ghana Baptist Convention

2017

1,831

309,940

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.

2017

275

55,230

Madagascar

 

 

 

Association of Bible Baptist Churches in Madagascar
(Fivondronan'ny Fiangonana Batista Biblika eto Madagasikara) 

2017

419

9,961

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) 

2016

200

75,000

Namibia

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Namibia

2016

45

8,849

Nigeria

 

 

 

Mambilla Baptist Convention

2015

290

36,100

Nigerian Baptist Convention

2016*

13,000

7,000,000

Rwanda

 

 

 

Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda
(Association des Eglises Baptistes au Rwanda)  

2016

203

48,127

Community of Christian Churches in Africa (CECA)
(Communauté des Eglises Chretiénnes en Afrique)

2015

198

51,814

Reformed Baptist Convention in Rwanda

2017*

147

644,363

Union of Baptist Churches in Rwanda

2004

120

257,613

Sierra Leone

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone

2017

50

28,212

South Africa

 

 

 

Baptist Association of South Africa

2015

25

2,000

Baptist Convention of South Africa

2017

178

30,000

Baptist Mission of South Africa

2016

10

900

Baptist Union of Southern Africa

2017

610

48,000

South Sudan

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of South Sudan

2017*

192

11,520

Faith Evangelical Baptist Church

2016

126

11,000

Sudan

 

 

 

Sudan Interior Church

2017

300

35,000

Tanzania

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Tanzania

2017

1,300

2,660,000

Togo

 

 

 

Togo Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste du Togo)           

2016*

400

22,000

Uganda

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Uganda

2017

1,750

421,600

Uganda Baptist Convention

2014

502

36,008

Zambia

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Zambia

2017

923

134,640

Baptist Fellowship of Zambia

2015

2,000

180,000

Baptist Union of Zambia

2017

1,150

170,000

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe

2016

380

40,000

Baptist Union of Zimbabwe

2016

68

5,348

Evangelical Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe

2016

52

6,700

National Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe

2017

36

4,440

United Baptist Church of Zimbabwe

2017

140

11,243

Totals for Africa

 

43,857

18,929,416

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ASIA PACIFIC

 

Year

Churches

Members

Australia

 

   

Baptist Union of Australia

201

991

69,671

Bangladesh

     

Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship

2017

527

51,000

Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha

2017

375

24,249

Garo Baptist Convention, Bangladesh

2017

157

12,850

Cambodia

     

Cambodia Baptist Union

2017

548

22,891

Fiji

 

 

 

Fiji Baptist Convention

2017

19

952

Hong Kong

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Hong Kong

2017

164

114,016

India

 

 

 

Arunachal Baptist Church Council

2017

1,150

122,880

Assam Baptist Convention
(Axom Baptist Convention)   

2017

860

35,389

Baptist Churches Council Of Eastern India

2017

126

25,000

Baptist Church of Mizoram
(Mizoram Baptist Kohhran)             

2017

677

120,460

Baptist Union of North India

2016

54

15,700

Bengal Baptist Union

2017

137

7,552

Convention of Baptist Churches of the Northern Circars

2004

255

165,400

Evangelical Baptist Convention of India

2017

237

39,045

Garo Baptist Convention of India

2017

230

314,390

India Association of General Baptists

2004

121

10,300

India Baptist Convention

2012

80

8,000

Karbi Hill Baptist Convention
(Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention)

2017

331

34,479

Karnataka Baptist Convention

2015

830

68,800

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

2017

110

18,570

Lower Assam Baptist Union

2017

327

37,654

Maharashtra Baptist Society

2016

321

10,245

Manipur Baptist Convention

2015

1,303

196,217

Nagaland Baptist Church Council

2016

1,615

610,825

North Bank Baptist Christian Association

2016

1,136

88,976

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

2017

943

70,604

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)

2016*

310

70,000

Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches
(Gabungan Gereja Baptis Indonesia)         

2017

648

45,450

Japan

 

 

 

Japan Baptist Conference

2004

11

476

Japan Baptist Convention

2017

323

14,433

Japan Baptist Union

2017

69

3,603

Okinawa Baptist Convention

2016

37

2,554

Korea

 

 

 

Korea Baptist Convention

2017

3,299

520,000

Macau

 

 

 

Macau Baptist Association

2004

6

750

Malaysia

 

 

 

Malaysia Baptist Convention
(Perhimpunan Baptis Malaysia)   

2017

185

29,771

Myanmar

 

 

 

Myanmar Baptist Convention

2017

5,126

999,316

Self Supporting Kayin Baptist Mission Society

2013

95

13,861

Nepal

 

 

 

Nepal Baptist Church Council

2017

248

19,000

New Zealand

 

 

 

Baptist Union of New Zealand

2017

238

21,687

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea, Inc.

2017*

480

82,000

Philippines

 

 

 

Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.

2013

430

35,000

Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.

2017*

1,079

600,000

Convention of Visayas and Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches

2013

1,700

200,000

General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.

2016*

275

18,000

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.

2016

508

49,501

Singapore

 

 

 

Singapore Baptist Convention

2016

37

10,000

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Baptist Union
(Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya)   

2017

32

6,183

Taiwan

 

 

 

Chinese Baptist Convention

2010

212

37,426

Thailand

 

 

 

12th District of Church of Christ in Thailand

2007

130

10,615

Thailand Baptist Convention

2014

169

22,440

Thailand Karen Baptist Convention

2016

203

38,877

Thailand Lahu Baptist Convention

2016

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

 

34,530

5,070,578

 

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CARIBBEAN

  Year Churches Members
Antigua and Barbuda       
Antigua Baptist Association  2010¹ 4 250
Bahamas       
National Baptist Missionary and Education Convention  2017 400 78,000
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)
2016 42 2,511
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 2017 5 510
Guyana       
Baptist Convention of Guyana 2016 27 2,106
Haiti       
Association of Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti (ASEBACH)
(Mission Baptiste Conservatrice d'Haiti) 
2017 360 22,400
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        2017 338 40,200
St. Vincent and the Grenadines      
St. Vincent Baptist Convention 2017 6 1,500
Trinidad and Tobago       
Baptist Union of Trinidad and Tobago  2016 23 3,876
Turks and Caicos Islands      
Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union, Inc. 2016 13 645
Totals for the Caribbean     2,854 367,367
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)
2016 60 2,500
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) 
2017 425 53,056
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)
2016 290 75,000
Panama       
Baptist Convention of Panama
(Convención Bautista de Panamá)
2012 110 4,518
Totals for Central America    3,349 232,714
2Figures received from UBLA      

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EUROPE

  Year Churches Members
Armenia       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches of Armenia 2017³ 155 4,920
Austria       

Baptist Union of Austria
(Bund der Baptistengemeinden in Österreich)

2017 33 2,272
Azerbaijan       
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Azerbaijan 2017³ 22 3,000
Belarus       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Belarus
(Союз евангельских христиан баптистов в Республике Беларусь)
2016 282 12,669
Belgium       
Union of Baptist Churches in Belgium
(Union des Baptistes en Belgique) (Unie Van Baptisten in Belgie)
2017 25 1,525
Bosnia and Herzegovina       
Baptist Church in Bosnia/Herzegovina  2017³ 5 200
Bulgaria       
Baptist Union of Bulgaria
(Съюз на Евангелските Баптистки Църкви в България) 
2017³ 128 5,150
Croatia       
Baptist Union of Croatia       2017³ 48 2,000
Czech Republic       
Baptist Union of the Czech Republic
(Bratrská jednota baptistů)                              
2017 45 2,483
Denmark       
Baptist Union of Denmark
(Baptistkirken i Danmark)                                
2017 53 5,183
Estonia       
Union of  Free Evangelical & Baptist Churches of Estonia 2017 84 6,489
Finland       
Finland Swedish Baptist Union                   
(Findlands svenska baptistsamfund)                  
2017 15 1,126
Finnish Baptist Union
(Suomen Baptistikirkko)                              
2017 15 830
France       
Federation of Evangelical Baptist Churches
(Fédération des Eglises Evangéliques Baptistes de France)
2017 108 6,132
Georgia      
Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia            2017 39 1,020
Germany       
International Baptist Convention  2017 63 6,076
Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany
(Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.)
2017 802 82,357
Hungary       

Baptist Union of Hungary                             
(Magyarországi Baptista Egyház)

2016 302 11,731
Italy       
Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy
(Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d'Italia)
2017 117 4,300
Latvia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia
(Latvijas Baptistu draudžu savienība)
2017 90 6,468
Lithuania       
Baptist Union of Lithuania                    
(Lietuvos Evangeliku Baptistu Bendruomeniu Sajunga)
2016 8 267
Moldova       
Union of  Christian Evangelical Baptists of Moldova
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Evanghelice – Baptiste din Moldova)                                    
2016 376 18,382
Netherlands       
Union of Baptist Churches in the Netherlands
(Unie van Baptistengemeenten in Nederland)  
2017 82 10,220
Norway       
Baptist Union of Norway                                 
(Det Norske Baptistsamfunn)                            
2016 98 6,424
Poland       
Baptist Union of Poland                                
(Kościól Chrześcijan Baptystów w RP)               
2017 96 5,243
Portugal       
Portuguese Baptist Convention
(Convenção Baptista Portuguesa)                      
2017 74 4,284
Romania       
Baptist Union of Romania
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Baptiste din România)  
2017 1,614 84,915

Hungarian Baptist Convention of Romania         (Romániai Magyar Baptista Gyülekezetek Szövetsége)

2017³ 247 8,954
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)
2017³ 1,818 76,070
Serbia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Serbia                 
(Savez baptističkih crkava u Srbiji)
2017 66 1,900
Union of Christian Baptist Churches in Serbia
(Savez Hrišćanskih Bašptističkih Crkava - Srbija) 
2017 16 312
Slovakia      
Baptist Union of Slovakia
(Bratská Jednota Baptistov)                       
2016 24 1,858
Slovenia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Slovenia
(Zveza Baptisticnih Cerkva V Republiki Sloveniji)
2017³ 7 160
Spain       
Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain
(Unión Evangélica Bautista de España)
2016 104 10,651
Sweden       

Uniting Church in Sweden
(Svenska Baptistsamfundet)

2016 697 63,384
Switzerland      
Swiss Baptist Union        
(Bund Schweizer Baptistengemeinden)      
2016 12 1,048
Turkey      
Turkish Baptist Alliance
(Türk Baptist Kiliseler Birliği)
2017 8 300
Ukraine       
All-Ukranian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists       (Всеукраинский Союз Церквей Евангельских Христиан-Баптистов)         2017 2,600 113,000
United Kingdom       
Baptist Union of Great Britain        2017 1,947 118,673
Baptist Union of Scotland 2017 161 10,854
Baptist Union of Wales                           
(Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru)    
2017 352 9,897
Uzbekistan       
Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptists of Uzbekistan  2017³ 60 2,735
Totals for Europe    13,132 732,038
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          2017³ 19 800
Jordan       
Jordan Baptist Convention 2016 22 1,350
Lebanon       
Convention of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Lebanon 2017³ 32 1,600
Syria      
Baptist Convention of Syria 2017³ 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        2017 997 86,749
Canadian National Baptist Convention 2017 404 23,130
United States of America       
American Baptist Churches USA        2017 5,081 1,158,875
Baptist General Association of Virginia       2017 1,376 614,575
Baptist General Convention of Missouri 2017 150 43,000
Baptist General Convention of Texas 2017 5,347 2,024,997
Chin Baptist Churches USA 2016 109 13,315
Converge Worldwide     2016* 1,312 322,293
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship          2016 1,800 750,000
Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA & Canada 2016 4 700
District of Columbia Baptist Convention 2017 156 40,000
General Association of General Baptists        2017 821 50,365
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA 2016 2,600 1,160,000
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International 2016 12,336 3,106,000
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.           2016 21,145 8,415,100
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America           2004 12,336 3,106,000
North American Baptist Conference         2016 380 50,000
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.           2017 1,200 1,500,000
Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc. 2012 14 950
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada, Ltd.  2017 76 3,000
Union of Latvian Baptists in America
(Amerikas Latviešu Baptistu Apvienība)           
2017 5 104
Zomi Baptist Churches of America 2017 36 3,500
Totals for North America    55,649 19,766,653

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SOUTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Argentina       
Argentine Baptist Association (ABA)
(Asociación Bautista Argentina)                             
2017 64 8,300
Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina  (Convención Evangelica Bautista Argentina)                      2016 670 85,000
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)

2017 700 50,230
National Baptist Convention
(Convenção Batista Nacional)                            
2017 2,846 384,930
Chile       
National Baptist Convention of Chile
(Convención Bautista Nacional De Chile) 
2016 48 2,600
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)             2016 245 18,464
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)                                      
2017 183 13,581
Uruguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Uruguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista del Uruguay)                                                       2017 70 3,200
Venezuela       
National Baptist Convention of Venezuela   (Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela)                                      2017 70 3,200
Totals for South America    15,014 3,395,118
                        2Figures received from UBLA      

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TOTALS

TOTAL Countries and Territories 125
TOTAL Member Bodies 239
*Pending Reconciliation  
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2017 168,491 47,500,324 
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2016 168,885 47,976,960

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