Statistics

 

BWA collects statistics annually and reports the figures representing December 31 of the year when the last set of statistics was received from 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)
2012 197 38,750
Baptist Evangelical Church in Angola
(Igreja Evangélica Baptista em Angola)
2009 314 9,400

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

2012 47 3,260
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)
2011 87 12,111
Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi 2010 203 35,650
Cameroon      
Cameroon Baptist Convention 2012 1,026 105,615
Native Baptist Church of Cameroon
(Eglise Baptiste Camerounaise)
2012 130 15,000
Union of Baptist Churches in Cameroon
(Union des Eglises Baptistes du Cameroun)
2004 376 48,050
Central African Republic      
Association of Baptist Churches of the Central African Republic
(Association des Eglises Baptistes Evangelique en Centrafrique)
2010 315 62,625
Baptist Churches Union (UEB)
(Union des Eglises Baptistes)
2010 64 14,000
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) 
2012 30 2,900
Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA)
Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l'Afrique)
2012 615 163,105
Baptist Community of the Congo River (CBCF)
(Communauté Baptiste du Flueve Congo)       
2012 2,601 1,104,008
Baptist Community of Western Congo (CBCO) 2004 600 385,000
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Congo (CBECO)(Convention Baptiste Evangélique du Congo) 2010 21 2,715
Community of Autonomous Baptist Churches Wamba-Bakali
(Communauté des Eglises Baptistes Autonome Entre Wamba-akali)                                       
2010 140 90,000
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)       
2012 126 11,685
Ethiopia      
Baptist Evangelical Association of Ethiopia 2004 51 8,009
Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church
(Yethiopia Addis Kidan Ketimiqawti Betkirisetiyan)
2012 90 15,000
Gambia      
Baptist Union in the Gambia 2004 5 479
Ghana      
Ghana Baptist Convention 2012 1,679 133,246
Ivory Coast      
Meridional Evangelical Churches in Ivory Coast
(Englises Evangelise Meridionales en Cote D'Iviore)
2000 100 10,000
Kenya      
Baptist Convention of Kenya 2012 3,044 588,097
Liberia      
Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc. 2006 270 72,000
Madagascar      
Association of Bible Baptist Churches in Madagascar 2004 55 3,000
Malawi      
African Baptist Assembly, Malawi, Inc. 2012 800 72,000
Baptist Convention of Malawi 2012 1,400 45,000
Evangelical Baptist Church of Malawi 2004 300 19,000
Mozambique      
Baptist Convention of Mozambique
(Convenção Baptista de Moçambique) 
2010 130 40,000
Namibia      
Baptist Convention of Namibia 2004 49 3,500
Nigeria      
Mambilla Baptist Convention 2011 261 26,184
Nigerian Baptist Convention 2011 10,000 3,500,000
Rwanda      
Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda
(Association des Eglises Baptistes au Rwanda)  
2012 189 40,000
Community of Christian Churches in Africa (CECA)(Communauté des Eglises Chretiénnes en Afrique) 2012 181 50,343
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 2012 180 21,526
South Africa      
Baptist Association of South Africa 2012 25 2,000
Baptist Convention of South Africa 2012 152 23,700
Baptist Mission of South Africa 2004 13 2,300
Baptist Union of Southern Africa 2012 624 42,029
South Sudan      
Baptist Convention of South Sudan 2012 127 806
Sudan      
Sudan Interior Church 2005 218 39,240
Tanzania      
Baptist Convention of Tanzania 2004 3,100 489,000
Togo      
Togo Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste du Togo)           
2012 360 42,000
Uganda      
Baptist Union of Uganda 2009 2,000 1,500,000
Uganda Baptist Convention 2010 406 28,593
Zambia      
Baptist Convention of Zambia 2011 648 75,000
Baptist Fellowship of Zambia 2010 1,400 110,000
Baptist Union of Zambia 2011 946 63,000
Zimbabwe      
Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe 2012 220 3,000
Baptist Union of Zimbabwe 2012 67 5,494
National Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe 2010 65 8,920
United Baptist Church of Zimbabwe 2012 128 14,330
Totals for Africa   38,636 9,917,038

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ASIA PACIFIC

 

 

Year

Churches

Members

Australia

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Australia

2012

958

62,286

Bangladesh

 

 

 

Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship

2012

480

34,890

Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha

2012

365

17,238

Garo Baptist Convention, Bangladesh

2010

154

12,340

Cambodia

 

 

 

Cambodia Baptist Union

2012

440

18,504

Fiji

 

 

 

Fiji Baptist Convention

2004

14

1,600

Hong Kong

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Hong Kong

2012

161

100,009

India

 

 

 

Assam Baptist Convention                               (Axom Baptist Convention)   

2012

648

31,384

Baptist Church of Mizoram                               (Mizoram Baptist Kohhran)             

2011

537

103,397

Baptist Union of North India

2012

400

42,500

Bengal Baptist Union

2012

176

17,200

Bengal Orissa Bihar Baptist Churches Association (BOBBCA)

2009

105

21,000

Bengal Orissa Bihar Baptist Convention
(membership under review)

2002

70

13,990

Convention of Baptist Churches of the Northern Circars

2004

255

165,400

Evangelical Baptist Convention of India

2012

153

33,529

Garo Baptist Convention of India

2012

2,407

266,087

India Association of General Baptists

2004

121

10,300

India Baptist Convention

2012

80

8,000

Karbi Hill Baptist Convention                           (Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention)

2012

311

30,393

Karnataka Baptist Convention

2012

685

56,950

Lairam Jesus Christ Baptist Church

2012

97

16,450

Lower Assam Baptist Union

2010

300

41,000

Maharashtra Baptist Society

2012

203

10,575

Manipur Baptist Convention

2011

1,272

182,572

Nagaland Baptist Church Council

2012

1,536

545,799

North Bank Baptist Christian Association

2012

1,028

74,372

Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade (OBEC)

2008

3,865

405,000

Samavesam of Telegu Baptist Churches (membership under review)

1995

893

475,639

Tripura Baptist Christian Union

2012

800

85,434

Indonesia

 

 

 

Convention of Indonesian Baptist Churches   (Kerapatan Gereja Baptis Indonesia)       

2007

149

9,976

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

2011

280

90,000

Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches           (Gabungan Gereja Baptis Indonesia)         

2012

260

42,000

Japan

 

 

 

Japan Baptist Conference

2004

11

476

Japan Baptist Convention

2012

326

16,434

Japan Baptist Union

2012

73

4,034

Okinawa Baptist Convention

2012

38

3,404

Korea

 

 

 

Korea Baptist Convention

2012

2,725

600,000

Macau

 

 

 

Macau Baptist Association

2004

6

750

Malaysia

 

 

 

Malaysia Baptist Convention                     (Perhimpunan Baptis Malaysia)   

2012

179

25,988

Myanmar

 

 

 

Myanmar Baptist Convention

2012

4,929

913,939

Self Supporting Kayin Baptist Mission Society

2012

95

13,775

Nepal

 

 

 

Nepal Baptist Church Council

2012

130

16,000

New Zealand

 

 

 

Baptist Union of New Zealand

2012

243

23,350

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea, Inc.

2010

465

80,000

Philippines

 

 

 

Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.

2006

354

26,906

Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.

2007

1,000

300,000

Convention of Visayas and Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches

2004

889

52,166

General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.

2009

247

9,323

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.

2009

361

41,895

Singapore

 

 

 

Singapore Baptist Convention

2009

36

10,000

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Baptist Union
(Sri Lanka Sangamaya)   

2012

25

6,050

Taiwan

 

 

 

Chinese Baptist Convention

2010

212

37,426

Thailand

 

 

 

12th District of Church of Christ in Thailand

2007

130

10,615

Thailand Baptist Convention

2012

92

12,239

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))  

2012

464

30,000

Totals for Asia Pacific

 

32,477

5,296,278

 

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CARIBBEAN

  Year Churches Members
Antigua and Barbuda       
Antigua Baptist Association  2010¹ 4 250
Bahamas       
National Baptist Missionary and Education Convention  2011 272 75,083
Barbados       
Barbados Baptist Convention  2006 2 400
Belize      
Baptist Association of Belize  2010¹ 56 350
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
Guyana       
Baptist Convention of Guyana 2012 25 2,460
Haiti       
Association of Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti (ASEBACH)
Mission Baptiste Conservatrice d'Haiti) 
2012 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        2012 330 40,000
Trinidad & Tobago       
Baptist Union of Trinidad and Tobago  2012 22 3,600
Turks and Caicos Islands      
Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union 2012 13 611
Totals for the Caribbean     2,704 356,653
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)  2012 376 45,982
Honduras       
National Convention of Baptist Churches in Honduras                                       (Convención Nacional de Iglesias Bautistas de Honduras) 2012 400 18,000
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) 2009² 206 25,000
Panama       
Baptist Convention of Panama                        (Convención Bautista de Panamá) 2012 110 4,518
Totals for Central America    3,016 171,567
2Figures received from UBLA      

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EUROPE

  Year Churches Members
Armenia       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches of Armenia 2012³ 155 4,920
Austria       

Baptist Union of Austria                                       (Bund der Baptistengemeinden In Österreich)

2012 28 1,536
Azerbaijan       
Union ofEvangelical Christians-Baptists of Azerbaijan 2012³ 22 3,000
Belarus       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Belarus  (Союз евангельских христиан баптистов в Республике Беларусь) 2012³ 312 13,884
Belgium       
Union of Baptists Churches in Belgium                (Union des Baptistes en Belgique Unie Van Baptisten in Belgie) 2012 26 1,132
Bosnia and Herzegovina       
Baptist Church in Bosnia/Herzegovina  2012³ 5 200
Bulgaria       
Baptist Union of Bulgaria                                     (Съюз на Евангелските Баптистки Църкви в България)  2012³ 128 5,150
Croatia       
Baptist Union of Croatia       2012³ 48 2,000
Czech Republic       
Baptist Union of the Czech Republic                 (Bratrská jednota baptistů)                               2012 42 2,415
Denmark       
Baptist Union of Denmark                         (Baptistkirken i Danmark)                                 2012 55 5,389
Estonia       
Union of  Free Evangelical & Baptist Churches of Estonia 2012³ 85 6,196
Finland       
Finland Swedish Baptist Union                    (Findlands svenska baptistsamfund)                   2012 18 1,162
Finnish Baptist Union                                        (Suomen Baptistikirkko)                               2012 14 682
France       
Federation of Evangelical Baptist Churches  (Fédération des Eglises Evangéliques Baptistes de France) 2012 116 6,467
Georgia      
Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia            2012³ 72 5,017
Germany       
International Baptist Convention  2012 76 5,928
Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany  (Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.)                                       2012 804 81,769
Hungary       

Baptist Union of Hungary                              (Magyar Rszagi Bpatista Egyhaz)                             

2012 306 11,071
Italy       
Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy(Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d'Italia)                    2012 118 5,903
Latvia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia                  (Latvijas Baptistu draudžu savienība)                     2012 88 6,618
Lithuania       
Baptist Union of Lithuania                     (Lietuvos Evangeliku Baptistu Bendruomeniu Sajunga) 2012³ 8 363
Moldova       
Union of  Christian Evangelical Baptists of Moldova (Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Evanghelice – Baptiste din Moldova)                                     2012³ 482 19,562
Netherlands       
Union of Baptist Churches in the Netherlands(Unie van Baptistengemeenten in Nederland)   2012 77 10,602
Norway       
Baptist Union of Norway                                  (Det Norske Baptistsamfunn)                             2012 94 6,380
Poland       
Baptist Union of Poland                                 (Kościól Chrześcijan Baptystów w RP)                2012 85 5,000
Portugal       
Portuguese Baptist Convention                         (Convenção Baptista Portuguesa)                       2012³ 72 4,800
Romania       
Baptist Union of Romania                               (Uniunea Baptistā din Romania)   2012 1,904 99,021
Hungarian Baptist Convention of Romania 2012 258 8,971
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)  2012³ 1,818 76,070
Serbia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Serbia                  (Savez baptističkih crkava u  Srbiji)                            2012 69 1,980
Union of Christian Baptist Churches in Serbia (Savez Hrišćanskih Bašptističkih Crkava - Srbija)  2012 14 472
Slovakia      
Baptist Union of Slovakia                                  (Bratská Jednota Baptistov)                        2012 24 1,924
Slovenia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Slovenia 2012³ 7 160
Spain       
Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain                      (Unión Evangélica Bautista de España)                                                                     2012 150 11,297
Sweden       

Uniting Church in Sweden
(Equmeniakyrkan)      

2012 192 16,609
Switzerland       
Union of Baptist Churches in Switzerland          (Bund Schweizer Baptistengemeinden)       2012 12 1,057
Ukraine       
All-Ukranian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists                                    (Всеукраинский Союз Церквей Евангельских Христиан-Баптистов)         2012 2,362 121,645
United Kingdom       
Baptist Union of Great Britain        2012 1,994 129,430
Baptist Union of Scotland          2012 167 11,200
Baptist Union of Wales                            (Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru)     2012 406 12,423
Uzbekistan       
Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptists of Uzbekistan  2012³ 60 2,735
Totals for Europe    13,004 728,670
³Figures received from EBF      

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MIDDLE EAST  (members of the European Baptist Federation)

  Year Churches Members
Egypt       
Egyptian Baptist Convention 2012³ 19 2,250
Israel       
Association of Baptist Churches in Israel          2012³ 19 800
Jordan       
Bitmap Jordan Baptist Convention          2012 21 1,250
Lebanon       
Convention of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Lebanon 2012³ 32 1,600
Syria      
Baptist Convention of Syria 2012³ 10 600
Totals for Middle East    101 6,500
³Figures received from EBF      

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NORTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Canada       
Canadian Baptist Ministries        2012 1,003 100,731
Canadian National Baptist Convention 2005 248 11,578
United States of America       
American Baptist Churches in the USA        2012 5,283 1,300,744
Baptist General Association of Virginia       2012 1,405 365,256
Baptist General Convention of Missouri 2012 150 35,000
Baptist General Convention of Texas 2012 5,434 2,170,352
Converge Worldwide     2012 1,157 190,100*
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship          2012 1,800 750,000
Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA & Canada 2009 5 1,000
District of Columbia Baptist Convention 2012 154 25,538
General Association of General Baptists        2008 706 51,806
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA 2012 3,500 1,225,000
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International 2007 12,336 3,106,000
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.           2005 33,000 8,500,000
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America           2004 12,336 3,106,000
North American Baptist Conference         2012 412 70,000
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.           2011 1,200 2,500,000
Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc. 2012 14 950
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada, Ltd.  2012 100 4,500
Union of Latvian Baptists in America                  (Amerikas Latviešu Baptistu Apvienība)            2012 6 150
Totals for North America    68,213 20,808,695
*Received in 2011      

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SOUTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Argentina       
Argentine Baptist Association                            (Asociación Bautista Argentina)                              2012 55 7,200
Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina  (Convención Evangelica Bautista Argentina)                      2012² 822 62,000
Bolivia       
Baptist Convention of Bolivia             (Convención Bautista Boliviana)                         2012² 56 13,314
Bolivian Baptist Union                            (Unión Bautista Boliviana)   2012 266 12,000
Brazil       
Brazilian Baptist Convention                             (Convençáo Batista Brasileira)                          2012² 8,214 1,536,298

Convention of Independent Baptists

(Convenção das Igrejas Batistas Independentes)

2012 436 68,000
National Baptist Convention                             (Convenção Batista Nacional)                             2012 2,831 384,080
Chile       
National Baptist Convention of Chile                (Convención Bautista Nacional De Chile)  2012² 51 2,500
Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Chile (Unión de Iglesias Evangélicas Bautistas de Chile)                 2012 437 54,782
Colombia       
Colombian Baptist Denomination                   (Denominación Bautista Colombiana)             2011² 135 17,000
Ecuador       
Baptist Convention of Ecuador                       (Convención Bautista  Ecuatoriana)                     2012 250 20,000
Paraguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Paraguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista de Paraguay)                                2011² 350 45,000
Peru       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Peru             (Convención Evangélica Bautista del Perú)                                       2012 251 12,019
Uruguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Uruguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista del Uruguay)                                                       2012 80 4,500
Venezuela       
National Baptist Convention of Venezuela   (Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela)                                      2012 563 60,200
Totals for South America    14,797 2,298,893
                        2Figures received from UBLA      

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TOTALS

TOTAL Countries 121
TOTAL Member Bodies 228
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2012 172,948 39,584,294
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2011 168,060 39,999,373

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