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About the Primitive Methodist Church in the United States of America

Date Founded: 1840

Membership/Number of Clergy:  3,601/70 as of 2010.

Headquarters:  There is no physical headquarters.  Records reside with the current President.

Publications:  The Gleanings


Core Beliefs:  Primitive Methodists believe in the eternal truth and primacy of the Bible, the one Triune God, the Diety of Jesus Christ, the Diety and personality of the Holy Spirit, justification by faith, sanctification by the Holy Spirit, the second coming of Jesus, and bodily resurrection.  A full list of beliefs is at

Short History:  Founded in the US by congregations started as missions of the Primitive Methodist Church in England.  A Western Conference and an Eastern Conference were created through church growth and westward expansion.  The number of conferences waxed and waned and the two remaining were merged in 1975 to form the current church.  Most congregations are found in PA, but there are some in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and New York.

Local Churches:  There are no local churches.  The nearest ones to Louisville are in Northeastern OH.  To find a church, go to this page /directory.html and look at the district names on the left side of the page.  Churches are listed by district.


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