Get a glimpse of the largest concentrations of Holiness adherents around the world.
While holiness has been God’s plan from the time of Moses (Leviticus 19:2, among many other passages), holiness denominations are relative newcomers in the world. Even so, there are at least eighteen nations with at least 100 thousand holiness adherents across the world.
The Global Wesleyan Alliance includes a dozen groups that provided some information about their presence in various parts of the world. Combining their information reveals more than one and a half million holiness adherents in the United States. Using information from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census, their greatest population penetration appears to be in the Midwest, the Western Plains, and the Northwest.
Eighteen nations with the largest Holiness presence:
|Congo, Dem. Rep.||103,599|
Not all groups are able to report their presence in each country; these totals are reported publicly by participating groups.
Twelve Holiness groups providing data for these studies:
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A.
Chruch of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Church of the Nazarene
Churches of Christ in Christian Union
Congregational Methodist Church
Evangelical Church, The
Evangelical Methodist Church
Free Methodist Church of North America
International Fellowship of Bible Churches
Missionary Church, The
Wesleyan Church, The
Dale Jones is Director of Research Services for the Church of the Nazarene at the Global Ministry Center.
Holiness Today, Sept/Oct 2017