Tri-City Herald: Religion: Yearbook: Catholic, Mormon and Pentecostal churches grow fastest
Yearbook: Catholic, Mormon and Pentecostal churches grow fastest Published Thursday, April 6th, 2006 The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The Assemblies of God, the Mormon church and the Roman Catholic Church were the fastest-growing major denominations in the United States last year, according to the just-released 2006 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.
The Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal church, grew 1.81 percent to just under 2.8 million members. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints increased 1.74 percent to nearly 6 million people. And the Catholic Church, by the far the largest denomination in the United States, grew .83 percent to 67.8 million parishioners