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According to the World Christian Encyclopedia (year 2000 version), global Christianity had 33,820 denominations with 3,445,000 congregations/churches composed of 1,888 million affiliated Christians.
  • Here are only a few offshoots of Christianity:
  • Catholic 1,050,000,000
  • Orthodox/Eastern Christian 240,000,000
  • African indigenous sects (AICs) 110,000,000
  • Pentecostal 105,000,000
  • Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United 75,000,000
  • Anglican 73,000,000
  • Baptist 70,000,000
  • Methodist 70,000,000
  • Lutheran 64,000,000
  • Jehovah's Witnesses 14,800,000
  • Adventist 12,000,000
  • Latter Day Saints 12,500,000
  • Apostolic/New Apostolic 10,000,000
  • Stone-Campbell ("Restoration Movement") 5,400,000
  • New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.) 1,500,000
  • Brethren (incl. Plymouth) 1,500,000
  • Mennonite 1,250,000
  • Friends (Quakers) 300,000



The primary classes of Christians are:


  • Protestant
  • Lutheran (Minor Exception)
  • Presbyterian
  • Methodist
  • Anabaptist
  • Baptists
  • Evangelical
  • Pentecostals
  • Brethren
  • Amish
  • Non-Trinitarians
  • Universalists
  • Unitarians
  • Quakers
  • Restorationists
  • Church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons)
  • Jehovahs Witnesses
  • Charismatics
  • Christadelphians
  • Episcopalian
  • Anglicans
  • Catholic "Roman" Catholic (Western Rite Catholicism)
  • Sedevacantists
  • Eastern Orthodox (under the Patriarch of constantinople)
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Russian Orthodox
  • Serbian Orthodox
  • Coptic (Under pope
  • Gnostic or Esoteric Christianity





The differences between these groups are vast, and the list of denominations that i have provided is by no means complete. There were at one time believed to be near 100,000 different denominations of Christianity, each of which fell mostly into one of these groups.
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