For the 19th consecutive year, the Assemblies of God denomination is reporting growth. It now has more than 2.8 million followers, according to the Annual Church Ministries Report.
The 1.3 percent yearly growth comes in contrast to mainline Protestant denominations and even some evangelical groups. The Southern Baptist Convention reported a rare decline in baptisms this year.
A spokesperson for the Assemblies of God commented that the U.S. population grows 1 percent per year, meaning that Assemblies of God churches are keeping up with and surpassing population growth.
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