Year Unit African Membership World Church Membership
1900 Matabeleland Mission N/A
South Africa Conference 425
1900 Total 425 75,767
1910 East African Missions (European Union Conference) 100
South African Union Conference 931
West African Mission 162
1910 Total 1,193 104,526
1920 African Division 2,705 185,450
1930 African Division 14,995
West African Missions (Northern European Division) 1,659 (also lists 1,359)
East African Union Mission (Northern European Division) 3,272
Ethiopian Union Mission (Northern European Division) 229
French Equatorial Missions (Southern European Division) 443
1930 Total 20,598 314,253
1940 Southern African Division 32,289
Tanganyika Mission (Central European Division) 3,020
French Equitorial African Mission (Northern European Division) 35
Gold Coast Union Mission (Northern European Division) 1,159
Kenya Union Mission (Northern European Division) 5,706
Liberian Mission (Northern European Division) 137
Nigerian Union Mission (Northern European Division) 3,355
Sierra Leone Mission (Northern European Division) 501
Central Uganda Mission (Northern European Division) 274
Eastern Uganda Mission (Northern European Division) 112
Nchwanga Mission (Northern European Division) 77
Indian Ocean Union Mission (Southern European Division) 1,188
Ethiopian Mission (Southern European Division) 423
Equatorial African Mission (Southern European Division) 363
1940 Total 48,639 504,752
1950 Southern African Division 75,089
Ethiopian Union Mission (Southern European Division) 854
Angola Union Mission (Southern European Division) – Split with SAD 4,426
French West and Equatorial Africa Union Mission (Southern European Division) 2,365
Indian Ocean Union Mission (Southern European Division) 1,989
Portuguese East African Mission (Southern European Division) 291
West African Union Mission (Unattached Territory) 9,884
1950 Total 94,898 756,812
1960 Southern African Division 188,134
Ethiopian Union Mission (Northern European Division) 3,817
West African Union Mission (Northern European Division) 24,696
Angola Union Mission (Southern European Division) 14,435
Equatorial African Union Mission (Southern European Division) 7,304
Indian Ocean Union Mission (Southern European Division) 4,325
Cape Verde Islands Mission (Southern European Division) 307
Mozambique Mission (Southern European Division) 2,070
West African Mission (Southern European Division) 17
1960 Total 245,105 1,245,125
1970 Trans-Africa Division 217,106
East African Union (Afro-Mideast Division) 82,565
Ethiopian Union Mission (Afro-Mideast Division) 12,884
Tanzania Union (Afro-Mideast Division) 25,245
West Africa Union Mission (Northern European Division) 47,101
Angola Union Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 20,691
Equatorial African Union Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 12,669
Indian Ocean Union Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 7,878
Mozambique Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 11,014
Cape Verde Islands Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 379
Senegal Mission (Trans-Mediterranean Division) 57
1970 Total 437,589 2,051,864
1980 Trans-Africa Division 389,454
East African Union (Afro-Mideast Division) 149,366
Ethiopian Union (Afro-Mideast Division) 31,271
Tanzani Union (Afro-Mideast Division) 42,188
Angola Union Mission (Euro-Afica Division) 51,128
Indian Ocean Union Mission (Euro-Afica Division) 13,483
Mozambique Union Mission (Euro-Afica Division) 24,517
West-Central African Union Mission (Euro-Afica Division) 22,327
Nigeria Union Mission (Northern Europe-West Africa Division) 46,389
West African Union Mission (Northern Europe-West Africa Division) 59,346
1980 Total 829,469 3,480,518
1990 Africa-Indian Ocean Division 839,953
Eastern Africa Division 979,886
Angola Union Mission (Euro-Africa Division) 123,127
Mozambique Union Mission (Euro-Africa Division) 86,658
South African Union Conference (Attached Field) 21,962
Southern Union Mission (Attached Field) 48,582
1990 Total 2,100,168 6,694,880
2000 Africa-Indian Ocean Division 1,490,006
Eastern Africa Division 2,060,376
Southern Africa Union Conference (Attached Union) 84,406
Angola Union Mission (Euro-Africa Division) 212,019
Mozambique Union Mission (Euro-Africa Division) 160,989
2000 Total 4,007,796 11,687,239
2010 East-Central Africa Division 2,648,520
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division 2,683,212
West-Central Africa Division 869,593
2010 Total 6,201,325 19,126,438
2015 East-Central Africa Division 3,225,454
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division 3,514,069
West-Central Africa Division 683,318
2015 Total 7,422,841 19,126,438

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