As of Dec. 31, 2008, The United Methodist Church had approximately 11 million professing members and an additional 2.5 million baptized members in Africa, Europe, the U.S. and the Philippines. Compared to 10 years earlier, professing membership globally has increased more than 14% or by more than 1.38 million; baptized membership has risen nearly 27%, by more than 500,000.
Africa Central 374,090
West Africa* 1,636,815
Central and Southern Europe 16,162
Northern Europe and Eurasia 15,560
United States 7,774,420
* Includes the addition of the 660,000-member Methodist Church of the Ivory Coast in 2005.