ATLAS OF GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY 1910 - 2010

Editors: Todd M. Johnson and Kenneth R. Ross 
Edinburg University Press 2009

November 2010


Africa Fact Sheet


Africa as a continent grew from 9.4% Christian in 1910 to 47.9% in 2010.( p. 8)

27% of Muslims live in Africa in 2010, as compared to 18% in 1910. (p. 10)

Most Religious Freedom in 2010 - Top Ten (p. 37)
            #5 Reunion, #6 Lesotho, #7 Namibia, # 9 Benin, #10 Senegal

Greatest Religious Conflict: #3 Sudan     Least Religious Conflict: #2 Togo, #4 Benin (p. 42)

Center of Christian Gravity (p.53)
            AD 33 - Israel   AD 1910 - Spain   AD 2010 - Nigeria's northern border

Evangelical: Top Ten Fastest Percentage Growth 1910 - 2010 (p. 97)
            #1 Rwanda, #2 Ivory Coast, #3 Burkina Faso, #4 Chad, #5 Burundi,
            #7 Central African Republic, #9 Sudan

2010 Evangelical Percentage of Population (99)
            East Africa 14%, West Africa 12.1%, Middle 9.4%, Southern 9.0%, Northern 1.1%

Pentecostals (p. 100 - 102))
            The main contributor to the reshaping of Christianity from a predominantly western to a predominantly non-western phenomenon during the twentieth century.
            Over the past 100 years, the Renewalist (Pentecostal) movement has grown at almost     five times the rate of global Christianity.

Future of Global Christianity (p. 105)
            Global Christianity will either live or die as a whole depending on its success in    worldwide evangelization.
            Top Ten fastest percentage growth 2010 - 2050
                        #3 Liberia - 3.09%, #5 Benin - 2.94%, #7 Niger - 2.89%, #8 Chad - 2.83%,
                        #9 Burundi - 2.83%, Burkina Faso - 2.79%

Countries with the most Christians, 2050 (p. 107)
            #5 Nigeria - 139,000,000, #9 Ethiopia - 112, 046,00

North American Missionaries in 2010 working in Africa: 40% or 53,100
2010

Population of Africa - 1,032,012,000

Percentage of population Christian - 47.9% or 494,668,000

Evangelicals - 10.1% or 104,475,000

Pentecostals - 15.8% or 162,664,000

They separate the Pentecostals and Charismatics from the Evangelicals, and place the African Independent (indigenous) Churches within the Pentecostal/Charismatic ranks. 

This stat indicates that Pentecostals and Evangelicals combined represent 25.9% of the 47.9% Christians in Africa - slightly over half of the Christian population.

Drawn from pages 96 - 112.