People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

African Americans of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 38,920,000

ROP3 Code: 110444
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Afro-American, Northern
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Jackson, MS - 175,000

African Americans are in every major metro area in the United States with at least 60% of all African Americans in metro areas. Two of the larger populated African American metro areas include ...

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - over 2,000,000

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - almost 1,600,000

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Brief Profile

African American, also known as Black American or Afro-American, make up the second most populated people group in the United States.

African American by state in the USA in 2010

By Ghislain Montvernay (2010 U.S. Census Bureau) [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The vast majority of African Americans adhere to Protestant Christianity. Large numbers follow the Black church which refers to churches that are predominantly African-American congregations. The largest Protestant denomination among African Americans is the Baptists, then followed by Methodists, and Pentecostals. A smaller percentage of African American adhere to Islam.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the evangelical African American Christians to understand and open their hearts to the Great Commission of "go and make disciples of all nations."
  • Pray that God will call out evangelical African American Christians to go cross-culturally engaging the many unreached unengaged people groups both in the United States and abroad.
  • Pray for African Americans who have yet responded to the Gospel message and experienced a intimate relationship with a living God through Christ Jesus.


Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.


Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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