Some facts about the Southern Baptist Convention


SIZE:

The SBC consists of 47,272 churches with a total membership of about 15.2 million. Weekly attendance at worship services is about 5.2 million. Each church is a self-governing congregation that makes its own decisions on staffing, budget and programs.

DIVERSITY:

According to the latest SBC figures, 39,094 of the churches are predominantly white, 3,228 predominantly African-American, and 2,103 predominantly Hispanic. There are also churches for Korean, Native American, Chinese and other ethnic communities.

INSTITUTIONS:

The SBC oversees extensive missionary programs in the U.S. and abroad and operates six seminaries with a total enrollment of more than 21,000.

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