Some facts about the Southern Baptist Convention


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.


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.


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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