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Southern Baptist Convention

Baptist denomination in the southern parts of the USA

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based Christian denomination. The name Southern Baptist Convention refers both to the denomination and to its annual meeting of members. They split from the northern Baptists in 1845 over the slavery question.

Southern Baptist Convention
MottoReaching the world for Christ.
FormationMay 8-12, 1845
TypeProtestant * Christian
HeadquartersAugusta, Georgia
Websitehttp://www.sbc.net/
Year Membership
1845 350,000
1860 650,000
1875 1,260,000
1890 1,240,000
1905 1,900,000
1920 3,150,000
1935 4,480,000
1950 7,080,000
1965 10,780,000
1980 13,700,000
1995 15,400,000
2000 15,900,000
2005 16,600,000
2015 15,300,000
Source[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Historical Statistics of the U.S. (1976) series H805 (with 2005 estimate from Convention figures) visit http://www.baptisthistory.org/sbaptistbeginnings.htm

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