Southern Baptist Convention lost over 1,200 churches in 2022, data shows

The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, lost more than 1,200 member churches in 2022, according to a recent data analysis from LifeWay Research. Of the 50,423 active congregations of the SBC in 2021, 2% were shuttered, while 0.5% either left or were disaffiliated from the Convention by the time data for 2022 was compiled.

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