Since its organization in 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to mroe than 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 North American missionaries and more than 5,000 international missionaries in more than nations around the world.
The term "Southern Baptist Convention" refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Baptist beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.
For more information about the Southern Baptist Convention, SBC agencies, or SBC matters, visit www.sbc.net or contact the Executive Director.
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