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    Take a look around downtown Cleveland and you will see lots of churches—large churches, beautiful churches, historic churches. And, for the most part, empty churches. Forty-two percent of the people in the county that surrounds the city aren’t affiliated with a religious body—Christian or otherwise. Only 5.5 percent of metro Cleveland residents are members of evangelical churches. Despite a Southern Baptist presence in the city for five decades, only eight SBC churches call the city home.
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    Pray For Cleveland

    "Pray that God would raise up the 100 church planters, families and teams we need to saturate our city with the gospel of Jesus." -Jeff Calloway, Cleveland Send City Missionary

  • Fast Facts

    Cleveland Fast Facts 
    Population in Cleveland 
    1.6 million people live in the
    metro Cleveland area (includes Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties)
    SBC Church-Population Ratio
    There is one Southern Baptist Convention church for every 28,854 metro Cleveland residents (Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties).
    Ethnic Diversity
    (67 percent Anglo,  25 percent African American, 5 percent Hispanic, 3 percent Asian/Pacific Islander)  

    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, SBC Annual Church Profile, 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregation & Membership Study
    Statistics are for the Send North America: Cleveland focus area. Compiled by the NAMB Center for Missional Research.