There’s something for everyone in the city of Pittsburgh. 

A city known for its advancements in industry and infrastructure, Pittsburgh boasts some 446 bridges within its city limits and the largest inland port in the country. Loyal fans of the Penguins, Steelers, Pirates and more know the city as a hub for awards and excellence in sports. As a city rich in tradition, there is no shortage of food, culture, arts and activities in Pittsburgh. In just the past year,BusinessWeek ranked Pittsburgh one of the top places to live and raise a family in America, only adding to its growing reputation as one of the most habitable cities in the Northeast. 

Yet with all this to offer, there is still something missing in the city of Pittsburgh. Though the city is rich in religious tradition, there is a significant lack of healthy, gospel-centered churches working to revive the city in the name of Christ. Currently, there are only 57 SBC churches serving the Pittsburgh population of close to 2.5 million people. With only one church for every 42,890 residents, there simply aren’t enough churches to reach all the lost and seeking people who call Pittsburgh home.

“What this city needs more than anything is a genuine community of Christians who are committed for the long-haul,” says Pittsburgh area church planter, Rob Maine. “There is a need in Pittsburgh for people to come, share the gospel, make disciples and pray that Jesus will do what He promised us in Scripture.” 

In an effort to see this vision become reality in Pittsburgh, planters and partners are encouraged to join the efforts of Send North America: Pittsburgh. As a strategy for church planting and evangelism, Send North America: Pittsburgh exists to mobilize and support church planters in their efforts to start new works and reach the lost in the city. Potential planters wishing to join the movement, or existing churches interested in partnering with planters on the ground in Pittsburgh, can start the process by visiting namb.net and clicking “Send Me.”
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Fast Facts


Population in Pittsburgh

2.4 million people live in the metro Pittsburgh area.


SBC Church-Population Ratio

There is one Southern Baptist Convention church for every 42,890 metro Pittsburgh residents.

Ethnic Diversity

87.6% White
8.3% African American
2.1% Asian & Pacific Islander
1.7% Two or More Races
0.1% Native American
Hispanic Population (all ethnicities): 1.6%