By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Tennessee Baptist churches baptize 23,499 new believers in 2014
BRENTWOOD — For the second year in a row, baptisms have increased in the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
As of March 26, 2,603 churches reported a total of 23,499 baptisms in 2014. Churches can continue to send in their numbers throughout the year so the number could actually increase.
It is the largest number of baptisms recorded by TBC churches since 2010 when baptisms fell from more than 23,900 in 2009 to 21,472. In 2013, TBC churches reported 21,979 baptisms. [Read more…]