TENNESSEE CHURCHES CITED IN RANKING

By Josie Rabbitt
Baptist Press

Bellevue Baptist Church

Bellevue Baptist Church

NASHVILLE — Twenty Southern Baptist congregations are among the 2016 top 100 fastest growing and largest participating churches in the U.S., with NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C., ranking highest in both categories among Southern Baptists.

In the lists compiled annually in collaboration between Outreach Magazine and LifeWay Christian Resources, NewSpring Church ranks third on the largest participating churches list and eighth among the fastest growing churches named in Outreach’s October issue.

NewSpring, under the leadership of interim senior pastor Clayton King, reported an average attendance of 33,761 and a 21 percent growth of 5,925, according to the list. [Read more…]

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