This statistic is often thrown around, yet I see no sourcing for it. Anyone have some backing for this? I just wonder about this. That's 18,000 pastors per year. That seems a bit high, but it's not unbelievable. Of course, that's not the same as the number of pastors who leave the ministry altogether. I have some old numbers on that. So if anyone has anything newer, I'd like to see that. Thanks.