I need some help if at all possible. I heard a preacher a couple of years ago give some statistics about churches in America closing their doors at a rapid rate. He said something like 2 churches a day in America close their doors for good, due to a number of reasons. I would like to know where I could find statistics like this. I have searched the internet a little bit, but have had no luck in finding the opening/shutting down statistics of churches here in America. I think I am looking in the wrong direction. He also said something to the effect that the normal stay of a Pastor at a Baptist Church is usually around two years. I would really like to know where I could research these things for myself. Is there as webpage out there somewhere with this kind of info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.