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List of Baptist mega-churches

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by bb_baptist, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. bb_baptist

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    Let's compile a list of Baptist mega-churches (membership over 5,000).

    So far, I've visited the following:

    Second Baptist Church - Houston, Texas - Independent Baptist - 25,000 members
    First Baptist Church - Houston, Texas - Southern Baptist - 21,000 members
    Thomas Road Baptist Church - Lynchburg, Virgina - Southern Baptist - 22,000 members
    First Baptist Church - Dallas, Texas - Southern Baptist - 20,000+ members

    I also know of the following:
    Saddleback Community Church - Mission Viejo, CA - Southern Baptist
    Wooddale Baptist Church - Eden Prarie MN
    River Bend Baptist Church - Austin, TX.

    Do you know of any others?

    [ December 26, 2001: Message edited by: webmaster ]
     
  2. Jamal5000

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    Hey Webmaster,

    Here are two more:

    *New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia, Georgia (Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship/Independent?-25,000 members

    *First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia (SBC)-10,000 members

    *Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana(Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship)-10,000 members

    I'll try to give you some more

    Chao!
    Jamal5000 [​IMG]
     
  3. Jamal5000

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    Here's two more:

    *Prestonwood Baptist Church of Dallas,Texas (Independent?)-15,000

    *First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana (Independent?)-12,000
     
  4. Jonathan

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jamal5000:
    Here's two more:

    *Prestonwood Baptist Church of Dallas,Texas (Independent?)-15,000

    *First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana (Independent?)-12,000
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Both Prestonwood and 2nd Baptist Houston are SBC.
     
  5. bb_baptist

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jonathan:


    Both Prestonwood and 2nd Baptist Houston are SBC.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Are you sure about 2nd Baptist, Jonathan? I read through all their materials and could not find any reference.

    Thanks Jamal.

    Anyone else?
     
  6. rlvaughn

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    Am curious about the current total for First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana? In 1995, they reported 75,000 members to Baptists Around the World by Albert Wardin, p. 444.

    Webmaster, I also think that Second Baptist, Houston, is a SBC church, but I am not positive.
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    First Southern in Del City, OK used to be a Mega church. Not sure what it runs now.

    Do they have to have Baptist in their name or just be baptistic?
     
  8. bb_baptist

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rlvaughn:
    Am curious about the current total for First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana? In 1995, they reported 75,000 members to Baptists Around the World by Albert Wardin, p. 444.

    Webmaster, I also think that Second Baptist, Houston, is a SBC church, but I am not positive.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    75,000??? Hmm.

    At least with Second Baptist Church of Houston, they had 19,010 people attend a worship service during the week I was there (according to their bulletin). Also, 7,972 attended Bible Study and 920 cars parked off campus (campus parking is in the thousands, I suppose - it definitely has more parking than a Wal-Mart or Home Depot) [​IMG]
     
  9. wilshine

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    Second Baptist in Houston is SBC

    Don't think they would have been expecting Ed Young to speak at the SBC convention if he had been Independant.
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    You can see their mission statement atSecond Baptist
    The main link isSecond

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  10. SaggyWoman

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    Fellowship Church, which is in the DFW metroplex, would probably be a mega church. Ed Young Jr. is there. .. . SBC ties like the church where his father pastors, (second Baptist church in houston)
     
  11. bb_baptist

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    Thanks. Second Baptist is SBC.

    Can anyone provide the links to the others?
     
  12. Ernie Brazee

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    So what is the point?

    Ernie
     
  13. bb_baptist

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ernie Brazee:
    So what is the point?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I like to be accurate [​IMG] In the opening post, I said they were IFB.
     
  14. SaggyWoman

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    Is NPCC Baptist?

    Quote from their site: "Currently, North Point Community Church has over 9,000 adults participating in two morning worship services, of which 2,200 are members."

    Does this mean they only have 2,200 members?
     
  16. SaggyWoman

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    Well, maybe they are Baptistic. Andy Stanley, son of Charles Stanley, has been a Baptist pastor in the past, and having visited there, it is so baptistic, it is baptistic. But I am not sure that I have seen ANYTHING that has carried a baptist logo.
     
  17. Bob Alkire

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    Bellevue Baptist ,Memphis,Tn.SBC 20,000? Adrain Rogers is the pastor
    First Baptist Jacksonville,Fl. SBC 10,000? Jerry Vine Pastor
    First Baptist Orlando,Fl. SBC 5,000?
    Just to add a few.

    [ January 01, 2002: Message edited by: Bob Alkire ]
     
  18. bb_baptist

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    Bob, do you know of any others?
     
  19. dfd2

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    webmaster,

    Check out this database of megachurches, youll find numerous baptist churches that have over 5,000 with there coresponding denom affiliation as well. It does take a while to load though.
    htp://www.hartfordinstitute.org/org/faith_megachurches_database_states.html
     
  20. bb_baptist

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    Thanks for the excellent link!
     
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