Monday, August 27, 2012

"How Many Baptist Church College Ministers?"

For different reasons, the question is often asked, "How many Baptist churches have full time college ministers?". The official Baptist figure turned in by Baptist churches is 270. But, what we find is many of those are full time staff members who have some college ministry responsibility, which may be as little as 10% of total job.

In conversations with those who do college ministry for State Conventions, here are the figures we have for "Full time church college minister or the majority of their responsibility" that we know of. As one said, "It's a moving figure that changes daily."
Arkansas 11
Alabama 21
Texas 43
Georgia 20
Kentucky 5
Florida 7
Mississippi 5
Oklahoma 25
Tennessee 15
South Carolina 6

Total 158

Obviously, there are some in some states not listed. If you know of totals in additional states, we would love to hear them.

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