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The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination that was founded in 1845. The headquarters for the Southern Baptist Convention is located in Nashville, TN. Each local congregation is autonomous and responsible for their own way of functioning.

The Southern Baptist Convention consists of approximately 45,010 churches nationwide.*

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Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 244-2355
Official Website:

* Data for number of churches collected in 2009 and used with permission by The Association of Religion Data Archives (; original source: National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.