Southern Baptists are one of the most diverse denominations in America, with more than 9,330 ethnic congregations — almost one in five Southern Baptist congregations. Many ethnic churches — from New Jersey to Oklahoma to Oregon — are excellent examples of what it means to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ with a heart for lost people of any background. Baptist Press offers these five ethnic congregations as snapshots of Southern Baptist diversity and role models of congregational health.
Below is a collection of articles and photo galleries highlighting different ethnicities within the SBC.
ETHNIC CHURCHES: Engaging Native Americans
ETHNIC CHURCHES: Arabic-language congregation reaches lost for Christ
ETHNIC CHURCHES: Unique Thanksgiving meal helps introduce Hmong to Gospel
ETHNIC CHURCHES: Multi-ethnic N.J. congregation shares Gospel worldwide
ETHNIC CHURCHES: Japanese church members live out faith, change lives
Glorieta Baptist Church, Oklahoma City
Evangelical Arabic Church, Nashville, Tenn.
Twin Cities Hmong Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minn.
Bible Church International, Randolph, N.J.
Japanese International Baptist Church, Tigard, Ore.