The Southern Baptist Convention, with about 16 million members, is the largest group within the evangelical world, as well as the second-largest faith group in America (behind Catholics).
The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) is a group of congregations, organizations and individual Baptists that support the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the Baptist faith.
Oversees church planting for the Souther Baptist Convention. The web site has information in two areas: The church-planting group, which trains, plans, supports and mentors church planters, and the church-planting “village,” an online resource area.
Has offices in Lombard, Ill. and Roseville, Cali. Family of churches in the U.S. and Canada. Church planting is an emphasis.
The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Richmond, Va., sends missionaries “sharing the good news of Jesus Christ” in Africa.