Ky. sends most messengers to SBC sessions in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Kentucky Baptists sent the largest number of messengers, 861, of the 8,600 who attended the June 15-16 Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Other leading states were Tennessee with 778 messengers, Georgia with 624, Indiana with 568 and North Carolina with 567, according to figures compiled by SBC Registration Secretary Jim Wells from the 147th session of the 159-year-old convention.

The number of messengers registering online was 4,907 (57 percent), up from 40 percent last year.

The final messenger count of 8,600 represented 49 states. Last year's registration total in Phoenix was 7,077.

For Indianapolis, state-by-state numbers were: Alaska, 8; Alabama, 497; Arkansas, 259; Arizona, 34; California, 144; Colorado, 39; Connecticut, 3; District of Columbia, 11; Delaware, 6; Florida, 545; Georgia, 624; Hawaii, 13; Iowa, 15; Idaho, 12; Illinois, 376; Indiana, 568; Kansas, 59; Kentucky, 861; Louisiana, 176; Massachusetts, 9; Maryland, 100; Maine, 1; Michigan, 100; Minnesota, 3; Missouri, 389; Mississippi, 338; Nebraska, 3; North Carolina, 567; North Dakota, 4; New Hampshire, 9; New Jersey, 18; New Mexico, 45; New York, 58; Nevada, 21; Ohio, 358; Oklahoma, 212; Oregon, 11; Pennsylvania, 37; Rhode Island, 2; South Carolina, 401; South Dakota, 2; Tennessee, 778; Texas, 438; Utah, 14; Virginia, 299; Washington, 24; Wisconsin, 9; West Virginia, 66; Wyoming, 7.


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