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Texas is Home to the Most Megachurches

Greater Houston is home to more than forty megachurches – those are Protestant congregations with a sustained attendance of 2,000 or more per week. And among those are some prominent examples: Lakewood Church and Second Baptist Church – two of the ten largest megachurches in the nation, according to a recent study from the Hartford Institute for […]

Greater Houston is home to more than forty megachurches – those are Protestant congregations with a sustained attendance of 2,000 or more per week. And among those are some prominent examples: Lakewood Church and Second Baptist Church – two of the ten largest megachurches in the nation, according to a recent study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. The study takes closer look at the phenomenon of megachurches, their makeup and some of the challenges they face.

To discuss the findings, we’re joined now by Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Hartford Institute.

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