Come over to the missions building after chapel on Thursday, March 20 for a free luncheon with Travis Kearns. He will be discussing church planting efforts in Salt Lake and inviting students to come on mission there this fall.
Travis, his wife Staci and their son Jeremiah live in Salt Lake City, Utah. A graduate of North Greenville University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), Travis taught for nearly a decade on the faculty at SBTS, where he served as assistant professor of Christian Worldview and Apologetics and as department coordinator for the Christian Worldview and Apologetics program for Boyce College. His doctoral work focused primarily on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints theology and philosophy. He is a speaker and conference leader, dealing with world religions and new religious movements. He has authored numerous articles and is a contributing author to the forthcoming Baker Dictionary of Cults and Sects. His passion in ministry is seeing unbelievers come to the saving knowledge of Christ and seeing believers come to a love for evangelism and discipleship through the local church. In his spare time, Travis enjoys cycling and all things related to the Clemson Tigers.
FAST FACTS ABOUT SALT LAKE
|Population in Salt Lake City
1.78 million people live in the metro Salt Lake City area.
|SBC Church-Population Ratio
There is one Southern Baptist Convention church for every 43,330 metro Salt Lake City residents.
(77.6 percent Anglo, 1.6 percent African American, 15.1 percent Hispanic or Latino, 3.8 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1.1 percent Native American.)
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, SBC Annual Church Profile, 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregation & Membership Study
Statistics are for the Send North America: Salt Lake City focus area. Compiled by the NAMB Center for Missional Research.
The Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern’s Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.