BOSTON (BP) -- If anyone had looked at a map of Southern Baptist church plants in Boston just 15 years ago, there would have been just two. And the city's spiritual desert extends far beyond just Southern Baptists. According to a Barna Research study from 2017
, of the least-churched cities in America, Boston is fourth (and Springfield, Mass., just an hour and a half away is third).
David Butler, the North American Mission Board's Send City missionary in Boston, says Christians for decades have prayed for new, Bible-believing churches in the city that was once North America's spiritual epicenter. For much of those decades, God seemed slow to respond to the prayers. Read More