"Fastest-Growing Church" – AG News
When Outreach magazine recently named LifePoint Church as the nation’s fastest-growing congregation, the staff and 600-plus volunteers celebrated as part of the church’s annual “dream team” party.
Then the Clarksville, Tennessee, congregation went back to the work of maintaining a welcoming presence for those who don’t know Jesus as Savior, according to Mike R. Burnette, lead pastor.
“It was a surprise — humbling and exciting,” Burnette says of the magazine’s ranking, which included eight AG congregations in its top 30. “But we don’t want that to define us.”
Since reaching nearly 2,000 in Sunday attendance two years ago, the AG church has more than doubled again, thanks in part to baptizing hundreds of converts. This year’s highest Sunday attendance hit 4,550 on Nov. 4…