SALT LAKE CITY—Salt Lake City is more likely to be associated with Mormons than Southern Baptists, but that could change with help from ministry partners in Kentucky.
Of the 2.4 million people living in metropolitan Salt Lake City, a vast majority are either religiously unaffiliated or aligned with the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Only 2.3 percent claim to be affiliated with an evangelical church.
“Though it is hard for many people to believe there is a place in the United States that is basically unreached, Salt Lake City fits that description,” said Travis Kerns, a North American Mission Board Send City missionary.
Kerns said church planters are committed to seeing the gospel presence grow. At present, there is one Southern Baptist church for every 40,994 residents.
“We need Kentucky Baptists that can come alongside the work there and make a gospel impact,” said Doug Williams, missions strategist for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Williams will lead a vision tour Nov. 1-3 with the goal of connecting local churches and associations with ministries in the city.
Kentucky Baptist pastors, directors of missions and missions leaders are invited to join the tour as Salt Lake City church planters share God’s vision for the region.
“God is moving hearts to love Salt Lake City like never before. Partner together with us and let’s watch God work miracles together,” Kerns said.
Learn more about the Salt Lake City Send City Vision Tour and other available tours at www.kybaptist.org/visiontours.