Jim Perdue is the senior pastor at 2nd Baptist Church in Warner Robins. With a membership count of about 3500 people, 2nd Baptist isn't only the largest church in Warner Robins, but Houston County as well. Jim Perdue says the size of this church provides greater advantages and responsibilities.
Perdue says the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the world... and he thinks one reason is because of the conservative manner in which the religion interprets the Bible.
One religious minority in Georgia, and the U-S as a whole, as Islam, however religious leader Imam Adam Fofana of the Islamic Center of Middle Georgia says the population count isn't what's important.
He adds, people of many religions can relate to Islam, because they recognize many of the same important figures.
He says one reason why Islam may not be catching on in the US is due to the terrorist attacks and violent acts which are claimed to be done in the name of Islam. He says this isn't representative of Muslim values.
When asked if any difficulties come with being the religious minority, Imam Fofana said in the 23 years his congregation has been in the area, they have only encountered acceptance from
While Islam remains a minority religion in Georgia and the United States, a Pew Study predicts the Muslim population will grow about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next 20 years. These estimates however show this population growing mainly in Asia and the Pacific and only increasing by about 0.2% in the US.