Associational Mission Strategist: Joseph Arnold
Covers Assumption, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Parishes and Grand Isle (which is in Jefferson Parish).
- Major towns are Houma, Thibodaux, Cutoff, Golden Meadow, Napoleonville, Pierre Part
- 233,598 souls reside in Bayou Association.
- 10% of the population, or 24,349, are evangelicals.
- Only 2,676, or 1.2% of the population, attend the 32 SBC churches in these parishes.
- 79,641 or 34% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church. (They’re not all Catholic).
- Nine new SBC churches have been planted in Bayou Association since 2010.
- Church to Population ratio is 1 to 7,237. 50 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 85 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.
Pray for the pastors and churches of Bayou Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members.