Photo gallery: Scenes from the Georgia Baptist evangelism conference at First Baptist Conyers


CONYERS, Ga. —  More than 400 pastors and other Christian leaders gathered at First Baptist Church in Conyers for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Called to Witness evangelism conference Sunday and Monday. The state's Southern Baptist churches have seen huge gains in the area of evangelism in the past year, surpassing 20,000 baptisms for the first time since 2017.  Steve Foster, a Georgia Baptist Mission Board evangelism consultant, said the numbers released Friday represent a more than 30% increase  in baptisms in 2023 and a more than 90% increase since 2020.