There are 195 assigned senior pastors on this megaregion.
Or, one pastor for 88,717 people (using 2010 population data).
If this number of assigned pastors is maintained, there will be . . .
In 2025, a decrease to one pastor for 110,256 people.
In 2050, a decrease to one pastor for 160,000 people.
Median worship attendance at a church with an assigned pastor is 70, which is higher than other megaregions. For instance, it's 36 in median worship attendance for churches with assigned pastors in the Gulf Coast megaregion.
Median tenure is also longer, closer to eight years; and, about 30% of pastors have been in their assignment less than five years. About the same percentage have been in their assignments more than twelve years.
Half of the female pastors in this megaregion have been assigned since 2013.
There are 44 churches without an assigned senior pastor. It is important to remember that these data represent a snapshot in time.