You probably know Nashville, Tennessee is called “Music City.” But did you know Nashville is home to multiple denomination headquarters and boasts the most churches per capita in the entire nation, with over 700 churches in the city? Even with its history of religion, the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” is slowly coming undone. The city is steeped in tradition and religion and filled with individuals who are religiously lost. The population of Nashville is 643,771, and there are 1.8 million in the metropolitan area!
From Derrick DeLain, Proclamation’s planter and pastor: “When God called us to plant a church we specifically prayed that He would send us to an area that was culturally Christian, growing and influential, and had college students to invest in and send on mission for the glory of God. Nashville has all of that and more! For that reason, we believe that God has called us to root our lives in this city to reach people with the gospel.”
Nashville is the 7th fastest-growing metro area in the USA. (Nashville is projected to hit over 2 million in 2020 and grow by another million people by 2035).
Nashville is a hub for higher education (with over 20 four-year colleges and universities, six community colleges, and 11 vocational and technical schools. There are 120,000 college students in Middle Tennessee).
More than 140 languages are spoken in Metro Schools, and 30 percent of students speak a language other than English at home.