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Fewer people in Southern Baptist pews
Area churches search for ways to lure in new members
More than 120 people were in attendance Sunday at the Central Baptist Church in Gainesville. The church has a capacity for 600 people, but has not reached that number. - photo by JOSHUA JONES
In its heyday, Central Baptist Church in midtown Gainesville was the largest church in Northeast Georgia. The nearly 90-year-old church has enough room to hold some 600 people. But only about 150 people attend on an average Sunday.