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Cleveland selected as next site for Strategic Focus


ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) - Cleveland was chosen for the North American Mission Board's 2006-07 Strategic Focus City church planting and evangelistic outreach initiative.

Officials with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio and NAMB made the announcement jointly Nov. 11 during the convention's annual meeting.

Cleveland becomes the 10th major city in North America selected as an SFC site, joining Vancouver, British Columbia, also chosen earlier this year as a 2006-07 locale.

Baptist state convention officials in Ohio said they look forward to partnering with Southern Baptist churches across North America to help share the Gospel with the 2.9 million people who call the greater Cleveland area home.