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Gwinnett named on 'Ministry-Minded Cities' list

Gwinnett County has made it onto another top 10 list.

This time, it’s “ConventionSouth’s” 2014 List of the “South’s Top 10 Ministry-Minded Cities.”

“It is with great honor to recognize Gwinnett County as one of ten ‘Ministry-Minded Cities’ from across the South,” said ConventionSouth Editor and Associate Publisher Marlane Bundock. “From its memorable churches to its family friendly, warm and uplifting atmosphere, Gwinnett County especially stands out as a destination for faith-based organizations. Meeting planners from across the country who are seeking a destination where true Southern hospitality makes their attendees feel safe, welcomed and inspired will find that Gwinnett County is an excellent option for their religious meetings and events.”

The list is made up of 10 cities from across the South that were selected based on in-depth research that focused on a family friendly environment, small town charm and ease of assisting religious organizations.

Gwinnett is home to the Georgia Baptist Convention headquarters, John C. Maxwell Leadership Institute, Catalyst Convention headquarters and several mega churches like 12Stone, Hebron and Victory World Church.

The county also plays host for many faith-based events each year including Catalyst, Women of Faith, Jehovah’s Witness and Orange Conference. This year, Gwinnett welcomed more than 10,000 Hindu youths to the BAPS Swaminaryan Mandir in Lilburn during July 2013.

“Ross Powell, our director of sales, works very hard to continue to bring in faith-based groups throughout the county,” said Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett. “This year alone Explore Gwinnett welcomed over 30,000 visitors to the county for faith-related events and meetings.”

To see the complete list, visit www.pinterest.com/conventionsouth.