The Assemblies of God, one of the nation's largest Pentecostal denominations, opened more than a church a day last year.
In all, 368 new churches opened in 2011, the denomination said. That total marks the second-highest number of church starts since it began keeping reliable statistics in 1965.
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Factoring in church closures, there are now 12,595 Assemblies of God congregations in the country, the highest ever recorded.