Pray for: Barbados

Flag for Barbados

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Bridgetown
Population: 282,309
% Urban: 31.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 17.1 %
Official Language: English. Bajan is a distinctive Barbadian creole based on English and widely spoken in informal settings
Languages: 3
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 77.6 yrs (62/236)
HDI Ranking: 70 / 189
% Christian: 94.9 %
% Evangelical: 34.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.9 %
People Groups: 5
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Barbados

Tier: 1

Type: country

Since settlement in 1627, Barbados has been Christian. But despite overwhelming religious profession and a large number of evangelicals, real commitment to the lordship of Jesus is the exception rather than the rule. Materialism, spreading theological liberalism, decreasing church attendance, increased violence and crime are all symptoms of spiritual decline. Pray for the Spirit’s renewal and for the Church in Barbados to reawaken.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.