Sikhism is the 5th largest organized religious faith in the world. While originating in the Punjab of India, it claims 20-30 million followers worldwide. As a monotheistic faith, it was shaped by a series of gurus until passing the authority onto Sikh scriptures. The men are often recognized wearing turbans, and Sikhs believe in one creator, equality, freedom of religion, and community service.
North America is home to as many as a million Sikhs, mostly concentrated in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York City. However, Dallas-Ft. Worth hosts up to 40,000 Sikhs. They are mostly concentrated in Irving, considered the most internationally diverse are of the DFW metroplex, and pockets of Sikhs can also be found in North Dallas suburbs.
Potential disciple-makers who have a heart for engaging unreached peoples – and specifically Sikhs – may look to the DFW Metroplex. The metro area continues to grow rapidly and increase in global diversity, and it is home to a large Punjabi community.