South St. Louis County is dotted with buildings of worship that represent many faith communities. Its residents have the opportunity to worship with any of more than 20 different denominations. Protestant churches in the area provide active ministries to adults and youth, and operate several schools. Likewise, Catholic churches in South County supplement their worship activities with parochial schools for parishioners. The spires that reach to the heavens above South County represent a strong and vibrant worship community.