There are many things that the data doesn't say, but I found fascinating LifeWay's evidence for the graying of the SBC annual meeting, posted and analyzed by Ed Stetzer.
As far as independent Baptists go, I've attended one FBF meeting in my life. I was about 30 at the time. It seemed to me that out of 150 or so attendees in the room there were two other people in attendance under the age of 45—the host church youth pastor and the speaker.
Does this mean younger Baptist pastors don't need fellowship or a sense of cooperating in something bigger than themselves? Are they finding it in other types of meetings or public venues? Or are they simply making it happen through new technology and media? I can imagine all sorts of explanations. I'm curious to hear your perspectives.