Large, beautiful and impressive church buildings with the ability to hold thousands of people are not a rare sight to behold in Nigeria. Here’s a list of the top ten largest churches in Nigeria both according to building size and population of worshippers.
Top 10 Largest Churches In Nigeria
In nutshell, here is the comprehensive list of the top 10 largest churchs in Nigeria;
1. The Redeemed Christian Church Of God
Presently, RCCG is the biggest church in Nigeria. Their auditorium in Lagos-Ibadan expressway can hold over 1 million congregants, having 40,000 hectares of land capacity.
It is a denomination having branches scattered all over Nigeria. Pastored by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, a highly respected man of God, the Redeemed Church is the most populated Pentecostal church in Nigeria.
2. Living Faith Church Worldwide
The Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners, is the second biggest church in Nigeria. Founded by Bishop David Oyedepo in 1983, the church has several branches across the country and beyond.
Winners auditorium, popularly known as Canaanland, located at km 10, Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State, has a 240,000 seating space with 10,500 acres of land and a roof area that has the ability to accommodate 50,000 worshippers. Winners Chapel is the most expensive church in Nigeria.
3. Mountain Of Fire Ministry
Popularly called MFM, the church was founded in 1989 by Dr Daniel K. Olukoya. The church has its auditorium located in an area called Prayer City at kilometre 1, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State. It has a seating capacity of 500,000 with space that can contain 250,000 congregants.
The church, which is popularly known for its deliverance and miracle prayers, has several branches in the nation and across and is listed as the third largest church in Nigeria.
4. The Apostolic Church
The apostolic church was one of the first set of Pentecostal churches, established in Nigeria. Currently headed by Apostle E. S Igwe, The Apostolic Church has its auditorium in Ketu, Lagos. The building took 25 years of construction work and is capable of accommodating 100,000 people at a time.
5. Deeper Life Bible Church
Founded by Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi in 1973, Deeper Life Bible Church is the fourth largest church in Nigeria. The church’s auditorium, located in Gbagada, has a seating capacity of 30,000 and an underground car park that can contain 200 cars at once, its construction costing about 4 billion naira.
Before its construction, Deeper Life headquarter was located at kilometre 42, Olowosedo village, Ogun state, covering about 240 hectares of land. The place is now being used for special programs and retreats.
6. Dunamis International Gospel Centre
This ministry was founded by Dr Paul Idoko Enenche and his wife Dr Becky Enenche in 1996 after receiving an instruction revelation from the Lord.
Dunamis International Gospel Centre has its headquarters in Abuja. This auditorium referred to The Lord’s Garden has the capacity to accommodate 100,000 seated capacity.
7. Christ Embassy Church
Also known as Believers’ Love World, Christ Embassy was founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in 1987. The church which is mostly attended by youths has a lot of branches all over the country. The church’s auditorium in Lagos state can contain over 40,000 worshippers at a time.
8. The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA)
The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, popularly called COZA was established by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo in 1999. The church started in Ilorin but later moved its headquarters to Abuja.
Having one of the biggest church capacities in Nigeria, the church’s auditorium is located in Abuja and can accommodate about 10,000 congregants. COZA is highly reputable as one of the biggest churches in Abuja.
9. The Daystar Christian Centre
Founded by the popular Pastor Sam Adeyemi and his wife Pastor Mrs. Nike amiable in 1995, The Daystar Christian Centre is a fast-growing church. It is one of the reputable churches with a comfy, snug auditorium located in the heart of Lagos. The auditorium has the ability to hold about 6,000 worshippers.
10. Fountain Of Life Church
Fountain of Life church was founded in 1994 by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and his late wife Mrs. Bimbo Odukoya and is one of the top 10 biggest churches in the country. Its auditorium, situated in Ilupeju area of Lagos state can take in about 5,000 congregants at a time.
Note that all the addresses mentioned in this article are the location of the various churches’ headquarters. They have other branches in other parts of the country.
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