What are the biggest churches in Nigeria? As we all know Nigeria is one of the most religious countries in the world having the highest number of richest pastors in the world.
Being the most populous country in Africa and the 7th most populous nation in the world it doesn’t get us by surprise. Nigeria has the population so definitely Nigeria would be able to boast of the largest congregation in the world when it comes to religion.
Most of the richest pastors in the world are from Nigeria which translates to their expensive lifestyles like exotic cars, private jets and so many more.
In today’s article, we will talk about the largest churches in Nigeria, the attendance of members of each, the general overseer and every detail you need to know about the biggest churches in Nigeria.
We have many churches in Nigeria, from the old organized ones to the new generation and modern churches of the 21st century. Every church in Nigeria has its own doctrine which makes it differ from any other church, simply by hearing their doctrines you can easily pinpoint the church in question.
Without wasting much of your time, let us quickly show you the list of the top ten largest churches in Nigeria.
TOP 10 BIGGEST CHURCHES IN NIGERIA
Here we list them from the biggest downwards and according to their camp size, number of branches and number of worshippers or members.
#1. THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG)
The Redeemed Christian Church Of God was founded in 1952 by Pa Josiah Akindayomi and the current General overseer is Pastor E.A. Adeboye. RCCG is the biggest church in Nigeria.
RCCG auditorium which is popularly known as the redemption camp is situated on over 40,000 hectares of land which is along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State, the camp alone can accommodate up to 1 million worshippers at once and apart from that, it has it branches scattered all over Nigeria and even abroad.
RCCG camp “Redemption Camp” is one of the top ten biggest church auditoriums in Nigeria with its headquarters is located in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State
The church auditorium known as the Redeem camp covers over 40,000 hectares of land is located at Kilometer 46 along Lagos- Ibadan expressway and it is said to accommodate up to 1 million worshippers.
RCCG is a well-known church in Nigeria and well respected due to the charisma of the General Overseer and the church has over 50,000 members.
#2. LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE
Living Faith Church Worldwide which is generally known as Winners Chapel was founded in 1983 by Bishop David Oyedepo who is the richest Pastor in Africa and also the richest pastor in Nigeria.
Winners Chapel auditorium is known as Canaanland and it is located in Ota Ogun State. Winners Chapel is known to be the most expensive church in Nigeria.
Canaanland has the ability to contain up to 50,000 worshippers and the camp is situated on 10,500 acres of land. The Canaanland is the second largest church in Nigeria and just like the first, Living Faith Church has its church branches all over Nigeria and worldwide.
#3. MOUNTAIN OF FIRE MIRACLES MINISTRY (MFM)
Founded by Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya in 1989, Mountain Of Fire Miracle Ministry (MFM) also made it on our list of top 10 biggest churches in Nigeria.
Popularly called MFM, it has its auditorium “Prayer City” situated in Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State Nigeria.
With a sitting capacity of 500,000 and a covered/roofed space for over 250,000 worshipers, the church is known for various forms of miracles and also has its branches worldwide.
#4. THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH
The Apostolic Church (TAC) was founded in 1918, a branch from Apostolic Church is one of the earliest Pentecostal Church having over 4.5 million members.
The Apostolic Church Camp is located in Ketu in Lagos State, the building took engineers 25 years to complete the construction work and it has the space to contain over 100,000 worshippers at once.
The Apostolic Church is one of the biggest churches we have in Nigeria and has its branches all over Nigeria.
#5. THE DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH
Deeper Christian Life Ministry is a Pentecostal church that was founded in 1973 by Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi.
The church has its international headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria. Deeper Life is one of the largest churches in Nigeria.
Its Camp located in Gbagada in Lagos State boasts of a seating capacity of 30,000 people and it has an underground parking space that can accommodate up to 200 cars at once.
Deeper Life Bible Church auditorium building is estimated to cost up to 4billion Naira and the church has its presence in over 60 countries around the world.
#6. DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTER
Founded in 2018 by Dr Paul Idoko Enenche and his wife Dr. Becky Enenche. The Dunamis International Gospel Center surprisingly made it on the list of biggest churches in Nigeria.
With the fact that the church is new, you will be marveled by the number of the congregation and members this church has.
The church has its auditorium situated in Abuja the capital of Nigeria and is called “The Lords Garden” with 100,000 seating capacity
#7. CHRIST EMBASSY CHURCH
Christ Embassy was founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in 1987 and has since been garnering more members every day. Popularly known as Loveworld Incorporated, the church is loved mostly by youths.
Christ Embassy has its auditorium situated in Lagos State Nigeria and can accommodate 40,000 worshipers at once. The church has its branches all over Nigeria and Worldwide.
You can find a huge number of worshipers of Christ Embassy all over University campuses in Nigeria.
#8. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ZION ASSEMBLY (COZA)
The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA) is a multi-site new generation church that was founded in 1999 by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo. It is a charismatic and pentecostal church.
COZA is based in Abuja and has its campuses in Lagos, Ilorin and Port-Harcourt Nigeria. The church is known to have one of the biggest church capacity in Nigeria, making it on our top 10 list of biggest churches in Nigeria.
The church auditorium can accommodate up to 10,000 worshipers at once and has its branches in Nigeria and in Dubai.
#9. DAYSTAR CHRISTIAN CENTER
Daystar Christian Center started first on live radio and was founded by Pastor Sam Adeyemi and his wife Pastor Mrs. Nike Adeyemi in 1995.
Daystar is one of the fastest-growing churches and has its auditorium which can accommodate up to 6,000 worshipers situated in Lagos State Nigeria.
#10. FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH
Fountain Of Life Church was founded in 1994 by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and his late wife Mrs Bimbo Odukoya, the church is the 10th biggest church in Nigeria.
Its auditorium is situated in Ilupeju, Lagos State and boasts of 5000 worshipers at once, the church has it branches all over Nigeria and worldwide.