Top 10 Biggest Churches in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the most religious countries worldwide, and it will be great if you also know the biggest churches in Nigeria. Nigerian churches don’t just rank as one of the world’s biggest churches but also the top among the richest churches in the world.

As Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest population and highest number of Christian in Africa, it is also expected to have a large number of members. So, if you have been asking questions on the top biggest churches in Nigeria, then you are in the right place. We have taken the time to list the top 10 biggest churches in Nigeria.

Catholic Church

There is no doubt, the catholic church has been the biggest church in Nigeria since the 19th century till date. The catholic churches’ headquarters is in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The church building in the city of Benin can accommodate 20 million worshippers at a time.

Augustine Obiora Akubez currently heads the catholic church in Nigeria. It is not just the biggest but also the oldest church in Nigeria. The global Catholic church was claimed to be founded in the 1st century, but in Nigeria, it started in the 19th century. Today, the church has more than a billion members throughout the world.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, popularly known as RCCG, is the second biggest church in Nigeria under the leadership of Pastor E.A. Adeboye as the General Overseer. The church building known as Redemption camp on Lagos-Ibadan expressway covers over 40,000 hectares of land. The church auditorium can accommodate one million worshippers at a time. In 2015, a new building was constructed for the church. It is said to accommodate up to 12 million worshippers because the former was unable to accommodate worshippers during the annual convention. RCCG has over 40,000 parish churches in 186 nations while its headquarters is at Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.

Living Faith Church Worldwide

Living Faith Church, known as Winners Chapel, has the third biggest church in Nigeria. The church was founded by one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and the world, Bishop David Oyedepo. The church auditorium where the annual convention is held is located at Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State. The auditorium, also known as Canaan land, is constructed on 10,500 acres of land and can accommodate 300,000 worshippers at a time.

Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry (MFM)

Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry, popularly known as MFM, is the fourth biggest church in Nigeria. The church is founded by Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya, who happens to be one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. MFM is also referred to as Prayer city and its headquarter is located in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State. The church founder and all the pastors under the ministry are known for miracles and deliverance. The church has a seating capacity that accommodates 250,000 worshippers at a time.

The Apostolic Church

The Apostolic Church, popularly known as Glorious Vision has the fifth biggest church auditorium in Nigeria. It is one of the early Pentecostal churches. The church emerged from the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905 under the leadership of Daniel Powell Williams. The church auditorium is located in Olorunda-Ketu, Lagos State. The building took 25 years of construction work. The Apostolic Church auditorium has a seating capacity of 120,000 and can accommodate up to 100,000 worshippers at a time.

The Deeper Life Bible Church

The Deeper Life Bible Church is the sixth biggest church in Nigeria. Pastor W.F Kumuyi founded the church. The church headquarters is located in the Gbadagba area of Lagos State. The church can accommodate 30,000 worshippers at a time and has an underground car pack that covers at least 200 cars. The former headquarter of Deeper Life Bible Church is located at Olowosedo Village in Ogun State. The former location covers 240 hectares of land that is now used for retreats.

Dunamis International Gospel Center

Dunamis International Gospel Center is the seventh biggest church in Nigeria. The church was founded by Dr. Paul Enenche and Dr. Becky Ehence, his wife, in 2018. The founder started the church after he claimed he received an instruction from God. The Church headquarters, also known as The Lord’s Garden, is located in Abuja and has a 100,000-seating capacity.

Christ Embassy Church

Christ Embassy, popularly known as Loveworld Incorporated is the eighth biggest church in Nigeria. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome founded the church. The church is mostly attended by Nigerian youths and has several branches worldwide. The headquarters seating capacity can accommodate over 40,000 worshipers at a time. Christ Embassy can be found in almost every African country and every state in Nigeria.

Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA)

The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, popularly known as COZA, has the ninth biggest church in Nigeria. Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo founded the church in 1999 and the headquarters located in Abuja can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers at a time. The church started its ministry in Ilorin but later moved to Abuja and made it their headquarters.

Daystar Christian Center

Daystar Christian Center is the tenth biggest church in Nigeria. Pastor Sam Adeyemi founded the church. The church is located in Lagos, and it is a fast-growing church that has a seating capacity of about 6,000. While Daystar might not have branches scattered across Nigeria like others on this list, it has some presence in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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