Top 10 Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria
Have you ever wanted to know the biggest churches in Nigeria? If yes, then this post is for you! We have painstakingly compiled the list of the top 10 biggest churches in Nigeria and we hope is about good enough to enlighten you.
For the records, the biggest church in the world with the largest congregation or population is the Roman Catholic Church which is headed by the Pope at the Vatican city. Below is the list of the top popular Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria:
1. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
This is the most populated Pentecostal church in Nigeria with the highest membership of more than 2 million persons. The Redeemed Church of God also has the largest auditorium that can accommodate its members especially during their crusade along Lagos Ibadan Expressway. The current General Overseer of RCCG is Pastor Adeboye, a highly respected man of God in Nigeria. They also hold the record of the Pentecostal church with the most branches in Nigeria.
2. Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry (MFM)
This church was founded by Dr. Daniel Olukoya. The church’s auditorium can accommodate about 550, 000 persons during a service. It is one the most popular church in Nigeria with Redeem.
3. Living Faith Church World Wide (Winners)
Its other name is Winners Chapel International. It is among the biggest in Nigeria today. The owner of the church is Bishop, David Oyedepo and the church has its headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The church is able to seat up to 250,000 people at once. Sometimes ago, it was labeled as the largest church in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. The land on which the church is located is called Cananland and it represents the global headquarters of the church.
4. The Apostolic Church
This is one of the oldest churches in Nigeria that has branches almost everywhere in Nigeria. The membership base of the Apostolic church in Nigeria also runs into millions. The church headquarters have been under construction for about 26 years now. The church auditorium is located in Lagos, Nigeria and can sit up to 100,000 people at once.
5. Deeper Life Christian Ministry
Deeper life ministry was founded by Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi. Starting his ministry with just 15 persons in 1973, the church has grown to be one of the most popular churches in Nigeria. Deeper Life auditorium which costs almost N4 billion is also one of the biggest in Nigeria that can sit up to 30,000 people.
6. The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA)
Coza ministry started in 1999 by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo. Since then, it has grown to be one of the biggest in the nation with its branches across Nigeria. Its new headquarters is located in Abuja.
7. Christ Embassy
Christ Embassy is a poplar Nigerian church owned by influential Pastor Chris Oyakilome, one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and even in the world. The church has its branches spread across Nigeria with its headquarters in Lagos.
8. Daystar Christian Centre (DCC)
The church is currently owned by Samuel Adeyemi who believes in raising leaders and models in Christ. The church’s auditorium is also large. Pastor Sam is more of a motivational speaker than a preacher.
9. The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministry (LCCRM)
This is a massive church in Nigeria with a large membership of mostly Igbos. The church broke out from the Catholic church and has its headquarters in Lagos.
10. Fountain of Life Church
This church was very popular in Nigeria and one of the biggest when one its owners were alive, late Dr. Bimbo Odukoya. The church is still doing pretty fine with its message focused on the single and married.
Although religion in Nigeria is influential, the various denominations in Nigeria are attracting more members to their fan base. For example, Pentecostalism has almost toppled the orthodox churches in Nigeria as many Catholics and Anglicans are now running into these Pentecostal churches due to the miracles performed there. That is why at the moment, the Pentecostal churches in Nigeria are the most popular not just in Nigeria but in Africa.