LIST OF BIGGEST CHURCHES IN NIGERIA
Traced back to the early century, different churches have been built to be a place of worship. For about 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ came to earth and died for our sins, he resurrected and told his disciples to go out and preach the word of God to the whole world. Through that process, various churches were built up to foster the preaching of God work all over the world. Not to go far, taking Nigeria as a case study, there are various and many churches in Nigeria. Those churches are now known worldwide with worshippers from all around the world.
1. REDEEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG)
This church is one of the biggest churches in Nigeria. Not only in Nigeria, all over the world. This church has so many individuals coming from far and near to worship in it .Every year, there is a special program called convention. This is done at least once every year. It was founded on 1952. It was founded by Rev Josiah Akindayomi.
The current general overseer is Pastor Enoch Adeboye. The Redeem Christian Church Of God is located in every part of Nigeria because the vision is to popularize Christianity even to the grass root. However, the church has its head quarter located at Mowe, along Ibadan express way, Ogun State
2. CHRIST EMBASSY
This church is founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; in year 1990. The church being 29 years now has grown into one of the biggest and popular churches in Nigeria and has expanded tremendously in size, population, and more. Large amount of people all over the world come to worship in this church. The church is located in Lagos state and has many branches in Nigeria and across. The current general overseer is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; he is also the founder of the church “Christ Embassy”.
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3. LIVING FAITH WORLDWIDE
This church is also known as Winners. This church is founded by Pastor David Oyedepo. It was founded in 1981. It is located in Ota, Ogun state. This church has so many individuals coming from far and near to worship in it. Winners are highly known all over the world. It has lot of branches all over the world including Nigeria. It has branches all over Nigeria, places like Lagos state, Ogun state, Edo state. The church is referred to as one with the largest church auditorium. The church is standing on the mandate of faith and has use its pattern of faith to admonish and strengthen its congregation.
4. CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
This church in short is known as CAC. It was founded by Joseph Ayo Babalola. The current general overseer is known as Pastor A.O. Akinosun. It was established in 1931. CAC has so many branches all over Nigeria as a whole. This is one of the biggest churches in Nigeria; it has been founded way back but still remains popular in Nigeria.
5. CHURCH OF GOD MISSION
The head quarter is in Benin, it’s founded by Archbishop Benson Idahosa. This church is one of the biggest churches in Nigeria as a whole. This church also has a lot of worshippers. This church has grown tremendously and has so many branches all over Nigeria including Lagos, Ogun state, Delta state, every Northern states but it is most common in Edo state. The church has one of the biggest auditorium in Edo state and within Nigeria.
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6. MOUNTAIN OF FIRE MINISTRY
This church is popularly called MFM in short. it was founded in Yaba, Lagos state in 1989. It was founded by Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya. This church is popularly known for deliverance.
People with different problems attend the church and they have testified that the church helps in casting out demons. For its great work, this church is popularly known all over Nigeria.
Finally, there are various churches in Nigeria that are not in the list above, this doesn’t mean that they are not big. These churches have a lot of branches and with a lot of pastor. These churches include;
Synagogue, celestial church of Christ, cherubim and seraphim, word of life, coza and many more. .