When talking about the biggest Churches in Nigeria, there are certain auditoriums that instantly come to mind. This is natural, considering the crowd that those auditoriums pull.
Christianity itself is currently the largest religion in the world, and more Churches seem to spring up in various places all the time.
Nigeria is not left behind in this trend; the country is even tagged as having one of the highest number of Churches. Some people even say that Nigeria is probably the most religious country in the world.
In this post, we make a list of the 5 biggest Churches in Nigeria, based principally on the number of people that they can accommodate.
Note that some of these are massive tents, not necessarily solid auditoriums. But they still form the biggest Churches in Nigeria.
So, here we go.
Top 5 Biggest Churches In Nigeria
1. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
The Redeemed Christian Church of God has the biggest Church in Nigeria in terms of size. With the ability to accommodate more than 1 million worshippers at a time, this auditorium is reportedly the biggest Church in the world.
The auditorium is floored with marble, and sits within the Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. It covers over 40,000 hectares of land, stretching as far as Sagamu, Ogun State.
The RCCG auditorium reportedly cost $60 million to build. It was opened by the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
2. Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM)
The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries also has one of the largest Church auditoriums in the world. With a capacity of 500,000 worshippers, this auditorium is the second biggest Church in Nigeria.
The Ministry, which is currently one of the largest Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria, was founded by Dr. Daniel Olukoya. Owning a camp ground along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway apparently made this Church popular among Nigerians.
In addition to the 500,000-capacity auditorium is an overflow which can take up to 250,000 people.
3. Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel)
Living Faith Church (also known as Winners’ Chapel) is definitely one of the most popular Churches in the country. It is also one of the biggest Churches in Nigeria.
Living Faith Church was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, and it is headquartered in Ota, Ogun State.
The headquarters of the Church is called Faith Tabernacle. At a time, the Guinness Book of Records recorded it as the largest Church auditorium in the world.
This 50,000-capacity auditorium is in Canaanland, an area over 10,500 acres (about 42 sq. km). It has an overflow capacity of 250,000.
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4. The Apostolic Church
The Apostolic Church has several branches across Nigeria, and it is one of the biggest Churches in the country.
The multimillion-Naira National Temple of The Apostolic Church Nigeria was inaugurated in Lagos after undergoing construction for about 25 years.
The temple can sit 100,000 worshippers at a time, making it one of the largest Church auditoriums in Nigeria. It is situated at the international ground of the Church in Ketu, Lagos State.
5. Deeper Life Christian Ministry
The Deeper Life Bible Church started with only 15 members in 1973. The founder, Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi, was a lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Lagos, Akoka at the time.
The Church has since grown so big that it now boasts of a 30,000-capacity auditorium as its headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos.
The building covers 6,200 sq. metres, and has an additional 1,624 sq. metres for land spacing, sidewalks and car parks. Having an additional underground park that can take about 200 cars at once, it is one of the largest Church auditoriums in Nigeria. It cost the Church about N4 billion to come up with the auditorium, and it takes the position of the fifth biggest Church in Nigeria.
Do share your thoughts with us on which Churches you think should not have made this list as well as which ones you think should have.
Author: Vincent Abolarin
Vincent is a Nigerian blogger with special interest in the history and current happenings in the country. When he is not blogging, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.