Top 10 Most Populated Churches in Nigeria (Biggest) 2017
All the time there are always heated arguments around neighborhood about which church is the most Populated in Nigeria , the funny part of this deliberation is that everybody will always claim that their church is the biggest and with the highest congregation.
Some people would say that their church has the biggest auditorium and just conclude that it is the biggest in Nigeria without proper investigation. The part that breaks my heart is the rate at which these modern churches focus their attention on financial benefit , they would do anything possible to attract more members because the larger the member the bigger the money realized . Many churches these days now value population and popularity rather than the true Christian religion which is very unacceptable by Christ Jesus .
New church with funny names are springing up and fake pastors on the other hand are also on the increase because of money and their mission is not to win souls for our savior Christ Jesus. They look for a way to persuade their members to give them money and it no longer news that pastors are now the richest people in the world today let me not categorically point it to Nigeria alone. Several pastors own private jets , university with no scholarship for students and the gullible minded members would still gather their hard earned money and give to their pastors . I am not here to judge pastors but what i see today in many churches is not what it suppose to be , i will just keep my mouth shut and go straight to the business of today which is Top 10 most Populated Church in Nigeria 2017/2017.
Let me ask you this question, What is Christianity? the word Christianity means CHRIST LIKE so we say Christianity is the practices of Christ, before Christ left earth he planted so many seeds which is still growing till date, one of these numerous tree is the house of God where we worship and praise his name.
Looking at Christianity today, it has really grown around the world to the extent that without any prejudice they happily attend with great trust. By the way , the biggest church in the entire world is the Roman Catholic Church and it is headed by the Pope at the Vatican city.
1. Redeemed christian church of God
The most populated church in Nigeria without much deliberation is Redeemed christian church of God, The former General Overseer of RCCG is Pastor E. A Adeboye, but has been replaced by Pastor J.O Obayemi as the General Overseer of Redeemed christian church of God also known as RCCG . This church is the biggest and most populated Pentecostal church in Nigeria with the highest membership of more than 2 million persons. It also has the biggest auditorium.
2. Living Faith Church World Wide
The second biggest church with the most population members in Nigeria is Living Faith Church World Wide . This church is popularly known as Winners Chapel International, it is head by Bishop, David Oyedepo and the church has its headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. In time past , it was named the largest church in the world by the Guinness Book of Records but it was later unseated from that spot . Their yearly christian event tagged Shiloh is the biggest gathering event in Nigeria and their headquarters is located in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. Cananland where they normally hold Shiloh .
3. Christ Embassy
Christ Embassy is one of the most popular church in Nigeria founded by Pastor Chris Oyakilome who happen to be one of the influential and richest pastor of our time.Christ Embassy has branches across Nigeria with its headquarters in Lagos.
4. Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry (MFM)
The fore-runner of this church is Dr. Daniel Olukoya and he is also the founder of the church. Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry (MFM) is one of the most populated church in Nigeria and it can accommodate about 550, 000 persons during a service. (MFM) is the 3rd most populated church in Nigeria 2017/2018.
5. The Apostolic Church
The fourth biggest and most populated church in Nigeria is The Apostolic Church. This church is one of the oldest in Nigeria with branches built in all corners of Nigeria. The church auditorium is located in Lagos, Nigeria and can sit up to 100,000 people at once. Their headquarters have been under construction for decades and work is still ongoing at this time.
6. Deeper Life Christian Ministry
Deeper Life is one of the most famous church in Nigeria as well as one of the oldest . It was founded by Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi. This church started with just 15 persons in 1973, but it is now one of the most reputable and biggest church in Nigeria .
7. The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA)
This church is also addressed as Coza ministry , it kicked started in the year 1999 by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo. The church has record a tremendous growth and increase in members . As at now, this is one of the most populated church in Nigeria with it headquarters is located in Abuja.
8. Daystar Christian center (DCC)
The founder of Daystar Christian center (DCC) is Samuel Adeyemi who believes in raising leaders and models in Christ. This church has one of the biggest auditorium in Nigeria , pastor Samuel Adeyemi is not just a pastor but a motivation speaker as well.
9. Synagogue church of all nations
This church was founded and owned by Prophet T. B. Joshua . This pastor is one of the most famous in the world due to his miracles and healing. He owns the popular Emmanuel TV .
10. Fountain of Life Church
The most populated church in Nigeria at the number 10th spot is Fountain of Life Church which was founded by late Dr. Bimbo Odukoya. This church was very popular when the owner was still alive but last time we checked the church is still doing pretty fine .
Despite the fact that there are fake pastors everywhere, there are still few once that are dedicated to winning souls for CHRIST.