This article discusses the top 10 biggest churches in Nigeria as of this year 2023. The size of the church’s headquarters, not its total membership, is used to rank the largest churches in Nigeria today. Roman Catholicism and the Anglican Communion are well-known to have massive followings in Nigeria, but we will focus on bringing you the churches with the largest church headquarters in the country presently.
Given that Nigeria is one of the most religious nations on earth, learning about its largest churches would be of interest to you. A small number of pastors from Nigeria are among the richest in the world, and the vast wealth generated from their ministries, they have been able to build some of the largest church auditoriums in the world. All of the churches listed in this article are Pentecostal churches, and as we continue, we will learn more about them.
TOP 10 LARGEST CHURCHES IN NIGERIA 2023
The following are the top 10 biggest churches in Nigeria currently in this this 2023:
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG)
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is currently the largest church in Nigeria. This Pentecostal church was established in the year 1952 by Pa Josiah Akindayomi and is currently under the leadership of Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer worldwide. The church has more than 50,000 members and has numerous branches spread over Nigeria’s 36 States, including Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. RCCG Redemption Camp is located in Mowe, Ogun State and it sits on more than 40,000 hectares of land near the well-traveled Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Over 1 million worshipers could be accommodated in the RCCG Redemption Camp at once, and this is according to several verified sources. The Redeemed Christian Church of God is headquartered at Redemption Way, Oyingbo, Ebute-Metta East, Lagos State.
LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE (WINNERS CHAPEL)
The Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, is the second largest church in Nigeria today. Bishop David Oyedepo, the church’s general overseer and currently the richest preacher in Nigeria, founded Winners Chapel in the year 1983. Winners Chapel has its own camp ground known as Canaanland, which is also located in Ogun State, Ota precisely on a land area of over 10,500 acres of land. Additionally, this church is currently building a much larger and classic auditorium. Living Faith Church has numerous branches both domestically and abroad, and it’s current church auditorium can hold up to 50,000 worshipers at once.
MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLE MINISTRIES (MFM)
Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya established Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) in the year 1989, and currently, MFM is the third largest church in Nigeria. The church is renowned for its distinctive style of prayer, which sets its adherents apart from other churches in Nigeria. Its camp ground known as Prayer City is located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State, and it is an enclosed arena that can accommodate about 250,000 members at once. Prayer City also has an extension that provides an outdoor space that can accomodate more than 500,000 worshipers. It also has branches across the nation and around the world.
DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE
Dr. Paul Idoko Enenche and his wife Dr. Becky Enenche built the Dunamis Church, one of the largest and most opulent churches in Nigeria. The Abuja church auditorium, nicknamed as “Glory Dome”, can accommodate 100,000 people.
WORD OF LIFE BIBLE CHURCH
Pentecostal Christian megachurch, Word of Life Bible Church (WLBC) is situated in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. It is one of the biggest churches in Nigeria, with an average of 35,000 people attending each week. There are now congregations of the church in more than 70 different countries. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor is the senior pastor, and his wife Helen is a co-pastor of the church.
DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH
Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi founded the Deeper Life Bible Church, which has thousands of members spread throughout Nigeria, in 1973. It is currently one of the largest churches in the country. Its headquarters, which can house up to 30,000 people, is situated at Gbagada, Lagos State. There is an underground parking garage beneath the camp that has space for more than 200 cars.
CHRIST EMBASSY (BELIEVERS LOVE WORLD)
This is another well-known church in Nigeria with a presence throughout Nigeria’s 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory as well as branches all over the rest of the world. Christ Embassy is a church that is primarily frequented by young people and was formed in 1987 by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The church, also known as Believers Loveworld, has its headquarters in Lagos State which can hold over 20,000 worshipers at once.
THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH (TAC)
The Apostolic Church was founded from a prayer group called “Precious Stone” in Ijebu Ode by the Anglican leader Joseph Shadare in 1918. In 1922, the church left the Anglican Church and joined the Apostolic Church, UK in 1931. In 1938, the denomination counted 120 churches in Nigeria. In 2011, the denomination inaugurated a 10,000-seat temple called National Temple located in Ketu, Lagos State, making it one of the largest churches in Nigeria currently. The church has over 4.5 million members in Nigeria.
HOUSE ON THE ROCK
The global headquarters of House On The Rock and The Rock Foundation are located in Ikate-Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos at the Rock Cathedral, also called the Millennium Temple. The facility’s construction began in 2003, and it presently houses installations for religious and social programmes, such as worship, education, healthcare, community development, training for criminal justice reform, recreation, and social rehabilitation. This edifice houses 10,000 people at once in a single service.
FULL LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTRE
A Pentecostal Christian megachurch with headquarters in Uyo, the capital of Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State, Full Life Christian Centre is also known as Full Life Church. The church, which was established in June 2000 by Reverend Ntia I. Ntia, is regarded as having one of the largest memberships in South-South Nigeria, with an average weekly attendance of 10,000 people who gather at the church’s main worship space known as Noah’s Ark Auditorium. Senior Pastor Ntia I. Ntia is in charge of the church.