Many churches in Nigeria have recorded rapid growth over the years and all of them now claim to be the biggest and most populated . In Nigeria today, churches is one of the most common houses found in all corners of the country and with new once springing up everyday , it is now very difficult to know which one of them is doing what they ought to be doing because fake pastors are building churches everywhere.
There are heated arguments as regards to the largest churches with the highest congregation in Nigeria because many churches are very populous today and all of them claim that their church is the biggest . Most times, you would come across people arguing about the most populated churches in Nigeria, some will say Winners Chapel, others will say Christ Embassy while some will choose Redeem as the most popular and largest church with the highest congregation in Nigeria . they are all found of boasting that their church is the largest and most respected judging with sentiment, some will say their auditorium is the largest and it proximity is close to a stadium . It shocks me so hard the way things are being done in churches today, they are only interested in the money, population and popularity rather than the true Christian religion which is winning souls for Jesus Chrst.
These days, we don’t even know which church to attend anymore because of rate at which fake pastors are on the increase , erecting worship houses where they force people to pay unreasonable tithes and offerings. They use sweet and persuading bible verses to motivate members to drop their money and even their car keys. Take a good look at Nigerian pastors today, they are the richest people in Nigeria and they were even listed in the recent Forbs richest pastors in Nigeria 2017 ranking. Churches are now more focused on money than the real Christianity which is very alarming . Most of us don’t even know what we mean by the word Christianity . Ok, when i say Christianity what do i mean , 80% of people who parade themselves as believers don’t know this. Well, when i say Christianity it means CHRIST LIKE so we can say Christianity is the practices of Christ. Before Jesus Christ left earth he left something with us all, he planted so many trees which is still growing fruits till today,one of these tree is the house of God ‘CHURCH’.
There are so many religion around Nigeria today that play a very vital role in our lives,specifically Christianity which has really grown around the world, others are Muslim,Monk etc. Thousands of people has been getting it wrong when it comes to the Biggest Churches in Nigeria today, to clear the air we are providing you with the top 10 most populated Churches in Nigeria (giggest) 2017. Let’s head on to the synopsis of this post.
1. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
The most populated church in Nigeria as at May 2017 is explicitly The Redeemed Christian Church of God as known as (RCCG). This church has the highest membership , more than 2 million persons. The General Overseer of RCCG is Pastor Adeboye who is one of the most respected pastors in Nigeria today. It auditorium is located along Lagos Ibadan Expressway and it can accommodate its large members especially during their crusade . The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) obviously the most populated Pentecostal church in Nigeria.
2. Living Faith Church World Wide
Deliberation has been ongoing for some time now by some people who claim that Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry is the second most populated and largest church in Nigeria. With our common sense, is it even near possible that Mountain Of Fire would beat Living Faith Church to become the second largest church in Nigeria , it is never possible and not this year i guess. Living Faith Church World Wide is a church popularly known as Winners Chapel International, headed by Bishop, David Oyedepo . This church headquarters is situated in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria . Some years ago, Guinness Book of Records named it as the largest with the highest congregation in Nigeria . If you are not familiar with this church then you must have heard of Shiloh christian programmed which is a name synonymous with this church .
3. Christ Embassy
Christ Embassy use to be the most popular and populated church in Nigeria some years ago. This church was founded by a very famous Man of God,Pastor Chris Oyakilome ,who is no doubt one of the influential and richest pastor in Africa. Christ Embassy is a Christian church that has branches in all corners of Nigerian states with its headquarters in Lagos.
4. Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry (MFM)
This church is labeled as one of the most violent church in Nigeria due to their aggressive nature when praying. It was founded by Dr. Daniel Olukoya and he constructed Their church’s auditorium that can accommodate about 550, 000 persons during a service or crusade. According to our 2017 research, Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry is the 4th largest church in Nigeria today.
5. The Apostolic Church
The Apostolic Church is the oldest and most popular church in Nigeria during the time of our grand fathers. It has different branches across Nigeria and their members are so mcuh that it may run into millions when counted. The church auditorium which they normally use for their massive programe is located in Lagos, Nigeria with a capacity of 100,000 people . The church headquarters have been under construction for about 26 years now and it hasn’t been completed.
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6. Deeper Life Christian Ministry
Here come the church with the most brilliant members in Nigeria . One thing i like about this church is their calmness and Godliness which can be seen in the way they talk and their manner of dressing. The great church was founded by Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi. During the inception of the church, they started with just 15 persons in 1973, the church has grown to be one of the most popular churches in Nigeria today. The construction of their auditorium cost them nothing less than N4 billion and it can hold up to 30,000 people.
7. The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA)
The number seventh largest church in Nigeria is The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly, abbriaveted as (COZA). This church is only found in some selected states in Nigeria . The church started 1999 by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo. Their constituency lead to the growth of the church over the years to become one of the most attended and largest .
8. Daystar Christian Center (DCC)
A man of God named Samuel Adeyemi is the founder of Daystar Christian Center. His focus and dedication is raising leaders / models and winning souls for the Lord . Their church auditorium is one of the largest in the country. He is also a motivation speaker than a preacher and has inspire many people.
9. Synagogue church of all nations
You must have heard of a great man named Prophet T. B. Joshua . I am very about this one, he needs little or no introduction. Prophet T. B. Joshua is the founder of Synagogue church of all nations and he is one of the most popular and controversial pastors in Nigeria today . I almost forgot, he is also on the list of the top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria.
10. Fountain of Life Church
Fountain of Life Church is a miracle church founded by late Dr. Bimbo Odukoya, this church was very active when the founder was still alive. If Dr. Bimbo Odukoya was still alive, the ranking of this church wouldn’t have gone down this far. But, the church is still doing pretty fine . Their messages is always focused on single and married people.