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Top 20 Biggest Churches In Nigeria (Founders & Founding Years)

Top 20 Biggest Churches In Nigeria (Founders & Founding Years).


According to research, Nigeria has the highest number of churches in the world.
Nigeria has a very high number of
established churches and many more are springing up every day.
These churches have their branches in various parts of of the
country. In this post, we shall be discussing the top 20
churches in Nigeria, their founders and founding year.
20. Royal House of Grace International Church
Founded in 1992 by Apostle Zilly Aggrey with King David Zilly
Aggrey as the General Overseer. The headquarters of this church
is in Port Harcourt and it has grown to be a major church in
Nigeria.
19Nigerian Baptist Convention
Founded in 1850. by the Southern Baptist Convent missionaries.
This is the second largest Baptist convention that is affiliated
with the Baptist World Alliance and it is among the largest
church in Nigeria.
The headquarters of this church is located in Ibadan. The
church has many conferences in Nigeria and runs many
bookstores across the country.
18Celestial Church of Christ
Founded in 1947 with Samuel Bilehou as the General Overseer.
This is an African Church founded in Port- Novo Benin. The
church spread through the French West Africa that became
independent from where it spread down to Nigeria and is now
among the major churches in Nigeria.
17The Lord’ Chosen
Founded by Lazarus Muoka in 2002. This massive church broke
out from the Catholic Church and has its headquarters in Lagos.
The church started with a few people and now it has up to
300000 branches all over the word.
16Salvation Ministries
Founded in 1997 by David Ibiyeomie with David Ibiyeomie as
the General Overseer. Salvation Ministries has its headquarters
in Port Harcourt. The church features a television ministry which
began in 2001.
The church runs a training college called the Word Of Life
Bible Institute and this began few months after the inception of
the church. The church is now among the major Nigerian
churches.
15Methodist Church of Nigeria
Founded in 1842 by the British missionaries with Prelate
Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu. This church was developed from
Wesleyan Methodist. The church originally began in England
before coming to Nigeria and it is now one of the major churches
in Nigeria.
14The Christ Apostolic Church
Founded in 1941 by Joseph Ayo Babalola with Pastor A.O
Akinosun as the General Overseer. This church is known to be
the first Aladura Pentecostal Church that is present in Nigeria
including other countries.
It began in the first half of the 20th century and was formally
formed in 1941. In this church there are many factions with
many different leaders. This church is among the largest church
in Nigeria.
13Cherubim and Seraphim
Founded by Moses Orimolade Tuno in 1925. Cherubim and
Seraphim is another large church in Nigeria. It is also one of the
oldest church in Nigeria. However many new churches formed
now broke out of this very Cherubim and Seraphim.
12Fountain of Life Church
Founded by Dr Bimbo Odukoye.This church is among the
largest in Nigeria and it focuses on the single and married. The
Fountain of Life Church in Nigeria is known for its dense
population.
11Synagogue Church of nations
Founded by T.B Joshua who is also the General Overseer. Due
to his miracles and healing, he is among the most famous pastors
in the world. He is also the owner of Emmanuel TV
10Daystar Christian Center
Founded by Samuel Adeyemi. This Pastor believes in bringing
up leaders in Christ. The founder of this church is not just a
pastor but he also engages in motivational speaking. The church
is one of the churches in Nigeria with the largest auditorium.
9The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly
Another name for this church is the Coza ministry and it was
founded in the year 1999 by Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo. This
church has been recording some tremendous growth with
increasing members.
8Deeper Life Christian Ministry
Founded by William. F. Kumuyi in 1982. This is one of the
most famous church found in Nigeria and it is also one of the
oldest churches in Nigeria and it started with 15 person in 1973.
However now, it is among the biggest and the most reputable
churches in Nigeria.
7The Apostolic Church
Founded in 1931 by Gabriel Olutol. This is the fourth largest
church in Nigeria and it is one of the oldest in Nigeria with
many branches across Nigeria with many branches across
Nigeria.
The location of the church auditorium is in Lagos and it can
contain up to 100000 people at once. However the headquarters
of this church is still under construction.
6Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry
Founded in 1989 by Dr Daniel Olukoye. This church has an
auditorium with a human capacity of about 550000 persons
during their programmes.
5Christ Embassy
Founded in 1990 by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The General
Overseer of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of
the richest pastors in the world. There are many branches of the
church in Nigeria and its headquarters are found in Lagos
4Living Faith Church Worldwide
Founded in 1981 with Bishop David Oyedepo as the General
Overseer. This church also known as Winners Chapel
International is among the largest today. Its headquarters are
found in Ota, Ogun State Nigeria and it can contain up to
250000 people in one sitting.
There was a time it was labelled as the biggest church in the
world by the Guinness Book of Records.
3The Redeemed Christian Church of God
Formed in 1952 by Rev Josiah Akindayomi with Pastor Enoch
Adeboye as the General Overseer. The Redeemed Christian
Church of God has the highest population in Nigeria as far as
Pentecostal churches are concerned.
It also possess the largest auditorium in Nigeria which can
contact its members during their well known crusade across the
Lagos Ibadan Expressway
2The Church Of Nigeria, Anglican Communion
Originated from the Church of England. this is the second-
largest province that exists in the Anglican Communion and it
has a current membership of up to 18 million out of the total
Nigerian population.
From 2002, the Church of Nigeria have been getting an
increase in the number of bishops and dioceses and the
administrative headquarters are located in Abuja.
1The Catholic Church
The Catholic Church is among the largest church in Nigeria with
many branches in almost every town in Nigeria. The Catholic
Church has it’s headquarters in Rome and has many branches
across the world. The Catholic Church is among the leading
churches in Nigeria.
References:
Info Guide Nigeria

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