What are the largest Church building in the World and Nigeria
The kingdom of God which the dominion of the life of God on earth is expanding as the gospel of the Lord or the Kingdom is preached to all nations. The books of Acts records that people were added daily to the church number. Church growth is a function of spiritual growth and maturity but do not negate the place of church numerical growth.
The world largest church auditorium was not in Africa but today, Nigeria has recorded as the nation with the first five largest church auditorium in the world. Nigeria is also considered as the center of revival in this end time. There are secret to church expansion. Read the biography of Pastor David Yonggi Cho and church growth system here.
If you desire to have a large auditorium, it a good purpose and ambition; Kenneth E Hagin in his book “the pursuit of purpose” will ask you if it is God’s will. He added that God cannot release His full blessing in what is not his purpose for you. Do not aim at growing your church numerically but spiritual wise. When the Lord gives you the grace to enlarge your church, what he added was more anointing which will bring more responsibility and carefulness. This is because, fame which is inevitable will come which can lead to deviations from the truth.
If the Lord has given you the grace to have more branches or enlarge the capacity of your membership; or through grace your labor in the place of discipleship, evangelism, prayer and bible study has started yielding fruits, you must put some things in place to sustain balance. There are things you need to know about church growth and numerical growth. The following are factors that affects church growth:
- Proper church administration and leadership
- Effective Prayer, evangelism, discipleship and bible study
- Doctrines and balance
- Truth and message pattern delivery
Largest Church Auditoriums In The World 2021-2022
The largest Church Auditoriums in Nigeria and in the world at large include the following:
- Hand of God cathedral by Salvation ministries
- The Ark by Winners Chapel
- Glory Dome by Dunamics International
- Champions Royal Assembly
- Temple of the Glory of God Church
- Faith Tabernacle by Living faith Church
- International Gospel Centre
- Graha Bethany Nginden
- Deeper Life Bible Church
- Great Temple
- Calvary Temple
- Lakewood Church
- HAND OF GOD CATHEDRAL – Salvation Ministries
The Hand of God cathedral owned by Salvation Ministries currently holds the position as the largest church auditorium in the world. This magnificent edifice or largest auditorium in the world has a sitting capacity of 120,000. Hand of God cathedral is the largest Church Auditorium in Nigeria as at 2021. This auditorium which is located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The building will be completed end of the year, 2021. The founder and general Overseer of salvation ministries is Pastor David Ibieyomie.
2. THE ARK- WINNER’S CHAPEL CHURCH
The second largest church auditorium in the world is called “the Ark”. The Ark has the capacity of 110,000 and owned by Winner’s chapel or living faith church. The general overseer of winner’s chapel is second richest pastor in the world in the person of Bishop David Oyedepo.
3. GLORY DOME- DUNAMICS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE
This worship centre having a sitting capacity of 100,000 is the second on our list. This auditorium which was completed in 2018 is being owned by Dunamis International Gospel Centre. It houses the Dunamis International Gospel Centre and is located in Abuja, Nigeria. The General Overseer of Dunamics Church is Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche. He is married to Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche. Download Pastor Paul Enenche sermons here.
4. CHAMPION ROYAL ASSEMBLY AUDITORIUM
The third-largest church auditorium in the world is the Champions Royal Assembly auditorium owned by the Champions Royal Assembly. This auditorium has a sitting capacity of 80,000 and was completed in 2015. This auditorium serves as the headquarters of the church and is also located in Abuja, Nigeria.
5. TEMPLE OF THE GLORY OF GOD
This auditorium is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has a sitting capacity of 60,000. This worship centre was completed in 2004. Temple of the Glory of God Church is owned by the God is Love Pentecostal Church.
6. FAITH TABERNACLE
In the city of Lagos, Nigeria is the fifth largest church auditoriums situated. This structure is owned by the Living Faith Church Worldwide and was completed in 1999. It has a sitting capacity of 50,000 and was recognized by the Guinness book of records in September 2008 as the world’s largest church auditorium.
7. INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE
This auditorium located in Delta State, Nigeria is among the list of the largest church auditoriums in the world. Completed in 2014, this structure has a sitting capacity of 35,000 and is owned by the Word of Life Bible Church also located in Delta State, Nigeria.
8. GRAHA BETHANY NGINDEN
The Gereja Bethany Church-owned auditorium sits in the seventh position with a sitting capacity of 35,000. This auditorium is located in Indonesia and was completed in 2000. Although this structure comes seventh in the world, it remains (until today) the largest indoor auditorium in South East Asia.
9. DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH
This structure owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry has a sitting capacity of 30,000. It was completed in 2018 and is situated in Lagos, Nigeria. Deeper Christian Life Ministry pioneer is Pastor William Kumuyi.
10. GREAT TEMPLE
The Great Temple Auditorium is a 22,000 sitting capacity structure owned and operated by the General Convention of the Assemblies of God in Brazil. This structure was completed in 2018 and as indicated earlier is located in Brazil.
11. CALVARY TEMPLE
This 18,000 sitting capacity worship centre owned by the Calvary Temple Church also made the list of the largest church auditoriums in the world. This auditorium is located in India and its structure was completed in 2013.
12. LAKEWOOD CHURCH
Lakewood Church is the largest church auditorium in USA. Lakewood Church sitting capacity of 16,800. The Pastor in charge of Lakewood Church is Joel Osteen. Pastor Joel Osteen is recorded as the sixth richest pastors in the world. Download Pastor Joel Osteen’s Sermons and e-Books here