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Top 10 Biggest Churches in Africa (2020)

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There is no doubt that Christianity is one of the largest religion in the world, as there are several churches in different parts of the world.

Africa is not different from the world as the two dominant religion is Christianity and Islam, and it is a fact that the number of churches within the regions is increasing. In this article, we consider the ten biggest church in Africa, based o  their weekly attendance.

The Biggest Churches in Africa

Biggest Churches in Africa

1. Deeper Life Bible Church

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 65,000

With a weekly Attendance of 65, 000, the deeper life bible church occupies the number one spot on the list of the biggest churches in Africa. In 1987, William Folorunsho Kumiyi established the deeper Christian Life Ministry which started as a Bible study group with 15 university students who had come to him requesting training in the Scriptures.

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2. Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel)

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 50,000

The number two on our list is the Living Faith Church popularly known as Winners Chapel. Founded by David Oyedepo in 1983, the church has since become a global network of churches with congregations in 65 countries. The headquarters is located in Ota, Nigeria.

3. Redeemed Christian Church of God

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 50 000

The number three on our list with a weekly attendance of 50,000, is the third-largest church in Africa. The RCCG was founded in 1952 by Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi and later appointed Enoch Adeboye as his successor. The RCCG as at 2008 had 14,000 churches and 5 million members in Nigeria, in 80 countries.

4. Apostolic Church

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 40, 000

The estimated weekly Attendance of 40,000 makes the apostolic church number four on our list. Established in 1918, the Apostolic Church is one of the oldest Church in Nigeria, and as of 2018, the church was estimated to have 4.5 million members.

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5. United Family International

Country: Zimbabwe
Weekly Attendance: 35,000

Founded by “Prophet” Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife “Prophetess” Ruth Makandiwa in 2006, the United Family International is the fifth on our list with an estimated weekly attendance of 35,000.

Being the only church from Zimbabwe to make our list of the top ten richest churches in Africa, the church is the biggest church in Zimbabwe.

6. CRC Christain Church

Country: South Africa
Weekly Attendance: 32,000

The CRC sits on the number six spot on our list, with a weekly attendance of 35,000. The Church was established in 1994, by Senior Pastors At and Nyretta Boshoff in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

7. World of Life Bible Church

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 30, 000

Located in Ajamimogha Warri, the world of Life Bible Church is the number seven on our list with an estimated weekly attendance of 30,000. The world of Life Bible Church was established in 1987 by Ayo Oristejafor.

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8. Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 30,000

The next church on our list is The Lord’s Chosen Revival Church, with its headquarter in Lagos. Founded in 2002 by  Lazarus Muoka, the church boast of a weekly attendance of 30, 000, and has over 300,000 branches Worldwide.

9. Christ Embassy (Believers Love world fellowship)

Country: Nigeria
Weekly Attendance: 30,000

The Believers Love World Fellowship, popularly known as Christ Embassy occupies the number 9 spot on our list of the top ten biggest church in Africa. Founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in 1990, the church has its branches in several countries around the world and it is headquartered is in Lagos.

10. Church Doxa Deo

Country: South Africa
Weekly Attendance: 30,000

Finally on our list of the top ten biggest church in South Africa is the church, Doxa Deo. The church also has branch in several countries apart from South Africa, such as the United Kingdom, Germany and New Zealand. The Church was founded in 1996 by Alan Platt.

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