Global Megachurches by Leadership Network's Warren Bird PUBLIC
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Global Megachurches - World's Largest Churches, compiled by Warren Bird, Ph.D. (leadnet.org/world)
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Currently sorted by "continent" (column C) and then "attendance" (column A), but you can downoad and sort it in many other ways. Countries and continents based on U.N. categorization at http://bit.ly/UNdata.
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Shortcut to this page: www.leadnet.org/world. This ever-growing body of information can be sorted, copied, or downloaded, but please maintain credit line from header. Please report corrections, updates, or additions to: research@leadnet.org
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AttendanceChurch NameContinentCountryState or ProvinceCityChurch WebsiteWorship video or photoDenomination or affiliationPastor namePastor birth yearYear became pastor hereFounding pastor?Year Church StartedYear church attendance exceeded 2,000Largest worship seating capacityMultisite?Plants other churches?Branch in USA?Other information
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65000Deeper Christian Life MinistryAfricaNigeriaLagos (Gbagada)http://www.dclm.org/non-denominational charismaticWilliam Kumuyi19411973Yes197330,000YesYesDr. Kumuyi oversees 5,000 churches in Nigeria and a further 3,000 around the world. In 1982 Pastor Olu Itiola was sent by Deeper Life Bible Church in Lagos, Nigeria as a church-planting missionary to the United States. He started the first United States branch of Deeper Life Bible Church in Montgomery, AL in 1987. In 1993, Pastor Olu was called of God to move the headquarters of the U.S. churches to New York.
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50000Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) - main campusAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.faithtabernacle.org.nghttp://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2015/09/937622_1_092815-megachurches_standard.jpg?alias=standard_600x400non-denominational charismaticDavid Oyedepo (Thomas Aremu is local senior pastor)19541983Yes198350,000 (100,000 seater planned)YesYes100,000 seater planned to be named Faith Theatre Winners Chapel in New Canaan City in Ota Ogun State: http://theeagleonline.com.ng/living-faith-begins-construction-of-100000-seat-capacity-auditorium/ AND http://expressng.com/2015/12/bishop-oyedepo-reveals-the-faith-theatre-a-100000-capacity-auditorum-photos/
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50000Redeemed Christian Church of GodAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.rccg.org/non-denominational charismaticEnoch Adeboye19421981Yes195310,000YesYesRCCG has spread worldwide with over 12,000 churches in over 120 nations, most of the growth happening under Adeboye who was appointed general overseer in 1981. Article on Mrs. Folu Adeboye: http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/list-women-behind-10-powerful-pastors-in-nigeria.148618/. NEW: On 1/7/2017 Adeboye announced a successor, Joseph Obayemi, who had been deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council.
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40000Apostolic ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagos (Ketu)http://www.tac-lawna.orgPentecostalGabriel Olutola1933No191610,000NoYesYes
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35000United Family International ChurchAfricaZimbabweHararehttp://ufiministries.org/charismaticEmmanuel Makandiwa 19772006Yes2006200820,000YesYesNo30,000-seater under construction in Chitungwiza
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35000Enlightened Christian GatheringAfricaSouth AfricaPretoriahttp://shepherdbushiriministries.org/who-we-are/PentecostalShepherd BushiriYes2009YesNo
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32000CRC Christian ChurchAfricaSouth Africa Bloemfonteinhttp://www.crc.bloem-online.com/At and Nyretta Boshoff19641994Yes19945,500YesYesYes
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30000Word of Life Bible Church / International Gospel CenterAfricaNigeriaDelta stateAjamimogha Warrihttp://www.ayo-oritsejafor.org/tav/index.phpPentecostalAyo Oritsejafor19511987Yes198735,000
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30000Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.thelordschosenworld.org/non-denominational charismaticLazarus Muoka 19522002Yes2002YesNoNo
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30000Christ Embassy (Believer's Love World Fellowship)AfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.christembassy.org/pilotsite/non-denominational charismaticChris Oyakhilome19631990Yes199020,000NoYeshttp://buzznigeria.com/pastor-chris-oyakhilome/
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30000Doxa DeoAfricaSouth AfricaPretoriahttp://www.doxadeo.orgcharismaticAlan Platt19611996Yes19961,200YesYesNolargest seating capacity of 1,200 is at Doxa Deo Fichardtpark campus in Bloemfontein, South Africa
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25000Daystar Christian CentreAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.daystarng.orgSam Adeyemi 19671995Yes19952000NoNoNo
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25000Rhema Bible ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaJohannesburghttp://www.rhema.co.zanon-denominational charismaticRay McCauley 19491979Yes19797,500NoYesNo
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24000Watoto ChurchAfricaUgandaKampalahttp://www.watotochurch.com/PentecostalGary Skinner1984Yes1984YesNoNo
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22000Christian Life ChurchAfricaUgandaKampalahttp://www.christianlifeministries.org/non-denominational charismaticJackson Senyonga199516,000YesYesNo
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20000Eglise Protestante Baptiste Oeuvres et Mission Internationale (The Works and Mission Baptist Church Int'l)AfricaCote D'IvoireAbidjancharismaticYaye Dion Robert 19491975Yes197519866,000YesYesYes
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20000Light House ChapelAfricaGhanaAccrahttp://www.lighthousechapel.org/non-denominational charismaticDag Heward-Mills19631988Yes19886,000YesYesYeshttp://www.daghewardmillsbooks.org and http://www.daghewardmills.org/
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20000Mountain of Fire and Miracles AfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.mountainoffire.org/home/index.htmPentecostalDaniel Kolawole Olukoya1994Yes1994YesYesYes
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20000Dunamis International Gospel CenterAfricaNigeriaAbujahttp://dunamisgospel.org/aboutus/index.htmlnon-denominational charismaticPaul Enenche1996Yes199675,000NoYesNoThe 75,000-seat sanctuary is still being built.
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15000Moreleta Park Gemeende (Community)AfricaSouth AfricaPretoriahttp://www.moreleta.org/https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=af&u=https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/NG_gemeente_Moreletapark&prev=searchDutch ReformedSarel Visser1985Yes198519927,100
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15000Le BorneAfricaCongoKinshasaAssemblies of God
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15000Synagogue, Church of all NationsAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.scoan.org/non-denominational charismaticT.B. Joshua19631991NoNohttp://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/05/the-nigerian-faith-healer-at-the-center-of-zimbabwes-political-battle/257518/
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15000Miracle Center CathedralAfricaUgandaKampalahttp://kayanja.org/kayanja12/non-denominational charismaticRobert Kayanja19621991Yes199110,500NoYes
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12000Rivers ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaSandton (Johannesburg)http://www.riverschurch.org.zaHillsong NetworkAndre and Wilma Olivier19511992No197620033015YesYesNo
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12,000Perez Chapel Internationa (formerly World Miracle Church International)AfricaGhanaAccrahttp://www.perezchapel.orgCharles Agyin Asare19421987Yes198714,000NoYesYeshttp://www.agyinasare.org
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11000New Covenant Gospel Church (Gospel Light)AfricaNigeriaBenin Cityhttp://www.newcovenantgospelchurch.org/full gospelFelix Omobude19461988Yes1988NoYes
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10000International Central Gospel ChurchAfricaGhanaAccrahttp://www.centralgospel.com/non-denominational Mensa Otabil 19591984Yes1984YesYesUS branch: http://www.centralgospelny.org/about/
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10000Ebenezer Miracle Worship CentreAfricaGhanaKumasinon-denominational charismaticEbenezer Adarkwa Opambour Yiadom 1963YesYesNoYes
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10000Grace Bible ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaSowetohttp://www.gracebiblechurch.org.za Mosa Sono19611983Yes1983YesNo
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10000Spirit EmbassyAfricaZimbabweHararehttp://www.spiritembassy.orgprosperity PentecostalUebert Angel19782007Yes2007NoYesYes
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10000Cave Church, Monastery of Saint Simon the Tanner (St Samaan El Kharaz, Moqattam)AfricaEgyptMokattam (Cairo)CopticMarkos AyoubNo197520,000Notruly meets in a cave! (monastery carved out of the rocks)
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10000Royalhouse Chapel InternationalAfricaGhanaAccrahttp://www.royalhousechapel.org/charismatic and PentecostalSam Korankye Ankrah19601993No199710,000
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9000Zion Temple Celebration CenterAfricaRwandaKigalihttp://www.ziontemplerwanda.org/Paul Gitwazav 19711999Yes1999YesYes
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8500Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) Valley Road (formerly Nairobi Pentecostal Church) AfricaKenyaNairobiwww.citam.orgPentecostal AssembliesDavid Oginde 19592010No19525,000YesNoYes
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8000Liberty Worship Centre lnternational AfricaUgandaLugala (Kampala)Mengohttp://libertyworshipcentre.or.ug/Imelda Namutebi Kula1998Yes199815,000NoNoNofemale senior pastor. Photos of 15,000-seat facility when opened 2014, http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/655125-pastor-namutebi-unveils-biggest-church.html
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8000Fountain of Life ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.tfolc.org/PentecostalDaniel Taiwo Odukoya19561992Yes1992NoYesYespastor's website, http://taiwoodukoya.org/
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8000Household of God ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.householdofgodchurch.com/PentecostalChris Okotie19581987Yes19875,000
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8000Christ Apostolic Church Agbala IturaAfricaNigeriaIbadanPentecostalSamuel Abiara 5,000
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8000Ethekwini Community ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaDurbanhttp://www.ethekwinicommunitychurch.org.za/Visi Dube 2005Yes2005YesNo
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8000Redeemed Gospel ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobi (Huruma)www.redeemedgospel.orgindependent Pentecostal ChurchArthur Kitonga1974Yes1974
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8,000Power City InternationalAfricaNigeriaUyo, Akwa Ibom Power City Internationalhttp://powercityinternational.org/Apostolic Abel Damina1992Yes19925,000NoNoNoSee also http://abeldamina.com/
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7500Bread of Life Church InternationalAfricaZambiaLusakahttp://www.blci.info/charismaticJoseph Imakando19521992Yes1992YesYesNo
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7000Kasr El Dobara ChurchAfricaEgyptCairohttp://www.kdec.net/PresbyterianSameh Maurice, M.D.19562008No (founder was Ibrahim Said)194819911,200YesYesNowww.schoolofchrist.tv
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7000Egziabher Church
AfricaEthiopiaAddis AbabaAssemblies of GodEthiopia Gubae1996NoNo
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7000House on the Rock Church / Rock CathedralAfricaNigeriaIkoyi, Lagoshttp://houseontherockng.com/non-denominational Paul Adefarasin and Ifeanyi Adefarasin (husband-wife)19631994Yes19947,000 (plus outside seating for 10,000 more)YesYesNo
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7000House on the RockAfricaNigeriaAbujahttp://houseontherockng.com/Paul Adefarasin (founder)197414,000NoYes
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7000Family Worship Center AfricaNigeriaAbujahttp://www.fwcabuja.orgnon-denominational charismaticSarah Omakwu (co-founder)1993NoNoNo
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7000Winner's Chapel (Living Faith Church)AfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.winnersnairobi.org/non-denominational charismaticVictor Adeniji19752012No10,000NoYesYes
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7000Deliverance Church UmojaAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.dcumoja.org/Deliverance ChurchJ.B. Masinde1984Yes1984Yes
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7000Full Bospel Bible Fellowship ChurchAfricaTanzaniaDar-Es-Salaamhttp://www.fgbfchurch.org/Zachary Kakobe1989Yes19891994Yes
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7000Deliverance Church AfricaKenyaNairobi (Umoja Estate)www.dcumoja.orgJ.B Masinde1984Yes1984yes
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6500Flaming Church / Flaming Evangelical MinistriesAfricaSierra LeoneFreetownhttp://www.femsl.orgFredrick Abu Koroma1987Yes19876,500YesYesYesThe 6500-seat building was opened in 2016
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6000Jubilee Christian Church ParklandsAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.jcckenya.net/http://www.ustream.tv/channel/1st-servicePentecostalAllan Kiuna19712004Yes20042007NoYesNo
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6000Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD)AfricaZimbabweHararehttp://www.phdministries.org/non-denominational charismaticWalter Magaya19812011Yes20112013NoNoNo
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6000Prayer Palace MinistriesAfricaUgandaKampalanon-denominational charismaticMusisi GrivasYesYesNo
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6000Action Chapel InternationalAfricaGhanaAccraactionchapel.netcharismaticNicholas Duncan-Williams19571979Yes19798,000NoYesYes
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5500All Saints CathedralAfricaKenyaNairobiwww.allsaintsnairobi.orgAngelican1952
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5000Salvation Ministries – Home of SuccessAfricaNigeriaRivers StatePort Harcourthttp://www.smhos.orgPentecostalDavid Ibiyeomie19621997Yes1997YesYesYes
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5000City of DavidAfricaNigeriaLagos (Victoria Island Ext)http://www.cityofdavidng.org/Redeemed Christian Church of GodIdowu Iluyomade19642007No 1996NoYesNo
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5000Durban Christian CentreAfricaSouth AfricaDurbanhttp://www.durbanchristiancentre.com/Joyn and Joy Torrens2012No19795,500NoYesNoThe "Jesus Dome" as it's officially called, seating 5500, was completed in 1999 (and extensively burned in 2016). Fred Roberts, founding pastor, was born 1932.
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5000Champions Royal Assembly Inc.AfricaNigeriaAbujahttp://championstv.tv/charismaticJoshua Ighinla2006Yes2006NoNoNo80,000 seater is under construction, http://pulse.ng/religion/photos-pastor-iginla-builds-n10b-80-000-seater-church-in-abuja-id3344363.html
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5000Actional Chapel InternationalAfricaGhanaAccrahttp://prayercathedral.org/non-denominational charismatic3,000NoYesYes
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5000Good Tidings Bible Church International AfricaNigeriaAbujawww.goodtidings.com.ngnon-denominational charismaticDayo OlutayoYes2004YesYesNo
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5000First Baptist ChurchAfricaNigeriaAbujaReverend Israel Akanji
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5000Church of God Mission InternationalAfricaNigeria Benin CityPentecostalMargaret Idahosa (wife of founder)
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5000Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI)/AfricaNigeriaCalabarhttp://www.emmahisong.com/Emmah Isong (founder)1992Yes
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5000Mosaiek ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaJohannesburghttp://www.mosaiek.com/Bernard Sallah
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5000Christian Family ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaJohannesburghttp://www.christianfamilychurch.co.za/non-denominational charismaticTheo and Beverley Wolmarans1979Yes1979NoYesYes
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5000Parklands Baptist ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobi http://parklandsbaptist.orgBaptist Convention of KenyaAmbrose Nyangao1992No1967Yes
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5000Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church of East AfricaAfricaKenyaNairobiwww.pceastandrews.orgPresbyterian
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5000Christ Is The Answer Ministries BuruBuruAfricaKenyaBuruBuruhttp://buruburu.citam.org/Ken Kimiywe
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4800Jesus Celebration CenterAfricaKenyaMombasahttp://mombasajcc.blogspot.com/http://www.youtube.com/user/JCCMombasaWilfred Lai19501991No198330,000YesYes
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4500Nairobi ChapelAfricaKenyaNairobi (Jamuhuri Park)http://nairobichapel.orgnon-denominationalOscar Muriu19621990No1952YesYesNo2015: church has planted over 60 daughter churches to date
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4200Lighthouse Chapel InternationalAfricaSouth AfricaPretoria (Sunnyside)www.lighthousechapelsouthafrica.orgApostolic Faith MissionEmmanuel Klufio19642005No1987YesYesFounding pastor is Dag Heward-Mills
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4000Covenant Christian Centre (Insights for Living)AfricaNigeriaLagos (Yaba)http://www.lighttheworldchurch.org/Poju Oyemade1994
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4000Light of the WorldAfricaUgandaKampalaWilson BugembeYes
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4000Living Faith Church (Winner's Chapel)AfricaNigeriaAbuja (Goshen City, Durumi)https://www.facebook.com/WinnersChapelDurumiYinka Folorunsho4,000
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4000House of Grace ChurchAfricaKenyaLangatawww.houseofgrace.or.keDavid Muriithi2002Yes2002
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3500AIC ZiwaniAfricaKenyaZiwaniwww.facebook.com/aicziwani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxi25o1HNQ1943
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3500International Christian CenterAfricaKenyaMombasawww.iccmombasa.orgAssemblies of GodEdward Munene2007Yes2007
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3000Liberty ChurchAfricaSouth AfricaJohannesburghttp://www.mylibertychurch.orgPentecostalDJ McPhail19621993Yes1993YesYesYes8 campuses in 2017
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3000This Present HouseAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.thispresenthouse.org/Redeemed Christian Church of GodTony Rapu, MD19571991Yes1991YesNoSee also http://www.tonyrapu.com/
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3000The Fountain of Life ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagosIlupejuhttp://www.tfolc.org/PentecostalTaiwo Odukoya19561992Yes1992no no
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3000House of Bread, Life Celebration Centre Int'lAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.lcci.co.ke/Deliverance ChurchMark Kairuki19512005Yes2005NoNoNohttp://www.markkariuki.com/
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3000Int'l Center of EvangelizationAfricaBurkina FasoOuagadougouhttp://www.cie-mia.org/Assemblies of GodMamadou KarambiriNoNo
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3000Miracle Life Family ChurchAfricaZambiaLusakahttp://mlfc.org/default.aspxProtestant - UnspecifiedWalker and Haley Schurz 1997NoNo
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3000Glory Divine World MinistriesAfricaSouth AfricaJohannesburghttp://www.glorydivine.co.zaRyan Sooknunam19641992Yes1992700NoNoNo
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3000New Life Covenant ChurchAfricaZimbabweHararehttp://www.jabulanlcc.org/charismaticTudor BismarkNoNoNo
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3000Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) WoodleyAfricaKenyahttp://citam.org/index.php/assemblies/citam-woodley
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3000Christian Foundation Fellowship MinistriesAfricaKenyawww.cffministries.orgDr Harrison K. Nga'ang'a19651992Yes
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3000Kimbo Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa All Nations Gospel ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobi (Kimbo)www.kimbopefachurch.orgSee Note, move mouse here
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2500Church of PentecostAfricaGhanaBantamaKumasihttp://thecophq.orgChurch of PentecostsAaron Yaw KyeiNo19675,000NoNoNo
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2500International Christian CentreAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://icc-kenya.org/Assemblies of GodPhilip KitotoNo1,500YesYes
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2500Latter Rain AssemblyAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.latterrainassembly.org/Tunde Bakare19541989Yes1989YesYeshttp://tundebakare.com/about/
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2500Africa Inland Church AfricaKenyaNairobiwww.aickenya.orgSilas YegoNo1895
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2500Deliverance Church InternationalAfricaKenyaNairobi (Zimmeman Estate)www.dckasarani.orgJimmy Kimani1984
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