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 "attendance" (column A), but you can sort it in many different 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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75000Deeper 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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60000Jesus Celebration CenterAfricaKenyaMombasahttp://www.jccmombasa.orghttp://www.youtube.com/user/JCCMombasaWilfred Lai19501991No1983YesJesus Celebration Centre is building a 30,000-seat sanctuary in Mombasa.
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50000Ministere du Combat Spirituel AfricaCongoKinshasacharismatic
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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: 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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40000Apostolic ChurchAfricaNigeriaLagos (Ketu)http://www.tac-lawna.orgPentecostalGabriel Olutola1933No191610,000NoYesYes
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40000Redeemed Christian Church of GodAfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.rccg.org/non-denominational charismaticEnoch Adeboye19421981Yes195310,000YesYesRCCG has spread worldwide with over 12,000 churches in over 120 nations. Article on Mrs. Folu Adeboye: http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/list-women-behind-10-powerful-pastors-in-nigeria.148618/
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35000United Family International ChurchAfricaZimbabweHararehttp://ufiministries.org/charismaticEmmanuel Makandiwa 19772006Yes2006200820,000YesYesNo30,000-seater under construction in Chitungwiza
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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 2002YesNo
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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 Enenche1996
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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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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 1984YesYesUS 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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10000Ushindi Baptist Church, MombasaAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://ushindibaptist.orgJoseph Maisha1983Yes198310,000reports having 16,000 members
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10000Christ Is the Answer (formerly Nairobi Pentecostal Church) AfricaKenyaNairobiwww.citam.orgPentecostal AssembliesDavid Oginde 19592010No19525,000YesNoYes
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10000Cave Church, Monastery of Saint Simon the TannerAfricaEgyptMokattam (Cairo)CopticMarkos AyoubNo197520,000Notruly meets in a cave! (monastery carved out of the rocks)
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9000Zion Temple Celebration CenterAfricaRwandaKigalihttp://www.ziontemplerwanda.org/Paul Gitwazav 19711999Yes1999YesYes
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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 ChurchAfricaNieriaLagoshttp://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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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)19631994Yes199410,000 (plus outside seating for another 10,000)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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6500Flaming Church / Flaming Evangelical MinistriesAfricaSierra LeoneFreetownhttp://www.femsl.orgFredrick Abu Koroma1987Yes19876,500YesYesYesThe 6500-seat building was opened in 2016
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6000Winner's Chapel (Living Faith Church)AfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.winnersnairobi.org/home/index.phpnon-denominational charismaticVictor Adeniji19752012No10,000NoYesYes
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6000Winners' Chapel International NairobiAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.winnersnairobi.org/charismaticBoniface Amani Gichina2009No20,000YesMoved into 20,000 seater April 2013
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6000Jubilee Christian ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://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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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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5000World Miracle Church InternationalAfricaGhanaAccrahttp://www.worldmiracle.comCharles Agyin Asare19421987Yes1987NoYesYeshttp://www.agyinasare.org
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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 Olutayo (founder)2004YesYesNo
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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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5000DC UmojaAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.dcumoja.org/Deliverance ChurchJ.B Masinde1984Yes1984Yes
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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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5000Mavuno churchAfricaKenyaNairobiwww.mavunochurch.orghttps://mavuno.wordpress.com/non-denominationalMuriithi Wanjau19712005No195220083,000YesYesNoHas plants in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Germany - As of 2015 January; Part of Nairobi Chapel Churches
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5000 Nairobi ChapelAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://nairobichapel.orgnon-denominationalOscar Muriu19621991No1952NoYesNo2015: 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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4000Light of the WorldAfricaUgandaKampalahttp://www.lighttheworldchurch.org/Wilson 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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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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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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2000Parklands Baptist ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobi http://parklandsbaptist.orgBaptist Convention of Kenya1967
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2000Nairobi Baptist ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobihttp://www.nairobibaptist.co.keIndependent1958
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2000Ridgeways Baptist ChurchAfricaKenyaNairobihttps://www.facebook.com/ridgeways.baptistchurchBaptist Convention of Kenya
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2000New Estate Baptist Church/AfricaNigeriaLagoshttp://www.nebc-ng.org/Home.aspx
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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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480000Yoido Full Gospel ChurchAsiaKoreaSeoulhttp://english.fgtv.com/Assemblies of GodYoung Hoon Lee 19542008No (second pastor)1958196421000YesYesYesFounding pastor was David Yonggi Cho, born 1936 (initially co-pastoring with missionary John Hurston). Current 10,000-seat sanctuary opened in 1973.
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75000Onnuri (All Nations) Community ChurchAsiaKoreaSeoulhttp://www.onnuri.or.kr/PresbyterinJae Hoon Lee19682011No1984YesYesYesFounding pastor of the church is Yong-Jo Ha, an influential and well-respected leader in the modern Korean church history.
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70000Calvary Temple ChurchAsiaIndiaHyderabad (Kukatpally)http://www.calvarytemple.in/Satish Kumar19712005Yes200520071800018000-seater built in 52 days during 2013
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70000New Life ChurchAsiaIndiaMumbaihttp://www.newlifevoice.org1977No1968YesYesNoS Joseph was first pastor - church founded by missionaries
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65000Victory Metro ManilaAsiaPhilippinesManilahttp://victory.org.ph/http://victory.org.ph/about/non-denominationalSteve Murrell19591984Yes198419931200YesYesYesIn 2012: 91 services in 19 venues. 2015: Great history of church at http://victory.org.ph/victoryat30/
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60000Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian ChurchAsiaKoreaSeoulhttp://www.pyungkang.com (Korean), http://pyungkang.webs.com (English)http://pyungkang.webs.com/apps/photos/PresbyterianAbraham Park Yoon-sik19281964Yes196417000YesYesYesAbraham Park Kenneth Vine Biblical Museum, http://www.apm.or.kr
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50000Yeshu Darbar (Royal Court of Jesus)AsiaIndiaAllahabadhttp://www.yeshudarbar.orgPentecostalRajendra B. LalYes200015000
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50000Nambu Full Gospel ChurchAsiaKorea Anyang
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50000Bethany Church of GodAsiaIndonesiaSurabayahttp://iix.bethanygraha.org/Assemblies of GodAbraham Alex Tanuseputra19411978Yes1978198730000Yesplanning a new worship center with seating capacity of 150,000
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40000New Life Assembly of GodAsiaIndiaChennaihttp://www.nlag.in/Assemblies of GodDavid Mohan 19481973Yes197319904500YesYesNoThe English service's Lead Pastor is the founder's son, Chadwick Mohan
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35000Kwanglim (Burning Bush) Methodist ChurchAsiaKoreaSeoulhttp://www.msch.or.kr/MethodistChung Suk Kim 19602001No (he's son of founder Sun Do Kim)195319774300NoYesNo
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35000Word of Hope ChurchAsiaPhilippinesQuezon Cityhttp://www.wordofhope.ph/Assemblies of GodDavid A SobrepenaYes1988YesYes
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30000Gereja Bethel IndonesiaAsiaIndonesiaMedanhttp://www.bethanyr4.or.id/PentecostalR. Bambang Jonan
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30000Suwan Central ChurchAsiaKoreaSuwonhttp://central.or.kr/BaptistMyungjin Ko1951NoNo
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30000Sarang Community ChurchAsiaKoreaSeoulhttp://english.sarang.org/PresbyterianJung-Hyun Oh19562003No (he's the second pastor)19786600NoNo
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30000El ShaddaiAsiaPhilippinesAmvel City Paranaque CityMariano Z. (Mike) Velarde Yes198416000YesYes
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30000New Creation ChurchAsiaSingaporeSingaporehttp://newcreation.org.sg/non-denominationalJoseph Prince (part of the founding group, sr pastor since 1990)19631990No198319975,000 (by late 2012)Yes
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