10 Largest Churches in America

This list of the 10 largest in the U.S. is based on Outreach magazine’s 2012 list of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. Some names on the list include Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, Andy Stanley’s North Point Ministries, and Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church — but where do they fall on the list?

10. Christ Fellowship (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Pastor Todd Mullins (Attendance: 18,291)

Christ Fellowship church

Christ Fellowship (Photo: http://gochristfellowship.com)

9. Woodlands Church (The Woodlands, Texas)
Kerry Snook (18,434)

8. Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, Calif.)
Rick Warren (18,884)

Saddleback Church, Rick Warren

Saddleback Church (Photo: Facebook/Saddleback Church)

7. Second Baptist Church (Houston, Texas)
Ed Young Sr. (19,168)

Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church (Photo: Facebook/Second Baptist Church)

6. Central Christian Church (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Jud Wilhite (19,225)

5. Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, Ky.)
Dave Stone (22,496)

Southeast Christian Church

Southeast Christian Church (Photo: Facebook/Southeast Christian Church)

4. Phoenix First Assembly of God (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Luke Barnett & Tommy Barnett (22,500)

3. Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington, Ill.)
Bill Hybels (24,200)

2. North Point Ministries (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Andy Stanley (30,982)

1. Lakewood Church (Houston, Texas
Joel Osteen (Attendance: 43,500)

English: Lakewood Church

Lakewood Church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  • http://lechodeschretiens.over-blog.com Lecho des chretiens

    Here in France bornagain christians are starting to leave this kind of institutional churches even we have not so big ! Read the analysis of Frank Viola about church as it was at the beginning…

  • ALEX RICH

    WHERE DID YOU GUYS GET YOUR INFO ON THE TEN LARGEST GROWING CHURCHES IN AMERICA? YOU LEFT OUT CHRISTIAN CULTURAL CENTER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, PASTORED BY DR. A. R. BERNARD WITH OVER 30,000 MEMBERS. DID YOU SEARCH STATE BY STATE TO FIND OTHERS THAT YOU LEFT OUT. THIS WAS A POOR JOB DONE. W.A.R, NEW YORK CITY

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