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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