Top 10 biggest Pentecostal Church Auditoriums in Nigeria (2021)

1. Redemption Camp

  • Parent Church: Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Capacity: 3 million
  • Location: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  • Completion: 2018
  • Founder: Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi (1909 – 1980)
  • Current General Overseer: Enoch Adejare Adeboye
  • Founded: 1952

If Christianity had a Mecca in Nigeria, it would be the Redemption Camp. For good or bad, it is a lightning rod for religious-related conversations in the country. That is no surprise, considering the 2,500+ hectares camp has a capacity of over 3 million people.

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2. Hand of God Cathedral

  • arent Church: Salvation Ministries
  • Capacity: 120,000
  • Location: Port Harcourt
  • Completion: 2020
  • Founder: David Ibiyeomie
  • Current General Overseer: David Ibiyeomie
  • Founded: April 13, 1997

If Redemption Camp is the biggest church in Nigeria with the largest auditorium in the loosest definition of the word, Hand of God Cathedral is the largest single auditorium. Since its completion in 2020, the Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt auditorium holds the title of the world’s largest church auditorium with a capacity of 120,000.

It is one of the grandest achievements of David Ibiyeomie, who founded the church in April 1997. He started the church after graduating from Bishop David Oyedepo’s World of Faith Bible Institute. Salvation Ministries began as a house fellowship in Victoria Island before moving to Port Harcourt, where it holds prominence.

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3. MFM Prayer City

  • Parent Church: Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries
  • Capacity: 100,000
  • Location: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  • Completion: 2020
  • Founder: Daniel Kolawole Olukoya (DKO)
  • Current General Overseer: Daniel Kolawole Olukoya
  • Founded: 1989

Although it takes significantly smaller blame, the MFM Prayer City, alongside the Redemption Camp, has come under multiple criticisms for the traffic caused by its location. It results from its massive compound, which holds large structures such as housing camps, the Mountain Top University, and an auditorium that can house 100,000 members

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4. Glory Dome

  • Parent Church: Dunamis International Gospel Center
  • Capacity: 100,000
  • Location: Abuja
  • Completion: 2018
  • Founder: Paul Idoko Enenche
  • Current General Overseer: Paul Idoko Enenche
  • Founded: November 10, 1996

For a couple of years, until the completion of Salvation Ministries’ cathedral, Glory Dome held the world’s largest church auditorium record. Led by the church’s founder, Paul Idoko Enenche, Glory Dome was completed in November 2018, debt-free.

The launch, which had eminent pastors like Dr Morris Cerullo in attendance, was a culmination of a journey that began in 1996. Paul Enenche was a medical doctor in Jos before he established the ministry. He relocated to Abuja and established the church with his wife, Dr Mrs Becky Enenche.

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5. City of Wonders

  • Parent Church: Champions Royal Assembly
  • Capacity: 80,000
  • Location: Kubwa, Abuja
  • Completion: December 2015
  • Founder: Joshua Iginla
  • Current General Overseer: Joshua Iginla
  • Founded: December 2006

Fifth among the biggest churches in Nigeria with the largest auditorium is the relatively unknown City of Wonders, Abuja. The 80,000-capacity building belongs to the Champions Royal Assembly, founded by Joshua Iginla in December 2006. The building, which took 13 months from start to completion, is evidence of the church’s rapid rise.

6. Doctor Jesus City

  • Parent Church: Omega Power Ministries
  • Capacity: 70,000
  • Location: Mbodo, Port Harcourt
  • Completion: 2020
  • Founder: Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere
  • Current General Overseer: Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere
  • Founded: 2006

Since its establishment in 2006 by Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, Omega Power Ministries has been one of the fastest-growing churches in River states, the Niger Delta region, and beyond. Its headquarters, Doctor Jesus City, an auditorium with a 70,000 capacity, define this rapid growth.

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7. Lord’s Chosen Church

  • Parent Church: The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement
  • Capacity: 70,000
  • Location: Ijeshatedo, Lagos
  • Completion: 2020
  • Founder: Lazarus Muoka
  • Current General Overseer: Lazarus Muoka
  • Founded: December 24, 2002

The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement is one of Nigerian’s biggest churches with one of its largest religious auditoriums. Located in Ijeshatedo, Lagos State, it can house up to 70,000 members and its surrounding areas can hold up to one million.

Lazarus Muoka, a native of Mgbidi in Imo State, founded the founded in 2002, eight years after leaving his former church. The church had its first service on December 24, 2002, and has grown to multiple locations across the country and beyond. Known for its members’ distinguishing aprons, the church has more than 300,000 branches worldwide.

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8. Deeper Life Bible Church, Lagos

  • Parent Church: The Deeper Christian Life Ministry
  • Capacity: 65,000
  • Location: Gbagada, Lagos
  • Completion: 2018
  • Founder: William F. Kumuyi
  • Current General Overseer: William F. Kumuyi
  • Founded: 1980s

As far as the legacy of Pentecostal churches in Nigeria goes, Deeper Christian Life Ministry is one of the most revered. Since its establishment in the 1980s, it has grown and remained one of the country’s most popular churches. Its vast membership and branches include the new headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos.

Designed initially as a 30,000-capacity building, the Deeper Life HQ now houses over 65,000 members, more than doubling the intended size when it began construction in 2004. It is one of the accomplishments of William F. Kumuyi, the founder and general overseer who started the church as a bible study group in 1973.

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9. Canaanland

  • Parent Church: Living Faith Church Worldwide
  • Capacity: 50,400
  • Location: Ota, Ogun
  • Completion: 1999
  • Founder: David Oyedepo
  • Current General Overseer: David Oyedepo
  • Founded: December 11, 1983

Winners Chapel or Living Faith Church Worldwide is another renowned church with a place among the biggest churches with the largest auditorium in Nigeria, thanks to its Faith Tabernacle. In the uber-popular Canaanland, Ota, it is the central attraction in a sprawling city that includes Covenant University and Faith Academy.

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It was the largest church auditorium globally with 50,400 capacity at the time of completion, spread across 70 hectares. It took 12 months from breaking down to completion. As impressive as it is, plans are underway to build a Faith Theatre, which will house 100,000 members.

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10. The Synagogue

  • Parent Church: The Synagogue Church of All Nations
  • Capacity: 50,000
  • Location: Lagos
  • Completion: 2020
  • Founder: T.B Joshua
  • Current General Overseer: Temitope Balogun Joshua
  • Founded: 1987

Unlike most other churches on this list, The Synagogue Church of All Nations has limited branches. Widespread belief suggests its headquarters in Ikotun-Edge, Lagos, is its only location and what a location it is. The Synagogue is home to one of Nigeria’s biggest churches with a large auditorium capable of seating 50,000 people.

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