As the world is increasing in population, the religious aspect is also effected to this growth. There are innumerable evangelical churches which is as a result of the growing number of church worshippers. As a result of this size, the need for large church auditoriums has been significant.
Presently, a good numbers of the Nigeria’s church precedes in the global list of largest church worship centres. This write-up will be explicit on highlighting the top ten largest evangelical church auditoriums in the world.
THE TOP 10 LARGEST CHURCH AUDITORIUMS IN THE WORLD
The growing numbers of Church worshippers has led to the gradual increase in the sizes of church auditoriums. Here, we will try to enumerate the top ten church worship centres that are the most largest in the world. The rank is based on the sitting capacity of the respective church auditoriums. The list will also include the respective church of these worship centres.
Below is the detailed list of the most ranked church worship centres in the world, in terms of size and sitting capacity;
HAND OF GOD CATHEDRAL (SALVATION MINISTRIES)
Salvation Ministries owned House of God Cathedral is arguably the largest church auditorium in the world. The church worship centre have a high number of sitting capacity which is up to 120,000. This makes them to earn the rank as the largest evangelical church worship centre in Nigeria, Africa and the entire world. The Hand of God Cathedral is one of the newest church auditorium, as it was completed in the year 2023. It is situated in the city of Port-Harcourt, in Nigeria.
GLORY SANCTUARY DOME (DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE)
With a sitting capacity of 100,000, Dunamis owned Glory Sanctuary Dome is next on the list of the largest evangelical church auditoriums in the world. The worship centre houses the Dunamis International Gospel Centre which is the head branch of Dunamis Church. This church auditorium was completed in the year 2018 and made the landmark of 100,000 sitting capacity to be regarded as the largest church auditorium in the world as at then. The church auditorium is located in Abuja Nigeria.
CHAMPIONS ROYAL ASSEMBLY (CHAMPIONS ROYAL ASSEMBLY)
Another in the list is the Champions Royal Assembly auditorium which has a sitting capacity of 80,000 to be ranked as one of the largest evangelical church auditoriums in the world. The worship centre was completed in 2015, and it is owned by Champions City of Wonders of which it is the headquarter of the church. The collosal auditorium is sited at Chikakore, Kubwa in the city of Abuja.
TEMPLE OF THE GLORY OF GOD (GOD IS LOVE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)
Temple of the Glory of God is one of the leading church auditoriums in terms of size. This Brazilian church worship centre happens to get in the list which is dominated by Nigerian churches. Temple of the Glory of God auditorium is owned by the God is Love Pentecostal Church situated in São Paulo, Brazil. The church worship centre was completed in 2004, and it has a 60,000 sitting capacity.
FAITH TABERNACLE (LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE)
Living Faith Church owned Faith Tabernacle is the next in the list of biggest church auditorium globally. The church auditorium, located in the city of Lagos, was completed in 1999 and it’s seen as the worship headquarter of the church. The church auditorium has sitting capacity of 50,000, and on March 24, 2008, it was recognized by Guinness book of world records as the worlds’ largest church auditorium as at then. With the subsequent building of large church worship centres, the Faith Tabernacle auditorium was displaced as the largest evangelical church worship hall in the world.
INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE (WORD OF LIFE BIBLE CHURCH)
International Gospel Centre auditorium is owned by Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria. The church worship hall is one the largest evangelical church auditorium in the world, and it has a sitting capacity of 35,000. The church auditorium was completed in the year 2014 and it’s located in Warri, Delta state in Nigeria.
GEREJA BETHANY (GRAHA NGINDEN BETHANY CHURCH)
Geraja Bethany, located in Indonesia, is one of the largest evangelical church auditoriums in the world. The 35,000 worship centre is owned by Graha Nginden Bethany Church, precisely located in Surabaya, Indonesia. The church auditorium was first completed in the year 2000, when Ps. Alex Tanuseputra dedicated it as one of the largest Church building in the world at 8 Hectares Property in Nginden with an initial 20,000 seating capacity. Subsequently, the church worship centre expanded to become a 35,000 seating capacity auditorium in 2009. Presently, Geraja Bethany is the largest indoor auditorium in South East Asia.
DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH LAGOS (DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY)
The Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Lagos is the headquarter of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. The church auditorium is located in the remote part of Lagos city in Nigeria. Works on the church auditorium was completed in 2018, and as then, it was biggest church auditorium in the world. Today, with its 30,000 sitting capacity, the church auditorium still rank in the list of the top ten largest evangelical church auditoriums in Nigeria, and extensively in the world.
GREAT TEMPLE (GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD IN BRAZIL)
This is yet another Brazilian church worship centre in the list, and it is by inference, the second most large evangelical church auditorium in Brazil. The 22,000 sitting capacity worship hall is situated in Cuiabá, Brazil, and it was completed in 2018. The worship centre is owned and operated by the General Convention of the Assemblies of God in Brazil Church.
CALVARY TEMPLE (CALVARY TEMPLE CHURCH)
Calvary Temple is also in list as one of the largest evangelical church auditoriums in the global scene. The building is owned by the Cavalry Temple Church which started more than twenty years ago in India. The 18,000 sitting capacity worship centre is precisely located in Hyderabad, India. Though works on the church auditorium was done intermittently, it was finally completed in 2013. Also, the Calvary Temple is ostensibly the fastest growing Christian denomination in the country.
That’s it on the largest evangelical church auditoriums in the world. Though a lot still follow on the echelon, but we outlined these ten so as to give you the picture of which church auditoriums are the most large with respect to size and capacity.