Thursday, February 16, 2006

Top 10 Largest Churches in America

Does having a Big Church make it a 'good church'?
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In the News:
Top 10 Largest Churches [in America]
SLICE OF LAODICEA - February 16, 2006

- You could have predicted most of these, but here is a list of the top 10 largest churches in America, and links to their websites:

1
Lakewood - Joel Osteen Houston TX 30,000 people
2
Saddleback Valley Community Church - Rick Warren Lake Forest CA 22,000
3
Willow Creek Community Church - Bill Hybels South Barrington IL 20,000
4
Fellowship Church - Ed Young Grapevine TX 19,500
5
Southeast Christian Church - Robert Russell Louisville KY 18,757
6
The Potter's House - T.D. Jakes Dallas TX 18,500
7
Calvary Chapel - Robert Coy Ft. Lauderdale FL 18,000
8
New Birth Missionary Baptist - Eddie Long Lithonia GA 18,000
9
Crenshaw Christian Center - Fred Price Los Angeles CA 17,000
10
Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa - Chuck Smith, Sr Santa Ana CA 16,500
These stats came from a
blog that did some analysis on the 1,300 largest churches on a report from Harvard Institute for Religion Research.
http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/archives/2006/02/top_10_largest.php