Top 100 Largest Churches

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This is copied from Outreach Magazine Blog

This has been one of my favorite articles that Outreach Magazine puts out each year, it is so fun to see the amazing things that God is doing in cities all around the United States.

100 Largest Churches in America for 2009
Outreach magazine in collaboration with Ed Stetzer of LifeWay Research has published their annual list of the top 100 largest churches in America.

Over 8,000 churches were invited to submit their weekend attendance averages from February and March 2009 (excluding Easter). Children and adults were counted. Physical campuses were counted. Internet campuses were not counted.

For the full list and analysis of Outreach’s 100 largest churches, you can buy a PDF or print copy at OutreachMagazine.com.

Top 16 Largest Churches in America for 2009
13,000+ attendance

Lakewood Church (Houston, TX) :: Joel Osteen
43,500 (#1) for 2009
43,500 (#1) for 2008
47,000 (#1) for 200
45,000 (#1) for 2006

LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK) :: Craig Groeschel
26,776 (#2) for 2009
20,823 (#5) for 2008
19,907 (#5) for 2007
16,071 (#13) for 2006

Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington, IL) :: Bill Hybels
23,400 (#3) for 2009
22,500 (#4) for 2008
23,500 (#2) for 2007
21,500 (#5) for 2006

North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA) :: Andy Stanley
23,377 (#4) for 2009
22,557 (#3) for 2008
17,700 (#7) for 2007
16,700 (#12) for 2006

Second Baptist Church (Houston, TX) :: Ed Young Sr.
22,723 (#5) for 2009
23,659 (#2) for 2008
23,198 (#3) for 2007
22,266 (#3) for 2006

Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA) :: Rick Warren
22,418 (#6) for 2009
19,414 (#8) for 2008
22,000 (#4) for 2007
720,595 (#6) for 2006

Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX) :: Ed Young Jr.
18,355 (#7) for 2009
19,913 (#7) for 2008
13,000 (#16) for 2007
18,124 (#9) for 2006

Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, KY) :: Dave Stone
17,261 (#8) for 2009
16,264 (#12) for 2008
18,013 (#6) for 2007
18,520 (#7) for 2006

Woodlands Church (Woodlands, TX) :: Kerry Shook
17,142 (#9) for 2009
16,380 (#11) for 2008
15,600 (#12) for 2007
14,120 (#18) for 2006

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) :: Bob Coy
15,921 (#10) for 2009
18,000 (#9) for 2008
17,000 (#9) for 2007
18,300 (#8) for 2006

Central Christian Church (Las Vegas, NV) :: Jud Wilhite
15,081 (#11) for 2009
13,010 (#22) for 2008
12,000 (#22) for 2007
8,994 (#43) for 2006

First Baptist Church (Hammond, IN) :: Jack Schaap
15,059 (#12) for 2009
13,678 (#19) for 2008
12,000 (#20) for 2007
11,300 (#26) for 2006

Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, TX) :: Jack Graham
14,975 (#13) for 2009
14,450 (#17) for 2008
14,000 (#14) for 2007
14,871 (#17) for 2006

Thomas Road Baptist Church (Lynchburg, VA) :: Jonathan Falwell
13,100 (#14) for 2009
13,000 (#23) for 2008
17,445 (#8) for 2007
7,626 (#71) for 2006

Calvary Chapel (Albuquerque, NM) :: Skip Heitzig
13,000 (#15) for 2009
13,500 (#20) for 2008
12,000 (#19) for 2007
12,000 (#24) for 2006

New Birth Missionary Baptist (Decatur, GA) :: Eddie Long
13,000 (#16) for 2009
15,000 (#14) for 2008
15,000 (#13) for 2007
22,000 (#4) for 2006

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