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Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America

Each year OUTREACH Magazine publishes "The Outreach 100 Annual Report" on the largest churches and fastest growing churches in America. The 2017 special issue includes practical and inspirational features on retention, assimilation, outreach, and church growth that could help your church grow quickly, what you can learn from the fastest growing churches, and wisdom from these growing mega church, large church, and medium church pastors.


Top 10 Fastest Growing Churches



#1 Crossroads Church

Cincinnati, OH
Sr. Pastor: Brian Tome

Growth: +5,928 (26%)

Crossroads is for anyone seeking God--from those exploring whether or not God even exists, to committed Christ-followers. We present biblical truths and show how they apply to our everyday lives.


#2 Eastside Christian Church

Anaheim, CA
Sr. Pastor: Gene Appel

Growth: +1,979 (38%)

“I love seeing the power of the gospel to change the lives of people from all walks of life, ethnicities, circumstances and backgrounds—who in turn become change-makers that God uses to transform more lives. It never gets old,” says Senior Pastor Gene Appel. “Eastside recently marked 55 years of pursuing God, building community and unleashing compassion—yet there is so much vision for the future that there’s a pervasive sense that we are just getting started.


#3 Shepherd Church

Porter Ranch, CA
Sr. Pastor: Dudley Rutherford

Growth: +2,243 (27%)

We are a place of renewal, and a Christ-believing church where all are welcome. Our services have contemporary music and a message that is Bible-based and relevant to daily life.


#4 Red Rocks Church

Littleton, CO
Sr. Pastor: Shawn Johnson

Growth: +2,381 (25%)

At Red Rocks Church, we believe that God has specific plans for every single person! As we begin to establish a relationship with Him, He not only guarantees that we spend eternity in heaven, but He helps us live the best possible lives here and now!


#5 Traders Point Christian Church

Indianapolis, IN
Sr. Pastor: Aaron Brockett

Growth: +1,537 (26%)

Traders Point is a gospel-centered church that gathers for worship, studies God's Word, and impacts communities in Indianapolis and around the world. Our mission is to engage people with the love of God, inspire them to follow Jesus and equip them to serve our world.


#6 Elevate Life Church

Jacksonville, FL
Sr. Pastor: Tim Staier

Growth: +818 (46%)

At Elevate Life Church, we lead people who are far from Christ to encounter God, embrace others and elevate their world. This means everything our church does is aimed at helping people experience God in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; build life-giving relationships and authentic community; and discover and develop their God-given purpose that makes a difference in the world.


#7 Life Church Green Bay

De Pere, WI
Sr. Pastor: Shawn Hennessy

Growth: +832 (37%)

We are an interdenominational, Bible-based church existing to teach deep theology from the Bible, engage in worship and walk the Jesus journey. Our vision is to build better people by pointing them to Christ and walking the journey with them.


#8 Elevation Church

Matthews, NC
Sr. Pastor: Steven Furtick

Growth: +3,984 (19%)

We believe that worship opens our hearts to see the evidence of God's presence all around us. Worship lets us celebrate God's faithfulness and show our gratitude for his work in our lives. We exist so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ.


#9 Cornerstone Chapel

Leesburg, VA
Sr. Pastor: Gary Hamrick

Growth: +1,007 (25%)

Cornerstone Chapel is a community of believers in Jesus Christ that exists to glorify God through the teaching and application of God's Word, and through personal and corporate worship, with an emphasis on equipping believers for service within the church to strengthen the body of Christ, and for service outside the church to minister the gospel of Christ.


#10 Berean Baptist Church

Burnsville, MN
Sr. Pastor: Wes Feltner

Growth: +669 (34%)

Our people have been awakened afresh to the beauty of Jesus and the real-life significance of what Jesus has done for us. Because of this renewal, we have a culture at our church where it is OK to not be OK. People come with real struggles, ready for real hope that can only be found in the gospel of Jesus.




The 2017 Outreach 100
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