Top 100 Largest 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 and assimilation that could help your church grow, what you can learn from the biggest churches and fastest growing churches, and wisdom from these mega church, large church, and medium church pastors.

Top 10 Largest Churches

#1 Church of the Highlands

Birmingham, AL
Sr. Pastor: Chris Hodges

Attendance: 40,571

We minister to more than 30,000 people in weekly attendance with campuses across the state of Alabama. Our story begins with the dream of planting a church with a simple goal: help people connect with God in a church without letting structures and programs get in the way.

#2 North Point Ministries

Alpharetta, GA
Sr. Pastor: Andy Stanley

Attendance: 38,014

We were founded with the vision of creating churches that unchurched people love to attend. Since our inception, we have grown from one church to six in metro Atlanta and have developed a global network of more than 30 strategic partner churches.

#3 Gateway Church

Southlake, TX
Sr. Pastor: Robert Morris

Attendance: 30,420

We are all about people because God is all about people. We express our love for him through our love for people, and we do that by helping each person grow in their relationship with the Lord.

#4 Crossroads Church

Cincinnati, OH
Sr. Pastor: Brian Tome

Attendance: 28,386

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.

#5 Christ's Church of the Valley

Peoria, AZ
Sr. Pastor: Donald J. Wilson

Attendance: 27,146

It is our mission to win people to Christ, train believers to become disciples and send disciples to impact the world. Serving is a great way to get involved in the CCV community. We have opportunities for every age and interest.

#6 Saddleback Church

Lake Forest, CA
Sr. Pastor: Rick Warren

Attendance: 26,479

We are passionate about family, friendships and finding our calling. This is a family, and a place to call home. Our mission is to provide a place where the depressed, the hurting and hopeless can come and find help. We want to be a place of family, community and hope.

#7 Christ Fellowship Church

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sr. Pastor: Todd Mullins

Attendance: 26,200

Christ Fellowship is a multiethnic congregation gathering across nine locations in South Florida, with more than 26,000 in attendance each week and over 50,000 joining online. With a heart to reach people at their point of need, Christ Fellowship’s external focus keeps the church moving in the direction towards the community—feeding the homeless, creating homes for neglected and abused children in the South Florida and caring for the underserved communities in our region.

#8 Willow Creek Community Church

South Barrington, IL
Sr. Pastor: Bill Hybels

Attendance: 25,343

We were founded on this conviction: People matter to God; therefore they matter to us. God bridged the unfathomable chasm between his holiness and our sin-stained humanity through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Luke 19:10 tells us, "The Son of Man [Jesus] came to seek and to save the lost." We humbly recognize that we are among those Christ seeks and saves.

#9 Elevation Church

Matthews, NC
Sr. Pastor: Steven Furtick

Attendance: 25,130

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.

#10 Southeast Christian Church

Louisville, KY
Sr. Pastor: Dave Stone

Attendance: 24,779

Our mission to connect people to Jesus and one another has grown and multiplied, expanding beyond the city, over county lines, across the river, to encompass an entire region. We have multiple campuses serving the specific needs of the areas in which they are located, while receiving centralized leadership and teaching from the campus on Blankenbaker Parkway.

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