Top 10 U.S. Largest Churches 2008

Outreach magazine released the Top 100 Largest Churches in the United States of America for 2008. Below is the Top 10. To view the complete list, please go the the official website of Outreach magazine. These are Protestant, evangelical churches.


1. Lakewood Church
Location: Houston, Texas
Pastor: Joel Osteen
Founded 1959
Attendance: 43,500
Website: http://lakewood.cc/

2. Second Baptist Church
Location: Houston, Texas
Pastor: Ed Young, Sr.
Founded 1927
Attendance: 23,659
Website: http://second.org/

3. North Point Community Church
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Pastor: Andy Stanley
Founded 1995
Attendance: 22,557
Website: http://northpoint.org/

4. Willow Creek Community Church
Location: South Barrington, Illinois
Pastor: Bill Hybels
Founded 1975
Attendance: 22,500
Website: http://willowcreek.org/

5. LifeChurch.tv
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Pastor: Craig Groeschel
Founded 1996
Attendance: 20,823
Website: http://lifechurch.tv/

6. West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Location: Los Angeles, California
Pastor: Charles Blake
Founded 1943
Attendance: 20,000
Website: http://westa.org/

7. Fellowship Church
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Pastor: Ed Young, Jr.
Founded 1989
Attendance: 19,000
Website: http://fellowshipchurch.com/

8. Saddleback Church
Location: Lake Forest, California
Pastor: Rick WArren
Founded 1980
Attendance: 19,414
Website: http://saddleback.com/


9. Calvary Chapel
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pastor: Bob Coy
Founded 1996
Attendance: 18,000
Website: http://calvaryftl.org/


10. The Potter's House
Location: Dallas, Texas
Pastor: T.D. Jakes
Founded 1996
Attendance: 17,000
Website: http://theposttershouse.org/

Source:
http://churchrelevance.com/top-100-largest-churches-in-america-of-2008/
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