September 4, 2013|4:37 pm

What is larger than a megachurch? A gigachurch. This term classifies churches with 10,000+ weekly attendance. The word megachurch describes churches with 2,000+ attendance weekly.

Here are some of the largest gigachurches in the country, their respective pastors and attendance. Have you been to any of them?

LifeChurch.TV, Edmond (OK) – Craig Groeschel

Church attendance: 46,000

lifechurch tv (Photo: Catalyst Conferences/Ryan Longnecker)
craig groeschel (Photo: Catalyst Conferences/Ryan Longnecker)

Lakewood Church, Houston (TX) - Joel Osteen

Church attendance: 44,333

laewood church (Photo: Lakewood Church)
joel osteen (Photo: screen grab)

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest (CA) - Rick Warren

Church attendance: 38,789

saddleback church (Photo: Flickr/Trader Chris)
rick warren (Photo: Reuters/Tami Chappell)

Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale (FL) – Pastor Bob Coy

Church attendance: 30,000

calvary chapel (Photo: http://www.calvaryftl.org/
bob coy (Photo: YouTube)

Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn NY – Pastor A.R. Bernard

Church attendance: 29,000

christian cultural center brooklyn (Photo: Creative Commons)
a e bernard (Photo: Facebook/A. R. Bernard)