(Photo: Catalyst Conferences/Ryan Longnecker)
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
Lakewood Church, Houston (TX) - Joel Osteen
Church attendance: 44,333
Saddleback Church, Lake Forest (CA) - Rick Warren
Church attendance: 38,789
Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale (FL) – Pastor Bob Coy
Church attendance: 30,000
Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn NY – Pastor A.R. Bernard
Church attendance: 29,000