This is a list of the largest evangelical church auditoriums. The list is based on the human seating capacity of the evangelical church auditoriums.

Characteristics

The building of an Evangelical Christian megachurch has a main auditorium for worship services, as well as additional rooms for children and teenagers, small groups and sometimes a cafeteria or a gym.[1][2]

Criteria for inclusion

List

Auditorium name Church Year completed Capacity Location
Hand of God Cathedral Salvation Ministries Under construction 120,000[10] Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Glory Dome
Dunamis International Gospel Centre 2018 100,000[11][12][13][14] Abuja, Nigeria
Champions Royal Assembly Abuja Champions Royal Assembly 2015 80,000[15] Abuja, Nigeria
Temple of the Glory of God God is Love Pentecostal Church 2004 60,000[16] São Paulo, Brazil

Faith Tabernacle
Living Faith Church Worldwide 1999 50,000[17][18][19] Lagos, Nigeria
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Graha Bethany Nginden
Gereja Bethany Indonesia 2000, 2009 36,000[20] Surabaya, Indonesia
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International Gospel Centre
Word of Life Bible Church 2014 35,000[21][22][23] Warri, Nigeria
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Deeper Life Bible Church Lagos
Deeper Christian Life Ministry 2018 30,000[24][25] Lagos, Nigeria
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Great Temple
General Convention of the Assemblies of God in Brazil 1996 22,000[26] Cuiabá, Brazil
LDS Conference Center The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2000 21,200[27] Salt Lake City, United States
Calvary Temple, Hyderabad, India

Calvary Temple
Calvary Temple 2013 18,000[28] Hyderabad, India
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Lakewood Church Central Campus
Lakewood Church 2005 16,000[29] Houston, United States
Liberty Worship Centre Liberty Worship Centre 2014 15,000[30] Kampala, Uganda
Perez Dome Perez Chapel International 2011 14,000[31] Accra, Ghana
Mega Frater Fraternidad Cristiana de Guatemala 2007 12,200[32] Mixco, Guatemala
Church of the Nations/Bethel Israel Tabernacle International Evangelism Center - African Interior Mission 2020 12,000[33] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Winners Chapel Nairobi Living Faith Church Worldwide 2013 12,000[34] Nairobi, Kenya
Holy Stadium Gospel of the Kingdom Church 2005 12,000[35] Semarang, Indonesia
Yoido Full Gospel Church
Yoido Full Gospel Church
1973 12,000[36] Seoul, South Korea
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World Cathedral of Faith
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 1999 11,000[37] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Miracle Centre Cathedral
Miracle Centre Cathedral 2004 10,500[38] Kampala, Uganda
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Faith Dome
Crenshaw Christian Center 1989 10,145[39] Crenshaw, Los Angeles, United States
Noah

Noah's Ark Auditorium
Full Life Christian Centre 2015 10,000[40] Uyo, Nigeria
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Temple of Solomon (São Paulo)
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 2014 10,000[41] São Paulo, Brazil
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Christ's Commission Fellowship Pasig
Christ's Commission Fellowship 2014 10,000[42] Pasig, Philippines
Redeemed Christian Church of God (US Campus) Redeemed Christian Church of God 2013 10,000[43] Floyd, Texas, United States[44]
The Rock Cathedral House On The Rock Church 2013 10,000[45] Lagos, Nigeria
National Temple The Apostolic Church Nigeria 2011 10,000[46] Lagos, Nigeria
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Centro Familiar de Adoración
Assemblies of God 2009 10,000[47] Asunción, Paraguay
House of Hope Salem Baptist Church of Chicago 2005 10,000[48] Chicago, United States
Gereja Mawar Sharon Jakarta Indonesian Bethel Church 2003 10,000[49] Jakarta, Indonesia

See also

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