Critics have continued to argue that Nigerians are investing more in religion at the expense of businesses and industries.
To be specific, some Christian faith in Nigeria have been accused of having businessmen in cassock while ripping off the greater number of the country’s poor population.
Notwithstanding, Nigeria remain highly religious country with Christianity and Muslim as its two major religious faith.
Some of the biggest Christian faiths in Africa are headquartered in Nigeria, just as some Nigerian pastors are the most popular in Africa.
Also, there seem to be a sense of competitions among some Nigerian Christian faiths especially the Pentecostal or protestant churches with each trying to outdo one another in winning more congregation as well as having some of the biggest auditoriums and infrastructure.
To this end, Nigerian Informer have decided to come up with 10 biggest and largest church auditoriums in Nigeria.
In coming up with the biggest church auditoriums in Nigeria, only auditorium buildings will be considered according to its seat capacity. Open fields, tents and canopies will not be put into cognizance for this article.
Biggest & Largest Church Auditoriums In Nigeria
Hand Of God Cathedral, Port Harcourt
Hand of God Cathedral is the largest church auditorium in Nigeria and perhaps across the world.
The gigantic building is situated in Port Harcourt Rivers state. The church auditorium is owned by one of Nigerian’s most popular Pentecostal churches, Salvation Ministries.
Hand of a God Cathedral owned by Salvation Ministries is a 120,000-seating capacity church building.
This is far bigger than Camp Nou, FC Barcelona football stadium with seating capacity of around 90,000.
Hand of God cathedral was completed in the year 2020 and is located at Igwurita, Rivers State. The general overseer of Salvation Ministries is pastor David Ibiyeomie.
Glory Sanctuary Dome, Abuja
Glory Sanctuary Dome owned by Dunamis International Gospel Centre is the second largest church auditoriums in Nigeria with 100,000 seating capacity.
The church auditorium was completed in the year 2018 & is one of the largest church auditoriums in the world.
General overseer of a Dunamis international Gospel Centre is Dr. Paul Enenche.
Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja
Third on the list of Nigeria’s largest church auditoriums is Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja which has seating capacity of 80,000.
The church auditorium was completed in the year 2015. Bro Joshua Iginla is the general overseer of Champion Royal Assembly Church.
Loveworld Crusade Ground, Lagos
Loveworld Crusade Ground Lagos is 80,000 seating capacity church auditoria owned by Believers’ Loveworld aka Christ Embassy.
It is one of Nigerian’s largest church auditoriums. Chris Oyakilome is the founder and general overseer of Believers’ Loveworld church.
Faith Tabernacle, Lagos
Faith Tabernacle owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Winners Chapel is one of the largest and biggest church buildings in Nigeria with 50,000 seating capacity.
The church auditorium located in Lagos Nigeria was completed in the year 1999. Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide.
International Gospel Center, Warri
International Gospel Center, Warri is the headquarters of Word Of Life Bible Church. The church is a whopping 35,000 seating capacity auditorium situated at Warri, Delta State.
Word Of Life Bible Church was founded by Ayo Oritsejafor, former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president. The church was completed in 2014.
Deeper Life Bible Church, Lagos
Deeper Life Bible Church Lagos owned by Deeper Christian Life Ministry is up there with the Nigerian largest church auditoriums.
Deeper Life Bible Church Lagos completed in the year 2018 has 30,000 seating capacity. William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and general overseer of Deeper Life Christian Ministry.
Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Lagos
Founded by Temitope Joshua popularly known as T.B Joshua is one of Nigerian’s largest church auditoriums.
SCAON is estimated to have seating capacity of 15,000. The church has branches in Ghana, UK and South Africa.
The Rock Cathedral, Lagos
The Rock Cathedral Lagos is a church auditorium owned by Nigerian Christian faith, House On The Rock.
The Rock Cathedral Lagos was completed in 2013 with 10,000 seating capacity. Paul Adefarasin is the head of House On The Rock church.
National Temple, Lagos
National Temple Lagos is church auditorium belong to The Apostolic Church Nigeria. Like House On The Rock, National Temple of Apostolic Church Nigeria has 10,000 seating capacity which was completed in 2011.
The general overseer of the church Pastor Edet Eyo Okon.