2016 Fastest-Growing Churches in America

What are the country’s Fastest-Growing Churches and what’s contributing to their growth?

Each year, Outreach magazine seeks to answer that question through our collaboration with LifeWay Research. We send a survey to thousands of U.S. churches, seeking their attendance averages for February and March (excluding Easter weekend)—numbers are then compared with the previous year, and churches are ranked, factoring both numerical and percentage growth.

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1
Gateway Fellowship Church
Gateway Fellowship Church San Antonio TX - John Van Pay
● Fastest ● Reproducing
2
Life Church Green Bay
Life Church Green Bay De Pere WI - Shawn Hennessy
● Fastest
3
Tabernacle of Praise Church International
Tabernacle of Praise Church International McDonough GA - Timothy J. McBride
● Fastest
4
Red Rocks Church
Red Rocks Church Littleton CO - Shawn Johnson
● Fastest ● Largest
5
Church of the Highlands
Church of the Highlands Birmingham AL - Chris Hodges
● Fastest ● Largest
6
The Life Church
The Life Church Manassas VA - David Baird
● Fastest
7
Citylife Church
Citylife Church Tampa FL - Tony Stewart
● Fastest
8
NewSpring Church
NewSpring Church Anderson SC
● Fastest ● Largest
9
City First Church
City First Church Rockford IL - Jeremy DeWeerdt
● Fastest
10
2|42 Community Church
2|42 Community Church Brighton MI - Tony Johnson
● Fastest ● Largest ● Reproducing
11
Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church Jonesboro AR - Archie Mason
● Fastest
12
Faith Promise Church
Faith Promise Church Knoxville TN - Chris Stephens
● Fastest ● Largest
13
BridgePoint Church
BridgePoint Church St. Petersburg FL - Tim Whipple
● Fastest
14
Real Life Christian Church
Real Life Christian Church Clermont FL - Justin Miller
● Fastest ● Largest
15
Beltway Park Church
Beltway Park Church Abilene TX - David McQueen
● Fastest
16
Rock City Church
Rock City Church Columbus OH - Chad Fisher
● Fastest
17
The Church of Eleven22
The Church of Eleven22 Jacksonville FL - Joby Martin
● Fastest ● Largest ● Reproducing
18
Elevation Church
Elevation Church Matthews NC - Steven Furtick
● Fastest ● Largest
19
Action Church
Action Church Orlando FL - Justin Dailey
● Fastest
20
Next Level Church
Next Level Church Somersworth NH - Joshua Gagnon
● Fastest