2016 Fastest-Growing Churches in America

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

The Lifeway Research team solicited participation from more than 13,000 churches. This is a self-reported survey, based on in-person attendance averages, not membership. Churches that participated answered questions about their 2022 in-person weekend attendance averages for February and March (excluding Easter) as compared to their 2021 numbers. The final Fastest-Growing rankings reflect an average of numerical gain and percentage gain.

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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 - Next Level Church
● Fastest