2016 Largest Churches in America

The shape of the American megachurch is constantly shifting.
What are the churches at the forefront of the movement and how are they innovating?

Each year, Outreach magazine teams up with LifeWay Research to identify rapidly growing churches—of those, the Largest Participating Churches are ranked by size and listed here. We then collaborate with those churches on interviews as we seek to gain insight from their leadership on a wide range of issues.

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1
North Point Ministries
North Point Ministries Alpharetta GA - Andy Stanley
● Fastest ● Largest
2
Church of the Highlands
Church of the Highlands Birmingham AL - Chris Hodges
● Fastest ● Largest
3
NewSpring Church
NewSpring Church Anderson SC
● Fastest ● Largest
4
Gateway Church
Gateway Church Southlake TX - Robert Morris
● Largest
5
Saddleback Church
Saddleback Church Lake Forest CA - Rick Warren
● Largest
6
Willow Creek Community Church
Willow Creek Community Church South Barrington IL - Bill Hybels
● Largest
7
Christ's Church of the Valley
Christ's Church of the Valley Peoria AZ - Ashley Wooldridge
● Largest
8
Christ Fellowship
Christ Fellowship Palm Beach Gardens FL - Todd Mullins
● Fastest ● Largest
9
Southeast Christian Church
Southeast Christian Church Louisville KY - Kyle Idleman
● Largest ● Reproducing
10
Crossroads Church
Crossroads Church Cincinnati OH - Brian Tome
● Largest
11
Elevation Church
Elevation Church Matthews NC - Steven Furtick
● Fastest ● Largest
12
Eagle Brook Church
Eagle Brook Church Centerville MN - Jason Strand
● Largest
13
Second Baptist Church
Second Baptist Church Houston TX - H. Edwin Young
● Largest
14
Woodlands Church
Woodlands Church The Woodlands TX - Kerry Shook
● Largest
15
Flatirons Community Church
Flatirons Community Church Lafayette CO - Jim Burgen
● Largest
16
King Jesus International Ministry
King Jesus International Ministry Miami FL - Guillermo Maldonado
● Fastest ● Largest
17
Mariners Church
Mariners Church Irvine CA - Eric Geiger
● Largest
18
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Mount Zion Baptist Church Nashville TN - Joseph W. Walker III
● Largest
19
12Stone Church
12Stone Church Lawrenceville GA - Kevin Myers
● Largest
20
Family Christian Center
Family Christian Center Munster IN - Steve Munsey
● Largest