Have you ever wondered which Nigerian church has the largest Auditorium?
Nigeria is one of the most religious nations on earth. According to PEW’S survey 2011, less than 1% of Nigeria’s population claimed to be irreligious. About 50% of Nigeria’s 186 million people are Christians and to cater for this huge number of worshippers, some churches in Nigeria have built large auditoriums that would adequately accommodate their members.
In this article, we will discuss the 5 largest (with respect to their capacity and land mass) church auditoriums/buildings in Nigeria.
LIVING FAITH – CANAAN-LAND
Reputed to be the world’s largest fully built auditorium in the world, Canaan-land church building can accommodate 50,000 people at once.
Located in Ota, Ogun State. The 560-acre (2.3 km2) facility opened in 1999 and has since expanded to almost 5,000 acres (20 km2).Canaan-land sees almost a million Christian from all over the world gather for a program called Shiloh in its auditorium and its extension canopy.
RCCG – NEW CONGRESS AUDITORIUM
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) auditorium in Shimawa, Ogun state is one of the world’s largest auditoriums. The 3kilometer-long auditorium can accommodate more than a million worshippers at a time. The auditorium, which was opened by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, was built at a cost of $60 million (about N7.7 billion).
MFM – PRAYER CITY
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Prayer City has one of the largest Christian auditoriums in the Nigeria. The auditorium was modeled after the redemption camp and can accommodate over 500,000 worshipers at once, with an overflow of 250,000. Apart from the church auditorium, The prayer city also houses the Mountain Top University, the Deliverance Stadium and a large number of chalets for worshipers.
THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH – TAC AUDITORIUM
The Apostolic Church Nigeria, TAC, is the fifth largest church auditorium in Nigeria. It is located in Ketu, Lagos state. The auditorium has a capacity of 100,000 people. It took 25 years to construct the multi-million Naira religious edifice.
DEEPER LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY – DEEPER LIFE AUDITORIUM
The Deeper Life Bible Church auditorium is located at Gbagada, Lagos State. The 30,000 capacity auditorium covers approximately 1 square kilometer land space and the planning and construction of the mega auditorium took about a decade to be completed.