This list is compiled by Warren Bird Ph.D who has been researching global megachurches since 1991, also contributing to a North American megachurch list since 2006, and posting the global megachuches online since 2010.
The list is not based on membership but on actual worship attendance — adults and children, all services, all physical campuses on an average weekend for the year. It is limited to Protestant congregations. Multisite churches are counted as part of one congregation if they are all under the same leader and governance, adhere to the same doctrine, identify together under a similar name or association, and share finances at some level.
Following Deeper Life is Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) and The Apostolic Church (LAWNA) with actual attendance of 50, 000 worshipers in a service. while Winners Chapel records equal figure for its largest weekly service attendance, LAWNA’s largest attendance during a weekly service skyrocketed to 100, 000.
Also on the list is The Redeemed Christian Church of God with 40, 000 largest attendance, Word of Life Bible Church, Christ Embassy (Believer’s Love World Fellowship) and Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Church with 30, 000, Household of God, House on the Rock, First Baptist Church, Church of God Mission International, Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI), amongst others.
Some other Africa churches that made the list include Jesus Celebration Center, Mombasa, Kenya, Rhema Bible Church, Johannesburg, South Africa, Christian Life Church, Kampala, Uganda, Christian Revival Centre, Bloemfontein, South Africa , amongst others.
To view or download the complete list visit: http://www.leadnet.org/world