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Top 10 Biggest Church In Asia

Kwanglim Methodist Church: A Legacy of Growth and Leadership

1. Kwanglim (Burning Bush) Methodist Church Weekly attendance: 35,000

Country: South Korea

City: Seoul

Start year: 1953

Commencing our list is Kwanglim (Burning Bush) Methodist Church, established in 1953 by Sun do Kim. Presently led by Pastor Chung Suk Kim, the son of the founding pastor, the church faced early challenges, reaching an attendance exceeding 2,000 only in 1977. Despite the initial hurdles, the church has gained immense popularity, currently boasting a weekly attendance of around 35,000.

2. New Life Assembly of God Weekly attendance: 40,000

Country: India

City: Chennai

Start year: 1973

Founded in 1973 by Dr. David Mohan, the New Life Assembly of God Church in Chennai has become a significant presence. With over 8,000 member churches and a college in Bangalore, India, the church's Chennai headquarters, with a seating capacity of 4,500, sees an impressive weekly attendance of over 40,000.

3. Bethany Church of God Weekly attendance: 50,000

Country: Indonesia

City: Surabaya

Start year: 1978


Taking the eighth spot on our list is the Bethany Church of God in Surabaya, Indonesia. Established in 1978 by Pastor Abraham Alex Tanuseputra, this church, with its headquarters in Jakarta, draws a weekly average attendance of over 50,000. With approximately 2.5 million members across 5,000 churches globally, it stands out for its significant reach.

4. Yeshu Darbar (Royal Court of Jesus) Weekly attendance: 50,000

Country: India

City: Allahabad

Start year: 2000

Founded in 2000 by Pastor Rajendra B. Lal, Yeshu Darbar in Allahabad, India, began as small weekly Bible studies. Over time, it evolved into a massive open-air meeting, gaining popularity throughout India. The church, also known as the Royal Court of Jesus, attracts an impressive weekly attendance of 50,000, including attendees from remote villages.

5. Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church Weekly attendance: 60,000

Country: South Korea

City: Seoul

Start year: 1964

Making the halfway mark on our list is the Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church in Seoul, South Korea, founded by Abraham Park Yoon-sik in 1964. With a weekly average attendance of 60,000 and a seating capacity for 17,000, this church stands out for its significant congregation.

6. Victory Metro Manila Weekly attendance: 65,000

Country: Philippines

City: Manila

Start year: 1984

Established in 1984 by Pastor Steve Murrell, Victory Metro Manila, located in the Philippines' capital city, serves a bustling community. With churches and campus ministries in 69 nations and a membership count of 110,000, the church provides services to an average of 65,000 people weekly, securing a spot in the top five.

7. New Life Church Weekly attendance: 70,000

Country: India

City: Mumbai

Start year: 1968

Founded in 1968 by Graham and Pamela Truscott in India, New Life Church, affiliated with New Life Churches of New Zealand, has evolved into a megachurch. With over 70,000 weekly attendees on average and multiple branches across India, the church has plans for further expansion.

8. Onnuri (All Nations) Community Church Weekly attendance: 75,000

Country: South Korea

City: Seoul

Start year: 1984

Considered one of the 25 mega structures in South Korea, Onnuri Community Church in Seoul boasts an impressive average weekly attendance of 75,000. Established in 1984 by Pastor Yong Jo Hah, the church is renowned for its substantial congregation and a prominent place among South Korea's megastructures.

9. Calvary Temple Church Weekly attendance: 130,000

Country: India

City: Hyderabad (Kukatpally)

Start year: 2005

A relatively new entrant on our list, Calvary Temple Church in Hyderabad (Kukatpally) was founded in 2005 by Pastor Satish Kumar. Despite its brief existence, the church has grown exponentially, serving an average of over 130,000 people weekly. Alongside its religious activities, the church also operates a Bible College for ministry preparation.

10. Yoido Full Gospel Church Weekly attendance: 200,000

Country: South Korea

City: Seoul

Start year: 1958

Securing the top position is the Yoido Full Gospel Church, founded in 1958 by David Yonggi Cho. As the largest church in Asia and South Korea, it boasts approximately 480,000 members and attracts an average weekly attendance of 200,000. Given South Korea's predominant Christian population, the church's prominence is notable.