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List Of Churches In Nigeria, Their Founders And General Overseer; Represent your churches here.

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Nigeria is said to be the second most religious country in the world and the most religious in Africa . It's Populace is divided into the Muslim that resides mainly in the north, and Christians that are predominant in the south.

Christianity is a major religion in Nigeria covering almost 48% of its population.There are many churches in Nigeria and their style of worship system differs from the each other.

But the similarities between these churches is that they preach the gospel and believe in Jesus Christ who is known as the founder of Christianity.

Before the coming of the Pentecostal churches,the first church in Nigeria was the Cathedral Of St Peters in Abe, Abeokuta which was an Anglican Church, followed by the Catholic Church and then the Pentecostal churches followed suite.

Below is a list of notable top churches in Nigeria,the year is was founded, the founder and the current general overseer of the church.


Redeemed Christian Church of God

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It was founded by Rev Josiah Akindayomi in the year 1952 and is being overseen by Pastor Enoch Adeboye who is a respected man of God in Nigeria. It has its headquarters in Lagos that can contain almost half it's whole members.

You can find at least two redeemed churches in every street in Lagos.

Living Faith Church Worldwide

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It is also known as winners chapel internationals. It was founded by David Oyedepo In the year 1981. David Oyedepo who is also the overseer is known as the richest pastor in the world according to Forbes magazine.

It's a widely known Pentecostal church and has almost a million members in Nigeria only. It's headquarters is in Lagos and has a capacity of almost 300,000.

Christ Apostolic Church

It was founded by Joseph Ayo Babalola in the year 1941 and is being overseen by Pastor S.O. Ogundare. It is also a white garment church.

Christ Embassy

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Chris onyakilome founder and overseer of Christ Embassy church. It was founded In the year 1991. It has its headquarters in Lagos. Pastor Chris is a respected pastor and has a lot of religious books to his credit. A widely known book of his is 'Rhapsody of realities '.

Deeper Christian Life Ministry

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by William .F. Kumuyi in the year 1982. It was said that the church started with 15 persons now they have over 500,000 members. This church is widely known for their strict ways especially in what they wear.

Cherubim and Seraphim

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925.They are known to wear a white robe to church and can dance really well. They are one of the oldest churches in Nigeria and gave birth to other white garment churches.

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM)

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by Dr. Daniel Olukoya in the year 1989.They are known specifically because of their fire for fire type of services. Dr Daniel Olukoya is also the overseer.

The Apostolic Church Nigeria

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It was founded by Gabriel Olutola in 1931. Olutola was a respected man of God during his time. This is also one of the oldest churches in Nigeria.

The Lord's Chosen

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by Lazarus Muoka in the year 2002.This church is widely known because of their radical ways. The church is said to have alot of break away Catholics.

Roman Catholic Church

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. This church has the largest member and also known as the richest church. It is said to be founded by Christ Himself and is being headed by the Pope himself. It's headquarters is in Rome, Italy where the Pope presides.

The church is seen widely in Nigeria, in every state, town, city and village.

Celestial Church of Christ

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It was found by Samuel Biléhou Joseph Oshoffa in the year 1947.They are prominently known because of their white gown attire just like the cherubim and seraphim.

Methodist Church Nigeria

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. This is one church that was brought by the British missionaries in the year 1842. Prelate Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche is the general overseer.

Nigerian Baptist Convention

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. This is one of the oldest churches that has its origin from the colonial masters. It is said that the Christian Religious Institution was founded by Baptist missionaries.

The Baptist Convention has many members and has its headquarters in Ibadan.

Salvation Ministries

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by Pastor David Ibiyeomie in 1997. He is the founder and overseer of salvation ministries is known because of his dancing skills. His headquarters is in port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Royal House of Grace International Church

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Founded by Apostle David Zilly Aggrey 1992.It has its headquarters in port Harcourt.

Assemblies of God Church

The church is said to be founded by The Holy Spirit and overseen by Rev. Chidi Okoroafo.

Commonwealth of Zion assemby

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Popularly known as COZA, this church is predominant for youths. It was founded by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo in the year 1999.

They are known for their wide outreach in the country. It's headquarters is located in Abuja.

Synagogue church of all nations

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. This church was established by Prophet T. B Joshua. He is a widely known prophet known for his miracles and predictions of the future. People from different countries find their way to the church to receive their miracles from the man of God.

Church of Nigeria

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Also called Anglican communion.It has its origin from the church of England. It was founded in 1842 by Henry Townsend during the colonial times.It is headed in Nigeria by Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

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Top Comments
anisgis · 06/28/2020
Jesus Christ did not establish Roman Catholic ask for the person that establish it you will know, Jesus Christ establish Kingdom of God not 4 Roman practice
KunleOlonade · 06/28/2020
the apostolic church was not founded by olutola, olutola was not even born in 1931. it is the only Church that had no individual founder but founders
AdegboyegaOluwaseun · 06/29/2020
The list is incomplete without mentioning The Gospel Faith Mission Int'l (GOFAMINT), founded by Late pa Reuben George with Dr. Abina as the current oversea
okaforsunday · 06/29/2020
All are under church of Satan only God no his own church because many pastor belong to many secret acualtGod say don't have any other god before me

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