African-American Mega Churches

Last Updated: 01/31/11

There are an estimated 100 of these sprawling houses of worship, dotting the cities and suburbs throughout the nation. An estimated 20 are on the drawing board or under construction.


# Mega Churches Location Seating Acreage of Land Pastor(s)
1 Faithful Central Bible Church Inglewood, CA 17,505 29 Rev. Kenneth Ulmer
2 New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Cathedral Lithonia, GA 10,000   Bishop Eddie Long
3 Faith Dome of the Crenshaw Christian Center Los Angeles, CA 10,146   Rev. Frederick K.C. Price & Rev. Betty Price
4 Jericho City of Praise Church Landover, MD 10,000   Elder Joel R. Peebles, Sr.
5 World Changers Church International Dallas, TX 8,900   Rev. Taffi Dollar
6 The Potter's House Dallas, TX 8,200 400 Bishop T.D. Jakes
7 Word of Faith International Christian Center Southfield, MI 5,000 110 Bishop Keith A. Butler
8 The Apostolic Church of God Chicago, Ill 4,500   Rev. Arthur M. Brazier
9 Christ Universal Temple Chicago, Ill 4,000 32 Dr. Rev. Johnnie Colemon
10 The New Light Christian Center Church Houston, TX     Rev. Ira V. Hilliard
11 First AME Church Los Angeles, CA 5,000   Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray
12 Greater Allen Cathedral of New York Jamaica, NY 2,500   Bishop Floyd Flake
13 Greater St. Stephen Ministries New Orleans, LA 3,000   Bishop Paul S. Morton
14 Trinity United Church of Christ Chicago, Ill 2,500   Rev. Jeremiah Wright
15 West Angeles Church of God Los Angeles, CA 5,000   Rev. Charles Blake
16 Windsor Village United Methodist Church Houston, TX 7,000 234 Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell
17 Bethel Family Worship Center Durham, NC 2,500 6 Bishop George Bloomer
18 Word of Faith Ministries Durham, NC 2,300   Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr.
19 Inspiring Body of Christ Church Dallas, TX 4,400 36 Rev. Rickie Rush
20 Bethel AME Church Baltimore, MD N/A 256 Rev. Dr. Frank Reid III
21 Greater Bethany Community Church of City of Refuge Church Gardena, CA N/A   Bishop Noel Jones
22 Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ Memphis, TN 7,300   Bishop G.E. Patterson
  Total     1,103