Outreach Magazine’s latest report on American megachurches has revealed that North Point Ministries in Atlanta, pastored by Andy Stanley, is the largest church in the United States. The report lists an attendance of 31,288, giving North Point the #1 spot on its annual ranking for the first time.
North Point Ministries beat out Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, TX (which was not ranked), T.D. Jakes’ Potter’s House in Dallas, TX (which also was not ranked), as well as Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL (which was ranked at #5), and Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA (which was ranked at #6). Lakewood Church was ranked at #1 in 2013 and The Potter’s House was ranked at #20 in 2013. (View last year’s list here.)
According to the North Point Ministries website, “North Point Ministries, Inc., was founded in 1995 with the vision of creating churches that un-churched people love to attend. Since its inception, NPM has grown from one church to five in metro-Atlanta and has developed a global network of more than thirty strategic partner churches.”
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