Churches in Nigeria these days give priority to aesthetics and comfort for members and this leads to construction of worship centres that are pretty expensive. There are several churches that are so beautiful that you feel like you’re entering heaven as you walk into them. They are scattered across Nigeria. Here is a list of a few of those churches that stand out as the most expensive church buildings in Nigeria.
Living Faith Tabernacle a.k.a Winners Chapel
Living Faith Tabernacle is among the most popular churches in Nigeria. It is
Pastored by world famous and super-rich Bishop David Oyedepo. The the Living Faith Tabernacle situated in Ottah, Ogun state, is the most expensive church in Nigeria. It is also one of the most successful and prosperous churches in Nigeria.
The church was built in one year and was reportedly worth N7 billion at completion. Due to an ever increasing membership strength, Winners chapel was expanded to accommodate more members. This church auditorium is one of the biggest in Nigeria with a capacity of over 60,000 members. The church is said to be currently worth N15 billion. It is indeed a massive church.
Glory Dome, Dunamis Church, Abuja
Glory Dome is the New Global Headquarters of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC) at The Lord’s Garden along the Umaru Musa Yar Adua Expressway (Airport Road) in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory at Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria. It was officially dedicated to God in November 2018.
This is the largest church auditorium in the World. It is a 100,000 capacity auditorium making it one of the most expensive church buildings in Nigeria. The General Overseer of the church is Paul Enenche. It is truly a massive edifice.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God Head Church (RCCG) Head Quarters
This is another popular church in Nigeria known for its presence almost in every major street in the country. Popularly known for its regular Holy Ghost Congress meetings, the Redeemed Christian church of God boasts of the highest membership strength of any church in Nigeria. A branch of the redeemed Christian Church of God can be found in about every street in Nigeria. The General Overseer of this church is Pastor E.A Adeboye.
The headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria is the biggest church in Africa and in the world at large. It is a 3km by 3km hall and is currently worth N2.3 billion.
Love World Convocation Arena (LCA)
The Love World Convocation Arena is the headquaters of Christ Embassy a.k.a Believers Love world. It has a capacity of over 30,000. The Love World Convocation Arena is the biggest air-conditioned church facility in the whole of Africa. Presiding over this ever growing congregation is world famous televangelist, author and teacher, Rev. Dr Chris Oyakhilome.
When it was completed years ago, the Love World Convocation Centre was worth over N2 billion but today it is worth way more than N2 billion. The church is also popular among audience across the globe through its cable TV channel.
The Rock Cathedral, Lekki
The Rock Cathedral, is the head church of House on the Rock Church. It is located in Lekki, Lagos State. The General Overseer of this church is Pastor Paul Adefarasin, a close follower of Bishop T.D Jakes. House on the Rock is famous for hosting the “The Experience”, a yearly music concert.
The Rock Cathedral is one of the most adorned modern church facilities in Nigeria. It is worth N2 billion and is the most expensive Pentecostal church on Lagos Island.
Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Abuja
The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly is an Abuja based church located on Gusape hills. COZA as it is popularly known is pastored by the rich and good looking pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly is famous for its quality music and its yearly music concert called The Avalanche. Pastor Fatoyimbo was recently enmeshed in controversies based on accusations by a former female member of his church but he won the case in court and this never affected the strength of his ministry.
The church facility of The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly is worth N2 billion. It is an edifice indeed.
House on the Rock Church, Abuja
House on the Rock, Abuja is one of the numerous branches of the House on the Rock Church.l in Nigeria. It has its head church in Lagos. House on the Rock, Abuja was completed a long time after the completion of The Rock Cathedral, Lekki. The building housing the house on the Rock Church, Abuja is a mighty edifice. It is worth about N1.7 billion. It’s aesthetic value is truly amazing.
Salvation Ministries Port-Harcourt
Salvation Ministries Port- Harcourt is arguably the biggest and most successful church in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. The General Overseer of the church is healing evangelist and author, Pastor David Ibiyeomie. The Home of Success as this church is also known is very popular in the Southern part of Nigeria, especially the south south geopolitical zone.
Home of Success is said to be worth N1.7 billion Naira and hosts five services every Sunday. Each service always has massive attendance.
Word of Life Bible Church
The General Overseer of this church is former president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbugbemi Oritsajafor. The 20,000 member church is located in Warri and is one of the oldest churches in Nigeria on this list.
This church is among the most popular and most successful ministries in Nigeria and arguably the biggest in Warri. It is also one of the most expensive churches in Nigeria. The ministry is reportedly worth about $150 million while the church building is worth N500, 000,000.
Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan)
The Synagogue Church of All Nations is located at IKotun, Egbe, Lagos. It is pastored by Prophet T.B Joshua. This church is popular for bringing lots of visitors to Nigeria for a spiritual pilgrimage of some sort.
Although the exact worth of this church is yet to be ascertained, it runs into billions of naira. It is indeed one of the most expensive churches in the country.
Daystar Christian Center
The General Overseer of this church is Samuel Adeyemi. He is popular for being a pastor and motivational speaker. No one knows the exact worth of this church but its building is believed to be worth millions of Naira. It is among the most exotic church buildings in Lagos.
This is just a few of the very expensive church buildings in Nigeria. The General Overseers and some church members believe the house of God should have the best of tastes and aesthetics. This is probably why more churches with expensive structures keep springing up across the country. Some observers have argued that instead of spending so much on church buildings such monies should be used to take care of the less privileged in the society. Well, this is a matter of opinions. The churches are doing what they think a worship arena deserves which is the best if aesthetic mixed with comfort and class.