Faith Tabernacle

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Faith Tabernacle
Faith Tabernacle worship.jpg
Faith Tabernacle worship in 2005
DenominationNeo-charismatic movement
Weekly attendanceover 50,000
FoundedDecember 11, 1983
Founder(s)David Oyedepo
Senior pastor(s)David Oyedepo

Faith Tabernacle is an evangelical megachurch and the headquarters church of Living Faith Church Worldwide. It is at Canaanland, Ota, Lagos, Nigeria, current neo-charismatic movement. The senior pastor of this community is Dr. David Oyedepo[1] [2]since its founding in 1983. In 2015, the attendance is 50,000 peoples.


In 1981, David Oyedepo at age 26, had a vision for his ministry.[3] The Church was founded on December 11, 1983.[4] In 2014, Living Faith Church Worldwide is in 65 countries. In 2020, Faith Tabernacle has an attendance of 50,000 people.[5]


Canaanland was procured in 1998 and was initially 560 acres (2.3 km2), it is in Ota, Ogun, Nigeria. The church's international headquarters, Faith Tabernacle, was built in Cannanland between 1998 and 1999, taking twelve months to complete.[6] The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998. [7]

In 1999, the Faith Tabernacle was inaugurated with 50,400 seats. [8] Faith Tabernacle was reputed to be the world's largest church in terms of capacity.[9][8][10] It covers about 70 hectares and is built inside the complex called Canaanland, with a size of more than 10,500 hectares (42km2) in Ota, a suburb of Lagos. The church building was constructed under 12 months and dedicated in September 1999.[11]

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  1. ^ "Living Faith Church Worldwide - Official Website". Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  2. ^ "The Chancellor / About Us / Home - Covenant University". Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  3. ^ Pieter Coertzen, M Christiaan Green, Len Hansen, Law and Religion in Africa: The quest for the common good in pluralistic societies, African Sun Media, South Africa, 2015, page 310
  4. ^ Martin Lindhardt, Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies, BRILL, Netherlands, 2014, page 115
  5. ^ Bird, Warren. "World megachurches". Leadership Network, USA. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Pastor David Oyedepo Profile". Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "LARGE CHURCH AUDITORIUMS". Best Resources on Church Growth. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  8. ^ a b "Church of the 50,000 faithful". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  9. ^ Candy Gunther Brown, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, Oxford University Press, UK, 2011, page 253
  10. ^ Israel O. Olofinjana, 20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria: Their Lives, Their Legacies, Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2011, page 127
  11. ^ Vinson Synan, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Amos Yong, Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements: Past, Present and Future, Charisma Media, USA, 2016, page 28

Coordinates: 6°40′36.1″N 3°10′02.2″E / 6.676694°N 3.167278°E / 6.676694; 3.167278

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