Faith Tabernacle

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Faith Tabernacle
World largest church auditorium, Faith Tabernacle.jpg
Internal view of Faith Tabernacle
Location Lagos
Country Nigeria
Denomination Neo-charismatic movement
Weekly attendance 50,000
Website faithtabernacle.org.ng
History
Founded December 11, 1983
Founder(s) David Oyedepo
Specifications
Capacity 50,400
Clergy
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 David Oyedepo since its founding in 1983. In 2015, the attendance is 50,000 peoples.

History[edit]

In 1981, David Oyedepo at age 26, has a vision for his ministry.[1] The Church is founded in December 11, 1983. [2] In 2014, Living Faith Church Worldwide is in 65 countries. In 2015, Faith Tabernacle has an attendance of 50,000 people.[3]

Building[edit]

Faith Tabernacle has a capacity of 50,400 worshippers and it is reputed to be the world's largest church in terms of capacity.[4] [5] [6] 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 in 12 months and dedicated in December 1998.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Martin Lindhardt, Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies, BRILL, Netherlands, 2014, page 115
  3. ^ Warren Bird, World megachurches, Leadership Network, USA, Retrieved October 30, 2016
  4. ^ Candy Gunther Brown, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, Oxford University Press, UK, 2011, page 253
  5. ^ "Church of the 50,000 faithful". News.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Israel O. Olofinjana, 20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria: Their Lives, Their Legacies, Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2011, page 127
  7. ^ 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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