Top Ten List of Mega Churches in America

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No. 1: Lakewood Church
Houston, Texas

Pastor: Joel Osteen
Average weekly attendance: 43,500
Annual budget: $70 million

No. 2: Second Baptist Church of Houston
Houston, Texas

Pastor: Edwin Young
Average weekly attendance: 24,000
Annual budget: $53 million

No. 3: North Point Community Church
Alpharetta, Ga.

Pastor: Andy Stanley
Average weekly attendance: 23,000
Annual budget: $38.5 million

megachurch willow creek photoNo. 4: Willow Creek Community Church
Chicago, Ill.

Pastor: Bill Hybels
Average weekly attendance: 22,500
Annual budget: $36.2 million

No. 5 : LifeChurch.tv
Edmond, Okla.

Pastor: Craig Groeschel
Average weekly attendance: 21,000
Annual budget: $32 million

No. 6: West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Los Angeles, Calif.

Pastor: Charles Blake Sr.
Average weekly attendance: 20,000
Annual budget: $15 million

No. 7: Fellowship Church
Grapevine, Texas

Pastor: Ed Young Jr.
Average weekly attendance: 20,000
Annual budget: $51 million

No. 8: Saddleback Valley Community Church
Lake Forest, Calif.

Pastor: Rick Warren
Average weekly attendance: 19,400
Annual budget: $36 million

No. 9: Calvary Chapel
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Pastor: Robert Coy
Average weekly attendance: 17,000 people
Annual contributions: $40.3 million in tithes and offerings (2008)

No. 10: The Potter’s House
Dallas, Texas

Pastor: T.D. Jakes
Average weekly attendance: 17,000 people
Annual budget: declined to release figure

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Source: Forbes Magazine