Mega Churches In Columbus : The 11 Largest Houses Of Worship

Chruches have been bringing the people of Columbus together for over 200 years. The first church in Columbus was built in 1814. Since then, the churches of the capital city have grown, adapted, and evolved. Let me tell you, Ohio’s capital has got some big houses of worship! Here are Columbus’ 10 mega churches. These are the largest churches in town according to attendance and membership.

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Vineyard

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Average weekly attendance: 7,800*
Locations: Six. Details.
Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Notes: Vineyard uses small groups to help members really get involved in the church’s community.
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World Harvest Church


Membership: over 12,000
Locations: One in Columbus. Details.
Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Notes: World Harvest also has a location in Elkhart, Indiana. You can also catch a live stream here where it’s “Sunday every day.”
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Worthington Christian Church


Average weekly attendance: 1,150
Affiliation: Independent Chrisitan Church affiliated with the Brotherhood of Christian Churhes and Churches of Christ
Notes: Wothington Christian offers a free Vacation Bible School that over 1,000 children attend each year.
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St. Thomas More Newman Center


Average weekly attendance: between 1,700 and 2,000 parishoners
Locations: One. Details.
Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Notes: The Thomas Newman Center is under the leadership of Father Joe Ciccone, Father Steve Bell, Father Vinny McKiernan, and Father Ed Nowak.
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Cypress Wesleyan Church

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Average weekly attendance: 4,000
Locations: Three. Details.
Affiliation: Wesleyan Church
Notes: Pastor Ken Murphy has a blog you can read here.
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Xenos Christian Fellowship

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Average weekly attendance: 5,000*
Locations: Five. Details.
Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Notes: Members of Xenos host weekly Home Church groups to further The Bible’s teachings.
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Columbus Christian Center


Average weekly attendance: 2,500*
Locations: One in Columbus. Details.
Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Notes: Ever Increasing Life Ministries has a second location in Roanoke, Virginia.
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First Church of God


Average weekly attendance: 4,000*
Locations: One. Details.
Affiliation: Church of God
Notes: The first servie held by the First Church of God Church was on March 13, 1938.
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Grove City Church of the Nazarene


Weekly attendance: 3,400*
Locations: Two. Details.
Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Notes: The first church service was held in Kingston Avenue Elementary School.
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Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist


Membership: roughly 700 households
Locations: One. Details.
Affiliation: Missionary Baptist
Notes: Mount Hermon offers EOP Dance Ministries, Hip Hop Dance Classes, and other fun ways for its members to worship.
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The Potter’s House


Average weekend attendance: 1,800
Locations: Three. Details.
Affiliation: Church of God
Notes: The Potter’s House founded Destiny Village. This ministry is currently helping to build and run orphanages in Haiti and India.
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*Attendance information via the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

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