U.S. Churches

Statistics library to assist with planning
Perceptions of reality are often different than true reality, colored by individual indoctrinations, experiences and desires. This site is dedicated to providing just FACTS – not opinions or guesses – about churches, demographics and culture. Good planning requires a COMPLETE SET of objective data.
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Rapid Growth of Unaffiliated
Church Affiliation by Generation
From 2016 survey of over 100,000 Americans
100 Largest U.S. Churches
Protestant Churches in U.S.
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This annual listing from Outreach and Lifeway is considered to be the authoritative list of the largest Protestant churches in the United States but, for no stated reason, it consistently omits the nation's largest church, which is Lakewood Church in Houston, Pastor Joel Osteen, with 52,000 attendance and millions of TV viewers.
Catholic churches do not generally publish attendance statistics, but the largest Catholic church in the United States is reported to be St. Matthew in Charlotte NC. It has 10 masses every weekend with 10,000 - 12,000 in attendance. There are 0000 Catholic churches in the United States, out a total of approximately 350,000 total churches.
Catholic churches generally do not publish attendance statistics. The largest Catholic church in the United States is reported to be St. Matthew in Charlotte NC. It has 10 masses every weekend with 10,000-12,000 in attendance. There are approximately 17,000 Catholic churches in the United States, out of a total of approximately 350,000 churches.
Denomination by Region
Denominational Families
Fastest Growing Church
U.S. Fastest Growing Church
Crossroads Church / Cincinnati OH / Non-denominational
14 locations / 38,000 attendance / adding 6,000 members per year
8,000 first Sunday in newest locatsion
'We started this church for our friends who didn't like church'
'No matter how big one building is, it's still too small for the growth the Lord wants for his church.' – Pastor Brian Tome
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