Technically, a church becomes a megachurch when it can shelter over 2000 attendees. Given below are few of the largest mega churches in all of Texas, which observe weekly attendance often more than the population of small towns across the nation.
Situated in Houston, the Lakewood church is regarded as the largest mega-church across all of North America. The massive church can offer prayers for over a whopping 40,000 attendees. Moreover, the prayers in the gigantic church are led by the renowned pastor, Joel Osteen.
What was once a minuscule of a church led by Pastor Robert Morris for a mere 30 attendees has seen a dramatic change since its opening in 2000. Today, the Gateway Church in Southlake is as massive as the combined size of six churches and observes an attendance of over 28,000 devotees.
Founded by lead pastor, Ed Young, the Fellowship church has marked its presence across locations such as Dallas, Texas, Miami and Hawkins. The fellowship sees an attendance of 24,000 believers.
Founded in 1927, the Second Baptist has a presence in among six locations of Houston. Managed and controlled by Dr. Ed Young, the Second Baptist megachurch observes staggering figures of congregants, nearing above 20,000 devotees.
Located in Woodlands, the Woodlands church was opened in 1993. The lead pastor of the church is also the founder, Kerry Shook. In addition to its presence across several locations, the church offers online ministry services as well. The megachurch records attendees in the figure of 18,000.
Existing lead pastor, John Hagee founded the Cornerstone church situated in San Antonio. The non- denominational church was founded in 1987 and recorded a weekly attendance of around 17,000 believers.
The Potter’s House
Since its opening in 1996, the rapidly expanding community church has been regarded as the fastest spreading community church across the whole of North America. Situated in South of Dallas, the Potter’s House observes weekly congregate count of nearly 16,000.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
The Prestonwood Baptist Church situated in the suburb of Plano in North Dallas has seen exponential growth since its opening in 1977. Lead by the head pastor, Dr. Jack Graham, the church shelters over 15,000 Christians during prayers.
Community Bible Church
Since its founding in 1990, the Community Bible church as marked its presence across two locations in San Antonio. The church offers its prayers in both English and Spanish languages. The vast church can harbor an estimate of 14,000 devotees during prayers.