Planting churches is God’s way to reach out to souls in different communities with His Word. Not only must we take the Word to them but churches to nurture and establish these souls for God. It is a fact that many mega churches exist today but most of these churches have remained in their Jerusalem and failed to expand from ‘Jerusalem to Judea, to Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world (Acts 1:8). There are however many churches and Pastors today who are vibrant in multiplying in numbers in different geographical locations. At the top of the list include men of God and churches like:
Pastor David Yonggi Cho is the founder and pastor of the largest church in the world, Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea.
His phenomenal church growth has been as a result of planting innumerable cell groups and satellite churches all over his city and country. A survey in 1997 (7 years ago) numbered the cell groups at 23,316! Read about it…
Enoch Adeboye is the leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and after taking over from his predecessor, Pastor Josiah Akindayomi, he has led the church into planting churches all over Nigeria and around the world. A BBC report on February 12, 2014 states that, RCCG is one of the most influential and largest churches in Africa (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25988151). RCCG is a vigorously expansionary religious movement that is reaching the western world with the word of God. .
It is the mission of the church to plant churches within short walking distances in every town and city around the world.
- In 1980, there were 42 congregations worldwide
- By 2004, there were 7,000 congregations
- Today, the Church is present in about 165 countries
- An estimated 280 million people follow the Pentecostal movement worldwide
- Nearly 50% of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa, and about 36% live in the Americas
Sources: Pew Research Center, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
More information on https://trccg.org/rccg/
is the founder and presiding bishop of Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI) a worldwide ministry with over 1800 branches in over 60 countries. LCI is one of the prominent and fastest growing churches in Africa.
As part of the churches mission to build 25,000 churches in 150 countries, Evangelist Dag Heward Mills, has raised pastors and missionaries all over the world who are reaching souls in different communities with the word of God. Bishop Dag believes that the larger your church the lesser the kingdom of Satan. Bishop Heward-Mills, is passionate about fulfilling the great commission and encourages his members to be involved planting churches and work of the ministry.
He is also involved in worldwide evangelism preaching the gospel to the communities that are forsaken and forgotten.