Christianity in Nigeria has been highly impactful. The religion came into Nigeria via slave trade which started several centuries, it has led to scientific, social and all round improvement in Nigeria as country most especially in the Southern and Western parts of Nigeria.
For your information, according to research Nigeria is tagged the most religious country in the world do you know that.
Below are list of Churches In Nigeria listed in an alphabetical other and their pastors.
This churches come with different names and are founded by different persons. So today, we will look at the list of all churches In Nigeria.
List Of Nigerian Churches Named Alphabetically
Churches With Names Of Founders And Current Leaders
Assemblies Of God Church
Christ Apostolic Church Joseph Ayo Babalola Pastor A.O. Akinosun
Church of Nigeria Henry Townsend Nicholas Okoh
Christ Embassy Chris Oyakhilome Chris Oyakhilome
Cherubim and Seraphim Moses Orimolade Tunolase
Church of the Lord Josiah Ollunowo Ositelu
Champions Royal Assembly Joshua Iginla
Celestial Church of Christ Samuel Biléhou Joseph Oshoffa
Central Christian Fellowship Peter Mmaduako JP Apostle Goodland
Deeper Christian Life Ministry William Kumuyi William F. Kumuyi
Dunamis Paul Idoko Enenche Paul Idoko
Evangelical Church Winning All Stephen Panya Baba
Grace Of God Mission Paul Nwachukwu Paul Nwachukwu
House On The Rock Paul Adefarasin Paul Adefarasin
Hilltop International Christian Center Chris Oarhe Chris Oarhe
Living Faith Church Worldwide David Oyedepo David Oyedepo
Last Day Messengers Mission
Methodist Church Nigeria British missionaries Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Dr. Daniel Olukoya
Omega Fire Ministry Johnson Suleman Johnson Suleman
Redeemed Christian Church of God Rev Josiah Akindayomi Enoch Adeboye
Nigerian Baptist Convention Baptist Convention missionaries Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle
Royal House of Grace International Church Apostle Zilly Aggrey King-David Zilly Aggrey
Roman Catholic Church Ignatius Ayau Kaigama
Salvation Ministries David Ibiyeomie David Ibiyeomie
The Synagogue T. B. Joshua T. B. Joshua
The Apostolic Church Nigeria Gabriel Olutola
The Lord’s Chosen Lazarus Muoka Lazarus Muoka
How Church Started In Nigeria
Christianity came to Nigeria in the 15th century through Augustinian and Capuchin monks from Portugal.
The first mission of the Church of England was, though, only established in 1842 in Badagry by Henry Townsend. In 1864 Samuel Ajayi Crowther, an ethnic Yoruba and former slave, was elected Bishop of the Niger and the first black Bishop of the Anglican Communion. Lagos became a diocese of its own in 1919.Leslie Gordon Vining became Bishop of Lagos in 1940 and in 1951 the first archbishop of the newly inaugurated Province of West Africa.
Vining was the last Bishop of Lagos of European descent.On 24 February 1979, the sixteen dioceses of Nigeria were joined in the Church of Nigeria, a newly founded province of the Anglican Communion, with Timothy O. Olufosoye, then Bishop of Ibadan, becoming its first archbishop, primate and metropolitan. Between 1980 and 1988, eight additional dioceses were created.
In 1986, he was succeeded by J. Abiodun Adetiloye who became the second primate and metropolitan of Nigeria, a position he would hold until 1999.In 1989 the Diocese of Abuja was created on the area of the new capital of Nigeria with Peter Akinola as first bishop.
The 1990s was the decade of evangelization for the Church of Nigeria, starting with the consecration of mission bishops for the mission dioceses of Minna, Kafanchan, Katsina, Sokoto, Makurdi, Yola, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Egbado and Ife. Between 1993 and 1996 the primate founded nine dioceses; Oke-Osun, Sabongidda-Ora, Okigwe North, Okigwe South, Ikale-Ilaje, Kabba, Nnewi, Egbu and Niger Delta North. In December 1996 five more mission dioceses in the north; Kebbi, Dutse, Damaturu, Jalingo und Oturkbo. In 1997 and 1998 four more dioceses were established; Wusasa, Abakaliki, Ughelli and Ibadan North.
In 1999 the Church of Nigeria added 13 new dioceses; four in July (Oji River, Ideato, Ibadan South and Offa), eight in November (Lagos West, Ekiti West, Gusau, Gombe, Niger Delta West, Gwagwalada, Lafia and Bida) and Oleh in December. So within 10 years there were 27 new regular dioceses and 15 mission dioceses created. The Archbishop of Canterbury declared the Church of Nigeria to be the fastest growing church in the Anglican Communion.In 1997 the Church of Nigeria was split into three ecclesiastical provinces.
In 2000, Archbishop Peter Akinola succeeded Archbishop Adetiloye as primate of the Church of Nigeria. One of his first actions as primate was to get together 400 bishops, priests, lay members and members of the Mothers’ Union to elaborate a vision for the Church of Nigeria under the chairmanship of Ernest Shonekan, a former President of Nigeria.