100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches by Percentage Growth for 2007

Kent Shaffer —  October 5, 2007

UPDATE: Outreach magazine has now published the corrected list.

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UPDATE: Outreach magazine mistakenly published the wrong data in the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches list. 

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UPDATE: These are only the 100 churches listed on Outreach magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches list, which factored both numerical growth and percentage growth. There may be churches not on this list that were among the top 100 fastest-growing churches by percentage growth but had low numerical growth. To be considered for the list, a church must have (1) grown by at least 500 people in attendance from ’06-’07, (2) averaged over 1,000 people in weekly attendance in 2007, and (3) grown by a measurable percentage from ’06-’07 (about 10% growth or more). 

As I mentioned before, Outreach magazine recently published a list of 2007′s 100 fastest-growing churches in America. The list factors attendance growth both by numbers and by percentage. In case you were wondering which U.S. churches are the fastest-growing only by percentage growth, here they are:

Top 100 U.S. Churches by Percentage Growth 

  1. 444% :: Elevation Church (Charlotte) :: Steven Furtick
  2. 247% :: EastLake Community Church (Kirkland) :: Ryan Meeks
  3. 163% :: Community of Faith (Cypress) :: Mark Shook
  4. 109% :: Iglesia Cristiana Segadores de Vida (Hollywood) :: Ruddy Gracia
  5. 108% :: New Life Church (Conway) :: Rick Bezet
  6. 100% :: The Richmond Outreach Center (Richmond) :: Geronimo Aguilar
  7. 99% :: The Oasis Church (Loganville) :: Troy Shaw
  8. 81% :: Community Christian Church (Naperville) :: Dave Ferguson
  9. 77% :: Trinity Evangelical Free Church (Redlands) :: Gary Inrig
  10. 75% :: Living Hope Church (Vancouver) :: John Bishop
  11. 73% :: The Church at South Las Vegas (Henderson) :: Benny Perez
  12. 62% :: Calvary Church (Charlotte) :: John Munroe 
  13. 61% :: The Church at Brook Hills (Birmingham) :: David Platt
  14. 59% :: Community Bible Church (Stockbridge) :: Beau Adams 
  15. 58% :: Quest Community Church (Lexington) :: Pete Hise 
  16. 54% :: Heartland Community Church (Rockford) :: Mark Bankord 
  17. 52% :: Church of the Highlands (Birmingham) :: Chris Hodges 
  18. 52% :: Liberty Baptist Church (Hampton) :: Grant Ethridge
  19. 52% :: Valley Bible Fellowship (Bakersfield) :: Ron Vietti
  20. 51% :: Brown Missionary Baptist Church (Southaven) :: Bartholomew Orr
  21. 51% :: Flamingo Road Church (Cooper City) :: Troy Gramling
  22. 50% :: Jubilee Christian Church (Boston) :: Gilbert Thompson 
  23. 50% :: Korean Church of Atlanta (Duluth) :: James Chongho Kim 
  24. 49% :: Christ United Methodist Church (Hickory) :: Charles Kyker 
  25. 46% :: Christ Community Church (Omaha) :: Mark Ashton 
  26. 45% :: Westside Family Church (Lenexa) :: Dan Chaverin 
  27. 44% :: Westover Hills Assembly of God (San Antonio) :: Jim Rion
  28. 43% :: Woodside Bible Church (Troy) :: Doug Schmidt
  29. 42% :: Real Life Ministries (Post Falls) :: Jim Putman
  30. 41% :: The Vineyard (Beavercreek) :: Doug Roe 
  31. 39% :: The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church (Decatur) :: E. Dewey Smith
  32. 39% :: Vineyard Church (Kansas City) :: Fred Herron
  33. 38% :: Mars Hill Church (Seattle) :: Mark Driscoll 
  34. 37% :: Thomas Road Baptist Church (Lynchburg) :: Jonathan Falwell
  35. 36% :: NewSpring Community Church (Anderson) :: Perry Noble 
  36. 36% :: Oak Pointe Church (Novi) :: Bob Shirock
  37. 35% :: Grace Family Church (Lutz) :: Craig Altman
  38. 35% :: Voices of Faith Ministries (Stone Mountain) :: Gary Hawkins
  39. 33% :: Convent Avenue Baptist Church (New York) :: Jesse Williams 
  40. 32% :: Celebration Church (Georgetown, TX) :: Joe Champion 
  41. 31% :: Bayside Covenant Church (Granite Bay) :: Ray Johnston
  42. 31% :: Redemption World Outreach Center (Greenville) :: Ron Carpenter
  43. 30% :: Celebration Church (Jacksonville) :: Stovall Weems
  44. 30% :: Champions Centre (Tacoma) :: Kevin Gerald
  45. 30% :: Fellowship Church (Grapevine) :: Ed Young Jr.
  46. 30% :: Trinity Chapel (Powder Springs) :: Jim Bolin
  47. 29% :: International Christian Center (Staten Island) :: Russell Hodgins 
  48. 29% :: The Apostolic Church (Auburn Hills) :: Steve Warman 
  49. 29% :: Victory World Church (Norcross) :: Dennis Rouse 
  50. 26% :: Calvary Community Church (Phoenix) :: J. Mark Martin
  51. 26% :: Central Christian Church (Henderson) :: Jud Wilhite
  52. 25% :: Brookland Baptist Church (West Columbia) :: Charles Jackson 
  53. 25% :: Church on the Rock (St. Peters) :: David Blunt 
  54. 25% :: Crossroads Community Church (Cincinnati) :: Brian Tome
  55. 25% :: Fairfield Christian Church (Lancaster) :: Russell Johnson 
  56. 25% :: Fellowship of the Woodlands (The Woodlands) :: Kerry Shook 
  57. 25% :: First Baptist Church (McKinney) :: Jeff Warren 
  58. 25% :: Hudson Community Chapel (Hudson) :: James Cooledge 
  59. 25% :: Kensington Community Church (Troy) :: Steve Andrews
  60. 24% :: Calvary Church (Naperville) :: Randal Ross
  61. 22% :: Lancaster County Bible Church (Manheim) :: David Ashcraft 
  62. 22% :: The City Church (Kirkland) :: Wendell Smith
  63. 22% :: World Outreach Church (Murfreesboro) :: Allen Jackson 
  64. 21% :: Brentwood Baptist Church (Brentwood) :: Michael Glenn 
  65. 21% :: LifeChurch.tv (Edmond) :: Craig Groeschel
  66. 21% :: Mariners Church (Irvine) :: Kenton Beshore
  67. 21% :: Salem Baptist Church (Chicago) :: James Meeks
  68. 21% :: The Potter’s House (Dallas) :: T.D. Jakes
  69. 20% :: Northland A Church Distributed (Longwood) :: Joel Hunter 
  70. 20% :: Parkview Christian Center (Orland Park) :: Tim Harlow
  71. 20% :: Revival Christian Fellowship (Menifee) :: Gary Gailbraith
  72. 19% :: Calvary Chapel (Gardena) :: Steve Mays 
  73. 19% :: Lutheran Church of Hope (West Des Moines) :: Mike Housholder 
  74. 19% :: The St. Paul’s Baptist Church (Richmond) :: Lance Watson
  75. 18% :: Bell Shoals Baptist Church (Brandon) :: Forrest Pollock 
  76. 18% :: First Assembly of God (Griffin) :: Randy Valimont 
  77. 18% :: Maranatha Chapel (San Diego) :: Ray Bentley 
  78. 18% :: Seacoast Church (Mt. Pleasant) :: Greg Surratt
  79. 18% :: Southeast Christian Church (Parker) :: Todd Hudson 
  80. 18% :: The Chapel at CrossPoint (Getzville) :: Jerry Gillis 
  81. 17% :: Bay Area Fellowship (Corpus Christi) :: Bil Cornelius 
  82. 16% :: Community Bible Church (San Antonio) :: Robert Emmitt 
  83. 16% :: Cross Timbers Community Church (Argyle) :: Toby Slough 
  84. 16% :: First Assembly Ministries (Ft. Myers) :: Dan Betzer 
  85. 16% :: The Chapel (Grayslake) :: S. Chapman & J. Griffin 
  86. 16% :: Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral (Austell) :: Dale Bronner 
  87. 15% :: The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York (Jamaica) :: Floyd Flake
  88. 14% :: Bethany World Prayer Center (Baker) :: Larry Stockstill 
  89. 14% :: Cherry Hills Community Church (Highlands Ranch) :: Jim Dixon 
  90. 14% :: St. Stephen Church (Louisville) :: Kevin Cosby 
  91. 13% :: Family Christian Center (Munster) :: Stephan Munsey
  92. 13% :: Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington) :: Bill Hybels
  93. 12% :: Faithful Central Bible Church (Inglewood) :: Kenneth Ulmer 
  94. 12% :: Gateway Church (Southlake) :: Robert Morris 
  95. 11% :: First A.M.E. Church (Los Angeles) :: John Hunter 
  96. 10% :: Christ’s Church of the Valley (Peoria) :: Don Wilson 
  97. 9% :: NorthRidge Church (Plymouth) :: Brad Powell
  98. 9% :: Pinelake Church (Brandon) :: Chip Henderson
  99. 8% :: Second Baptist Church (Houston) :: Ed Young Sr.
  100. 7% :: Saddleback Church (Lake Forest) :: Rick Warren

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