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Top ten oldest church in Nigeria

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Churches are some of the most majestic buildings in existence. Since the dawn of time, Nigerians have gathered in these buildings for worship, and many of these churches are still existing with several branches in Nigeria and beyond. We have found some of the oldest churches in Nigeria, and present them to you, below:

10. Redeemed Christian Church of God

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God is a Pentecostal megachurch founded in Lagos, Nigeria by Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi in 1952..The current senior pastor/ General overseer is Pastor Enoch Adeboye. The current membership size is 15 million in Nigeria and 28 million Worldwide.

9. Celestial Church of Christ

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The Celestial Church of Christ is an African Initiated Church founded by Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oshoffa, a former carpenter on the 2nd of September 1947.

8. Christ Apostolic Church

Christ Apostolic Church(CAC) was established by Joseph Ayo Babalola in 1931. Christ Apostolic Church has a major presence among the Yoruba popular church of the Lord.

7. Church of the Lord

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The Church of the Lord (Aladura) is an African Initiated Church established in 1930 by Josiah Ollunowo Ositelu in Ogere Remo, Ogun State.

6. Cherubim and Seraphim

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 The Cherubim and Seraphim movement church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925.

5. Nigerian Baptist Convention

Headquartered in Ibadan, Nigerian Baptist Convention was established in Nigeria by British missionaries in 1914. The current senior pastor/ General overseer is Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle. The current membership size is 13,000

4. The Apostolic Church of Nigeria

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Established in 1918 The Apostolic Church Nigeria is a Pentecostal Christian denomination in Nigeria, affiliated with the Apostolic Church. Headquartered in Lagos, the church has 4.5 million members.The current senior pastor/ General overseer is Emmanuel Segun Awojide.

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3. The African Church

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The African Church is an African Instituted Church established in 1901 by Jacob Kehinde Coker. The church came into existence as the result of a disagreement in the Anglican Church between missionaries and a group of African Christians over leadership.

2. Methodist Church of Nigeria

Founded in 1842 by British missionaries, Methodist Church Nigeria is currently a Connexional Episcopal Church headed by Prelate Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche , JP. The membership size is over 2 million full members.

1. Church of Nigeria

The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria, It is the oldest church in Nigeria. Founded by Henry Townsend in 1842, it is the oldest church in Nigeria with over 18 million members. The primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion is Nicholas Okoh. The Cathedral Church of St. Peter which is the first church in Nigeria, is located in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State.


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