Selected worldwide adherents of religions

Non-Italic: Information by group. Some religious bodies are included in others, f.e. Umbanda in African Traditional & Diasporic, and are not counted, colorization marks counted values. List also contains Secularism organizations.

These estimates and member statistics are taken from different sources, as given below. REMID only makes estimates for religions and similar groups in Germany. Use CTRL+F (in German STRG+F) to search a religious group or denomination in the list.

[ In German: Who counts? Statistics on religion globally, 2011*] [ REMID: Religions in Germany ]

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License: REMID e.V. unter Creative Commons Lizenz CC BY-SA 4.0.

*] Source of estimates 1732-2009.


 

Current Version: 2018.

000 Christian – 000 Pentecostal / Charismatic / Independent Church – 000 Jewish – 000 Islamic – 000 Local trad. – 000 Buddhist – 000 Hinduist – 000 Older Religious Minorities – 000 New Religious Movements – 000 Organized Humanists and Atheists

World Population / Weltbevölkerung
7,023,377,000 (Agenzia Fides, 2013) – 7,249,930,000 (United States’ Census Bureau, June 2015; most populous countries in millions are China: 1,361, India: 1,251, United States: 321, Indonesia: 256, Brazil: 204, Pakistan: 199, Nigeria: 182, Bangladesh: 169, Russia: 142, Japan: 127) – 7,324,782,000 (Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, esa.un.org, 2015; continents in millions: 1,166 in Africa, 4,385 in Asia, 743 in Europe, 630 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 361 in Northern America and 39 in Oceania) – 7,383,008,820 (2015 in: 2017 Revision of World Pop. Prospects, UN DESA / Pop. Devision) – 7,491,474,580 (United States’ Census Bureau, Aug. 2018)

PEW: Global Christianity, Total Christians
2,184,060,000 (2011)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Christians
2,173,180,000 (2012)

    Christianity by Groups in Addition
    2,630,000,000 (2018)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Muslims
1,598,510,000 (2012)

    Islam by Country (extrapolation)
    1,689,000,000 (2015)

    263,510,146 (Pop. Indonesia, UN 2015) x 88% = 231,888,928
    + 1,342,512,706 (India) x 14,2% (2011) = 190,636,804
    + 196,744,376 (Pakistan) x 96,3% = 189,464,834
    + 164,827,718 (Bangladesh) x 89,4% (2010) = 147,355,979
    + 95,215,102 (Egypt) x 90% = 85,693,592
    + 80,945,718 (Iran) x 99,4% = 80,460,043
    + 191,835,936 (Nigeria) x 50,5% (Afrobarometer 2013) = 78,652,733
    + 80,417,526 (Turkey) x 82% (sunn.) = 65,942,371
    + 41,063,753 (Algeria) x 99% = 40,653,115
    + 38,654,287 (Iraq) x 97% = 37,494,658
    + 35,241,418 (Marocco) x 98,7% = 34,783,280
    + 34,169,169 (Afghanistan) x 99,9% = 34,135,000
    + 32,742,664 (Saudi Arabia) x 95% = 31,105,531
    + 42,166,323 (Sudan) x 70% = 29,516,426
    + 28,119,546 (Yemen) x 99,9% = 28,091,426
    + 1,388,232,693 (China) x 2% = 27,764,654
    + 30,690,914 (Uzbekistan) x 89% = 27,314,913
    + 21,563,607 (Niger) x 94% = 20,269,791
    + 31,164,177 (Malaysia) x 60% = 18,698,506
    + 143,375,006 (Russia) x 13% (2008) = 18,638,750
    + 18,906,907 (Syria) x 89% (with Alawites) = 16,827,147
    + 16,054,275 (Senegal) x 94% (2008) = 15,091,019
    + 18,689,966 (Mali) x 85% (Schulz 2012) = 15,886,471
    + 19,173,322 (Burkina Faso) x 60,5% = 11,599,860
    + 11,391,962 (Somalia) x 99% = 11,278,042
    + 18,064,470 (Kazakhstan) x 70% = 12,645,129
    + 13,290,659 (Guinea) x 90% = 11,961,593
    + 11,494,760 (Tunisia) x 98% = 11,264,865
    + 82,242,685 (DR Congo) x 12% (Pew: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa 2013) = 9,869,122
    + 9,973,697 (Azerbajian) x 98% = 9,774,223
    + 23,815,886 (Côte d’Ivoire) x 38,6% = 9,192,932
    + 9,397,599 (United Arab Emirates) x 76% (with immgrants) = 7,142,175
    + 8,858,115 (Tajikistan) x 90% = 7,972,304
    + 14,965,482 (Chad) x 53,1% = 7,946,671
    + 7,876,703 (Jordan) x 93% = 7,325,334
    + 6,408,742 (Libya) x 97% = 6,216,480
    + 48,466,928 (Kenya) x 11,1% (Census 2009) = 5,379,829
    + 29,537,914 (Mozambique) x 17,9% (2007) = 5,287,286
    + 24,513,689 (Cameroon) x 20,9% = 5,123,361
    + 28,656,723 (Ghana) x 17,6% (2010) = 5,043,583
    + 41,652,938 (Uganda) x 12,1% (2002) = 4,998,353
    + 5,502,586 (Turkmenistan) x 90% = 4,952,327
    + 64,938,716 (France) x 7,4% (ISSP 2008) = 4,805,465
    + 6,732,899 (Sierra Leone) x 70% = 4,713,029
    + 6,124,945 (Kyrgyzstan) x 75% = 4,593,709
    + 4,928,225 (State of Palestine) x 93% = 4,583,249
    + 4,500,000 (Germany, BAMF 2015)
    + 4,266,448 (Mauritania) x 99,9% = 4,262,182
    + 4,741,305 (Oman) x 85,9% = 4,072,781
    + 6,039,277 (Lebanon) x 59,7% (2010) = 3,605,448
    + 4,099,932 (Kuwait) x 80% (?) = 3,279,946
    + 11,458,611 (Benin) x 27,8% = 3,185,494
    + 326,474,013 (USA) x 0,9% = 2,938,266
    + 2,706,066 (GB Census 2011; 4,8%)
    + 18,298,679 (Malawi) x 13% = 2,378,828
    + 54,836,483 (Myanmar) x 3,6% = 1,974,113
    + 2,120,418 (Gambia) x 90% = 1,908,376
    + 2,911,428 (Albania) x 56,7% = 1,650,779
    + 2,338,085 (Qatar) x 67,7% (2010) = 1,582,884
    + 7,691,915 (Togo) x 20% = 1,538,383
    + 1,418,895 (Bahrain) x 70,2% (2011) = 996,064
    + 911,382 (Djibouti) x 99,9% = 910,471
    + 1,932,871 (Guinea-Bissau) x 45,1% = 871,725
    + 5,784,538 (Singapore) x 15% = 867,681
    + 825,920 (Comoros) x 99% = 817,661
    + 13,096,190 (South Sudan) x 6,2% (Pew 2012) = 811,964
    + 25,612,972 (Madagascar) x 3% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 768,389
    + 5,098,826 (Central African Republic) x 15% (Census 2003; CIA World Fact Book 2009) = 764,823
    + 579,640 (Canada 2001, 2%)
    + 24,641,662 (Australia) x 2,2% = 542,117
    + 434,448 (Brunei) x 83% = 360,592
    + 375,867 (Maldives) x 98,4% = 369,853
    + 1,801,232 (Gabon) x 12% = 216,147
    + 552,112 (Suriname) x 13,9% = 76,744
    + 774,407 (Guyana) x 7,3% = 56,532

Catholic Church / Katholische Kirche
1,228,621,000 (2013)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, „Religiously Unaffiliated“
1,126,500,000 (2012)

PEW: Global Christianity, Catholic
1,094,610,000 (2011)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Hindus
1,033,080,000 (2012)

    Hinduism by Country (extrapolation)
    1,141,000,000 (2015)

    1,342,512,706 (Pop. India, UN 2015) x 80% (2010) = 1,074,010,164
    + 29,187,037 (Nepal) x 81% = 23,641,500
    + 164,827,718 (Bangladesh) x 12% = 19,779,326
    + 263,510,146 (Pop. Indonesia) x 1,8% = 4,743,183
    + 196,744,376 (Pakistan) x 1,5% = 2,951,166
    + 20,905,335 (Sri Lanka) x 13% = 2,717,694
    + 31,164,177 (Malaysia) x 7% = 2,181,492
    + 816,633 (GB Census 2011, 1,5%)
    + 1,281,353 (Mauritius) x 49% = 627,863
    + 55,436,360 (South Africa) x 1,2% (Census 2001) = 665,236
    + 902,547 (Fiji) x 30% = 270,764
    + 774,407 (Guyana) x 30% = 232,322
    + 792,877 (Bhutan) x 25% = 198,219
    + 297,200 (Canada, Census 2001, 1%)
    + 100,000 (Germany, REMID 2015)

PEW: Global Christianity, Protestants
800,640,000 (2011)

World Evangelical Alliance
600,000,000 (2013)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Buddhists
487,540,000 (2012; compare with: Vipassana Foundation, Total Buddhists in the world, cons. est. of 1,193,900,516 – 1,595,485,458 as lib. est., both in: D. N. Snyder, The Dhamma, Buddhists around the World, 2006, updated 2010, including 80% of China’s population as liberal estimate, 50% as conservative est., and 96% for Japan; PEW’s estimated 488 Million Buddhists include 18,2% or 244 million Buddhists in China and 36,2% or 45,8 million in Japan)

    Buddhism by Country
    349,000,000,000 (2015; China: 6%) – 516,000,000 (2015; China: 18%)

    1,388,232,693 (Pop. China, UN 2015) x 6% (CGSS 2012) = 83,293,962
    + 68,297,547 (Thailand) x 95% = 64,882,670
    + 126,045,211 (Japan) x 34,9% (NHK Survey 2008) = 43,989,779
    + 54,836,483 (Myanmar) x 87,2% = 47,817,413
    + 95,414,640 (Vietnam) x 22% = 20,991,221
    + 16,076,370 (Cambodia) x 93% = 14,951,024
    + 20,905,335 (Sri Lanka) x 70,2% = 14,675,545
    + 50,704,971 (South Korea) x 23,7% = 12,017,078
    + 1,342,512,706 (India) x 0,7% = 9,397,589
    + 23,405,309 (Taiwan) x 35,1% (2005) = 8,215,263
    + 7,037,521 (Laos) x 67% (2005) = 4,715,139
    + 3,051,900 (Mongolia) x 54,2% (ARDA 2010) = 1,654,130
    + 792,877 (Bhutan) x 72% = 570,871
    + 300,345 (Canada, Census 2001, 1%)
    + 270,000 (Germany, REMID 2015)
    < 46,558 (Philippines, psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010)


PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, „Folk Religionists“
405,120,000 (2012)

    Local trad. by Country

    13,096,190 (Pop. South Sudan, UN 2015) x 32,9% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 4,308,646
    + 7,691,915 (Togo) x 51% (CIA World Fact Book 2012) = 3,922,877
    + 19,173,322 (Burkina Faso) x 15,3% (Comité national du recensement: “Recensement général de la population et de l’habitation de 2006”) = 2,933,518
    + 11,458,611 (Benin) x 23,4% (2002, contains 17,3% vodou) = 2,681,314
    + 16,337,760 (Zimbabwe) x 15,86% (ARDA 2012) = 2,591,169
    + 82,242,685 (DR Congo) x 3% (Pew: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa 2013) = 2,467,281
    + 29,537,914 (Mozambique) x 7,4% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 2,185,805
    + 7,037,521 (Laos) x 30,7% (Pew 2010, “Laotian folk religion”) = 2,160,519
    + 143,375,006 (Russia) x 1,5% (Arena – Atlas of Religions and Nationalities in Russia 2012, contains Modern Pagans and trad. Tengrism) = 2,150,625
    + 191,835,936 (Nigeria) x 1% (Afrobarometer 2013) = 1,918,359
    + 25,612,972 (Madagascar) x 4,5% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 1,152,584
    + 56,877,529 (Tanzania) x 1,8% (CIA World Fact Book 2010) = 1,023,796
    + 18,689,966 (Mali) x 5% (International Religious Freedom Report 2008) = 934,498
    + 48,466,928 (Kenya) x 1,6% (Census 2009) = 775,471
    + 3,051,900 (Mongolia) x 18,6% (ARDA 2010) = 567,653
    + 41,652,938 (Uganda) x 1% (Census 2002) = 416,529
    + 2,568,569 (Namibia) x 13% (CIA World FactBook 2009: 10-20%) = 333,914
    + 5,098,826 (Central African Republic) x 4,7% (Census 2003; CIA World Fact Book 2009: 35%) = 239,645
    + 14,965,482 (Chad) x 1,4% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 209,517
    + 177,147 (Philippines, psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010: “Tribal religions”)
    + 55,436,360 (South Africa) x 0,3% (Census 2001) = 166,309
    + 2,343,981 (Botswana) x 6% (Pew: The Future of World Religions 2010) = 140,638
    + 326,474,013 (USA) x 0,003% (Wybraniec & Finke in: Richardson 2004: Regulating Religion: Case Studies from Around the Globe) = 97,942
    + 17,088 (Brazil, Census 2000, tradições indigenas)
    + 12,159,586 (Ruanda) x 0,1% (Census 2012) = 12,160
    + 7,000 (Australia, Census 1996, “traditional Aboriginal religions”)

Chinese traditional religions

    Adherents.com: Chinese traditional religion
    394,000,000 (2007 = Barrett, World Christian Encyclopedia, 2001: 384,806,732 folk-religionists + 6,298,597 Confucianists + 2,654,514 Taoists)

    Daoism by Country
    42,000,000 (2015)

    1,388,232,693 (Pop. China, UN 2015) x 2,4% (Kranewitter 2005) = 33,317,585
    + 23,405,309 (Taiwan) x 33% (2005) = 7,723,752
    + 5,784,538 (Singapore) x 10% (2015) = 578,454
    + 31,164,177 (Malaysia) x 1,3% (2010) = 405,134

PEW: Global Christianity, Orthodox
260,380,000 (2011)

Pentecostalism
178,000,000 (J. Mandryke, 2010, included in category “Renewalists” with 426,000,000, next to separate, overlapping category “Independent” Churches with 257,000,000, quoted in: A.H. Anderson, Introduction to Pentecostalism, 2013) – 250,000,000 (D. Martin, 2002) – 500,000,000 (Barrett & T. Johnson, Annual Statistic Table on Global Mission, 2003: “Pentecostal / Charismatics / Neocharismatics”) – 612,000,000 (T. Johnson, 2012, quoted in: Anderson, 2013, including “a large number of independent churches called ‘Neocharismatics’, which in previous statistics have amounted to about three quarters of the total [;…] the majority of these ‘Neocharismatics’ are Han Chinese independent churches with an estimated 80 million members, and the African Independent Churches […] with 55 million members”)

Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)
100,000,000 (Inna Hartwich, bpb.de, Die Rolle der Religion in Russland, 2011) – 150,000,000 (Hilarion Alfejew, Interfax, 2011) – 164,100,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Adherents.com: African Traditional & Diasporic
100,000,000 (2007)

Anglican Communion
85,000,000 (2015)

Han Chinese independent churches
80,000,000 (Anderson, Pentecostalism, 2013)

World Communion of Reformed Churches / Weltgemeinschaft Reformierter Kirchen
80,000,000 (2010)

Lutheran World Federation / Lutherischer Weltbund
72,268,329 (2013)

Assemblies of God
67,000,000 (2010; in Germany: “Bund Freikirchlicher Pfingstgemeinden”)

Oriental Orthodox churches
60,000,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013; but f.e. only 26-28,000,000 in: Gregorios, Introducing the Orthodox Churches, 1999) – 70,000,000 (T. Marshall, Meet the Oriental Orthodox Christians, 2015)

African Initiated Churches
60,000,000 (Melton, Encyclopedia of Protestantism, 2005; Organization of African Instituted Churches, 2015; 55,000,000 in: Anderson, Pentecostalism, 2013)


PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Other Religions
58,110,000 (2012)

World Methodist Council
51,000,000 (2018) corrected 80,500,000 (2014).

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
40 – 45,000,000 (Catholic Information Service for Africa, 2006)

Baptist World Alliance
40,110,060 (2014)

Falun Gong
40,000,000 (Tong, 2002; Shun-ching, 2004; versus 2-3,000,000 estimated by Chin. Gov. & 70-80,000,000 est. by Falun Gong)

PEW: Global Christianity, Other Christians
28,430,000 (2011)

Oneness Pentecostalism / Apostolic P.
27,400,000 (Oneness Studies Institute, Report, 2009, “reporting 620 of a known 750 Oneness groups and Independents”, quoted in: T. L. French, Oneness Pentecostalism, 2014, “now exceeds an estimated thirty million”)

China Christian Council (Protestant, post-denominational)
26,000,000 (WCC, 2013)

Calvary Chapel
25,000,000 (Lampstand Press, 2015)

Born Again Movement (China)
23,000,000 (Anderson et. al., Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, 2017, p. 203; 20 M. as “Lehre der Wiedergeburt (Chongshengpai); Lehre des Weinens (Kupai); Allumfassende Kirche (Quanfanwei jiaohui); Gemeinschaft/Weg des Lebens (Shengminghui/dao)” in Kupfer, 2001).

Three-Self Patriotic Movement (Protestant, regulated)
23,000,000 (pewforum.org, 2011)

Sikhism
20,000,000 – 30,000,000 (2015)

Adherents.com: Kimilsungism / Juche
19,000,000 (2007)

Romanian Orthodox Church
18,806,428 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Seventh-day Adventist World Church
17,994,120 (2013)

Annuario Pontificio: Eastern Catholic Churches
17,189,115 (2013), containing:

Armenian Catholic Church: 566,015
Coptic Catholic Church: 165,923
Syrian Catholic Church: 266,461
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church: 436,387
Ethiopian/Eritrean Catholic Church: 227,078
Chaldean Catholic Church: 536,525
Maronite Catholic Church: 3,381,733
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church: 3,893,334
Melkite Greek Catholic Church: 1,651,500
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: 4,345,599
Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church: 486,627
Romanian Greek Catholic Church: 535,171
Greek Catholics in Former Yugoslavia: 58,337
Greek Byzantine Catholic Church: 6,025
Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church: 10,000
Slovak Greek Catholic Church: 233,386
Byzantine Catholic Church in Italy: 61,814
Hungarian Byzantine Catholic Church: 327,200

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
15,372,337 (2015)

Southern Baptist Convention (independent)
15,005,638 (Baptist Press, 2017)

Apostolic Church (Pentecostal)
15,000,000 (leeds-apostolic.org.uk, 2017)

Fang Cheng Fellowship
15,000,000 (2010; in: Golf, The Coming Chinese Church, 2013, p. 37)

The Vineyard
15,000,000 (Lampstand Press, 2015)

The Assemblies of God International Fellowship (not to be confused with Assemblies of God; independent)
14,500,000 (agifellowship.org, [before 2009]: “14,500,000 members and thousands of churches”; Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009: “Membership: Not reported. The Fellowship’s Web site in 2008 listed 25 congregations in the United States. Because Gunnar Wingren, one of the outstanding pioneers of the Assemblies of God International Fellowship, undertook extensive missionary work in Brazil, the Fellowship today has no less than 14,500,000 Brazilian members in thousands of congregations”)

Jewish People Policy Institute, Jerusalem
14,200,000 (2015)

PEW: The Global Religious Landscape, Jews
13,850,000 (2012)

Alevis
12,000,000 – 20,000,000 (Commission of the European Communities, 2004; Rodriguez, Avalos & Yilmaz, 2013: “estimates range from 5 to 25 million”)

Soka Gakkai International
12,000,000 (2015)

Organization of African Instituted Churches in WCC (2013)
11,709,837

    Native Baptist Church of Cameroon: 55,000 (member BWA; excluded)
    African Christian Church & Schools: 200,000
    The Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide (Aladura): 3,600,000
    African Church of the Holy Spirit: 700,000
    Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy Simon Kimbangu: 1,700,000
    Church of Christ Light of the Holy Spirit: 1,398,129
    African Israel Nineveh Church: 500,000
    Council of African Instituted Churches of Southern Africa: 3,000,000
    Church of Christ – Harris Mission (Harrist Church): 197,515
    Africa Brotherhood Church: 159,193
    African Christian Church & Schools: 200,000

New Apostolic Church
10,004,021 (2014)

Church of Greek
10,003,402 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

International Circle of Faith (Pentecostal)
10,000,000 (ticketplace.tripod.com/topmenu4/abouticof.htm; wwj.org.nz, 2018; McQuick, The Voice, 2005: 25 Mill.)

Eternal Sacred Order Of Cherubim & Seraphim (Nigeria based African Initiated Church)
10,000,000 (ESOC&S, Aba Province, localprayers.com, 2017)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat
10,000,000 (alislam.org, 2018; Campo, Encyclopedia of Islam, 2009, p. 24)

Muism (which is also known as Sinism, Shingyo, or Korean shamanism)
10,000,000 (worldatlas.com, 2017)

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church
9,000,000 (armenianchurch.org, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, 2013)

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
8,700,000 (foursquare.org, 2017)

Jehovah’s Witnesses
8,201,545 (2015)

Serbian Orthodox Church
8,000,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
7,500,000 (nationalbaptist.com, 2014)

Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
7,400,000 (pentecostalworldfellowship.org, 2016)

Church Of God in Christ (COGIC)
6,500,000 (cogic.org, 2014)

Freemasons (regulary)
6,000,000 (ugle.org.uk, 2001)

Risshō Kōseikai
6,000,000 (Sugimoto, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture, 2009)

Sathya Sai Baba Movement
6,000,000 – 100,000,000 (G. Chryssides, 2012)

Ecumenical Patriarchate (of Constantinople)
5,255,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

The Christian and Missionary Alliance
5,000,000 (onestory.org, northridgecma.org, 2018; zanesvillecma.org: 6 Mill.; metrocma.org: 2 Mill.)

Bahai
5,000,000 – 8,000,000 (2010)

International Humanist and Ethical Union
5,000,000 (2013)

Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
5,000,000 (wantchinatimes.com, 2011)

Christ Apostolic Church WorldWide (African Initiated Church, Nigeria based)
5,000,000 (cac-worldwide.org, 2017)

Redeemed Christian Church of God (African Initiated Church)
5,000,000 (Institute on Religion and Public Life, Firstthings.com, 2018)

Zion Christian Church (African Initiated Church, South Africa based)
5,000,000 (Hendriks, 2006; 7,200,000 in: O’Brien & Palmer, The Atlas of Religion, 2007, p. 49; ZCC claimed 16 Mio. members in 2017)

International Pentecostal Holiness Church
4,600,000 (IPHC Manual 2013-2017, p. 8: “IPHC Churches: 10,967 churches with 2 million adherents. International affiliate Churches: 5,642 churches with 2.6 million adherents”; pentecostalworldfellowship.org, 2016: 2,000,000)

Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council (Disciples of Christ / Churches of Christ)
4,500,000 (WCC 2013; including all WCC-member churches in category)

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
4,320,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Nazareth Baptist Church / The Nazarite Church / iBandla lamaNazaretha (African Initiated Church based in South Africa)
4,000,000 (news.bbc.co.uk, 2008)

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation
4,000,000 (Matthews, Buddhism in Canada, 2006) – 5,000,000 (Lee & Pocesky, in: Juergensmeyer & Roof, 2012) – 10,000,000 (Tzu Chi Collegiate Association, Columbia University, 2014: “members and supporters”)

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (Indigenous)
4,000,000 (Melton, Encyclopedia of Protestantism, 2005, p. 507)

Jesus is Lord (JIL) and Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM) (Eddie Villanueva; “Full Gospel”)
4,000,000 (news.mb.com.ph, 2017; psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010: 207,246 in Philippines)

Jainism
4,000,000 – 14,000,000 (2012)

Adherents.com: Shinto
4,000,000 (2007)

International Communion of Charismatic Churches
4,000,000 (danielsilliman.blogspot.com, “David Huskins, 1967 – 2014”, 2014)

Agape Christian Ministries (Akure, Nigeria)
All Nations Living Fountains Church (Los Angeles, CA)
Ambassadors Church (Monrovia, Liberia)
Andrea Williams Apostolic Ministries (Fishers, IN)
Arise and Shine International Ministries (Bedford, TX)
Cathedral of Worship/EL Warren Ministries (Quincy, IL)
Chapel of Improvement Christian Fellowship (Las Vegas, NY)
Charismatic Mount Prayer Church (Phalaborwa, Limpopo South Africa)
Church of God Mission International (Benin City, Nigeria)
Church of God Mission International – Dallas
Cincinnati Bible Way Church
COCEM World Missionary Church International (Accra, Ghana)
Community of the Holy Spirit (Willoughby, OH)
Destiny Navigators (Atlanta, GA)
Eagle Sanctuary (Man, WV)
Gift of God Bible Church (Nigeria)
Togo West Africa
Gospel Light International Church (Accra, Ghana) [“Gospel Light”, s. Bird, Megachurches, 2010]
Harvest Church (Aurora, CO)
House of Prayer Church International (Koforidua, Ghana)
International Kingdom Communion (Indianapolis, IN)
International Praise Cathedral (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries (Baltimore, MD)
Living Faith World Outreach Centre (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Living Word Christian Center (Mobile, AL)
Nathan J. Culver Ministries, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
New Covenant Perfecting Ministries (Apopka, FL)
New Life Community Church (Memphis, TN)
New Zion Tabernacle (Fort Wayne, IN)
Osborn Ministries International (Tulsa, OK)
Praise Chapel living Church (Ogun State, Nigeria)
The Community of the Holy Spirit (Atlanta, GA)
Vision Ministries International (South Wales, Australia)
VOSH Churches International (Kisumu, Kenya)
Winners Chapel Ghana (Accra, Ghana) [s. Bird, Megachurches, 2010: “50,000 Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel)”]
Word of Life World Outreach Ministries (Scarborough, ON)
World Missionary Church International (Accra, Ghana)

Apostolic Faith Mission International
3,700,000 (afminzimbabwe.org, 2017: 2,300,000; afm-ags.org: 1,400,000 members in South Africa)

National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (in the Baptist World Alliance)
3,500,000 (ncccusa.org, 2008)

Caodai
3,200,000 (Vietnam Embassy, quoted by J. A. Hoskins, Vietnam’s Indigenous Religions, 2012) – 4,000,000 (adherents.com, 2007) – 6,000,000 (Caodai, in: Hoskins, 2012)

Iglesia ni Cristo (Restorationism)
3-10,000,000 (Catholic Answers, 1996; 2,251,941 in Philippine Census, web0.psa.gov.ph, 2010)

International Spiritist Council
3,800,000 (Brazil Census 2010, but members in 36 countries)

Legio Maria (“Legion of Mary”) — also known as Legio Maria of African Church Mission / Maria Legio (African initiated church or new religious movement)
3,000,000 (eastandard.net, The Kenya Standard, 2004; Tobias Oloo, Legio as it grew, 2014: 3,5 to 4 Mill.)

China Gospel Fellowship (Pentecostal; Tanhe Fellowship)
3,500,000 (Koesel, Religion and Authoritarianism, 2014, p. 162)

(Ethiopian) Kale Heywet (Word of Life) Church
3,500,000 – 5,000,000 (christianpost.com, 2003)

United Pentecostal Church International
3,000,000 (upci.org, 2015)

Reiyūkai
3,000,000 (Herbert, Dieux et sectes populaires du Japon, 2013; Clarke, Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements, 2004, p. 529: 2,500,000; McLaughlin in: Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions, 2012, p. 269: 1,600,000 members in Japan)

The Church of Pentecost (African Initiated Church, Ghana based)
3,000,000 (thecophq.org, 2018)

Presbyterian Church in Korea (HapDong)
3,000,000 (wiz.chongshin.ac.kr, 2012)

Unification Church
3,000,000 (Unification Church spokesman Ahn Ho-yeul, 2012; but „ex-members and critics say the figure is actually no more than 100,000 members worldwide“, Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press, 2012)

Tenrikyo
2-3,000,000 (2010)

National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (not in the BWA)
2,500,000 (ncccusa.org, 2008)

Global Megachurches – World’s Largest Churches, compiled by Warren Bird (leadnet.org/world, 2010: Attendance; without churches with own entry in list)
2,191,145 including:

860,300 in Africa

    65,000 Deeper Christian Life Ministry (non-denominational charismatic)
    50,000 Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) – main campus (non-denominational charismatic)
    40,000 Apostolic Church (Pentecostal)
    35,000 United Family International Church (charismatic)
    35,000 Enlightened Christian Gathering (Pentecostal)
    32,000 CRC Christian Church
    30,000 Word of Life Bible Church / International Gospel Center (Pentecostal)
    [30,000 Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Church (non-denominational charismatic) – excluded]
    30,000 Christ Embassy (Believer’s Love World Fellowship) (non-denominational charismatic)
    30,000 Doxa Deo (charismatic)
    25,000 Daystar Christian Centre
    25,000 Rhema Bible Church (non-denominational charismatic)
    [24,000] Watoto Church (Pentecostal) [excluded]
    22,000 Christian Life Church (non-denominational charismatic)
    20,000 Eglise Protestante Baptiste Oeuvres et Mission Internationale (The Works and Mission Baptist Church Int’l) (charismatic)
    [20,000] Mountain of Fire and Miracles (Pentecostal) [excluded]
    20,000 Dunamis International Gospel Center (non-denominational charismatic)
    15,000 Moreleta Park Gemeende (Community) (Dutch Reformed)
    15,000 Synagogue, Church of all Nations (non-denominational charismatic)
    15,000 Miracle Center Cathedral (non-denominational charismatic) [Kampala, Uganda]
    12,000 Perez Chapel International (formerly World Miracle Church International)
    11,000 New Covenant Gospel Church (Gospel Light) (full gospel)
    10,000 International Central Gospel Church (non-denominational) [yen.com.gh, 2017: 50,000 attendance]
    10,000 Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre (non-denominational charismatic)
    10,000 Grace Bible Church
    10,000 Spirit Embassy prosperity (Pentecostal)
    289,300 Other Megachurches (Pentecostal / charismatic)
814,900 in Asia

    [480,000 Yoido Full Gospel Church, affiliated with Assemblies of God, not counted, s.a. youtube.com/watch?v=25Jpdfip8-4, “World’s Largest single Church with 800,000 members!”, 2014]
    190,000 Calvary Temple Church
    [70,000] New Life Church [Mumbay; excluded]
    65,000 Victory Metro Manila (non-denominational)
    50,000 Yeshu Darbar (Royal Court of Jesus) (Pentecostal)
    50,000 Nambu Full Gospel Church
    [30,000] Gereja Bethel Indonesia (Pentecostal) [ = Church of God, Cleveland; excluded]
    30,000 El Shaddai
    30,000 New Creation Church (non-denominational) [Operation World, 2010: 7,200 members and 19,000 affiliates in Singapore]
    30,000 Mawar Sharon church
    25,000 Manmin Central Church
    25,000 Christ’s Commission Fellowship (non-denominational)
    20,000 Gereja Bethany Indonesia (Bethany Indonesia Church) (Pentecostal) [independent from Church of God, Cleveland]
    17,500 City Harvest Church (non-denominational charismatic) [Bird: 2nd entry with 16,482 for the same church in Singapore; Operation World, 2010: 12,250 members and 25,600 affiliates]
    15,000 Reformed Millenium Center
    15,000 Lighthouse Evangelism (non-denominational)
    15,000 Bread of Life Ministries [Quezon City, Philippines]
    13,000 Chunghyun
    10,000 Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto
    10,000 Yan Fook Church Evangelical Free Church
    10,000 Eternal Life Ministry (charismatic)
    194,400 Other Megachurches (Pentecostal / charismatic / evangelical)
50,700 in Oceania
111,700 in Europe

    8,000 Faith Church (Hit Gyülekezete) (Pentecostal)
    5,500 Kingsway International Christian Center (charismatic)
    5,000 Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God For All Nations (Pentecostal)
    5,000 Word of Life Church (charismatic)
    5,000 Ruach (ROU-ack) Ministries Christian Centre (charismatic)
    4,000 Charisma Christian Church (charismatic)
    4,000 Livets Ord (“Word of Life”) (charismatic)
    4,000 Vrij Evangelisatie Zwolle (Free Evangelisation Zwolle) Independent (Evangelical)
    3,500 Christ Faith Tabernacle
    3,500 Gospel Forum Stuttgart (charismatic; formery Biblische Glaubens-Gemeinde, 4,500 in: REMID, 2013)
    3,500 New Testament Pentecostal Church (Pentecostal)
    3,500 International Christian Fellowship (non-denominational)
    3,000 Igreja Mana Church
    3,000 Life Church UK (formerly Abundant Life Church) (charismatic, non-denominational)
    3,000 Pobeda Church (“Victory”)
    2,500 Christengemeente Door Brekers
    2,500 Living Stone Church (Pentecostal)
    2,000 City Church Berlin [C3 Church Global?]
    2,000 Christengemeinde Elim Germany (BFP = AoG)
    39,200 Other Megachurches (Pentecostal / charismatic / evangelical)
353,545 in Latin America & Carribean

    50,000 Mision Cristiana Elim (Elim Christian Mission, known locally as Elim Central Church) (Pentecostal/Calvinistic)
    42,000 Comunidad Cristiana Agua Viva (Living Water Christian Community) (Charismatic)
    26,545 El Lugar de Su Presencia (The Place of His Presence) (Charismatic)
    25,000 Mision Carismatica Internacional (International Charismatic Mission) (Charismatic)
    25,000 Lluvias de Gracia (Showers of Grace) (Neo-Pentecostal)
    20,000 Fraternidad Cristiana (Christian Fraternity) (Pentecostal)
    20,000 Casa de Dios (House of God) (Neo-Pentecostal)
    20,000 Vision de Futuro Church (Vision of the Future Church) (Neo-Pentecostal)
    20,000 Ondas de Amor y Paz (Waves of Love and Peace) (Neo-Pentecostal)
    20,000 Mision Paz a las Naciones (Peace Mission to the Nations) (Pentecostal)
    10,000 Igreja da Paz (Peace Church) (Non-Denominational)
    10,000 Iglesia Mas Vida (More Life Church)
    65,000 Other Megachurches (Pentecostal / charismatic / evangelical)

Candomblé
2,000,000 (R. Cohen & P. Kennedy, Global Sociology, 2012; T. Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, 2014; J. A. Galván, 2014: “not only in Brazil but also in Columbia, Venezuela, and Panama”)

William Branham Evangelical Association
2,000,000 (branham.org, 2018; Freie Volksmission Krefeld in Germany: 3.000, REMID 2003)

Gereja Pantekosta di Indonesia (Pentecostal Church of Indonesia)
2,000,000 (gpdi.or.id, 2018; pewforum.org, 2006, based on Robinson, 2005)

World Convention of Churches of Christ
2,000,000 (Fey, History of the Ecumenical Movement, Volume 2, 2009, p. 141)

International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC)
1-2,000,000 (Evangelical Times, 2013)

Christ Holy Church International (African Independent Church, based in Nigeria)
2,000,000 (beckyb4buthenry.blogspot.com, 2011)

The Missionary Church (mostly Anabaptist)
2,000,000 (mcusa.org, 2017)

Mennonite World Conference
1,774,720 (2012)

Seicho-No-Ie
1,683,227 (2011)

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW)
1,500,000 (ncccusa.org, 2008, US members)

Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Church (Nigeria based)
1,500,000 (thisdaylive.com, 2017, s.a. Birds list)

Jesus Miracle Crusade (Oneness Pentecostalism)
1,500,000 (claimed members worldwide, Johnny Loy King, Spirit und Schism, A History of Oneness Pentecostalism in Philippines, p. 2; Operation Word, 2010: 382,352 members and 650,000 affiliates in Philippines)

Church of God of Prophecy
1,500,000 (Gordon, Conwell Theological Seminary, Denominational Chart, 2016)

True Jesus Church (Independent Church based in China)
1,500,000 (tjccarolina.webs.com, 2018)

Baptist Bible Fellowship International (separated from World Baptist Fellowship; not in the BWA)
1,200,000 (ncccusa.org, 2008)

Salvation Army International (Heilsarmee)
1,182,100 (salvationarmy.org, 2018)

Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
1,170,143 (Yearbook of the Church of God, 2009, p. 353; elcristianismoprimitivo.com/Church_of_God_Restoration.pdf, 2009, p. 11: “The true church of Jesus was now being ‘rebuilt’, having passed through the reformation of Luther, then of Wesley [Methodism], and finally of Warner”)

Iglesia del Dios Vivo, Columna y Apoyo de la Verdad, La Luz del Mundo (Church of the Living God, Column and Ground of the Truth, The Light of the World)
1,125,000 (Nutini, Native Evangelism in Central Mexico, Ethnology, 2000, p. 47; Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010: 188,326; World Christian Datenbase, 2010: 488,000; Fortuny and Williams, 2008: 7,000,000)

Moravian Unity Board (Moravian and Historic Peace Churches; Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine)
1,112,120 (herrnhuter-missionshilfe.de, 2016; World Council of Churches, 2013: 797,000)

The African Church
1,080,000 (WCC 2013; not a member of OAIC)

Celestial Church of Christ (African Initiated Church, Benin based)
1,000,000 (Pfister in: Kay and Dyer, European Pentecostalism, 2011, p. 158: “close to one million members worldwide”; but also celestialweekly.com/advertise-with-us, 2017: “Our online reach extends to a potential 1 million readers. That’s about 1 million members in over 8,000 Celestial churches across 28 countries worldwide. This includes Nigeria, South Africa, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, India & Qatar”; litcaf.com, 2016: 3 Mill.; celestialchurchofchrist-worldwide.org, 2017: 5 Mill.; nytimes.com, 1998: “Claiming between five million and six million followers worldwide”)

African Apostolic Church of Johane Marange (AACJM), known as Vapostori
1,000,000 (1999 in Zimbabwe: Anderson, African Reformation, p. 116; Bennetta, The narrative structure of prophecy among the Maranke Apostles. An alternative system of religious expression, Semiotica, Volume 61 [1-2] – Jan 1, 1986: 300,000)

Adherents.com: Neo-Paganism
1,000,000 (2007)

The Church of Almighty God / Eastern Lightning
1,000,000 (Zhang Da Kai, China Gospel Fellowship, Exposing Eastern Lightning, 2002) – 4,000,000 (China, Gov., 2014)

Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (charismatic)
1,000,000 (Trussell, BlackandChristian.com, 2017)

Ananda Marga
1,000,000 (R. Dalal, Hinduism, 2010) – 2,500,000 (AM, in: Barrett, World Christian encyclopedia, 2001)

Orthodox Church in America
1,000,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Philippine Independent Church (Iglesia Filipina Independiente / Malayang Simbahan ng Pilipinas / Aglipayan Church; separated from Roman Catholic Church)
916,639 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010)

Kupfer, 2001: Christlich inspirierte, spirituell-religiöse Gruppierungen in der VR China seit 1978
821,000 (Born Again Movement excluded)

“Lehre der Rufer [The Shouters] (Huhanpai); Abspaltung der ‘Versammlungsorte’-Gruppe (juchudian)”: 200.000 in the 1980’s [Wikipedia, 2018: “label attached by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to an amorphous group within China”]
“Gesalbter König” [The Anointed King] (Beiliwang): > 100.000
“Lehre der Obersten Gottheit” [Supreme Spirit] (Zhushenjiao): > 10.000
“Kirche des Kalten Wassers” [‘Coldwater Church’ (?)] (Bingshui jiaohui): > 1.000
“Apostelgemeinschaft” (Mentuhui): 100,000 in Guizhou, 500,000 in Central- and West-China

Shinnyo-En
860,000 (Pokorny, 2011)

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
825,000 (2008; in: Melton & Baumann, 2010)

Adherents.com: Unitarian-Universalism
800,000 (2007)

God Is Love Pentecostal Church or Igreja Pentecostal Deus É Amor (IPDA)
800,000 (IBGE, Brazil’s Geography & Statistics Institute, Census, 2001)

Central African Missions – CAM International (formerly Zaire Evangelistic Mission)
750,000 (Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007)

Indian Pentecostal Church of God
700,000 (Melton and Baumann, Religions of the World, 2010, p. 1438; Rathore, Impact of Christianity on Indian and Australian Societies, 2017: 600,000, Source: Census T2001)

International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches (IFFEC; in Germany “Bund Freier evangelischer Gemeinden in Deutschland”)
700,000 (iffec.org, 2016)

Church of Cyprus (Orthodox Church)
654,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Adherents.com: Rastafarianism
600,000 (2007)

United Church in Papua New Guinea (in Methodist and the Reformed tradition)
600,000 (WCC, 2013)

Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church
600,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Brethren World Assembly
600,000 (“Schwarzenauer Brüder, Tunker”; archive.wfn.org, 2003: Church of the Brethren, Conservative Grace Brethren Churches, International, Dunkard Brethren, Charis Fellowship [formerly Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches; excluded], Old German Baptist Brethren, and The Brethren Church)

Charis Fellowship (formerly Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches)
600,000 (Gordon, Conwell Theological Seminary, Denominational Chart, 2016: “Within US: 260 churches, 30,000 members; worldwide: 600,000 members”)

Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church (Igreja Católica Apostólica Brasileira; Comunión Mundial de Iglesias Católicas Apostólicas Nacionales)
560,781 (sidra.ibge.gov.br, Censo Demográfico, 2010)

Scientology
500,000 (adherents.com, 2007) – 8-15,000,000 (Scientology, 2010)

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa
500,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Traditional Anglican Communion
400,000 (Heneghan, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld, 2010)

New Life Fellowship Association
480,000 (Rathore, Impact of Christianity on Indian and Australian Societies, 2017, Source: Census T2001)

Oneness Pentecostalism (Tal Davis, namb.net, 2016)
468,000

    Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God (AOHCG): 13,000
    Assemblies of the Lord Jesus, Inc. (ALJI): 50,000
    Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. (Bible Way): 250,000
    Church of Our Lord Jesus of the Apostolic Faith (COLJF): 30,000
    Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW): 1,000,000 reported [excluded]
    Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith (PCAF): 25,000
    United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) (UCJC-A): 100,000

Christian Assemblies of India (independent)
433,000 (Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism, 2004, p. 127)

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
400,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania
400,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Umbanda
397,431 (Brazilian Census, 2000)

True Orthodox Christians in Russia
397,000 (Operation World, 2010: 264,667 members and 397,000 affiliates)

Evangelical Covenant Church
378,000 (davidlister.com, 2012; Covenant Yearbook, 2011–2012: 178,000 in USA and Canada; Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007: “120,000 members and 200,000 affiliates”)

Quakers
359,000 (fgcquaker.org, 2007)

United Full Gospel Church of God
351,783 (George, Until All Have Heard, 2010, p. 308: “in South Africa”; fgcsa.co.za, 2018: 350,000 “excluding Namibia”)

Communauté Evangélique du Christ au Cœur de l’Afrique (CECCA / Evangelical Community of Christ in the Heart of Africa)
330,000 (Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007: “120,000 members and 330,000 affiliates”; associated with WEC International)

Elan Vital / Divine Light Mission
325,000 (York, 2009: “a quarter million followers of the Divine Light Mission in India itself, those practicing Elan Vital’s ‘techniques of Knowledge’ in Britain, the United States, Europe, Australia and Africa number approximately 75,000”) – 1,200,000 (1990, in: G. D. Chryssides, 2012) – 5,000,000 (DLM 1998, in: Barrett, World Christian encyclopedia, 2001)

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East
323,300 (WCC 2013)

Presbyterian Church in America (World Reformed Fellowship)
340,000 (Lampstand Press, 2015)

Old Order Amish
318,390 (Amish Studies, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, 2017).

Pentecostal Churches in WCC (2013)
281,600 (Free Pentecostal Missions Church of Chile: 13,600, Evangelical Pentecostal Mission of Angola: 75,000, Pentecostal Mission Church: 9,000, Association The Church of God: 8,000, Pentecostal Church of Chile: 125,000, International Evangelical Church: 21,000, Christian Biblical Church: 30,000).

Manna Full Gospel Churches (India based; member of Manna Group of Ministries)
275,000 (Rathore, Impact of Christianity on Indian and Australian Societies, 2017, Source: Census T2001)

Atheist Census of Atheist Alliance International
262,659 (2015)

Assemblies (Jehovah Shammah, India)
250,000 (Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism, 2004, p. 127)

Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
250,000 (Barrett, World Christian Encyclopedia, 2001)

African American Pentecostalism
216,600 (Estrelda Alexander, Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism, 2011, p. 204; Church of God in Christ and Mount Sinai Holy Church of America excluded)

    United Holy Church: 29,000
    Church of the Living God Pilar and Ground of the Truth (Lewis Dominion; Parent Body: CLG [CWFF]): 50,000
    Fire Baptized Holiness Church of America (Parent Body: Pentecostal Holiness Church): 9,800
    House of God which is the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. (Parent Body: CLGPGT): 26,900
    United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God: 25,900
    Free Church of God in Christ: 75,000

Communauté Evangélique au Centre de l’Afrique (CECA)
210,000 (Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007: “100,000 members and 210,000 affiliates”; associated with African Inland Mission)

Iglesia Evangélica Apostólica del Nombre de Jesús (Jesus Name Apostolic Church of Ecuador)
200,000 (nuevotestamentojohnpmeier.blogspot.com, 2016)

Light of the World Covenant Fellowship International Association (“continuation of Shiloh Apostolic United Church of Christ Worldwide Association”)
200,000 (comeintothelight.org, 2016)

Philadelphia Fellowship Church of India
200,000 (Rathore, Impact of Christianity on Indian and Australian Societies, 2017, Source: Census T2001)

G12 Vision (César Castellanos, International Charismatic Mission Church)
200,000 (jgk12.de, 2018)

Conservative Baptist Association of America (not in the BWA)
200,000 (2006 in: baptistscouters.org, 2012)

United Church of Christ in Japan (Japanese Independent Churches)
195,851 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

El Pueblo de Dios
193,000 (Operation World, 2010: 55,143 members and 193,000 affiliates in Paraguay)

Converge (formerly Baptist General Conference)
194,000 (2006 in: Stetzer, Swedes & Scandanavians, the BGC, & Converge Worldwide, 2009)

National Association of Free Will Baptists (USA)
185,798 (thearda.com, 2007)

Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya (FPFK)
170,000 (2013 in: Muoki Josha et. al: The swedish free mission (SFM) Work in Kenya between 1960 and 1984, Studia Hist. Ecc. vol.43 n.1 Pretoria, 2017)

Evangelical Community in the Ubangi and Mongala / Communaute evangelique en Ubangi-Mongala (CEUM – not in the WARC)
160,000 (Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007: “114,000 members and 160,000 affiliates”, reformiert-online.net: AdressNr.: 12148 / 1237)

Communauté Baptiste au Kivu or CBK (not in the Baptist World Alliance)
160,000 (Operation World in: worldmap.com, Missionary Atlas Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007: “97,250 members and 160,000 affiliates”)

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in North America
160,100 (uuworld.org, 2013)

International Pentecostal Church of Christ
155,000 (Melton and Baumann, Religions of the World, 2010, p. 1478: “some 5,000 members in the United States [2009]”, “more than 150,000 members in sister churches in Brazil, India, Mexico, French Guinea, Kenya, the Philippines, Vietnam and Uruguay”)

Open Bible (Standard) Churches (separated from International Church of the Foursquare Gospel)
150,000 (hopeopenbible.net, 2017)

Local Church Movement (Ortsgemeinden, Die Gemeinde / Watchman Nee)
150,000 (ezw-berlin.de, 2010)

Philippine Independent Catholic Church (not to confuse with Aglipayan Church)
138,364 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010)

Unión Espiritista Cristiana de Filipinas, Inc.
137,885 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010)

Zoroastrians
137,000 (K. E. Eduljee, Zoroastrian Heritage, 2006) – 2,600,000 (adherents.com, 2007)

Anglican Church in North America (not in the Anglican Communion)
132,000 (anglicanchurch.net, 2018)

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (based in Nigeria)
120,000 (Olukoya, Dominion Prosperity, 2003, p. 53, cited in: Aig, 2011: “attendance of over 120,000 in single meetings”)

International Old-Catholic Bishops’ Conference (Utrecht’s Union)
115,000 (IBK, World Council of Churches, 2013)

International Churches of Christ (Restoration Movement, Boston Movement)
110,000 (dtodayinfo.net, 2017; web.archive.org/web/20040720210404/www.icocinfo.org/totalmembers.html, 1987: 4,301, 1995: 73,986, 1995: 108,497, 2002: 135,046; in Germany: Internationale Christen Gemeinde, werde-licht.de)

Shabak people / Schabak
100,000 – 250,000 (2000)

Humanity’s Team (Neale Donald Walsch)
100,000 (2015)

Faith Christian Fellowship International
100,000 (1987 in: newsok.com, 2018)

CRC Churches International (formerly known as the Christian Revival Crusade)
100,000 (crcchurches.org, 2009; Gibbs, Case Study on Papua New Guinea, imr.ptc.ac.fj, 2017, p. 119: “over 60,000 members in PNG”)

Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus (Oneness Pentecostalism)
100,000 (Wacker, Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture, 2009, p. 354)

Hillsong Church
100,000 (hillsong.com, 2017)

Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa (World Reformed Fellowship)
100,000 (sachristian.co.za/church.html, 2010)

Lao Evangelical Church
100,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Victory Altar / SeungNiJeDan (Cho Hee-Seung)
100,000 (2017, in: M. Introvigne, World Religions and Spiritualities Project).

Christian Science
100,000 (1997, in: D.V. Barrett in: P. Clarke, New Religious Movements, 2004)

Christian Outreach Centre (Australia based)
100,000 (Gibbs, Case Study on Papua New Guinea, imr.ptc.ac.fj, 2017, p. 119: 70,000 members in PNG; Sam Hey, God in the Suburbs and Beyond: The Emergence of an Australian Megachurch and Denomination, 2010, p. 289: 30.000 members in Australia)

Czechoslovak Hussite Church
99,103 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Evangelical Christian Outreach Foundation, Inc.
96,102 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010: affiliates in Philippines)

Sharon Fellowship Church
90,000 (Burgess, Pentecostalism in India, 2001, p. 97)

C3 Church Global (formerly Christian City Church International, C3i)
90,000 (c3arnhem.nl, 2018)

Spirit of Jesus Church (Japan)
75,000 (truediscipleship.com, 2017, quoting Operation World, Seventh Edition, 2010)

Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia
74,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Ezidi / Yazidis /Yezidi / Jesiden
60-70,000 (older sources like Brill’s First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936; f.e. quoted by M. Reza Hamzehʼee, 1990) – 100-700,000 (adherents.com, 2007) – 800,000 (EZW Germany, 2015) – 1,500,000 (Ezidi Sources, 2015)

Raëlian Movement
65.000 (S. Palmer, 2003) – 90,000 (International Raëlian Movement, 2013)

Alliance of Baptists
65,000 (thearda.com, 2006)

Orthodox Church of Finland
61,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Augustana Catholic Church (formerly the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church)
60,000 (augustanacatholicchurch.co, 2017)

Elim Pentecostal Church
55,000 (only members in GB; Anderson, Pentecostalism, 2013, p. 102)

Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ Incorporated
53,146 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010: affiliates in Philippines)

Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas (charismatic, Word of Faith)
52,000 (christianpost.com, 2016: “attendance”; churchleaders.com, 2011: 43,500)

Transcendental Meditation
50,000 (Willms, 2012) – 5,000,000 (TM, 2008)

Wicca
50,000 – 800,000 (G. Chryssides, 1996)

Christadelphians
50,000 (BBC, 2009)

Mount Sinai Holy Church of America
50,000 (2015)

Brunstad Christian Church (Smith’s Friends / Norwegian Brothers / „Die christliche Gemeinde“ [DCG] in Germany)
40,000 (weltanschauung.elk-wue.de, 2015)

Chabad / Lubavitch
40,000 (S. Heilmann, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2005) – 200,000 (J. Wertheimer, A People divided, 1993; P. Occhiogrosso, Judaism, 1996; T. Andryszewski, Communities of the Faithful, 1997)

Lighthouse Chapel International
38,756 (Englund: Christianity and Public Culture in Africa, 2011, p. 208)

Faith Tabernacle Church (Living Rock Ministries)
36,230 (psa.gov.ph, Census, 2010: affiliates in Philippines)

North Point Community Church, Alpharetta (North Point Ministries)
33,000 (christianpost.com, 2014: “attendance”; churchleaders.com, 2011: 27,429)

Old-Catholic Churches of Scranton Union
30,000 (christ-katholisch.de)

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (USA; pentecostal)
30,000 (calvarychapelchristchurch.kiwi, 2000: members in the USA)

Royalhouse Chapel (African Initiated Church)
30,000 (catchthefire.com.au, Charisma News, 2012; Bird 2010: 10,000)

“Freireligiöse” in Germany
30,000

Sabians, or Mandaeans
30,000 – 70,000 (1995, quoted by Minority Rights Group Int., 2014)

Orthodox Church in Japan
30,000 (World Council of Churches, 2013)

Watoto Church (formerly Kampala Pentecostal Church)
27,000 (watotochurch.com, 2018: “a 27000-strong congregation with 30 weekend celebration services in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda; and Juba, South Sudan”)

World Changers Church International
25,000 (Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009: “In 2007 the church reported in excess of 25,000 members, some 5,000 of whom are affiliated with the New York City congregation”)

Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington)
24,377 (churchleaders.com, 2011: “attendance”)

Fire-Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas, Inc.
24,000 (Lewis, Court of Appeals of North Carolina, No. COA98-694, 1999)

Apostolic Church of Pentecost
24,000 (2002 members in Canada in: Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009)

Fellowship of Isis
24,000 (Robertson, 1992)

Nagaland Christian Revival Churches
21,447 (Christian Revival Church Arunachal Pradesh, Annual Report, 2015)

Celebrate International (African Independent Church; based in Zimbabwe)
20,000 (celebrate.org, 2018)

Christ Community Church (Zion, Illinois, formerly the Christian Catholic Church or Christian Catholic Apostolic Church)
20,000 (Blumhofer, The Assemblies of God. A Chapter in the Story of American Pentecostalism, Volume 1, 1989, p. 31-34: adherents in U.S., Australia, Europe, and Southern Africa; 3,000 members in USA and Canada in: Columbia Encyclopedia, “Christian Catholic Church”, Sixth Edition, 2008)

United Covenant Churches of Christ
20,000 (ucccmid-atlantic.org, 2015)

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif. (megachurch)
19,742 (churchleaders.com, 2011: “attendance”)

Rhema Bible Church / Rhema Family Churches
18,000 (sachristian.co.za/church.html, 2010)

Ringatū Church (New Zealand based indigenous Christianity)
16,000 (Jani Katarina Taituha Wilson, Whiripapa: Tāniko, Whānau and Kōrero-Based Film Analysis, University of Auckland, 2013, p. 111: “According to the 2006 New Zealand Census, there are roughly 16,000 Māori who identify as Ringatū. Quite a majority of them are based in the Bay of Plenty, predominantly amongst Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui”)

Anglican Catholic Church (Original Province)
15,000 (4,000 to 5,000 members in: Tighe, Anglican Bodies and Organizations, [before 2014]; anglicancatholic.org, 2015: “The action was taken following explosive growth in South Africa, which began in 2014 when a group consisting of 17 parishes, 17 clergy and some 5,000 members in the Kei region of Eastern Cape Province left the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (Anglican Communion) and joined the ACC. This year, another church body called the Ethiopian Catholic Church, which claims 10,000 members, acceded to and was received by the ACC”)

Worldwide Heathen Census 2013
16,700

Bruderschaft der Freien Evangeliums Christen Gemeinden
15,500 (REMID 2011)

The Pentecostal Mission (TPM) or New Testament Church (NTC) or Universal Pentecostal Church (UPC) or Ceylon Pentecostal Mission (CPM)
15,000 (Bergunder, The South Indian Pentecostal Movement in the Twentieth Century, 2008, p. 309 [attendance?]; TPM-estimates are higher: indiaplacesmap.com/Andhra-Pradesh/Places/The-Pentecostal-Mission-936488, 2017: 2,500,000 ; placesmap.net/IN/The-Pentecostal-Mission-882934/ [Tamil Nadu], 2016: 7,000,000; wordwillsave.com/cpm/ [personal ministry website], 2015: 20,000,000)

Diamondway Buddhism / Karma Kagyu Lineage (Lama Ole Nydahl)
15,000 (B. Scherer, Interpreting the Diamond Way, 2009, “estimated conservatively […], with perhaps a total of 70,000 students in the grey areas between devoted followers and casual sympathizers”)

International Society for Krishna Consciousness
15,000, with 500,000 congregational members” (Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami, 2002) – „10,000 resident devotees and over 1,000,000 congregational members worldwide“ (ISKCON, 2009)

Lectorium Rosicrucianum
15,000 (Introvigne, CESNUR, 1997)

Neo-Sanyas-Movement / Osho / Bhagwan
10-30.000 (N. Scotland, 2005) – 250.000 (Osho, 1982, probably count of initiates)

Faith In God Ministries International (African Independent Churches; Zimbabwe based)
15,029 (figinternational.org, 2018; assemblies in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and the United Kingdom)

Sovereign Grace Churches (formerly known as Sovereign Grace Ministries and People of Destiny International)
11,000 – 13,000 ((Gordon, Conwell Theological Seminary, Denominational Chart, 2016)

Brotherhood of Independent Baptist Churches and Ministries of Ukraine (not in the Baptist World Alliance)
11,000 (bibcm.org, 2011)

Aloha International / Huna-Shamanism
10,000 (2006)

Bread of Life Church International (Zambia based megachurch)
10,000 (attendance; blci.info, 2015: “the church has established 101 mission churches in Zambia with 12 based in foreign countries”; blci.co.za, 2017)

Apostolic Faith (Kansas)
10,000 (1988 in: Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009)

Free Believers In Christ Fellowship Inc.
10,000 (freebelievers.blogspot.com, 2009: “about 10 000 registered members in the Philippines”)

The Family International / formerly: Children of God
10,000 (Willms, 2012)

Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids
10,000 (2007)

Subud (Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo)
10,000 (Hunt, 2003)

Reformed Episcopal Church (not in the Anglican Communion)
9,500 (Tighe, Anglican Bodies and Organizations, [bef. 2014]: “it now claims some 1,000 members in two dioceses and 10 congregations in Canada and some 8,500 members in 140 congregations in the United States”)

Open Bible Faith Fellowship of Canada (member in Pentecostal World Fellowship)
9,000 (yearbookofchurches.org, 2016)

Anglican Province of Christ the King (not in the Anglican Communion)
8,000 – 9,000 (Tighe, Anglican Bodies and Organizations, [bef. 2014])

Rigpa International (Buddhist tradition of Tibet / Sogyal Rinpoche)
8,000 (European Buddhist Union, 2014)

Bold Living Society
7,000 (Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009: “In 1988 there were 4,000 partners who support the ministry scattered across the United States and 3,000 others in Canada and the West Indies”)

Remonstrantse Broederschap
5,000 (remonstranten.nl, 2017)

Hatfield Christian Church (South Africa)
5,000 (2007)

Gods Bazuin Ministries International
5,000 (Operation World, 2010: 2,994 members and 5,000 affiliates in Suriname)

Builders of the Adytum
5,000 (D. V. Barrett, in: P. B. Clarke, New Religious Movements, 2006)

World Transhumanist Association / today: Humanity+
4,547 (2007)

Mülheimer Verband Freikirchlich-Evangelischer Gemeinden (“deutsche Pfingstbewegung”)
4,509 (REMID 2016)

Volksmission entschiedener Christen (BFP, Germany = member in AoG)
4,300 (REMID 2012)

World Pantheist Movement
4,248 (2015)

Ecclesia-Gemeinde der Christen (BFP, Germany = member in AoG)
4,000 (REMID 2005)

Body of Christ Movement
4,000 (Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009)

Pagan Federation
4,000 (Cooper, Contemporary Druidry, 2010)

Ordo Templi Orientis
4,000 (2012)

Johannische Kirche
3,000 (REMID 2011)

Destiny Church (New Zealand)
3,000 (nzherald.co.nz, 2012)

Samoan Full Gospel Church (“First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church Inc.”)
2,200 (Operation World, 2010: 1,100 members and 2,200 affiliates)

Presbyterian Church in Japan
2,200 (mtwtokyo.com, 2015)

Triratna Buddhist Community / formerly: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
1,500 (G. D. Chryssides, 2012) – 1,900 (European Buddhist Union, 2014)

Shambala Europe
1,500 (European Buddhist Union, 2014)

Christ Heart Church (基督心宗教団)
1,300 (Mark Mullins et al., Religion and Society in Modern Japan: Selected Readings, 1993, p. 270)

First Church of Satan
1,000 (Introvigne, in: Melton & Baumann, 2010)

Fresh Fire Ministries
1,000 (Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009: “In 2008 the FFM reported approximately 1,000 members and three congregations connected to FFM, one in Bellingham, Washington, and two in British Columbia”)

Temple Society (Australia) / Tempelgesellschaft (Baden-Württemberg)
880 (700+180; “two legally independent organizations”, Hempelmann in: Pelikan et. al, Encyclodedia of Christianity, 2008, p. 333)

The Way (道会(どうかい) / Dōkai)
300 (Mark Mullins et al., Religion and Society in Modern Japan: Selected Readings, 1993, p. 270)

Unknown: World Reformed Fellowship, United Episcopal Church of North America, Bukas-Loob sa Diyos Covenant Community, Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship (including Calvary Church Hongkong, Calvary Church Nepal, Calvary Church Indonesia, Calvary Church Puchong Malaysia, Templo de Alabanza Nicaragua, Templo De Alabanza Cuidad de Mexico, Evangelie Gemeente Die Deur South Africa, Victory Church Sta.Ana Manila), Hope International Christian Fellowship, Flame Ministries International, Transformation Ministries, Emerging Church, Affirming Pentecostal Church International

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