largest Korean churches in North America

April 17, 2007

South Korea has the largest megachurch in the world: Yoido Full Gospel Church has over 253,000 in attendance on an average weekend and a membership of over 837,569. One account says that 11 of the world’s 12 largest megachurches are located in Seoul, South Korea, while another report notes that the top 10 largest megachurches in the world are all outside of North America.

Let’s take a look at the largest Korean churches in the United States and Canada, churches with Korean language worship services. This is a list of very large Korean churches in the USA and Canada (cf. large Chinese churches list, number of Asian American churches in US):

Note that church size is not an indicator of anything other than size. By maintaining such a listing here is only a point of reference (and of research interest to some).

I’ll do my best to keep this list updated. Please add a comment with new info, or email me at djchuang[at] [Hat tip: this list was initially compiled with help from Joseph Kim and KAMR – Korean-American Ministry Resources.]

[cf. also see the list of largest Chinese churches in North America, how many Asian American churches in the USA]

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Helen Lee
May 1st, 2007

Hi DJ–you might want to add The Light Presbyterian Church, which is in the Toronto metropolitan area as well as Young Nak. The Light and Young Nak are the two big Korean churches, from what I understand, in that area.

[…] Here is the best link that I could come up with. The reason this seems like what you are talking about is the mission oriented nature of these churches, spreading the word, as it were. A tidbit *deep*in my memory , (30 years ago deep made me look here.. largest Korean churches in North America

Tim Park
July 12th, 2007

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in San Jose, CA has an average attendance of about 1500 per Sunday, including children.

Edwin Pilao
February 28th, 2008

I just want to ask prayer.I’m a pastor here in the Philippines.We are on a construction of our buiding and we stop due to lack of funds.Our worship is being held in the house of one of our member.Please do pray for us.

Pastor Edwin Pilao

Emerenciano F. Falla, Jr.
June 16th, 2008

I am a missionary church planter to the remote and unreached poor villages here in Mindoro island Philippines.

The works we’re doing is growing and expanding but we don’t have our own church lot and permanent church building. Our temporary church building was demolished last July 2007 because it was built in a borrowed piece of land. But we reconstruct our church building again in a borrow land and it is in dangered to be demolish again in the future if we could not have our own lot to construct our permanent church building.

Please pray for us!

For the Lord and his harvest,


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