Why One of The Largest Churches in the World Doesn’t Worry About Outreach Programs

Phil Cooke | 4/26/2012 | Staff
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When Kathleen and I visited India recently, we attended the massive Calvary Temple church in Hyderabad, founded by my friend Pastor Satish Kumar. After many successful years traveling throughout India as an evangelist, in 2005 Satish felt God leading him to start Calvary Temple church, and the growth has been absolutely phenomenal.

Just look at these numbers:

Year - Church - Members

Within little more than a year of it’s founding, the church had nearly 1,000 members.

Within another year the church had reached 3,000 members.


In 2008 it hit 8,000 members.

2009 it was 18,000 members.


2011 – 40,000 members.

2013 – 80,000 members.


2015 – 100,000 members.

Today more than 225,000 people worship God in this church or one of its campuses every week.

Church - Numbers - Month - People - Church

According to church numbers, every month nearly 3,000 people are added to the church and every year 25,000 to 30,000 new members are added. The remarkable building and it’s overflow currently accommodates 40,000 per service and it takes 5 services each Sunday to fit everyone into the buildings.

It’s the largest church in India, and most likely, it’s the fastest growing church in the world.

Light - Growth - Leaders - Church - Growth

In light of this remarkable growth, I asked one of the leaders about their church growth programs. After all, explosive multiplication like that must be the result of some serious evangelism campaigns, marketing efforts, and outreaches to the community. He told me that although they...
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