10 Global Churches Larger Than America's Largest

David Sobrepeña, Word of Hope, Manila, Philippines

In 1980, David Sobrepeña returned to his homeland from Dallas, Texas, to plant a church in Manila, Philippines. On the first day, Word of Hope only had three people attend in a movie theater—they were Pastor Sobrepeña, his wife and son. Today, Word of Hope has grown to nearly 45,000, plus satellite churches have been planted throughout greater Manila and hundreds more throughout the nation. More than 300,000 pastors and lay people have been equipped for leadership throughout the Philippines. The church trains church planters during the rainy season and plants new churches nationwide during “church planting season.” In recent years, Pastor Sobrepeña has helped to teach thousands of new church planters throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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James Davis
Dr. James O. Davis is Founder of Cutting Edge International and Second Billion Network, a growing coalition of Christian ministries and denominations working together to build the premier community of pastors worldwide and facilitate a global thrust to plant five million new churches to lead one billion people to faith in Christ. There are more than 160,000 churches to date in this global network. When the Second Billion Network is fully developed over the next several years, (1) The finest pastor training library, prepared in all the major world languages, will be available to help pastors everywhere; (2) There will be more than 400 Co-Chairs involved in 237 nations, territories and provinces worldwide. Dr. Davis has provided leadership for some 1,500 evangelists and has equipped thousands of students for full-time evangelism ministry.