mega·​church | \ ˈme-gə-ˌchərch How to pronounce megachurch (audio) \
plural megachurches

Definition of megachurch

: a church having an extremely large congregation The megachurch, one of the largest in the region with roughly 5,000 attendees at its Sunday morning Post Falls worship service, is also adding a 25,000-square-foot children's ministry building, which will include a large indoor play structure …— Nicholas Deshais In little more than a decade, his ministry has grown from a living-room Bible study to a megachurch that draws about 7,600 visitors to seven campuses around Seattle each Sunday …— Molly Worthen

First Known Use of megachurch

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for megachurch

mega- + church entry 1

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The first known use of megachurch was in 1966

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