megachurch

noun
mega·church | \ ˈme-gə-ˌchərch \
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

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