Countries Where Christianity Is Growing

Countries Where Christianity Is Growing


Christianity is the world’s largest religion, with around 2.2 billion followers as of 2017. It’s also the fastest growing religion in terms of both adherents and conversions. In fact, if current trends continue, Christianity is expected to grow by an additional 73 million people between 2015 and 2025. This growth can be attributed to a high fertility rate (the average Christian woman has 2.7 children) and a large number of young people entering their reproductive years (the median age in most countries where Christianity is on the rise is 18-29).

As it turns out, some countries are experiencing more growth than others: countries like Niger are seeing Christianity take off at a blistering pace due largely to the influence of missions from other places like Europe or North America, while countries such as China have experienced slow but steady growth due primarily to internal factors such as increased literacy rates among Christians themselves which leads them to better understand what they’re believing and why they believe it – this tends to result in stronger convictions that translate into greater outreach efforts within their communities over time (i.e., evangelism).


Africa is the fastest growing area for Christianity in the world. The percentage of Christians in Africa has grown from 9% in 1910 to 63% in 2010. The number of Christians in Africa has grown from 10 million in 1910 to 360 million in 2010.

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Ghana is a country in West Africa. It is the third-largest economy in the region and it has the second-largest Christian population in West Africa.

Christianity was first introduced to Ghana by European traders, who arrived on its shores during the 15th century. Christianity has been present there ever since, with Catholicism being its largest denomination.

Today, Christianity is not only growing fast but also becoming more diverse as various denominations are expanding into Ghanaian cities like Accra and Kumasi.


With a population of over 22 million, Niger is located in West Africa. The country has the largest Christian population in the region and is home to the largest Christian church in the world—the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (in Agadez). Over 90% of Niger’s people are Muslim; however, Christianity has been growing steadily over the past decade. Since 2010 there has been an increase of nearly 30% in Christians living in this African country.


Madagascar is a country in Africa, located off of the southeast coast of Africa. The country has a large population of Christians, who make up approximately half of Madagascar’s religious makeup. The people on this island were once French colonists, but they broke away from France and gained independence as their own country in 1960. While Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, it has seen some economic growth over recent years and it has become more stable politically since its independence was won decades ago.


With its large Roman Catholic population, Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. In addition to its vast size (nearly twice as large as California), Brazil has a diverse population that includes indigenous communities and people of African descent from various countries around the world.

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The fastest growing church in the world is Iglesia Cristiana Nueva Jerusalen, a Pentecostal church. Its membership has grown from just 200 people when it was founded to over 80,000 today.

The fastest growing religion in Mexico is Islam. It has grown by an average of 10% each year since 1990 and now makes up 5% of the population.

The Catholic Church remains by far the largest religion in Mexico but its share of the population declined from 90% in 1910 to 73% today – a decline that appears likely to continue as more people leave Catholicism for another faith or no faith at all.

The Philippines

The Philippines is the 3rd biggest Christian country in the world, with Catholicism being its main religion. There are also a lot of Protestants and other Christian denominations. Filipinos are very religious and they are always willing to help others who need it. They’re also very friendly and hospitable; when you go there, be sure to visit them!

Christianity is growing in many parts of the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

While Christianity is the world’s largest religion, with 2.4 billion adherents worldwide, most Christians live in Europe and North America. There are about 600 million Christians living in Latin America and about 260 million living in Africa. In addition to these regions of high concentration of Christians, there are also many people from non-Christian faiths who have converted to Christianity—especially through conversion movements led by missionaries from Africa or Asia who preached a form of Pentecostalism known as Kimbanguism (named after its founder).

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Ecumenical Churches

In some cases this growth has happened because of established groups like Methodists or Presbyterians adopting new practices as part of their faith: for instance, more than half the Presbyterian churches in Kenya now allow women pastors; however, other churches have seen rapid growth due to conversion movements by charismatic preachers such as William Maimela who founded his own church after being rescued from witchcraft accusations by his teacher Joseph Simon Kimbangu (the founder of Kimbanguism).


The numbers we present here are certain to change as time goes on, but the trend towards Christian growth is clear.

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