As the other big cities of this continent, Miami also provides with a big number of churches to choose from if you feel like calming down. Miami has altogether more than 500 churches and around 28 denominations. About 39% of Florida´s residents attend weekly services.
On the list below you can find the biggest or the most central churches that represent the major world religions:
Catholicism is the dominant religion in continental USA and also in the Florida state. Some 26 % of Florida´s population is Catholics. Miami has over 50 Catholic churches and numerous Catholic schools. Florida and the southwest US were the first territories to receive Spanish explorers and settlers in 1513. Catholics arrived before the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation.
Archdiocese Of Miami
9401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
St. Patrick Church
3716 Garden Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
The first recorded Jews arrived to Florida in 1763, however the Jewish population remained under 25,000 persons until 1940’. Today with about 750,000 Jews, Florida is home to the third largest Jewish population in the US.
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th St, Miami, FL 33132
Lutheranism is a great Western Christianity´s branch that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther. Some 7.5 million Lutherans reside in US. Lutheran community in the US is the second largest in the world after Germany.
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
3930 S Le Jeune Rd, Miami, FL 33134
ST James Evangelical Lutheran
110 Phoenetia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Several thousand Muslims immigrated to the USA between 1880s and 1914 from the Ottoman Empire together with some that came from South Asia. Nowadays the 1.8 million Muslims of USA are spread all over the country, however there´s only few Mosques in Miami.
5600 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
4305 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33055
Orthodoxy is the world´s second largest Christian communion, with some 300 million adherents. Orthodoxy is largely focused to the area of Eastern Europe but it has smaller communities all over the world, including Miami.
ST Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1411 SW 11th St, Miami, FL 33135
ST George Antiochian Orthodox
320 Palermo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hinduism is the world’s oldest and third largest organized religion. Approximately 0.5 % of total US population is Hindus. The majority of American Hindus are Indian Americans, immigrants from India and Nepal and their descendants.
Hindu Temple of South Florida
12511, SW 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33175
Hare Krishna Temple
3220 Virginia St, Miami, FL 33133
Buddhism has entered the US during the 19th century when the first Buddhist immigrants arrived from Eastern Asia. Late at the same century Buddhist missionaries from Japan came to the US. At that time, US intellectuals started to take interest in Buddhism.
Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple of Miami
15200 SW 240th St, Homestead, FL 33032
Miami has three megachurches and two of them belong to the Baptists. A megachurch means a church that has 2000 or more persons attending mass or other activities in an average weekend.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens
21311 NW 34th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International
2300 NW 135 St, Miami, FL 33167
Assemblies of God
The third megachurch located in Miami belongs to Assemblies of God. The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 and is a Protestant Pentecostal denomination.
17801 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33169
Non-Denominational / Independent Churches
There are various non-denominational or independent churches in Miami area. These churches or institutions of Christianity are not formally aligned with an established denomination, or they remain otherwise officially autonomous. Non-denominational is generally used to refer to different forms of independence: theological or political.
Miami Shores Christian Church
10150 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138
Worship Jesus Fellowship Church
5800 Palm Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012
Methodists possess more than 40 churches in Miami which makes Methodism a significant religion in this area. Methodism is a Protestant Christianity movement represented by a number of denominations and organizations, having approximately seventy million adherents worldwide.
First United Methodist Church of Miami
400 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Greater ST Paul AME Church
3680 Thomas Ave, Miami, FL 33133
The Presbyterian Church is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the US. Presbyterian heritage, and most of their believing, began with the Swiss/French theologian/lawyer John Calvin in the 16th century.
First Presbyterian Church Of Miami
609 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
Episcopal Church is a mainline Anglican Christian church, mainly found in the US. It has some 2 million members in US. Its first parish was founded in 1607.
Holy Family Episcopal Church
18501 NW 7th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
The Apostolic Church is a Pentecostal Christian denomination, which has its origins in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival. The largest national Apostolic church is in Nigeria, with over 4.5 million members.
Pentecostal Tabernacle International
18415 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33169
Calvary Chapel is an evangelical association of Christian churches with some thousand congregations worldwide. The name Calvary usually refers to pictures or sculptures representing the scene of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Calvary Chapel Miami Beach
7141 Indian Creek, Miami Beach FL 33141
Pentecostalism is a movement within Christianity that places emphasis on a direct personal experience of God. Pentecostalism is an umbrella movement for many theologies and cultures, and there is no central organization or church that directs the movement.
Just As I Am International Ministries
16196 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
If you´re not a religious person, there are lots of other things to do in Miami for someone new in town. Miami is an active city that holds musical, cultural and historical events weekly, and many of them are free of charge.