After reporting on the opening of a new state-of-the-art church facility for South Mountain Community Church last weekend, we started wondering about other large churches and congregations in Utah — and not just the obvious one. After scouring through websites and talking to a few religious leaders, we came up with this list of 11 large Utah congregations. Of course, this list is by no means conclusive. If there are other large churches and congregations that you think should be on this list, let us know. There’s always room for another list!

Washington Heights Church (Baptist)

Attendance: About 1,800 people, between three campuses

Location: Ogden

Came to Utah: 1956

About: "Washington Heights is a community of imperfect people seeking to know God and experience genuine relationships with one another. We know life can sometimes be difficult, lonely, and confusing, so as we journey this road together, we know we need each other and God. So together, we believe in experiencing God's grace and transforming power ... one life at a time."

Website: www.washingtonheights.org

Christian Life Center (Interdenominational)

Attendance: 850-900 people

Location: Layton

Came to Utah: 1952

About: "Loving God, Loving People, Serving Other. At Christian Life Center, we believe that church is not a place that you go to... it's a family that you belong to."

Website: www.clclayton.org

K2 The Church

Attendance: 1,400 people

Location: South Salt Lake City

Came to Utah: 2003; first service held in 2004

About: "Vision: To be a church with reckless faith in Jesus Christ fleshed out in sacrificial love, service to those in need, and a commitment to draw people into an ever-deepening relationship with God."

Website: www.k2thechurch.com

Alpine Church (Non-denominational Christian)

Attendance: 2,600 people, between four locations

Locations: Layton, Riverdale, West Haven and Logan

Came to Utah: 2001

About: "The foundation of everything we believe and practice is the person of Jesus Christ and the message of salvation and new life in Christ that comes from the Holy Bible. As an evangelical Christian church, we are united around the biblical, historical beliefs of Christianity and try not to divide over less significant issues."

Website: alpinechurch.org

South Mountain Community Church (Protestant)

Attendance: 2,200 people, between three locations

Locations: Draper, South Jordan and St. George

Came to Utah: 1998

About: "We exist to help as many people as possible take their next step toward becoming fully devoted and fully delighted followers of Jesus Christ."

Website: smccutah.org

Calvary Baptist Church

Attendance: 600-700 people

Location: Salt Lake City

Came to Utah: 1894

About: "Our mission is to share the Gospel with nonbelievers, to make disciples of the unchurched, and to empower believers to faithful Christian ministry."

Website: www.calvaryslc.com

The Genesis Project (Non-Denominational / Independent)

Attendance: 1,000-1,200 people

Location: Ogden

Came to Utah: 5 1/2 years ago

About: "The Genesis Project exists to engage Ogden through genuine relationships that lead to new beginnings in Christ. These new beginnings will empower our church, strengthen our families, and ultimately change our city. "

Website: www.genesisutah.com

Calvary Chapel Salt Lake (Non-Denominational)

Attendance: 1,000-1,500 people

Location: Salt Lake City

Came to Utah: About 20-26 years ago

About: "We are followers of The Lord Jesus Christ, sharing His love because He first loved us."

Website: www.calvaryslc.org

The Rock Church

Attendance: 1,000 people, between 3 locations

Locations: Salt Lake City, Provo, Sandy

Came to Utah: 1999

About: "The Rock is a revolution in church. We are a group of people working together in unity in order to reach the world for Jesus Christ. In fact, that's our vision statement: one life at a time — one world in our lifetime. We do this by carrying out our mission, which is to WIN the lost, BUILD the believer, and SEND the sanctified. We don't just sit around pondering life, we get out there and live it — and life is never boring."

Website: www.experiencetherock.com

Congregation Kol Ami (Jewish)

Membership: About 350 family units

Location: Salt Lake City

Came to Utah: 1854; current congregation in 1972 after a merger of other congregations

About: "Congregation Kol Ami's mission is to provide Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and K’rov Yisrael interfaith families a place to join together as we worship, learn, and celebrate Judaism in a dynamic and caring community. Every person counts and everyone is welcome."

Website: www.conkolami.org

Refuge Church

Attendance: 275 people

Location: Riverdale

Came to Utah: 2010

About: "Core Values: Glorifying God, Strengthening Believers, Reaching Lost People. The Worship of the one true God of the Bible is the highest purpose of every gathering of the community of believers of Refuge Church."

Website: www.refugeutah.org