History of RCCG
MISSION STATEMENT: "Transforming Lives". "Knowing Jesus and Making Him Known".
Statement Of Faith
GOD THE FATHER
Creator of Heaven and Earth, who made man in His own image and likeness.
THE HOLY TRINITY
The three persons of the Godhead; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit Three in One.
THE VIRGIN BIRTH
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
Jesus was crucified and died for the sins of mankind on the cross at Calvary, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended into Heaven and is forever seated at the right hand of God the Father.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Comforter and Teacher of all things who dwell within us, uniting us to Jesus Christ.
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This is freely available to all who believe in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and is manifested by the gift of speaking in unknown tongues.
A gift from God through grace and faith in Jesus Christ; that all who believe in Him may be saved by turning from sin to repentance, trusting in His death and resurrection and are born again by the Holy Spirit.
THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
It was shed for us on the cross at Calvary, cleanses us from all sin and grants us access into the presence of God.
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
Jesus will come again to Earth in glory and the dead in Christ will rise and those who are alive in Christ will be translated into the presence of God for eternity.
THE HOLY BIBLE
The infallible and authoritative word of God given to direct all men and women to salvation.
Brief History of RCCG
The Redeemed Christian Church of God was born in 1952, destined by the Lord Himself to take the world for Him. The church had its meetings at 9 Willoughby Street until they were able to acquire some land thereby witnessing a relocation to the present site of the Headquarters of the church at 1-5 Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos (formerly 1a, Cemetery Street).
Sometime in the early 70s, God had spoken to Pa Akindayomi (Founder of the Church) about his successor. The Lord told him that this man who was not a member of the church then, would be a young educated man. Thus when a young university lecturer joined the church in 1973, Papa was able to recognize him in the Spirit as the one that the Lord had spoken about in the past. This man, Enoch Adejare Adeboye who was then a lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Lagos soon became involved in the church. He became one of the interpreters translating Pa Akindayomi’s sermons from Yoruba to English. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.
Papa was preparing to meet his Creator. He sent for Pastor Adeboye and spent several hours sharing with him details of the covenant and the plans of the Lord for the church. Even though a year before this, the Lord had revealed to Pastor Adeboye that he would be Papa’s successor, it was still too difficult for him to fully contemplate such an awesome responsibility.
Pa Josiah Akindayomi was 71 years old when he died. Amidst controversy, Pastor Adeboye’s appointment was formalized by the reading of Pa Akindayomi’s sealed pronouncement after his burial.
Since 1981, an open explosion began with the number of parishes growing in leaps and bounds. At the last count, there are at least about 2000 parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria. On the International scene, the church is present in other African nations including C’ote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, and South Africa. In Europe the church is spread in England, Germany, and France. In the United States there are parishes in Dallas, Tallahassee, Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago and also in the Caribbean states of Haiti and Jamaica.
Today, God is still doing marvelous deeds through the Redeemed Christian Church of God, worldwide. One of the well-known programs of the church is the Holy Ghost Service, an all night miracle service that holds on the first Friday of every month at the Redemption Camp at Km. 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The average headcount of those who attend the Service is about 500,000. The Holy Ghost Service now holds in different parts of the world which includes the United Kingdom, India, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Ghana, Philiphines and many more.
RCCG Bethel Tabernacle
RCCG Bethel Tabernacle (Formerly El-Shaddai-Glorious-Tabernacle) was started by late Pastor Mrs Olushola Wilkey in her late 60's with a handful of members. Her conviction and determination in forging on with the work of ministry laid the foundation that has steadily seen the growth of the church. Pastor Olushola Wilkey was called home to glory in December 2013.