THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD

Our History

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was founded in 1952 in Nigeria by Reverend Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. The House Fellowship he started became the hub of spiritual conversions and remarkable miracles, causing the group’s membership to grow rapidly. The RCCG was set up on the basis of this covenant between God and man: as long as the members of the RCCG remain obedient to God’s Word, the Lord has promised to always miraculously meet the needs of the Church. Rev Akindayomi remained faithful to this heavenly vision until he went to be with the Lord in 1980.
Dr Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a young university lecturer in Mathematics became a member of the Church in 1973, he soon became involved in the activities of the Church and began to serve as an interpreter for Rev Akindayomi, translating his live sermons from Yoruba to English. The young man was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.
As revealed by the Lord earlier, Pastor E.A. Adeboye became the General Overseer of the RCCG in 1981. Under his leadership, the RCCG begun to experience the phenomenal growth promised by the Lord to his predecessor. A man devoted to fervent prayer and known for his unwavering emphasis on holy living as the foundation of a fruitful and enduring relationship with God, Pastor Adeboye is being used by God to bring the message of the gospel to nations around the world. In spite of the miraculous move of God in his ministry, however, Pastor Adeboye’s humble disposition is widely acknowledged, thus making him a role model for many the world over.
The RCCG is currently active across continents with thousands of parishes, of which a little over 700 are in the United Kingdom.

OUR VISION AND MISSION

  • TO MAKE HEAVEN
  • TO TAKE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITH US
  • TO HAVE A MEMBER OF THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD IN EVERY FAMILY OF ALL NATIONS
  • TO ACCOMPLISH No. 1 ABOVE, HOLINESS WILL BE OUR LIFESTYLE
  • TO ACCOMPLISH Nos. 2 & 3 ABOVE, WE WILL PLANT CHURCHES WITHIN FIVE MINUTES WALKING DISTANCE IN EVERY CITY AND TOWN OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND WITHIN FIVE MINUTES DRIVING DISTANCE IN EVERY CITY AND TOWN OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
  • WE WILL PURSUE THESE OBJECTIVES UNTIL EVERY NATION IN THE WORLD IS REACHED FOR JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)