home
Church History


The RCCG was founded in 1952 by Nigerian pastor Josiah Akindayomi (1909–1980) after he had been involved in several other churches. In the early 1970s Akindayomi started to look for an educated successor who was not at that time a member of the church.

He chose Enoch Adeboye, a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Lagos, who joined the church in 1973. Adeboye initially became one of the interpreters translating Akindayomi's sermons from Yoruba to English. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975, and his appointment as leader of the church was formalized by the posthumous reading of Akindayomi's sealed pronouncement.


Andrew Rice, writing in The New York Times, calls the RCCG "one of [Africa's] most vigorously expansionary religious movements, a homegrown Pentecostal denomination that is crusading to become a global faith". According to Daniel Ajayi-Adeniran, a pastor of the church, "In every household there will be at least one member of Redeemed Christian Church of God in the whole world.

 

 

   
Home | New @ NewSprings | About Us | Ministries | News | Events | Media | Contact
Copyright RCCG NewSprings. All rights reserved
Powered by NetOne
RCCG NewSprings | The Capital Building, 332 Ikorodu Road, Maryland, Lagos Nigeria
Tel: +234 812 428 5225 |
churchoffice@rccgnewsprings.org
872 Views