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Our History

Our Rich Heritage

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), often referred to as RCCG, is a global and rapidly growing Christian denomination with its roots in Nigeria. Its history is marked by faith, dedication, and a remarkable journey of divine intervention.
Foundation and Early Years
RCCG was founded in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1952 by Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. He started the church as a small house fellowship known as the "Glory of God Parish." Akindayomi, a devout Christian, experienced a divine call and received a vision from God, setting the foundation for what would become RCCG.
Divine Guidance and Expansion
The early years were marked by humble beginnings, fervent prayer, and unwavering faith. The church experienced steady growth, and Akindayomi's leadership was characterized by his strong belief in divine guidance and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Transition to New Leadership
In 1981, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, who had joined RCCG in 1973, succeeded Akindayomi as the General Overseer. Under his leadership, the church experienced remarkable expansion, both within Nigeria and internationally. RCCG's growth is often attributed to its commitment to evangelism, dynamic worship, and strong emphasis on prayer.
Global Reach and Impact
RCCG has rapidly grown to become one of the largest and most influential Christian denominations in the world. It boasts a vast network of parishes and missions in numerous countries, with millions of members worldwide. The church's impact extends beyond its spiritual and religious activities, encompassing charitable and community development initiatives.
Doctrinal Emphasis
RCCG places a strong emphasis on core Christian beliefs, prayer, holiness, and evangelism. The church's services are known for their vibrant worship and fervent prayer sessions. Its theological teachings align with orthodox Christian doctrine, and its commitment to spreading the gospel is evident in its many missions and outreach programs.
Ongoing Growth and Outreach
The Redeemed Christian Church of God continues to grow and expand its reach, with a particular focus on providing spiritual guidance and support to individuals and communities. Its commitment to making a positive impact on society, coupled with its unwavering faith in God, remains at the core of its mission.
Today, RCCG stands as a testament to the power of faith, prayer, and divine intervention. Its remarkable journey from a small house fellowship to a global Christian denomination reflects the enduring legacy of its founders and the faith of its members.
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Our Vision

Our Vision & Mission Statement

  • To make heaven.
  • To take as many people with us.
  • To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.
  • To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.
  • To accomplish No. 2 and 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 the Lord Jesus Christ