Brief history of The Redeemed Christian Church of God
The Redeemed Christian Church of God was founded by the late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi in 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria. The founder popularly known as "Pa Akindayomi",a man given to prayer served as the leader of the RCCG orgarnisation till his death in November 1980.
In March 1981, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a PhD holder in Applied Mathematics and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria then, was divinely chosen to take over as the General Overseer with a total of forty (40) parishes.
The phenomenal growth began under the leadership of Pastor E.A. Adeboye. Today, RCCG has become the fastest growing Pentecostal Church in the world with her presence in over 100 counties. With the help of God, the church is poised to reach every family in every nation of the world.
The ministry began as an offshoot of RCCG Mount Zion ministries, London in April 2005. Oluranti Ajayi, now senior pastor of Restoration House was led by God to commence a ministry focused on the complete restoration (spiritual, marital, emotional etc.).
Since that humble beginning with a handful of brethren, the church began meeting twice a week in Woolwich (Sundays and Fridays for Bible studies). We spent just over five years in Woolwich before moving a few miles down the road to nearby Charlton village in May 2010. This remained our place of worship until God provided us with our own facility and relocated to the permanent place of worship at Bexleyheath, Kent in October 2017.
God has been incredibly faithful to RCCG Restoration House enabling the church to grow to its current number. Even though our location has changed multiple times, our dream remains alive to be faithful to God’s Word and expressing Christ’s love to our community.
While we celebrate the past and what God has done, our prayer is that God will continue to use the church to bring many to the saving knowledge of Christ, seeing people baptized, people maturing in their walk with the Lord, leaders being developed and seeing revival break out in the UK