Redeemed Christian Church of God is a Pentecostal holiness denomination based in Nigeria. It was founded by Josiah Akindayomi after he saw the church’s current name in a vision even though he couldn’t read or write, but he was supernaturally able to write these words down, “Redeemed Christian Church of God.” It currently overseered by Ps. E.A Adeboye.
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, Philippines and many more.
Their mission is to: to make heaven, to take as many people with them and to have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations. They have the School of Disciples-a bible school-, the Redeemed Christian Bible College-a theological college-, Redeemers University-an educational college-, Christ the Redeemer Ministries-an evangelist organization-, and many more organizations that help society.