The Redeemed Christian Church of God was founded in 1952 by Rev . Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi (1909–1980) after he had been involved in several other churches. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit Pa. Akindayomi 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.”
The church headquarters is located in the Ebute-Metta suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Elsewhere in Africa, it has a presence in Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In Europe, the church has a presence in Austria, England, Scotland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Serbia and Switzerland.
In the United States, it has a presence in Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, New York, New England, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, Minnesota, Oklahoma, California, North Carolina, Connecticut and Colorado. In the Caribbean, it has a presence in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. In Canada it has a presence in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The RCCG in the United States and Canada together form the RCCGNA, which has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
In Asia and the Pacific it has a presence in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth), New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Singapore and in the Philippines.
In India it has a presence in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. It also has a presence in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
In Pakistan it has a presence in Lahore, Kasur, Sahiwal, Mureed Ke, Mian Chanu.
In the Middle East, the church has parishes in Qatar (two parishes), Kuwait, Lebanon and in all the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
Most popular of the church’s activity is the monthly Holy Ghost services attended by millions of people from many states of Nigeria and beyond at the popularly known Redemption Camp on the outskirts of Lagos in Ogun State, Nigeria. The Redemption Camp’s present auditorium that hosts the attending millions of overflowing population covers an area of 1 sq.km. Due to the huge number of worshipers that attend services at the Redemption Camp, especially during the church’s annual convention that holds in August and Holy Ghost Congress in December, a bigger auditorium measuring 3 kilometers by 3 kilometers is under construction.
The RCCG runs bible colleges and school of disciples headquartered in Nigeria, Africa with many campuses in the UK, Europe Middle East (Qatar) and a few other continents.
RCCG Cross Rivers province four was recently inaugurated and has since been functioning in the capacity of a provincial headquarters @ 44 Ibb way, opposite Airtel office, Stadium Road, Calabar Cross Rivers State. Nigeria.
ABOUT RCCG HOD Calabar, CRPIV Android Software Program on GooglePlay Store
Sometime in 2015, I was in Calabar, Cross Rivers State (one of Nigerian Citiy States that shares border with Cameroon) for a major ICT infrastructure setup on E learning for one of the schools in the State. During my almost 6 month stay, on Weekends I fellowship-ed with The Redeemed Christian Church of God, House of David, opposite Airtel Office, off Calabar Ikang-IBB Way and Stadium Road, Calabar. Besides being a resource person for a computer training under the auspices of the Church, a Church management Software and Mobile Application was designed for the RCCG Cross Rivers province four.
The first version was released in December, 15th 2016 (The Cornerstone), succeeded by the second version (House on a Rock) January 19th, 2016, followed by the third Version (The Good Sherperd) on October 25th 2016 which had an Algorithm parsing issue with the build gradle version. Then cometh the fourth version (Feed My Sheep) on November 12th, 2016.
The feed my sheep version introduces some key features such as triggering a Mobile Notification, Transmitting data from the Application, synchronizing notification dismissal accross mobile and wearable apps via the Wearable Message Api, Triggering actions on the Mobile Application, Locating the user via Google Location APIs, use of Material theme including definition of primary and accent colors for the first time, AppCompat usage for Material theme backward compactibility. It also integrates some nice pictures of attractive places such as Etta Agbo, Calabar -Ikang Road, Atimbo Junction, Edim Motop, the International Airport in the city, Rabbanah Supermarket, Marian Junction, De Choice Food on Mary Slessor Avenue, University of Calabar axis amonsgt several other features. You can find distances from your current location to strategic location places in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
This Mobile Application will be useful for the Evangelism Unit of the Church and other Calabar bound Journeys.
VERSION VERSION NAME DATE RELEASED
4 (Feed My Sheep) Nov. 12th 2016
3 (The Good Sherperd) Oct 25, 2016