Our History

 

Grace Chapel is a part of the international network of churches called The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), one of the largest and fastest growing Pentecostal churches in the world. It started in 1952 with just twelve (12) members. The founding of the church, was a fulfillment of God’s desire for a model church that would re-energize other churches – an umbrella church for redeemed brethren the world over.

The goals of RCCG are as follows:

  • It is our goal to make it to heaven
  • It is our goal to take as many people as possible with us
  • In order to accomplish our goals, holiness will be our lifestyle.
  • In order to take as many people with us as possible, 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 JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

Our General Overseer is Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye who took over the leadership of the church in 1982 after the passing away to glory of the founder. Under his leadership, RCCG began its phenomenal growth quietly but speedily and has become one of the fastest growing Pentecostal Churches in the world – with parishes multiplying monthly, while establishing vibrant mission fields in several countries in Africa, Europe, America and Asia.

RCCG UK administers the running of all European parishes of the RCCG and enhances the structure in place. The first branch in the UK started in 1989 at Baker Street, London, but officially from 1990 at Islington, North London, (The Angel Parish) Now under the leadership of Pastor Agu Irukwu, who is the head of the Executive Council for the UK and Ireland, the RCCG now has over 700 churches”.