9.Celestial Church of Christ
The Celestial Church of Christ is an African Initiated Church founded by the Rev.
Samuel Biléhou Joseph Oshoffa on 29 September 1947 in Porto-Novo, Benin.Mainly located in Africa and in the Afro-descendant communities in the world, particularly in Benin and Nigeria.
The movement was founded by Samuel Joseph Bilewu Oschoffa, a former carpenter born in Dahomey (now Benin) in 1909. Raised as Protestant(Methodism), he had a divine revelation on 27 May 1947, during a solar eclipse, in a forest where he was lost. He felt called to pray, to heal the sick and raise the dead and founded his church in September 1947. Having appointed himself a prophet, Reverend, pastor, and founder, he occupied the highest office of the movement he had just founded.
♦ Born: 19 May 1909
♦ Died: 1985
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