Think you know your church and churches in Nigeria very well? Take a look at this list of 10 popular churches and their founders.
Religion is said to be beliefs people have in God or deities. In the world, Nigerian churches are forced to reckon on religious matters.
Churches in Nigeria and their founders have, through deliverance services, evangelism, sermons, outreaches, and crusades, brought liberations and solutions to many across the world. This some have adjudged to have aided the Nigerian economy.
Newsmath examines some churches in Nigeria and their founders.
These are the list of some churches and their Founders. It also contains the year of establishment, founder, and the current general Overseer.
1. Christ Apostolic Church
Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) is the first Aladura Pentecostal church present in Nigeria and other countries. It has come into existence in the first half of the 20th century, in the then-British empire. It was formally established in 1941 after a split from the Apostolic Church which the original Aladura organization (Faith Tabernacle) had invited to Nigeria. Its growth was led by Joseph Ayo Babalola, a road construction driver who became its founder.
♦ Born : April 25, 1904
Odo-Owa, Oke-Afa LGA Kwara State, Nigeria
♦ Died :July 26, 1959 (aged 55)
Ede, Osun State, southwestern, Nigeria
2. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
RCCG was founded in 1952 by Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi (1909–1980) after he had been involved in several other churches. Pastor Akindayomi then 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.
♦ Governance : Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer (1981–Date)
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