Category: Redeemed Christian Church of God

Redeemed Church Takes Nollywood by Storm

LAGOS, Nigeria — Now playing across Nigeria: The saga of a church that self-produced a few films and became an instant mogul in the country’s giant movie marketplace known as Nollywood. It’s the latest _ and perhaps most audacious _ foray into mass culture by the Redeemed Christian Church of God. In less than a year, the church’s Dove Studios has gone from Nollywood greenhorns to barons. Dove has several hits under its belt, a pile of scripts from Nollywood’s top filmmakers and the foundations for a nationwide distribution network that eventually could give it make-or-break influence over the entire

Glance at Redeemed Church Leader

NAME_ Enoch Adejare Adeboye. TITLE _ General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God. AGE-BIRTH DATE _ 64; March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, Nigeria. EDUCATION _ Graduated from Nigeria’s University of Ife in 1967; later received a master’s degree in hydrodynamics and a Ph.D in applied mathematics at the University of Lagos. He lectured at the University of Lagos and later at the University of Ilorin in southwestern Nigeria. EXPERIENCE_ Started attending Redeemed Church in 1973; became a pastor two years later. Adeboye took over a parish in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, and served as English translator for the church’s founder,

Once target of missionaries, African Christians become most dynamic force in the faith

LAGOS, Nigeria — Dawn is near. But the congregation shows no sign of tiring. For more than eight hours — all through a torrid tropical night — they have danced, shouted and prayed with a preacher most simply call Daddy. More than 300,000 have come. But for the Redeemed Christian Church of God, it’s just an average turnout. Think big. Then think even bigger. This is the face of 21st century Christianity: colossal, restless — and African. There’s no better lesson than the Redeemed Church, and the insatiable ambitions of its guiding hand, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. The savvy former

Nigerian church puts Texans’ love for their neighbours to the test

Evangelicals’ arrival in former Ku Klux Klan haunt brings old prejudices but also new tolerance They say that God moves in mysterious ways, but perhaps never more so than when telling the leaders of Africa’s largest evangelical church to build their North American headquarters in Floyd. Less than a generation ago this dusty railway stop on the prairie of north-east Texas was still a segregated community, the local philosophy summed up by a sign painted on a water tower in nearby Greenville that proudly proclaimed “Blackest Land, Whitest People”. The arrival of the Redeemed Christian Church of God – whose

African church plans ‘Christian Disneyland’

Tiny Floyd, Texas, reluctant home of global mission FLOYD, Texas – God may work in mysterious ways, but that is little comfort to Luanne Moody. She’s lived in the same mobile home for 27 years, and she knows all her neighbors, the names of their dogs and the throaty signature of each pickup that eases past her place. But not for long. Mrs. Moody and most of her neighbors are white, though soon they may be in the minority. The Redeemed Christian Church of God – Africa’s largest and most ambitious evangelical church – plans to build a 10,000-seat sanctuary,