RCCG - NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS, NIGERIA
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The RCCG was founded in 1952 by Nigerian pastor Josiah Akindayomi (1909–1980) after he had been involved in several other churches. In the early 1970s Akindayomi started to look for an educated successor who was not at that time a member of the church. He 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."
DADDY E.A ADEBOYE and RCCG PASTORS
The church's headquarters are located in the Ebute-Metta suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Elsewhere in Africa, it has a presence in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
In Europe, the church has a presence in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Finland and in almost every country in the Republic of Ireland.
In the United States, it has a presence in Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, New York, New England, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, Minnesota and California. In the Caribbean, it has a presence in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. In Canada it has a presence in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta. The RCCG in the United States and Canada together form the RCCGNA, which has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
In Australia, it has a presence in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth. It also has branches in New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Singapore.
In India it has a presence in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. It also has a presence in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
In the Middle East, the church has parishes in Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon and in nearly all seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
The RCCG has a bible college and school of disciples in Africa, with campuses in several continents