Sunday, 23 January 2011

TOP TEN AFRICA LED CHURCHES


1. Winners Chapel ( Nigeria)




Winners’ Chapel is a mega church founded by Bishop Oyedepo in 1981.  By the middle of 1999 the church attendance had grown to 75,000 people in a single service. The international headquarters covers about 70 acres (280,000m sq) built in a church complex that spans 7,000 acres (28,000 sq kms). Winners’ Chapel runs 10 secondary schools and 50 primary school, with the inclusion of Covenant University that was voted the best university in 2005 in Nigeria and has a capacity of 7000 students. An annual amount of $7,000,000 (Seven million dollars) is administered in scholarships for education up to first degree level to church members through the David Oyedepo Scholarship Scheme and channelled through the Satellite Fellowships where membership is validated.

  1. International Central Gospel church ( Ghana)



The International Central Gospel Church – ICGC – is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra, Ghana. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of just about twenty people. In 1988 the ICGC established a ministerial institute to train a new generation of leaders to carry out its vision. From the initial six-month certificate in ministry, the college has developed into the premier private-owned University in Ghana known as the Central University College. Again in 1988, the church instituted an educational scholarship scheme, known as Central Aid, to finance the education of selected needy students in pre-tertiary educational institutions. This scheme is now considered the largest non-governmental scholarship programme for students in pre-tertiary education in Ghana. The International Central Gospel Church is a socially conscious Christian church with upholds the philosophy of Human dignity and Excellence. It engages in promoting and staging events whose impact have reached to the depths of the Ghanaian society and brought Christ to the doorsteps of the people.

  1. Kingsway International Christian Centre ( UK / Nigeria)



Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is based in London, England and was established in 1992 with 200 adults and 100 children. It currently has up to 12,000 people in attendance at the main church every Sunday. The Church was located for nine years on a 9.5-acre (38,000 m2) site in Hackney, London, close to the site of the new 2012 Olympics Village. The church is pastored by Matthew Ashimolowo. The majority of the membership is under 50 years of age and come from a cross mix of 46 nations.

4. New Life Covenant Church (Zimbabwe)



Bishop Tudor and Pastor ChiChi became the senior pastors of what was then New Life Temple in 1982.In the years since they have assembled a fast growing dynamic, energetic, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural congregation. New Life Temple became New Life Covenant Church on Sunday, 6 December 1998.
The ensuing thirteen months to January 2000, were spent in a nomadic Sunday migration as we moved between Girls' High School, Queen Elizabeth School, the Garden Club Hall in the Harare Exhibition Park, and the ZANU (PF) conference hall
From February 2000 to December 2001, we used the auditorium at 55 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue for our Sunday and mid-week services. Having started with one Sunday morning service, we were running two services from September 2000 and then three services from April 2001. Our move to the Harare International Conference Centre came in January 2002, and we are still there on a regular basis.
In all the time that we have been negotiating venues, our growth in terms of the numbers and quality of our people has been exponential. Blessed with a very young congregation, we have seen them grow and mature into leaders in both the church and the market place. In recent years God has sent a crop older people to bring stability and added credibility to what has been built by a very young church.
Today New Life Covenant Church is a growing dynamic, vibrant expression of the Kingdom of God.


5. Redeemed Christian Church of God (Nigeria)



The RCCG was founded by Pa Josiah Akindayomi, who came from Ondo State in the Western part of Nigeria. He was born in 1909. He grew up as an idol worshipper but he later converted to Christianity out of a yearning to know “The God who created the earth and everyone on it”. He was baptized in 1927by the Church Missionary Society (CMS). He joined the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) church in 1931 because he was not fulfilled as a Christian in the Anglican Church. He left the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) church in 1952 and started a house fellowship called, the Glory of God Fellowship at Willoughby Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. Pa Akindayomi, who was an illiterate, one day, proclaimed that he got a revelation from God about the renaming of the church the Redeemed Christian Church of God, which is now a household name in many countries. Thus in 1952, the Redeemed Christian Church of God was born. As Papa was preparing to meet his Creator, he sent for Pastor Adeboye and spent several hours sharing with him details of the covenant and the plans of the Lord for the church. Even though a year before this, the Lord had revealed to Pastor Adeboye that he would be Papa's successor, it was still too difficult for him to fully contemplate such an awesome responsibility. The above is their new auditorium which can seat one million people at a time.

 6. Faith Evangelical Ministries (Kenya)



The ministry was founded in 1989 by Reverend Teresia Wairimu Kinyanjui, currently the director; this follows a life changing visitation in which the almighty God appeared to her. The ministry has branches in Nakuru and Mombasa, with its main headquarters based in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The administrative offices are located along Ramesh Gautama Road (Off Ngara Road) near Riverbank Primary school, where a sanctuary is also in place. The above picture is a virtual model of their soon coming church building.
7. Miracle Centre Cathedral (Uganda)




The Miracle Centre Cathedral is the largest Pentecostal church in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The building, in the Rubaga district of Kampala, has a capacity of 10,500, and the church claims to be the biggest auditorium in East Africa. The church's Senior Pastor is Robert Kayanja, Kayanja is the younger brother of Anglican Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who preached at the cathedral in 2005.The Cathedral was built at a cost of US$7 million, half of which was donated by a South Korean woman who was healed after Kayanja prayed for her. According to Kayanja, the Cathedral's congregation has planted over 1,000 other Miracle Centre Churches across Uganda, and over 2 million Ugandans have professed faith in Christ at its crusades. Its charitable work in Kampala includes care for street children, orphans and people with AIDS.

8. El-Shaddai Ministries (UK / Zambia)




Since 1998 El-Shaddai International Christian Centre has been planted in London, Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Lusaka in Zambia. In 2010 March ,El-Shaddai planted a church in Houston in the USA.
All the churches are multi-cultural representing a true coat of many colours! They are made up of people both young and old, from all walks of life. Events are organized for all age groups including children, young adults, singles and married couples. Why not come along to one of our churches and experience the goodness of God, extravagant worship and the life changing Word of God.
9. New Wine Church ( UK / Nigeria)




Formerly a cinema and purchased by the church in 1999, this impressive building dates from 1937 and is claimed to be the best surviving example in the UK of the "Odeon style" architecture, with continuous curving lines and an art deco interior. The visitor is welcomed by a notice which reads "The church where you are valued, not numbered." The building is divided into three primary areas: the Highway (main worship auditorium), the Path (a smaller overflow area and conference hall), and the Avenue (bookshop and restaurant). In addition there are seminar rooms and an outside children's play area. Within the fully carpeted main auditorium is a 20-square-metre control booth wired to closed-circuit television, high resolution digital projection on four large screens, lighting and public address systems, and an ascending/descending pale blue satin curtain stretching across the front of the auditorium. Most of the original appointments are intact and include railings, the toilets, the lighting, the curtain mechanisms, and decorative acoustic wall and ceiling features. Over 40 nationalities are represented in the membership. Today's congregation consisted of more women than men – almost no elderly people and no children. There is a weekly Bible study, cell groups, prayer meetings, and meetings for the various ministry teams. The church also serves the local community via a food bank for single parent and low income families. Through its various ministries, the church aims "to depopulate hell and populate heaven."
10. Christ Embassy ( South Africa / Nigeria)



Christ Embassy was founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and spanned over 25 years of Christian ministry. The church is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The campus fellowship associated with Christ Embassy transcends five continents and has one of the largest congregations in Africa which can have a crowds of 3.5 million people in a single night. In 2003, Christ Embassy pioneered the first ever 24 hour Christian network from Africa to the rest of the world. Its also the host of "Atmosphere for Miracles", a programme on major television networks around the world, which brings God's divine presence right into your home.

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