North America Operations RCCG Today
1st Parish in North America Started
July 4, 1981
Pastor Adeboye Succeeds Pa Akindayomi
November 22, 1980
Pa Akindayomi's Death
November 2, 1980
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. Pa Josiah Akindayomi was 71 years old when he died.
Pastor Adeboye Ordained
March 14, 1975
Pastor Adeboye was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.
A Mathematics Lecturer Joined the Church
RCCG Was Born
April 4, 1952
Became Concerned About Church Practices
June 4, 1947
Pa Akindayomi Got Married
He asked for signs to confirm that this was indeed God’s call. The confirmation came through the Bible passages of Jeremiah 1:4-10, Isaiah 41:10-13 and Romans 8:29-31. The Lord assured him that He would provide for all his needs, as he would not receive any salary from that point on. This proved to be a comforting reminder during the trials in the months ahead. He became married in 1941.
Joined the Cherubim and Seraphim Church
Still spiritually unfulfilled, he joined the Cherubim and Seraphim church in 1931. Whilst there, he began to hear a voice within him saying, “You will be my servant.” Since this was not his intention, he decided to ignore the voice. This went on for seven years during which all the business ventures that he tried resulted into failure. In debt and without peace of mind, he found himself totally dependent on the grace of God. Here marked the beginning of a definite relationship with God. Totally broken, he yielded saying, “Lord, I will go wherever you want me to go.”