The Redeemed Christian Church of God was founded in 1952 by late Rev. J.O Akindayomi. Pastor E.A Adeboye later became the General Overseer of the RCCG in 1981. Under the leadership of Pastor E.A Adeboye, the RCCG has begun to experience the phenomenal growth promised by the Lord to his predecessor, a man devoted to fervent prayer and known for his unwavering emphasis on holy living as the foundation of a fruitful and enduring relationship with God.
Pastor Adeboye is being used by God to bring the message of the gospel to nations around the world. In spite of the miraculous move of God in his ministry, however, Pastor Adeboye’s humble disposition is widely acknowledged, thus making him a role model for many the world over. In December 2008, Newsweek, the international news magazine, named him one of the 50 most influential persons on the planet.
The RCCG is currently active across continents with thousands of parishes, of which a little over 670 are in the United Kingdom.