The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was founded in 1952 in Nigeria by Reverend Akindayomi who couldn’t read or write English not having had a formal education, received a vision in which the words “The Redeemed Christian Church of God” were written, being the name of the Church that the Lord would establish through him. Rev Akindayomi remained faithful to this heavenly vision until he went to be with the Lord in 1980.
Prior to this, sometime in the early 1970s, he had received a message from the Lord about his spiritual successor, a young educated man who at the time was not a member of the Church. Hence, when Dr Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a young university lecturer in Mathematics became a member of the Church in 1973. As revealed by the Lord, Pastor E.A. Adeboye became the General Overseer of the RCCG in 1981.
Under his leadership, 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 newsmagazine, named him one of the 50 most influential persons on the planet. The RCCG is currently active across the globe with thousands of parishes.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Europe Mainland Mission was created by the General Overseer of the mission, Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye in August 2002 with only a few parishes in five countries. The Europe Mainland (EM) Mission today spans over 60 Countries and over 230 Parishes in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom.
For administrative ease, the Region is divided into three Regions in September 2014; Region 1, 2 & 3
The Region borders the Nordic countries (a term used collectively for five countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) which have an aggregate population of about 24 million.
Europe Mainland Region 3 extends to Northern Europe to include Russia and Ukraine- Full list and Map below. The total population of the Countries in the Region is 300 Million People. There are over 80 RCCG Parishes within the Region.
The following 20 Countries are within the Region; Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Faroe Island, Greenland, Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Albania
To make heaven
To take as many people with us
To have a member of RCCG in every family of all Nations
To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle
To accomplish No. 2 and 3 above, we will plant churches within five minutes walking distance in every city and town of developing countries and within five minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries
We will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached for the Lord Jesus Christ