The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, received a thunderous ovation at the 70th Anniversary Celebration and 2022 Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Mr. Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State was coming to the Redemption City, located on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, in Nigeria for the first time, and when he was recognised, the mammoth crowd at the ultra-modern new auditorium of the Church as well as at the old auditorium that served as overflow, erupted in ovation.
The program, which started on Monday, August 8, 2022, continues till tomorrow, Sunday, August 14, 2022, when the Thanksgiving Service will hold.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the global Church, that has presence in more than 190 countries of the world, has been Ministering with other Anointed Ministers of God, some of who have come from some other countries of the world.
PERFECT JUBILEE is the theme of the 2022 Annual Convention, 70th Anniversary of the founding of the RCCG and 40th year of the Conventions on the Campground of the Church, now known as Redemption City.
Pastor Adeboye has ministered on Salvation, Sanctification, Deliverance and Perfect Jubilee. There have been glorious praise and worship sessions, intense prayer sessions, spectacular testimonies of the faithfulness of God as manifested in incredible miracles, signs and wonders, in-depth Word ministrations, Special Seminars and prophetic declarations.
Very many people have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ thus far and thousands of people, who God blessed with new children danced out on Friday night to give God thanks and praise and have prayers said over them. The G.O also said that God said that 110,000 Jubilee children will be released before the next Convention in 2023, 70,000 for the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Church and 40,000 for the 40th Anniversary of operation of the Church from the Campground.
2048 Assistant Pastors were ordained full Pastors, 4196 Deacons and Deaconesses were ordained Assistant Pastors, while 9541 workers of the Church were ordained Deacons and Deaconesses on different days during the course of the programme. Many others graduated from the different programmes of the Redeemed Christian Bible College (RCBC).
The G.O also announced, at the Friday Holy Ghost Service of the programme on Friday, that the Holy Ghost Service of next month, September, will be dedicated to those trusting God for the fruit of the womb and that the theme of the programme would be COVENANT KEEPING GOD. He said that the theme of the Annual Congress of the Church for December would be DOUBLE PORTION while next year, 2023’s Annual Convention will, if God tarries, have as its theme, BEYOND EXPECTATIONS.
He noted that the crowd at the PERFECT JUBILEE Convention, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, had showed that the Church had run out of Hostel accommodations and appealed for help towards the building of new Hostels.
The sessions of the Anniversary and Convention programme are being beamed live to audiences all over the world and can still be assessed.