Nigeria is blessed with a lot of Christian ministries that are blazing the trail and really affecting lives positively for Jesus Christ. I strongly believe this interesting post, the top 10 Christian ministries in Nigeria will go a long way to help you and someone out there in one way or the other.
I believe you want to know how it will help you. I want you to hook on and read carefully, you will get it before the end of this article. I should know anyway, having being involved in the work of Christian ministries for over 7 years distributing faith-based books online and offline. These types of posts helped me to learn from those who have been ahead of me in this race.
Even if you are not directly involved in Christian ministry or pulpit ministry, you will still need to learn from the stories of these men of honor who have used the gospel of Jesus Christ to do exploits in Nigeria and all over the world.
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There are several religious leaders in Nigeria who God has used to start these Christian ministries. Their exploits have been very commendable especially when you look at how they have affected the lives of the people and even the country.
I believe it is a worthy task if we look at these types of ministries. This is the reason why our editorial team took the decision to write a post on this.
Now before I go into the meat of this post, top 10 Christian ministries in Nigeria, let me show you how this post can help you.
- It will go a long way to show you the profile of Christian churches you can switch your worship allegiance to in case you need one. Note: Though we advise you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you if you want to make a choice of where to worship. At least, this post will be a preliminary guide before God’s Spirit will show you one.
- It can help you or someone out there to have simple information on Christian ministries in Nigeria you can investigate further in case you also have a ministry to run for God.
- This post will also give you at a glance the names of the top 10 most influential Christian pastors in Nigeria.
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Top 10 Christian Ministries in Nigeria
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG):
This is arguably the fastest growing Pentecostal Church or ministry in the world. The General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye was some years back rated as one of the most influential 50 persons in the world.
The founder was Pa Akindayomi. He was born into the Akindayomi family of Ondo State of Nigeria in 1909. Even though he grew up surrounded by idol worshippers, he knew there existed a greater power and yearned to know more about this greater power.
He finally got to know after he also severally resisted the call of God upon his life.
Pa Josiah Akindayomi died at the age of 71 years and was succeeded by one (and largely unknown) clergy by the name Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
According to statements on the RCCG website:
“Since 1981, an open explosion began with the number of parishes growing in leaps and bounds. At the last count, there are at least about 2000 parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria.”
“On the International scene, the church is present in other African nations including Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, and South Africa. In Europe, the church is spread in England, Germany, and France. In the United States, there are parishes in Dallas, Tallahassee, Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago and also in the Caribbean states of Haiti and Jamaica.”
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Christian Ministries in Nigeria: Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel
This Christian ministry in Nigeria was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo. He is a powerful minister of God who preaches the Christian faith and also Christian prosperity. He also believes he does not only preach the Christian Kingdom prosperity, he lives it.
Dr. David Oyedepo always declares to the hearing of his listeners how he got the mandate of his ministry from God in an 18-hour vision. He believes the Lord has raised his commission to “liberate mankind in all facets of human existence, to restore broken destinies, to bring healing to the infirmed.”
According to a statement monitored on the website of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel), The content of the Divine mandate received from the LORD is as follows:
“The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith, and I am sending you to undertake this task.”
Daystar Christian Centre
This Christian ministry exists to “raise role models in the society”
The Senior Pastor and founders are Pastor Sam Adeyemi and his wife, Pastor Nike Adeyemi. They, like most of the other ministries, started from humble beginnings. But the Daystar Church and ministries have grown so big over the years.
A statement monitored on the Daystar website clearly shows the humble beginning of this Church:
“I started first on radio. Later, I began to talk to a few people about the church arm of the vision. On 18th November 1995, Daystar Christian Centre was inaugurated. The inauguration was an interesting period in itself in that we didn’t have a lot of resources and we could not afford the type of accommodation we were getting either; hotels, banquets halls or some duplexes were for between N200,000 and N250,000 per annum and they wanted us to pay for two (2) years.’
Daystar Christian Centre is one of the Christian ministries in Nigeria that is actively using the internet and technology to preach and distribute gospel materials all over the world.
Top 10 Christian Minsitries in Nigeria: Deeper Christian Life Ministry
The founder of this ministry is W.F. Kumuyi, a former University lecturer at the University of Lagos. He started out with a Bible study group with 15 university students who had come to him requesting training in the Scriptures. By the early 1980’s that small group had grown to several thousand, at which time Deeper Life Bible Church was formally established.
By 1988 the congregation had grown to 50,000 and now numbers 120,000 members, making it about the third largest Christian church in the world (according to a statement on her website).
WF Kumuyi is a man with a great heart for God. He preaches powerfully on holiness and also believes Christians must get deeply involved in evangelism as shown by this statement credited to him on the Deeper life website:
“W. F. Kumuyi said: “Our emphasis should be on the practical side of going out. If the Lord comes, let him meet us working for him. Now every time I preach I try to mention evangelism.”
Top 10 Christian Ministries in Nigeria: The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM)
The founder is Bishop Mike Okonkwo, a very passionate preacher, and talker. His influence in the Christian circle has grown over the years. He can be considered as a Christian elder statesman in Nigeria.
The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) was officially launched on the 4th of January 1981. The ministry, which took off from a humble beginning in an uncompleted building, has grown into a household name with over 160 branches in 10 nations of the world.
The ministry has her World Headquarters at Obanikoro/Anthony Oke, Lagos. With Pastoral Staff strength of over 200 men and women of God drawn across the land, the ministry has kept the vision of Jesus Christ, which is to go to the entire world and make disciples of all nations, alive.
The ministry, according to a statement monitored on the TREM website: “We are a multi-generational church committed to raising people of impact. We exist to help you and your family grow closer to God and help you fulfill your God-given purpose.”
The Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church)
The founder of this Church is Pastor Tunde Bakare. A very strong man who was born originally into a Muslim family but got converted on September 24, 1974, after a unique encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.
He studied law at the University of Lagos between 1977 and 1980 and practiced law with Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, Rotimi Williams & Co, and Burke & Co, Solicitors. Perhaps, this explains why he has been a strong proponent of good governance and justice in Nigeria for so many years now.
He established his own law firm Tunde Bakare & Co (El-Shaddai Chambers) in October 1984. In May 1988, at the peak of his legal career, he was called into ministry and he pioneered the 1st Model parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Subsequently, he founded The Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church) on April 1, 1989, and is currently the Serving Overseer of the church.
Latter Rain Assembly does not believe in the practice of establishing lots of parishes all over the place but instead encourages affiliate churches that are not directly linked to the church or under her control. This statement of the latter rain assembly website explains this clearly:
“We are an Apostolic Community of believers whose purpose is to carry forward the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. We are a new breed without greed. Radical opposition to corruption. Men and women, boys and girls who choose to win by righteousness.”
Latter Rain Assembly and her founder Pastor Tunde Bakare have been at the forefront of the fight against corruption, bad governance, and injustice in Nigeria.
Top 10 Christian ministries in Nigeria: Salvation Ministries
The founder is David Ibiyeomi who became born again in 1995. He discovered his divine calling after he gave his life to Jesus Christ. He is a Pastor and teacher of the Gospel.
Salvation Ministries started on the 13th of April 1997 in Port Harcourt with 34 members: 15 males, 10 females, and 9 children in attendance. Today, Salvation ministries have increased from one Sunday service to five power-packed Sunday services.
Her television program called THE HOUR OF SALVATION which started on NTA channel 10 Port Harcourt with the maiden episode, “FAITH IS NOW” now runs in over 47 television stations both locally and internationally.
According to a statement monitored on the Salvation Ministries website:
“His decision was influenced through divine guidance to be trained under a great servant of God, Bishop David Oyedepo. He attended full-time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute, an arm of David Oyedepo’s Ministries in 1995. In the course of his training, he was greatly influenced by Bishop Oyedepo’s Ministry standards and impact.”
Churches in Nigeria: The Elevation Church
The Elevation Church, with the headquarter in Lagos Nigeria is a non-denominational church founded in 2010 with a God-given mandate to ‘make greatness common’. The Elevation Church is focused on Social Service delivery and is the main driver behind several initiatives, events, interventions and community outreaches that are enablers and beneficial to the social well being of the communities that it serves.
The lead pastor at the Elevation Church is Godman Akinlabi. He was once the Assistant Pastor at Daystar Christian Center under Sam Adeyemi. He served for many years in this capacity before starting his own ministry.
According to report from the church’s website, Pastor Godman Akinlabi is: “A pastor with over 20 years of experience, he is a seasoned and highly sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant who has taught and inspired people in conferences and churches around the world.
He is an ardent scholar who holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure; a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos; an MBA from Manchester Business School; and was part of the 2018 Class of Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management program of the Harvard University (SPNM18).”
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Top 10 Christian ministries in Nigeria: Gate of Zion Christian Center
Gate of Zion Christian Center is another Christian ministry in Nigeria with the divine mission of raising problem solvers in the society. The ministry consists of different organizations and platforms that are used to deliver the message of the ministry.
This Christian ministry uses the platforms of books, videos, online courses and podcasts, the internet, and technology to run operations in the ministry. With 40 books written and published and distributed widely, the ministry is reaching out massively with messages and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Lead man here is Sesan Oguntade. He is passionate about shining the light and solving problems using principles from God’s Word. He believes there is a solution to any problem in the bible.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from The Polytechnic Ibadan, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National Open University of Nigeria.
He is the founder of the Visionary Business Project, a mission designed to raise problem-solving business owners and workplace professionals. The online bible school of the mission has lots of Christian courses that have been of use to thousands of people online.
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