The Redeemed Christian Church of God on Saturday dedicated a new church building in Abuja, named ‘Jesus House.’
The dedication ceremony presided over by the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, was a grand affair attended by thousands of its members and dignitaries from across the country.
The newly completed church building, located in Durumi area of Abuja, is a magnificent five-storey facility that can accommodate up to 3,000 congregation at once.
The Pastor-in-Charge of the ‘Jesus House’ Parish in Abuja, Major-General Pat Akem-Vingir (retd.), highlighted the importance of the church in the social and economic fabric of Nigeria.
He said, “If you remove the church from Nigeria, the country will collapse. People may deny it, but I am saying it unapologetically.
“If the church were not in Nigeria doing what it is doing; serving as the light of the world and as salt of the earth, the degradation would have been more than we can imagine.
“Seventy per cent of the country is youthful. You can’t allow that kind of generation to be wasted. The church is a place where they can find hope, direction and purpose.”
Adeboye in his brief speech during the dedication ceremony and flanked on both sides by his wife, Pastor Mrs. Foluke Adeboye, and the RCCG Continental Overseer, Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi, expressed his gratitude to God for the completion of the project.
“We thank God for this great day, and for the successful completion of this wonderful edifice. We pray that this building will be a beacon of hope for the afflicted and a place of worship for generations to come,” he said.