Information from the official website of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) revealed that Reverend Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi left the Cherubim and Seraphim church in 1952 because the church was departing from the true word of God.
Quoting RCCG website: “He continued to worship with the Cherubim and Seraphim. In 1947, he started to become concerned that the church was departing from the true Word of God in some of its practices. By 1952, he felt totally persuaded to leave the church”.
Interestingly, a few member of the Cherubim and Seraphim church agreed that the church drifted from the divine path set by God. A Cherubim and Seraphim Pastor based in the United Kingdom anonymously said: “It’s not a lie”.
Speaking in Yoruba, the prophet said: Awon eyan pa ilana da, osi koba wa doni. Sugbon awa kan si duro sinsin ninu Oluwa – Some of us left the right path and it damaged the church. But some of our are still faithful to date.”
Also, Prophet Samson Jolayemi of the Rehoboth C & S church, Aladura world wide at Sauka Airport Road, Abuja disagreed with the allusion that C & S departed from the word of God.
He said Prophet Moses Orimolade Tunolase stood by and for the word of God throughout his lifetime and that genuine C & S members do the same eternally.
He theorised that what is described as departing from the word of God may be change in pattern and system of worship and/or doctrine based on divine direction.
A señior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in South Africa confirmed that the information on ministry website about the reason for Pa Akindayomi’s departure from the Cherubim and Seraphim is officially valid.
Agogonews.com has sent an email to an official Cherubim and Seraphim church but yet to receive any reply.
In 1952, Pa Akindayomi then started house fellowship at Willoughby Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos called, the Glory of God Fellowship.
The fellowship that started with nine members in 1952 is what now became a global ministry imparting lives positively across the world.
The baton of leadership of the RCCG was given to Pastor Enoch Adjare Adeboye when the founder passed onto glory in 1980.
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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 C’ote 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.
Today, God is still doing marvelous deeds through the Redeemed Christian Church of God, worldwide. One of the well-known programs of the church is the Holy Ghost Service, an all night miracle service that holds on the first Friday of every month at the Redemption Camp at Km. 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The average headcount of those who attend the Service is about 500,000. The Holy Ghost Service now holds in different parts of the world which includes the United Kingdom, India, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Ghana, Philippines and many more.
Unofficial information says the RCCG has about 5 million members globally.