ABUNDANT LIFE CHAPEL, COLUMBUS OHIO WELCOMES YOU.
Abundant Life Chapel is located in the northern part of Columbus, Ohio. We welcome you to visit us, worship with us and if God puts it in your heart make us your home church.
Abundant life Chapel is a dynamic multicultural assembly where the praise is high, the worship is intense and the word is uncompromising.
The Church is a mission of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Origin of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God was born in 1952 by the late Pa. Akindayomi. Pa Akindayomi was born in July 1909 to the Akindayomi family of Ondo State of Nigeria. His pursuit for God led him to the Church Missionary Society where he was baptized in 1927. Still spiritually unfulfilled, he joined the Cherubim and Seraphim church in 1931.
Whilst there, he began to hear a voice within him saying, “You will be my servant.” Since this was not his intention, he decided to ignore the voice. This went on for seven years during which all the business ventures that he tried resulted into failure. In debt and without peace of mind, he found himself totally dependent on the grace of God. Here marked the beginning of a definite relationship with God. Totally broken, he yielded saying, “Lord, I will go wherever you want me to go.” He asked for signs to confirm that this was indeed God’s call. The confirmation came through the Bible passages of Jeremiah 1:4-10, Isaiah 41:10-13 and Romans 8:29-31. The Lord assured him that He would provide for all his needs, as he would not receive any salary from that point on. This proved to be a comforting reminder during the trials in the months ahead. He became married in 1941. 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. He started at Willoughby Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, a house fellowship called, the Glory of God Fellowship. Initially there were nine members but before long the fellowship rapidly grew as the news of the miracles that occurred in their midst spread.
Pa Akindayomi also had a vision of words that appeared to be written on a blackboard. The words were “The Redeemed Christian Church of God.” Amazingly, Pa Akindayomi who could not read or write was supernaturally able to write these words down. In this visitation, God also said to him that this church would go to the ends of the earth and that when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in glory, He would meet the church.
The Lord then established a covenant with Pa Akindayomi, synonymous to the Abrahamic covenant in the Bible. He said that He the Lord would meet all the needs of the church in an awesome way if only members would serve Him faithfully and be obedient to His Word. It is upon this covenant that the Redeemed Christian Church of God was built.
The church continued to meet at 9 Willoughby Street until they were able to acquire some land thereby witnessing relocation to the present site of the Headquarters of the church at 1-5 Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos (formerly 1a, Cemetery Street).
Sometime in the early 70s, God had spoken to Pa Akindayomi about his successor. The Lord told him that this man, who was not a member of the church then, would be a young educated man. Thus when a young university lecturer joined the church in 1973, Papa was able to recognize him in the Spirit as the one that the Lord had spoken about in the past. This man, Enoch Adejare Adeboye who was then a lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Lagos soon became involved in the church. He became one of the interpreters translating Pa Akindayomi’s sermons from Yoruba to English. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.
Under the leadership of Pastor E.A. Adeboye, 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 fully established in the following countries: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
In North America there are about 200 parishes spread in various Cities and States of USA and Canada. Also there are parishes in the Caribbean states of Haiti and Jamaica. There are parishes in South America, the Middle East, Australia, etc.
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 (FESTIVAL OF LIFE) 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 in millions. The Holy Ghost Service now holds all around the world monthly but is led by Pastor Adeboye, half-yearly in London. Similarly, Pastor Adeboye leads these services in Washington DC and Toronto, Ontario, Canada once in a year and in once in Europe every two years.
RCCG MISSION STATEMENT
1. To make heaven. 2. To take as many people as possible with us.
3. To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations. 4.
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 Jesus Christ our Lord.
OUR MISSION AT ABUNDANT LIFE PARISH
To Connect People to Christ and membership of His Church, bring them to Christ like maturity and prepare them for their ministry purpose, so that in everything God will be magnified
The mission of Abundant Life Chapel is summarized in this single sentence based on two key scriptures:
The Great Commandment: “Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” Matt. 22:36-40
The Great Commission: “Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matt. 28:19-20
From these scriptures we believe our church exists to fulfill five purposes, which are:
1. To CELEBRATE God’s Presence (Worship)
2. To DEMOSTRATE God’s Love (Ministry)
3. To COMMUNICATE God’s Word (Evangelism)
4. To ASSIMILATE God’s Family (Fellowship)
5. To EDUCATE God’s People (Discipleship)
I shall by the grace of God hold FAMILY MEETINGS with members of the congregation every six months. At the FAMILY MEETINGS, I shall learn of ways I can build a culture of service excellence which will help me improve my parishioners satisfaction scores. I will focus on anticipating the needs of those we worship together in order to have a positive outcome. I will use the FAMILY MEETINGS to improve my communication with members of the congregation informing them of changes or new processes. This will also allow the parishioners to air their view of going on in the church and their expectations.
At this stage of our service to God and mankind, we need the assistance of children of God to make our services that which is befitting to our great God who owns the cattle’s on a thousand hills. I like to appeal to you to come over to Macedonia and help in the purchase of the following equipment. The good Lord to whom you give these donations will reward you in a thousand fold.
1. Keyboard Stand, cables and pedal
2. Drum Set
4. Xerox Printer
5. Video/Film Projectors
6. Computers with monitors
7. Plain Paper Fax machine
8. Choristers Robes
9. Keyboard & Accessories
Please feel free to see me after the Service if God is putting it in your mind to purchase ANY or ALL (smile) of these instruments of worship for God.
Welcome to Abundant Life Parish where your victory is certain and your expectations become manifestations. Be assured that Jehovah will lift you up from glory to glory. He alone is the lifter of your soul. As you celebrate with us today, the heavens will open over you to pour down amazing blessings into your life.
Pastor Rachel Olufade