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Redeemed Christian Church of God
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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is a Pentecostal denomination with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the largest transnational Pentecostal churches in the world, with over 14,000 branches in Nigeria and branches in over 178 nations. The RCCG was founded by Josiah Akindayomi (b. 1909), a semi-illiterate Yoruba man who was converted by the Anglican Church Missionary Society. He later became a prophet in the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church, one of the earliest Aladura churches in Nigeria. In…

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Burgess, Richard, “Redeemed Christian Church of God”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_044903>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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