The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chapel of Mercy is part of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) founded in Lagos, Nigeria West Africa in 1952 by late Rev. Josiah Akindayomi, its first General Overseer.
Although Rev. Akindayomi was an illiterate, in an open vision, God revealed the name “The Redeemed Christian Church of God” to him and he was asked to copy it down. It was only the next day he gave the drawing to a young man who told him the meaning of the writing. From that small beginning, God began to move His church forward by leaps and bounds.
Before his death, Rev. Akindayomi was led by the Holy Spirit to appoint his successor, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a PhD holder in applied mathematics and a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos. God began to multiply His church and the church that started with about 13 people in 1952 has grown to over 15,000 parishes in Nigeria alone. R.C.C.G., has presence in over 103 countries today.
Among the numerous parishes established in Lagos, the economic capital of Africa’s most populous nation – Nigeria, is a unique parish named R.C.C.G., Chapel of Mercy. The parish was established by handful of dedicated workers and ministers on the 26th day of September, 2000.
The focus of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chapel of Mercy (also referred to as “The Potter’s House”) is to be The Empowering Church by Discovering, building and deploying people for maximum impact.