RCCG ordains 8,024 deacons as 61st annual convention begins

By The Rainbow

THE Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kicked off its 61st annual convention on Monday, with the ordination of 8,024 deacons and deaconesses.

The convention is being held at the Church headquarters at the Redemption
camp, KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, with the theme: 'Jesus''.

In his address, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Church,
acknowledged the goodness of God on the mission.

He urged participants to spend quality time praying, so as to have an
encounter with Jesus, whom he described as being 'central to Christianity'.

'This is one convention you will not forget in a hurry.

'Be focused, prayerful, determined not to leave the same way you have came.

'Avoid any sinful acts and do not miss any of the sessions,' Adeboye said.

It was reported that there was heavy presence of men of the Federal Road
Safety Corps and other workers of the church around the venue to control

It was also reported that additional car parks were created at the venue
to ease traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Meanwhile, the cost of transportation from various garages in Abeokuta
rose by about a 100 per cent as a result of the RCCG programme.

The fare for a taxi ride from the popular Kuto motor park, Abeokuta- a
distance of about 50km to Redemption Camp- rose from N400 to N800 on

The week-long programme continues on Tuesday with the ordination of
Assistant Pastors, as well as seminars and plenary sessions