City of David is a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), one of the largest and fastest growing Pentecostal churches in the world. RCCG started in 1952 with just 12 members but has today grown into a mega church with parishes spread across the five continents of the world.
In 1992, a new parish of RCCG was set up called Freedom Hall, under the leadership of Pastor Tony Rapu. It was the first Model Parish in RCCG and it attracted young professionals and students.
City of David, an offshoot of Freedom Hall started in October 1996 with less than a hundred workers and Pastor Eskor Mfon as the Pastor. Between 1996 and 2002, the City of David held services at the Lagoon Restaurant Victoria Island. The church grew rapidly within a few years, holding two large services on Sunday morning.
It soon became clear that the facility at the Lagoon Restaurant had become inadequate to accommodate the growth that God was bringing. In August 1999, the leadership of the church took a step of faith to purchase the piece of land where the current sanctuary is built on. In 2003, in the 7th year of the church, the first phase of the sanctuary, which seats approximately 2,500 was completed and dedicated.
In April 2007, Pastor Eskor Mfon went to be with the Lord. Pastor Ben Akabueze became the pastor-in-charge until September 16, 2007, when the Provincial Pastor of Lagos Province 4, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade (fondly called Pastor ID) assumed the leadership of the Apapa Family and took over as Pastor of the church, ably supported by his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Siju Iluyomade.
God gave Pastor ID a vision of exceeding greatness and the church has been growing in leaps and bounds with signs and wonders. Surely, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit [1 Corinthians 2:9-10].
The church now has two services, the Sunrise and Sunshine Services, and under Pastor ID’s leadership, the numerical growth of the church has increased from 1,800 in September 2007 to 4,300 in August 2010.
Please join us as we unravel together this never ending story of God’s love and favour (over-generous preferential treatment) in every area of your life.
We welcome you to the City of David, where the love of God reigns and dreams come true.