Churches in Nigeria are one of the most oldest and historical buildings in the country, even before the independence some Nigerians have gathered in these buildings for worship. Here are top 10 oldest churches in Nigeria and how they started.
10. Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
The Redeemed Christian Church of God is a Pentecostal church founder by Rev Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi in 1952, it has a total population of 5 million members in Nigeria. The current senior pastor of the church is pastor Enoch Adeboye
9. Celestial Church of Christ (CCC)
The celestial church was founded by Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oshoffa, who was once a carpenter, the church began on the 2nd of September 1947.
8. Christ Apostolic Church (CAC)
The church was founded in 1932 by Rev Joseph Ayo Babalola, majority of the members (population) are the Yorubas.
7. Church of the Lord
The Church of the Lord (Aladura) is an African Initiated Church founded in 1930 by Josiah Ollunowo Ositelu in Ogere Remo, Ogun State.
6. Cherubim and Seraphim (C and S)
The Cherubim and Seraphim church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925.
5. Nigerian Baptist Convention
The Nigerian Baptist convention in Nigeria, was founded by the British missionaries in 1914. The current senior pastor is Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle.
4. The Apostolic Church of Nigeria
The Apostolic Church is also a Pentecostal Christian demonination in Nigeria, it was founded in the year 1918 and its headquarters is located in Lagos. The current senior pastor is Rev Emmanuel Segun Awojide.
3. The African Church
The church is an African instituted church that was founder in 1901 by Jacob Kehinde Coker.
2. Methodist Church of Nigeria
The church was established by the British missionaries in the year 1842, the church is currently a Connexional Episcopal Church headed by Prelate Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche , JP.
1. Church of Nigeria
The church of Nigeria is also called the Anglican church in Nigeria, it is the oldest church in the country which was founded in 1842 by Henry Townsend. The church has a total population of 18 million members and the church's cathedral is called St. Peter which is located in Ake, Abeokuta Ogun State.
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