OUR HISTORY – International Central Gospel Church
The International Central Gospel was founding on the 26th of February 1984 in Accra, Ghana, through the direction of the Holy Spirit. It begun with a little over twenty committed members who believed they had received a mandate from God to raise a model indigenous church.
The first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of just about twenty people.
From February 1984 to April 1986, the membership grew to about one hundred and eighty (180) adults in regular attendance. The early meetings of the church were held in several facilities which included classrooms, a private residence, a public hall, a science laboratory, a mechanical workshop and a cinema theatre. In May 1986, the church settled in a rented scout hall – the Baden Powell Memorial Hall – which became its home for the next ten years.
During this ten-year period the membership rose to over 4,000. This period also saw aggressive missionary church planting activities with local assemblies established in almost all the major towns and cities of Ghana. Several other churches were also planted in cities in Europe and the United States.
Over the years the tiny seed has grown through the corporate and team efforts of its pastors and members to become a multi-faceted, multi-national body of Christ. It has congregation in Ghana and several other nations. The growth and influence of the church can be related directly to its vision and purpose for this generation.
The first congregation which was established in February 1984, now designated as the Christ Temple assembly, has directly planted about forty other churches out of the original congregation in the Accra – Tema metropolis of Ghana alone.
In 1988 the ICGC established a ministerial institute to train a new generation of leaders to carry out its vision. From the initial six-month certificate in ministry, the college has developed into the premier private-owned University in Ghana known as the Central University College.
Again in 1988, the church instituted an educational scholarship scheme, known as Central Aid, to finance the education of selected needy students in pre-tertiary educational institutions. This scheme is now considered the largest non-governmental scholarship programme for students in pre-tertiary education in Ghana. Follow link on more information on Central Aid.
The International Central Gospel Church is a socially conscious Christian church which upholds the philosophy of Human dignity and Excellence. It engages in promoting and staging events whose impact have reached to the depths of the Ghanaian society and brought Christ to the doorsteps of the people.