Arrowhead of Nigerian Pentecostalism: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, 1952- 2004
Pneuma: Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies
This is a historical study of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), an indigenous and fan-growing Penseoocal church in Nigeria. The recent explosion in the church is presented here as a response to both local and external stimuli. The ingenuity of the church leadership is further reflected in the way it appropriates crucial moments from its collective past as a means of keeping the establishment mobilised. On the whole, the RCCG presents an interesting ambivalence. On one hand, it tries to distill a distinctive religious ethos, while on the other hand its the different nuances in Nigerian Pentecostaliam. The implication of this situation on the internal stability of the church is further probed in this study.
Pentecostal , Church growth , Nigeria , Religion
[Adeboye, O. “Arrowhead of Nigerian Pentecostalism: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, 1952-2004”, Pneuma: Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies (Cleveland, TN, USA) 29, (1), Spring 2007, 23-56