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RCCG to build $20m church in US

Posted by By Our correspondent, Sunnewsonline.com on 2006/10/25 | Views: 1211 |

RCCG to build $20m church in US


The Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America is planning to construct a massive $20m ‘Lighthouse’ in Dallas, Texas.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America is planning to construct a massive $20m ‘Lighthouse’ in Dallas, Texas.

The first phase of the project, expected to be an engineering masterpiece, will be an outside pavilion that can take 20,000 people, empowered newswire reports.

Besides, the RCCG in Nigeria is rebuilding the roof of the Holy Ghost Arena, to make it steel-based – another project estimated at several tens of millions of dollars, according to Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the church.

Adeboye was in Dallas over the weekend where he laid the foundation stone of the project and presided over the annual ministers conference of the RCCG in North America, comprising parishes from the U.S. and Canada.

RCCG now has 281 parishes in the U.S and Canada, and a Redemption Camp property in Floyd, off Dallas in the state of Texas.

The US camp, planned to be like the famous Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, covers 580 acres of land in Floyd.

US mainstream newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post have done news reports on the property.

Speaking at the US Redemption Camp, where an ultra-modern conference centre has already been erected, Adeboye said the project had already kicked off.

He said even though the initial estimate given by US-based contractors was that such a project would cost about $60m, the church got a lower estimate from China and two ships had already berthed in Nigeria delivering the steel.

Underscoring the enormity of the Redemption Camp project in Lagos, the clergyman said while the third shipload of steel was being expected, 60 trailers had made 120 trips already to deliver steel for the construction.

In his own comments, Adeboye‘s principal deputy in North America, Pastor James Fadele, a former Ford Car Company Senior Design Engineer and an entrepreneur, said what the church was building in Texas had been described by engineers in the US as "a masterpiece."

He added, "They said it will be the first of its kind in North America. Its first phase will take 20,000 people."

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