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 grown into a mega church with parishes spread across the five continents of the world under the present leadership of Pastor E.A Adeboye and his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye.
In 1992, a new parish of RCCG was set up called Freedom Hall, under the headship of Pastor Tony Rapu. It was a 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. It was led by Pastor Eskor Mfon, who was assisted by Pastor Ben Akabueze. 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 mornings.
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 located. 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. On September 16, 2007, as successor to Pastor Eskor, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade (fondly called Pastor ID) assumed the leadership of the Apapa Family, Lagos Province 4 of RCCG and City of David, ably supported by his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Siju Iluyomade.
In August 2014, Apapa Family became Region 20 Headquarter. God gave Pastor ID a vision of exceeding greatness and the church has been growing in leaps and bounds with signs and wonders following. In January 2018, Pastor ID was appointed as SATGO CSR (the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Corporate Social Responsibility). The church currently runs two services, the Sunrise and Sunshine Services and the number of worshipers have increased from 1,800 in September 2007 to over 5,000.
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 our lives.