Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has said he would be happy to see every house become a church.
He said this in his message on August 3, 2020, at the flag off of the 68th convention of the church holding online.
Adeboye said the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is a reason the church should consider emphasising on house church. He told his listeners that the church in the United Kingdom and the United States started from houses before they became large in the present day.
Quoting the New Testament, Adeboye mentioned instances of the church in the house of believers saying, “We need to go back to how the church started. It will be my joy if every house becomes a church.”
He recalled that the RCCG in the UK started with five people in the house adding that the church has grown tremendously today in that part of the world.
“In the US too, I had urged our members to start the RCCG, but they kept saying they were already attending one Pentecostal church. But I had to impress on my cousin, Pastor Fadel to start RCCG in his house.
“I know US is a country of law, but I said to him he had to start the church. Today we have about 3000 parishes in the US,” he said.
“When your house becomes a church, you can be assured of God’s blessings upon that house. Obededum was a clear example of a man God blessed tremendously because the church was in his house in the form of the ark of the covenant.
“People began to envy him because he was being blessed that they had to report to David that the man who has the ark is being blessed.”