About Our Church
The Interanational Central Gospel Church – ICGC is an Evangelical, Charismatic Chrisitian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th February 1984 in Accra Ghana. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of just about twenty people…
HISTORY OF ICGC
The International Central Gospel Church – ICGC – is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra, Ghana. 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.
The first congregation which was established in February 1984, now designated as the Christ Temple Assembly, has directly planted over 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 program for students in pre-tertiary education in Ghana.
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.
PRAISE TEMPLE is a branch of ICGC located in the Houston/Humble, Texas area. The branch was formed in 2018.
The Logo of the church consists of the Globe with a highlight of the African continent
It has four pillars and an oval ring around it holding them together
The four pillars represent the main focus and devotion the early church was committed
The Globe reprsents the world and our focus to reach out internationally
Breaking of Bread
• Raising Leaders
• Shaping Vision
• Influencing Society through Christ
Through our programs, we trust to make the lives of our people better than before they came to Church, and redirect their perception and behaviour in conformity with God’s word. This attitude which is based on the word of God will transform the lives of people in their communities, work place, schools etc.
To establish the house of God through the development of Model New Testament Christians and churches.
That is, we have the commitment to train and equip God’s people who come to our church to develop and grow into maturity in Christ so they will manifest the character of Christ.
• Salvation from Sin
• Acceptance for the Outcast
• Strength for the Weak
• Prosperity for honest labour
• Dominion over the flesh
These and many more are what we convey through various activities to all our members in particular and the world in general. We trust God to enable us present to the world the eternal truths of the bible that is doctrinally sound, spiritually inspired, mentally challenging and socially relevant.
• Practical Christianity
• Human Dignity
We believe Christianity is not a myth. God’s word preached must bring truths that can produce results when applied to one’s life.
Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and must be treated with respect and honor. Also, everything the Christian or the human being will do must be in excellent shape to the glory of God.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
• That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
• In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and in His bodily resurrection.
• The Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God.
• In salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
• In the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as a subsequent gift to salvation.
• In the provision of bodily healing in the atoning work of Jesus our Savior.
• In the return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the saved and the lost; the saved unto eternal life, living eternally in the presence of God, and the unsaved unto eternal damnation.
Every year, the leadership of the Interantional central Gospel Church declares a theme that all local and international branches of the church operatre by. 2023 is our year of GATHERING
I proclaim Jesus Christ
As my LORD and Saviour
The LORD is the shepherd of my soul
My Shelter by day, my light by night
In His name we plough our fields
By His Spirit we gather the Harvest
In His light we seek and find
In this year of gathering
The LORD of the harvest
Has commanded, launch out
Into the deep
At His word we cast our nets
We Gather in souls and substance
For God’s Kingdom the LORD is our reward
In this season I receive God’s portion
Set aside for me
Full measure pressed down
Shaken together and running over
Nothing is lost, nothing is wasted
In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Pastor Mensa Otabil
General Overseer – ICGC Worldwide
Pastor Kyereko Owusu & Pastor Seth Allotey
General Overseer – ICGC Worldwide