Complete Profile & Latest Information About The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT)
The GOFAMINT is a Pentecostal ministry with worldwide impact. In 2007, GOFAMINT gained presence in the Philippines, an initiative of the General Overseer. Through this initiative, GOFAMINT has launched evangelistic campaigns and established branches in four Asian countries of Northern Cyprus (Turkey), Israel, Philippines and Dubai (UAE). The church equally gained entrance into Australia with two branches. The Ministry is presided by Pastor (Dr) Elijah Oludele Abina.
The headquarters is located Gospel City; Kilometer 40, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Aseese, Ogun State.
HISTORY OF GOSPEL FAITH MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
It all began with Brother Reuben Akinwalere George (later Pastor (Dr) R. A. George), a member of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) and a leader of the Christ Army Band of the CAC. In 1956, they started first as a small fellowship and Bible Study Group led by George at his residence.
The Church began to grow, and later moved to her first building and gradually spread. George was ordained as Pastor in 1959 and he died in 1987 after which his deputy Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina took over the mantle of leadership.
Pastor Elijah Ogundele Abina resigned his appointment in the secular work at Arbico Ltd. Apapa Lagos and took up pastoral duty as Pastor i/c of G.F.M. from Saturday 29 September 1962. On 22 December 1963, Pastor E.O. Abina was ordained as Pastor.
The Gospel Faith Mission International became an incorporated body in Nigeria in October 1967. The first Annual Convention was held from 4 to 7 November 1966. Attendance then was 300 and there was free feeding for participants.
Today the church has over 2000 branches under over 19 administrative regions headed by Regional Pastors. The Regions are further sub-divided into Districts and Areas which are equally headed by District and Area pastors respectively.
GOFAMINT, as popularly called, currently exists in the following eight Anglophone African countries: Nigeria, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana and South Africa. While also existing in the following seven Francophone African countries: Benin Republic, Cote D’voire, Burkina Faso, Togo Niger, Cameroun and Garbon.
The church had early entrance to Britain, which was established in 1983 and had since extended to the Irish Republic with a branch in Dublin, France and Begium. GOFAMINT’s first branch in Washington DC commenced with only four members in 1984.
The church now has several branches in the United States in well over twenty three Assemblies, tagged ‘Houses’ with House of Hope in Maryland as current National Headquarter. Equally, the Church in USA has extended its frontiers to other nations such as Canada, Dominican, Mexico and Jamaica.
In 2007, GOFAMINT was birthed in the Philippines, an initiative of the General Overseer, Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina. Through this initiative, GOFAMINT has launched evangelistic campaigns and established branches in four Asian countries of Northern Cyprus (Turkey), Israel, Philippines and Dubai (UAE). The church equally gained entrance into Australia with two branches.
- FOUNDING DAY: GOFAMAINT was founded in the year 1956.
- NUMBER OF MEMBERS: GOFAMINT has over 100, 000 worshippers.
- HEADQUARTERS: Her International Office is situated at Gospel City; Kilometer 40, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Aseese, Ogun State.
- BRANCHES: GOFAMINT has 2000 branches in Nigeria , branches in 8 Anglophone countries , 7 Francophone countries and other countries outside Africa.
- FOUNDER: The founder of GOFAMINT is Pastor Reuben Akinwalere George.
- CURRENT LEADER: The current leader is Pastor (Dr) Elijah Oludele Abina.
GOFAMINT Programme / Events Calendar
- GOFAMINT Sunday Servive
- Church Anniversary
The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) is a major Christian denomination from Nigeria founded by Reuben Akinwalere George in Iwaya Yaba in 1956.
The Gospel Faith Mission International is present in numerous countries, such as Britain since 1983 and the United States since 1985.
GOFAMINT’s International Office is situated at Gospel City; Kilometer 40, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Aseese, Ogun State. While the National Office is at International Gospel Centre, Ojoo, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State but will soon be relocated to Ogunmakin,Ogun State
GOFAMINT AFFILIATE MINISTRIES
Following the growth and expansion recorded within the church, different departments and ministries were created. They include
- Christian Education,
- Women Ministry,
- Men Fellowship,
- Music Ministry, Missions,
- The Power House,
- Youth Fellowship,
- Gospel Students’ Fellowship,
- Operation Identification,
- Gospel Partners Forum,
- Child Evangelism Unit,
- Audio Visual Unit,
- GOFAMINT Online Team,
- GOFAMINT Drama/Film Ministries among others.
The Mission also has a Theological Seminary, Reuben George Memorial College of Theology, (formerly Gospel Bible College) with campuses in Okitipupa in Ondo State, at Gospel Town, Ojoo Ibadan with annexes in Lagos. There are also Schools of Evangelism and Missions.
GOFAMINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
- To preach the Word of God and to bring people into membership of God’s family;
- To teach the Word of God to enhance freedom, promote Christian maturity and bind the people to God for service, and
- To live the word of God to demonstrate the new life in Christ to the World, and ensure the security of the believer.