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 programme 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.What Is ICGC All About?
1. Make disciples – individual believers committed to the teachings of Christ
2. Build churches – community of believers making Christ known to the world
Marks of a disciple
• Learns from Christ
• Led by the Holy Spirit
• Lives to please God
• Leads people to Christ
Marks of a Church
• Teaching of doctrine
• Prayer and Worship
• Christian Fellowship
• Evangelizing the world
• We bring leadership to our Generation
• We shape the vision of our Generation
• We Influence our society with the Principles of the Kingdom of God
Our Primary commitment – Acts 1:8
To prepare the African to be a blessing to the world
• Break the spirit of inferiority.
• Cultivate a spirit of excellence
• Play our role in God’s end-time agenda
Our message – Romans 1:16
• Salvation from Sin
• Acceptance for outcasts
• Strength for the weak
• Healing for the Body
• Liberty for the mind
• Freedom for the Oppressed
• Hope for the Future
• Prosperity for honest labour
• Dominion over the flesh
• Abundance of Life in Christ
Your Part in the Vision – Psalm 68:11
• Commit your life to Christ
• Live a Christ-Centered life
• Serve with your gifts and talents
• Pray for the church and its leaders
• Support the Church Financially