Winners chapel a church solidly built on the preaching of the word of faith as been given to the founder as a mandate from God in an 18 hours vision.It all began in 1981 when Dr David Oyedepo had an 18 hours vision from God.In the 18 hours long vision God spoke to him and said“The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil,through the preaching of the word of faith;and I am sending you to undertake this task.And two years after the encounter the church was formed.
The church headquarters is called faith Tabernacle which covers about 70 acres (280,000 m2) and is built inside an over 10,500-acre (42 km2) church complex called Canaanland,the international headquarters of the ministry in Ota, a suburb of Lagos. The building took 12 months to be completed. The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998. The dedication of the building took place on September 19, 1999 with 97,800 people in attendance. The structure is purported to have been built without any debts and within a year of work beginning.
The Church is founded upon twelve core emphases as follows:
FAITH (1 John 5:4; Eph. 6:16)
THE WORD (John 1:1-12; Heb. 1:3)
SIGNS AND WONDERS (Ps. 82:5-7; John 3:8)
THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 1:1-8; Isaiah 10:27)
PROSPERITY (3 John 2; Ps. 35:27; Zech. 1:17)
PRAYER (1 John 5:14)
HEALING (Isaiah 53:3-4; Jer. 8:22; Matt. 8:17)
WISDOM (Prov. 24:3-4, Isaiah 33:6)
SUCCESS (Joshua 1:8-10)
VISION (Prov. 29:18, Jer. 29:11)
CONSECRATION (Hebrews12:14; 2Tim. 2:19)
PRAISE (2 Chro. 20:20-22; Ps. 67:1-7; 149:1-9)
The theological position of the church is Pentecostal.
Faith Tabernacles now runs fives (5)services every Sunday with thousands of people in attendance.
It’s yearly programme Shiloh is highly attended by people from all over the world,and is mostly held in the first week of December.The purpose of the event is to bring God’s visitation to His people and also to mark the church’s end of year.
to view live services,Shiloh and other programmes of the church,Log on to www.davidoyedepoministries.org/mediacenter
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