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A Brief Historical Sketch of Redeemed People’s Mission

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Redeemed People’s Mission has its origins in a burden and vision given to Rev. N.C. Thompson by God.  This burden led to his coming as a full-time evangelist, with a call to work in Northern Nigeria in 1973.

The Free Gospel Society, an evangelistic association from Lagos planned and sponsored a city-wide crusade in Jos in October 1973. The co-ordinator of the crusade was Rev. N. C. Thompson. At the end of the crusade, the new converts were discipled and this group settled down as a non-denominational fellowship under the name of Free Gospel Society. Programmes of the group were Bible Studies and Prayer meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as non-denominational services which held every Sunday afternoon. Members were also engaged in “morning cries” from street to street, witnessing for the Lord. Street-corner evangelistic meetings held mainly on Saturday evenings.

Following the successful crusades held in Jos, Rev. Thompson and his team held other crusades in Bukuru, Pankshin, Lafia, Bauchi, Maiduguri, Gombe and Zaria between 1974 and 1975. Some of the groups started at various cities were however taken over by other Pentecostal groups.

Having suffered setbacks operating mainly as a non-denominational, evangelistic group, the Free Gospel Society in Jos thereafter decided to embark on church planting efforts in order to conserve the fruits of their labour. The existing group had their first Sunday morning worship service on the 18th of April 1976 at their newly constructed hall at Laranto area of Jos.

Having suffered setbacks operating mainly as a non-denominational, evangelistic group, the Free Gospel Society in Jos thereafter decided to embark on church planting efforts in order to conserve the fruits of their labour. The existing group had their first Sunday morning worship service on the 18th of April 1976 at their newly constructed hall at Laranto area of Jos.

Following the polygamous life of the leader in Lagos that developed from a secret way of life to an open affair, the key evangelists resigned en mass in 1977. The groups established by Rev. Thompson in the Northern part of the country then became a separate entity. On the 9th of July 1977, the group adopted the name “The Redeemed People’s Gospel Mission” with Rev. Thompson as the founder and General Superintendent. During the process of registration and incorporation of the ministry, the name of the Mission was modified to “Redeemed People’s Mission”, being its present name.

Following the polygamous life of the leader in Lagos that developed from a secret way of life to an open affair, the key evangelists resigned en mass in 1977. The groups established by Rev. Thompson in the Northern part of the country then became a separate entity. On the 9th of July 1977, the group adopted the name “The Redeemed People’s Gospel Mission” with Rev. Thompson as the founder and General Superintendent. During the process of registration and incorporation of the ministry, the name of the Mission was modified to “Redeemed People’s Mission”, being its present name.

The Federal Government of Nigeria issued a Certificate of Incorporation to the Mission on the 7th of July 1984.

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  1. So cheering to see our website bounce back to life. Here are some of my observations:
    RPA is not part of Eastern district

    Pictures of Mom. G.O were duplicated in several places in the board of trustees.

    Let the addresses of the branches be included for easy location by new members.

    God bless


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