The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Greater Grace Temple, Essex, was borne out of the impression and leading of the Holy Spirit to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the County of Essex in order to extend the work of God and carry out the mission of ICGC; raising leaders, shaping vision and influencing our society through Christ.
On 25th January 2015, 6 families from the local covenant family (11 adults and 10 children) met at the residence of the current resident Pastor in Tilbury, Essex to engage in prayer and share in the burden to impact Essex for God.
On Sunday 22nd February 2015, the first service took off with over 20 people who by now had heard of the new fellowship. We met at Orsett Village Hall, Essex and engaged in a powerpacked service.
Initially, we planned with once a month service and worked towards taking off officially in July 2015 due to the lack of public transport and distance to the location of worship.
However, there was a harvest of souls and God had already gathered his people, so through our full on soul winning activities and local evangelism, news spread fast about our new ICGC branch in Essex. In the weeks that followed, people started going to the advertised meeting place every Sunday in anticipation of a service.
The Lord lifted the church and on 13th April, 2015, we held our first official powerful Sunday Service at East Tilbury Village Hall, Essex. This location also had very limited access to public transport but unbeknown to us God was preparing the dream just as He did with Moses and David for His appointed time of manifestation and showing forth. Within 4 months of being at this location, God strategically moved the church to a viable location in Rainham, Essex on 13th September 2015.
Greater Grace Temple began to grow and increase. God’s glory was seen in many lives with amazing testimonies of life transformations and personal miracles. These drew more and more people to the church until the hall was out of capacity.
A year on and God in His infinite wisdom, miraculously gave us access to the biggest Primary School in England, Gascoigne Primary, Barking, Essex.
From the 16th of December, 2016 to date, this location has been our place of worship by Grace.
Over the past 5 years, ICGC GGT has embarked on varied social and community responsibilities. We have organised activities and charitable events to support local charities, local health establishments and care homes.
We have embarked on intensive outreach activities in the Essex area and also supported the educational institution we hold our meetings. Various dynamic meetings and seminars have also been organised to enhance the spiritual, physical and socio- economic developments of the members.
ICGC Greater Grace Temple was officially inaugurated during it’s first anniversary on 21st April 2016 by our Regional Overseer, Rev Edwin Donkor, supported by our District Supervising Minister, Rev Kofi Okyere along with our Special Guest Minister, Prophet Daniel Awusanya(House of Revival, South Africa).
God continues to use this ministry to bring salvation, direction, leadership and great impact over the land of Essex and United Kingdom. Our social media presence has also helped to take the work of the kingdom across the nations of the world.