Bishop Oyedepo led Living Faith Church (LFC) aka Winners’ Chapel last Sunday 7th April 2019 established 848 new rural churches.
This is as part of the plans of the Church to establish 5000 churches in 2019. The total attendance recorded last Sunday was 13,000 while more churches were established on Sunday 14th 2019.
The Church had earlier announced her plan to establish 5000 rural churches while she had acquired landed property worth over N350million ($1 million) for that purpose.
Winners’ Chapel has experienced Church growth consistently over the last 30 years however since 2009 when she embarked on aggressive Church plants, she had grown from 700 churches to 5,600 (excluding Lagos) in 2013.
While the Redeemed Christian Church of God plants churches every 5 minutes walk in the developing world and 3 minutes drive distance in the developed world, in 2012 the Mandate which is the operational manual or constitution of the LFC included a clause that a branch of the LFC will be established every 2 kilometers worldwide. Delta State of Nigeria alone recorded 505 churches as at 2015.
The Church which runs the best private university in Africa also intends to establish a total of at least 7 universities, 140 secondary schools and 1,500 nursery and primary schools by 2031 as part of her goal to help develop the developing world.