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Nigerian evangelist starts Protestant church in Ukraine

26 November 2007

A Nigerian evangelist has started a Protestant church in Ukraine, and is now setting his sights on the USA.

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Nearly every week, new visitors arrive. They want to see the megachurch that was built in the unlikeliest of places by the unlikeliest of men.The Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations was founded 13 years ago by a Nigerian immigrant, Sunday Adelaja, in Kyiv, Ukraine. In a predominantly Orthodox Christian country where racism is pervasive, Adelaja created a Pentecostal church with 30,000 members.
But the church aims to be far more than a curiosity. Like the pastors who travel to Kyiv to see him, Adelaja believes God’s Embassy can be a model worldwide.

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Pastor Sunday Adelaja, right, prays with a woman before preaching at a service in Sacramento, Calif. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Steve YeaterPastor Sunday Adelaja, right, prays with a woman before preaching at a service in Sacramento, Calif. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Steve Yeater

Hat-tip to Titus One Nine.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 26 November 2007 9:36 pm

    That article makes a little more sense when you understand the demographics of the areas in the United States that he is starting churches in. I am most familiar with Sacramento, CA, as I lived there for five years. It has an extremely large Russian population and the largest Ukranian population outside of urban areas in the Ukraine. However, almost all of the immigrants from Russia and the Ukraine who settled in Sacramento were religious refugees from the former CCCP. Not because they were Orthodox, but because they converted to Evangelical Christianity.

  2. 20 January 2008 11:17 am

    I live in Odessa, Ukraine. How can I visit this church?

  3. 27 April 2009 10:50 pm

    I am from Spain, and I would like to study russian in your church, this is posible? in may in this year.

    God Bless you

    • 28 April 2009 3:42 am

      In our church we speak English and North Sotho, so it is not a good place to study Russian.

  4. pst.David James permalink
    1 April 2011 5:54 pm

    Am overweighmed at what the Lord can do through an so encourage to here God raising a model in a strange country.I just want everyone who comes here to please put me in prayer cos there is a great passion in my heart to reach out to the moslems,streagth boys and Girls whose life is been reclesly abondond,orphanes and the hopeless.

    God has layed in my heart a vision to start up an evangelistic mimistries,and i have socurmbed to that.but i need your prayers and suport in anyway the lord may lay in your heart.

    Dujworld of hope evangelistic and outrich ministries int.

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