About ICGC Open Heavens Temple
Open Heavens Temple which started on the 30th of January 2011, has become one of the fastest growing satellite branches of the International Central Gospel Church, with the mission of Raising Leaders, Shaping Visions and Influencing our Society through Christ. We are a diverse and vibrant multi – ethnic and multi – cultural congregation of young Professionals, Technocrats, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Public Servants and vibrant youth.
It is led by our Senior Pastor, Rev. Eric Xexemeku, a seasoned minister of the gospel with a heartbeat for God’s people and a passion for excellence. At Open Heavens Temple, our desire is to communicate the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ to the community and the world through the various ministries of the church which include: ministry to children, youth, adults, families and to a world full of hurting people, despondence and broken dreams. This is done in love, care and unity with the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ our Saviour.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Through our programmes, we trust to make the lives of our people better than before they came to Church, and redirect their perception and behaviour in conformity with God’s word. This attitude, which is based on the word of God, will transform the lives of people in their communities, work place, schools etc.
We believe Christianity is not a myth. God’s word preached must bring truths that can produce results when applied to one’s life.
Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and must be treated with respect and honour. Also, everything the Christian or the human being will do must be in excellent shape to the glory of God. (Daniel 5:12)
ICGC STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe… that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe… in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and in His bodily resurrection.
We believe… the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God.
We believe… in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe… in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as a subsequent gift to salvation.
We believe… in the provision of bodily healing in the atoning work of Jesus our Saviour.
We believe… in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the saved and the lost; the saved unto eternal life, living eternally in the presence of God, and the unsaved unto eternal damnation.