The founder of Love of Christ Generation Church (LOC), Esther Ajayi says the birth of her church in Nigeria is a result of divine instruction to leave the United Kingdom (UK) and return home.
Speaking to Journalists on Sunday during the grand opening and dedication of the Cathedral Church in Lagos, Ajayi thanked her husband, Ademuyiwa, for supporting her vision to start a ministry in Nigeria.
She stated that the mission of the church is to provide a spiritual environment for people all over the world to worship God.
In attendance at the event were the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye; Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Olofin Adimula, Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ooni of Ife, former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Oluwo of Iwo Land, Abdulrosheed and Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal.
According to Esther Ajayi “Our reason for being here is rooted in faith and obedience to the voice of the creator of the whole universe. On October 22, 2017, the Lord spoke to me in my secret place after my morning devotion. I know his voice. I have a personal relationship and fellowship with Jesus Christ. He told me loud and clear that I should leave the United Kingdom that he wants to use me all over the world. I obeyed,” Esher Ajayi said.
She continued, “At the beginning, my husband and children said I should think about it. I said there is nothing to think about. They always say a prophet does not have honour in his own community. But I thank my creator that my honour started from my bedroom. I’ve had visions and dreams that have come to pass many times before. So, the argument was not long.
“I got to this place, an empty land. We started the foundation of this place in 2017. I want to tell you sincerely that there is power in obedience to the voice of the creator of the universe. Since I got to Nigeria in 2017, there is no stopping me. The mission is to tell the world that there is no other God except Jesus.”
While leading a prayer of unity at the ceremony, Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said Nigerians need to embrace love across all ethnic groups in order to overcome the challenges facing the nation.
“If there’s anything Nigeria really needs, it’s unity. Things are falling apart bcos we are no longer at ease. If we can be united for a progressive cause in Nigeria, Nigeria will become a better place to live in. This is the right time for us to think deeply and embrace love. God is love and him, there is no hatred at all. We need love now, more than ever before.”