History of COHG-Higher Ground

by | Jan 3, 2020 | History | 3 comments

All glory to the Almighty God, who knows, sees and understands everything with the exception of none. The perishing of some souls have been the ultimate assignment of every saved soul. This has been the major burden laid on the mind of our spiritual fathers; Rev. Dr. Kunle Salami, Pst. Prof. Gbenga Aribisala and Pst. Tope Falegan, that brought about the vision of extending Chapel of His Glory to her neighbourhood and communities since the last quarter of the year 2009 through 2010 inception. Due to some reasons thrown into the basket of irrelevance, until when it was able to see the light of the day.

During the prayer band retreat tagged “Dry Bones Shall Live”, everyone (church workers and members) went on a serious outreach to invite a people to a film show that was to prepare people for the place of service at the new branch of church. On the 3rd July 2010, the film “ATIMOLE ALAJOBI (Hereditary Prison)” showed at the main field of Community Primary School, Iworoko. The team was headed by Pastor Tope Falegan and Tayo Egunlusi who interpreted the film, Deacon Tope Ajenifuja and Deacon Gabriel Aladejare linked the film to lives of the audience, who turned out in mass, in the process over 15 people gave their lives and rededicate their lives to Christ.

To God be the glory, the new branch of the church was launched with her very first service on the 4th July 2010 with a great turn out of about 68 members including some of the key members from the Liberty Sanctuary, this included Pastor Roseline Falegan, and others. The service lasted for two hours (9am – 11am) and Deacon Dapo took the message of the day with the title “BREAKING DEMONIC BARRIERS”.

The church started in a class inside Community Primary School, Iworoko, Deacon Dapo Fadairo was the first branch pastor of the church, with Deacon Olumide Ilesanmi, Deacon Gabriel Aladejana, and Deacon Tope Ajenifuja as the associate pastors in year 2010 after which he proceeded for the compulsory national youth service (NYSC), Deacon Tope Ajenifuja became the second (2nd) branch pastor from 2010 – 2013, while Pastor Oluwasanmi Temitope-TUASE became the third branch pastor from 2013 till date. The church moved to the permanent site in the month of August 2014, under the leadership of Pastor Oluwasanmi Temitope-TUASE. We thank God for all He has done for us.

VISION STATEMENT

Hab. 2: 2-4, Prov. 29:18

To turn the lost into saints, encourage them to worship, stand on the word, relate well and harvest the world.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

John 4:34

To make known His distinction, grandeur and splendour in such vivid details that there will be no ambiguity that vessels which come in contact with us will have met God in earthen vessels.

OUR MOTTO

Acts 19:20

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

OUR SLOGAN

Call: Higher Ground

Respond: People on top

Call: Higher Ground

Respond: We are people blessed by God

Call: Higher Ground

Respond: We are People helped by God