Considered as one of the fastest-growing Charismatic churches in Ghana, the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has a church attendance of about 50,000.
The church was founded by Pastor Mensah Otabil on 26th February, 1984 with its first meeting held in a small classroom in Accra with an initial membership of about 20 people.
Its mission is to raise leaders that will shape vision, and influence society through Christ.
The church’s vision is to establish the house of God through the development of Model New Testament Christians and churches.
Practical Christianity, Human Dignity and Excellence are the philosophical underpinnings of the church.
Currently, ICGC has more than 10 branches in Accra alone, and still counting.
The church has utilised several online platform like Facebook, zoom to engage its members in all manner of worship activities in this era of Coronavirus pandemic, even when the country was experiencing a lockdown in Greater-Accra and Greater-Kumasi.
Elsewhere, the church has regained much popularity due to its consistent quest to shaping the lives of people in society through spreading of the Word of God, and training of leaders through Christ.
ICGC Branches in Accra
1. ICGC Restoration Temple – New Abehenease, Accra
2. Upper room temple, ICGC,
Outer Ring Road, 233 Accra, Ghana
3.Hallel Temple, ICGC, Dansoman, opposite Goodnight Hotel
4. ICGC (Dominion Temple), Darkuman Assembly Located at Princess Royal School, Alafia City, Darkuman
5. Abeka Community Chapel, is a branch of ICGC located at Abeka Lapaz on the New Market Road.
6. ICGC Wisdom Temple located at Tabora, Accra-Ghana.
7. ICGC Possibility Worship Temple, 17th Allotei Bulley Street, Dansoman, GA-564-8301
8. The Yaweh Temple, ICGC, East Legon, under the leadership of Rev. Ismalia Hansmittson Awudu.
9. Joy Temple of ICGC, Kaneshie
10. The Lord’s Tabernacle of ICGC, Lapaz
11. True Worship Temple of ICGC, 817 Trotro St, Accra.
12. ICGC Headquarters, Abossey Okai, Accra.
History of ICGC
The International Central Gospel Church – ICGC – is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra, Ghana. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of just about twenty people.
From February 1984 to April 1986, the membership grew to about one hundred and eighty (180) adults in regular attendance. The early meetings of the church were held in several facilities which included classrooms, a private residence, a public hall, a science laboratory, a mechanical workshop and a cinema theatre. Click here to find out more about ICGC.