Monthly Holy Ghost Service of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The Holy Ghost Service started in a small but glorious way at the Headquarters Parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Ebute-Metta.
In 1986, as Pastor E.A. Adeboye's birthday was approaching, God asked him, "What do you want for your birthday?" he replied, "I want miracles for all my spiritual children." God then asked him to call them together. And God did spectacular things in the lives of those 2000 people gathered at the mission Headquarters in Ebute-Metta for seven days. Every month, attendance at the programme increased until the headquarters became absolutely inadequate. So the service shifted to the Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, holding on the first Friday of every month. But the Special Holy Ghost Service covers a period of three days every March. A new phase evolved with occasional Holy Ghost Services held outside the camp, while yet the monthly service at the Camp continued.
Since then, the Holy Ghost Service has become something to look forward to. As God was moving greatly in Nigeria, brethren in other parts of the world were praying for their own time. God soon answered and today, the Holy Ghost Service, which brethren in London call Festival of life is a regular occurrence. Several other countries have played host to the programme.
The Special Holy Ghost Service, both in Nigeria and abroad, recorded great attendance. And this development brought the Holy Ghost Service to a new level. Many considered it unrealistic, when the General Overseer announced his vision for a night of praise, worship and prayer, with more that four million people from diverse nations gathered in on location. Friday, December 18, 1998, was the day. The theme was: "Divine Visitation," and by the morning of Saturday, December 19, 1998, heaven and earth bore witness that God had begun an unprecedented move in Nigeria. There were miracle, signs, and the glory of God covered the whole place. The American TV network, CNN. Estimated the attendance for this event, at seven million, while the local media gave varying figures. Thus began the annual December Holy Ghost Congress.