Lagos Invasion, early on July 19, 1989, the Lord said to His servant, Bishop David: “Arise, get down to Lagos, and raise Me a people.” God’s commandment was so clear and persistent that there was no room to doubt; God was speaking. The same day, God’s servant dispatched the staff to Lagos, securing the property needed for Ministry work, Church offices, and residents within 2 weeks. Lagos Church started with great zeal and had about 250 people at the first service on September 24, 1989, at the first service at 1A New Era Road, Iyana Ipaja. The church later became too small for the congregation, so in 1992, the church moved to 38 Raji Oba Street, where the church acquired a 2.3-acre facility. Raji Oba Church started with a temporary structure while building a 3,000-seat Auditorium, which became too small for the congregation. While under construction, an L-shaped three-story structure was constructed on the same site, along with a six-story tower complex for offices. The church’s attendance increased from 3,000 plus to 50,000, with every space crowded, including people sitting on the roof.
On December 12th, 1995, while getting ready to dedicate the Winners complex, the Lord said to Bishop David Oyedepo: “I would yet relocate My church to another realm, a place of enlargement.” The Winners complex was dedicated on December 30, 1995. Upon obtaining the certificate of occupancy of the land, the groundbreaking was done on August 29, 1998, awaiting a marching order. On September 17, 1998, a prophetic word came for the Faith Tabernacle to be built within a year. The tyrannical was built at an Eagle’s speed, and the prophecy was fulfilled. The historic 50,000-seat Auditorium, Faith Tabernacle, was dedicated on September 18, 1999. “You have built it, but with Your glory,” in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Today, a 50,000-seat capacity sanctuary stands as a proof of God’s faithfulness to His word. “See what the Lord has done.”