More than 40,000 Christians invited to Wembley 2012 at RCCG Festival of Life

More than 40,000 Christians invited to Wembley 2012 at RCCG Festival of Life

Tens of thousands of believers from the Redeemed Christian Church of God were invited to the National Day of Prayer and Worship, at the Excel centre in the Olympic borough of Newham over the weekend.

40-50,000 Christians are reported to attend this twice-a-year all night prayer vigil which starts at 8pm and ends around 5am.   

Some days before, Pastor Agu Irukwu and other leaders had urged over 2000 RCCG leaders to get behind the initiative and mobilise their churches to come to Wembley stadium September 29, when up to 80,000 Christians are expected to gather for a historic National Day of Prayer and Worship.

He said: “RCCG are keen to collaborate with others for the expansion of God’s Kingdom through Wembley 2012.” 

Earlier in the week the General Overseer Pastor Enoch Adeboye met with GDOP London Convener Dr Jonathan Oloyede to lend his support and prayers towards Wembley 2012. He prayed earnestly for the National Day of Prayer and Worship and reassured Dr Oloyede that RCCG were backing the event. 

Shortly afterwards, a cheque was issued towards the costs of hiring the stadium, making RCCG the first denomination to release funds in support of Wembley 2012. 

Dr Sola Oludoyi RCCG National Prayer Coordinator and Representative for Wembley 2012 said: “Scripture talks about how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity for there God commands a blessing.  So wherever or whoever you are, it doesn’t matter your stream, your denomination, as long as you believe in Jesus Christ, you’ve got to be at the National Day of Prayer and Worship.”


RCCG have issued via its Central Office an official document and action point to all its 600+ UK branches stating: In 2012, RCCG UK is actively participating in The National Day of Prayer and Worship. Prepare and encourage others to attend at Wembley stadium on Saturday 29th September 2012. This has been backed up with the production of posters for all their local churches, displaying the event along with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. 

Momentum continues to build as this follows the exciting news from Elim Bible Week where over 2000 delegates were inspired to attend Wembley 2012 backed by Superintendent John Glass and other national Elim leaders. 

GDOP London is now calling on Christians from every denomination, stream and network to get behind Wembley 2012 by:

Registering today at


Informing every church member of the event and encouraging them to register their attendance as soon as possible at:


Appointing Wembley 2012 ambassadors, who will book coaches to bring down their entire churches for the event.


The organisers are seeking Village, Town and City Ambassadors who will stand on behalf of their region at Wembley.


Praying the Lord’s Prayer at noon every day.


Making a donation at


Call 08456 528 600 or email for more information.


For further information and media enquires contact:


Peter Wooding: 01244 549167/07500 903067


Dr Jonathan Oloyede: 08456 528 600 / 07956 237 266


Kim Dopson, GDOP Executive Administrator: 08456 528 600


The Global Day of Prayer London (GDOP) is a movement of collaboration across the Christian Church in the capital towards Unity, Prayer and Transformation, and is part of a global network which began in South Africa at the turn of the Millennium. In 2009 over 250 million Christians united in 220 countries to pray. In London, GDOP has been a focus of prayer and Christian action since 2006 with prayer networks now in every London borough. West Ham Stadium 07, Millwall Football Stadium in 2008 and West Ham stadium in 2010 saw a combined attendance of 40,000 Christians attending.



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