The 76 hours marathon Messiah’s praise of the Redeemed Christian church of God (RCCG) kicked off today in grand-style at the Youth center of the church located at the Redemption camp.
The programme, which is in it’s 6th edition, is held annually in celebration of the birthday of the general overseer of RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye.
On the 2nd of March this year, Pastor Adeboye would clock 76 years hence the idea behind the programme running for 76 hours.
The worship and praise event started in 2012 with the 70 hours marathon praise when Pastor Adeboye clocked 70 and has continued ever since with last year’s edition running for 75 hours.
The marathon praise would feature 76 hours non-stop praise and worship to God and would feature popular gospel acts like Nathaniel Bassey, Bukola Bekes, Beejay sax among others.
This year’s edition is also unique as it would take place across 15 different venues in 15 different countries including Sweden, Cameroon, UK, US, Spain e.t.c
The event would also feature a special appearance by the birthday celebrant ahead of the March special Holy Ghost service.
Adeboye was born on the 2nd of March, 1942 in Ifewara in Osun state Nigeria. He became the head of RCCG in 1981 after the founder of the church, Pa J. Akindayomi passed on to glory.
He has gone on to achieve great things ever since and was named 1 of the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek in 2008.