Celestial Church of Christ is
a spiritual, world-wide, united, indivisible
Holy Church which came into the world from
heaven by DIVINE ORDER on the 29th of September
1947 in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin through
the founder of the Church, the
Pastor, Prophet, Founder Samuel Bilehou Joseph
Oshoffa. The Church is well known with
Parishes, Dioceses all over the world with its
International Headquarters in Nigeria. See
Celestial History for Brief History of the
God called Rev., Pastor,
Prophet Oshoffa on the day of total Eclipse of
the sun in West Africa, when he was in the
forest of Dahomey (now Republic of Benin), to
purchase Ebony wood being a carpenter and timber
trader, just like his father. He was in the
wilderness for forty days and forty nights.
Just as our Lord Jesus was led by the spirit
into the wilderness for forty days and forty
nights. St. Matt. 4: 1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke
4:1-13. Just as our Lord started his mission of
redemption alone, so also did our highly
esteemed Rev., Pastor, Founder, S.B.J. Oshoffa
started alone, on the 29th September 1947.
In the deep mystery of divine
appearance, during prayer on the 19th September
1947, a winged Angel bathed in intense light,
word came from God to the founder as follows:
"It is the wish of God to send
you on an errand of preaching into the World.
Many nominal Christians there who were
confronted by difficulties and problems of this
world. They run after fetish priests and other
power of darkness for all kinds of assistance.
Consequently, on their death, they cannot see
Christ because, by their action, Satan has left
his spiritual mark on them. To assist you in in
your work so that men may listen to the fact
that God has sent you."
The Church under the absolute
dictatorship of Holy Spirit is hereby emphasized
The Name of the Church
The name of the Church
"Celestial Church of Christ" was revealed by the
Holy Spirit through a Prophet who was held in
trance for seven days.
The Tenets and Mode of
Worship of the Church
Ordained by the Holy Spirit.
The rules and regulations written in the booklet
of "Tents and Admission into the membership of
Celestial Church of Christ."
Mode of worship includes the
setting of the Altar, and the seat therein, the
number of candles used for various types of
services and the seating arrangement in
particular, it should be noted that the seating
arrangements was revealed through a Prophetess
who under the influence of the Holy Spirit in
the wilderness on Friday 5th of October, 1947,
sketched the seating arrangement using oranges.
The Service of the Church
Revealed through the Holy
Spirit as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ
There is an order of service
laid down in the Celestial Church of Christ for
different occasions such as Marriage, Funeral,
Naming Ceremony, Mass in Remembrance of the
dead, etc. The order for the respective
occasion is strictly as revealed by the Holy
Spirit and as set out in the booklet titled
"Order of Service".
There are a number of Holy
Rites or Sacrament within the form of worship in
Celestial Church of Christ utmost importance.
Members shall avail themselves of the
opportunity to partake in these rites or
sacraments: Baptism, Holy Communion, Annual
Washing of Feet, Annual Pilgrimage to Imeko,
Ogun State, Nigeria at Christmas Eve, Annual
Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and Holy Mary's
All persons who earnestly,
sincerely desire to be saved looking for
salvation and therefore accept Jesus Christ as
the son of God and Holy conversion by taking up
such duties and privileges as entailed in the
fellowship and the Ten Commandments are welcome
into the fold. Celestial Church of Christ is an
inclusive congregation, with the desire to
observe the Tenets and Mode of Worship is
May God Bless you (Amen).