Celestial Church of Christ Sharon parish was birthed on the 1st of May, 2003. the idea had been conceived a few years back when the evangelist-in-charge, senior evangelist S.O. Sofowora was having a personal mediation in the word of God. reading through Isaiah chapter 65 took him through a spiritual journey of thoughts that climaxed at verse 10. Sharon is therefore a place created for people who really seek God and desire a true relationship with him.
God gave evangelist Sofowora a mandate to set up the parish for the benefit of several sheep (people) that have been scattered by cruel shepherds who instead of feeding the sheep went on to milk them dry. At the point of receiving the mandate, baba had less than a thousand naira with him and he was at a loss as to where to get the funds to acquire a large land mass to accommodate all the people.
However, God directed him to the town of Ikorodu where it all started. He was keen on establishing a church wherein the true ideologies of ccc will be portrayed. Eventually, he was able to purchase about 2 plots of land and the parish’s altar was laid by superior evangelist Falola on Thursday, 1st of May, 2003.
A major test came on the day the altar was laid. The swampy nature of the land, absence of a proper structure and the tiring effect of the day threatened the observance of the new moon service which should hold 10pm the same night. Nevertheless, three soldiers of Christ that included S/E Sofowora, S/E Majekodunmi and S/E Abraham Okuribido held the service together with a whole lot of mosquitoes, toads and other insects as the choristers.
Since 2003, Sharon has grown in leaps and bounds from a small swampy portion. The parish stands for true celestial worship and the testimonies generated so far has been so great. Sixteen years gone by and we have been able to create a big family globally as we also offer people the opportunity to join our services online. The new moon service became the first service to be held in the parish.