How We Started
Jesus is Coming Back Evangelistic Ministry (JICBEM) was founded in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria in 1984. The vision of this mission was revealed to Rev/ Prophet Joseph Oladuni Oyewole in 1983. The church believes in prayer and the word of God as the weapon of spiritual warfare. The church celebrates the love of Christ that save all mankind from condemnation, spiritual commitment through the gift of the Holy Ghost and the mightiness of God’s power to perform miracles, signs and wonders that can never be hindered by any power of the darkness.
The history of JICBEM can be traced to how Rev Oyewole, who was a born and bred Baptist member, joined a prayer group led by Late Prophet Jeremiah Alagbe in Ogbomosho in 1967. The man of God, Rev. Oyewole increasingly developed in spiritual gift with his membership of the prayer group and began to serve the Lord under the Prophet. As years goes by and his commitment deepened in service, the man of God was placed under the spiritual guidance of Apostle Anifowose of the Progressive Apostolic Church (PAC) by Prophet Alagbe in 1969.
Rev Oyewole continued to service the Lord under the Apostle until Prophet Alagbe rest in the Lord in 1979. In that year, the man of God received a revelation to revive Prophet Alagbe’s church, which was named the Mountain of Peace. The revival was attended with series of soul winning missions and signs and wonders among attendants. Amidst this, the Prayer Mountain of God’s Glory was founded in Orile-Igbon in Ogbomosho in 1983. The same year, God revealed to the man of God that the church should be name Jesus Is Coming Back Evangelistic Ministry. This is how the ministry started in 1984 with headquarters in Gambari, Ogbomosho. Over the years, the church of GOD has grown to have branches across Nigeria and in Ghana.
The ministry follows the pattern of the Apostles and the Prophets. Following the footsteps of the Apostles in the Bible, the ministry accords high priority to preaching the good news of repentance and salvation brought to all mankind by our Lord Jesus Christ. On the other hand, the ministry encourages people to have faith in God and hold on to His word, because His able to do all things. This informed our belief in Prophecy and various spiritual gifts of the Holy Ghost to draw the mighty hand of God to perform signs and wonders without any hindrances. Despite the latter belief of the church, we strongly emphasize that Jesus Christ is the only way, the truth and the light, no one can come to, or receive anything from, God, except through Him.
Who We Are
Jesus Is Coming Back Evangelistic Ministry, hereafter referred to as JICBEM espouses a set of doctrines known as the Apostles’ Creed. The church believes in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, and Christ Gospel services are exuberant celebrations. People sing, shout, dance, clap, run, praise, and worship God with all their being and all their might.
Yet at times the services are quiet enough to hear a pin drop as members study the Bible attentively.
JICBEM believes that worshiping God embraces the use of all kinds of music and instruments. During JICBEM Worship Service, one will hear drums, guitars, saxophones, violins, trumpets, piano and organ to accompany the singing of traditional hymns and even classical oratories.
We are called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and their fellow human beings.
We pledge our lives to Christ and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of this church the community, and beyond.
The church emphasizes the importance of being united in the love of Christ, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, or creed. In fact, JICBEM branches were racially integrated long before the rest of society—not because the church was politically active, but merely because it strongly believed this was the right way for Christians to be.
Neither its leaders nor JICBEM church branches believe that they are the only Christians going to heaven. In fact, they maintain that Christians everywhere should rejoice whenever the name of Jesus Christ is upheld. JICBEM churches believe that their ministry is to help Christians discover a closer walk with God. We believe that the ultimate experience of human beings is to achieve total oneness with the Divine; consequently, the church’s teachings involve helping Christians grow spiritually until Christ totally fills their lives.
Because they strive for perfect union with Christ, most church members renounce some activities that distract one’s mind from God, as it is their goal is to live full, complete lives
while keeping Christ at the center of their thoughts and activities.
The church, however, teaches that there are different levels of commitment to God, which are a matter of individual conscience. Although the church has a strong sense of religious commitment, there are no rigid requirements of conformity for membership. People are encouraged to devote their lives to God and to walk in the light of truth that God has given them personally. Most JICBEM members attend church, Bible study, or prayer groups several times a week. In all other respects they participate fully in all aspects of society. They believe in living full, wholesome lives, enjoying good, clean fun, marrying, rearing families, buying homes, going to school and college, developing careers, striving for excellence, and being responsible, moral citizens in all their actions.
Statement Of Faith
- In one God, all knowing, all powerful, existing in three persons (the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost) and present everywhere. (Matthew 19:26, Mark 14:36, Revelation 4
- That Jesus is fully man and fully God, and that in His person He is the perfect expression of God’s love for me. (John 1:1)
- That God desires a personal relationship with me, and that by His grace, through Jesus Christ, I am set free from the bondage of sin. (Ephesians 2:4-10)