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Ashimolowo dedicates HCC solution arena


Senior Pastor, KICC, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (centre) dedicating the new headquarters of Holyghost Christian Centre Solution Arena, Onipanu, Lagos. With him are Pastor (Mrs.) Esther Fenwa, wife of the General Overseer of Holy Ghost Christian Centre (left); her husband, Dr. Amos Fenwa and General Overseer, Grace Ville Chapel,Rev. (Mrs.) Tope Ogunoiki, at the event. PHOTO: OSENI YUSUF

• Describes Worship Centre As Finger Of God
The old Metro Cinema at Onipanu, Lagos that used to be an entertainment rendezvous for Lagosians in the 60s has been turned into a church. The place is currently the new headquarters of the Holy Ghost Christian Centre (HCC), founded by Dr. Amos Fenwa 25 years ago. The long abandoned cinema is now renamed Solution Arena, after a major facelift was carried out.

The Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, who performed the dedication ceremony, spoke on “Transfer of wealth for you.” He said many Christians are not making progress because they are always brooding over the past, instead of focusing on the future. He said God’s desire for them is to move forward and make progress in their Christian race.

Wondering why they should dwell so much in the past, when they should be moving forward, the cleric said Christians are called to vision and not revision.

“The problem with many believers is that they are always revising what happened yesterday… Many people are not moving forwarding because of revision; stop revising what happened to you last year…move on. God does not want you to focus on your past, but on your future,” he said.


Ashimolowo, who quoted Genesis 48:1-20, reminded his listeners that God can make the impossible to be become possible, if only they remain focus and trust Him.

He explained how Jacob transferred his blessing to two of his grandchildren, Manasseh and Ephraim, by crossing his hands and placing his right hand on Ephraim, while his left hand was on Manasseh, even though he was the first born. The action, he said, displeased Joseph, the father of Manasseh and Ephraim, but Jacob said he knew what he was doing. He said the younger one would be greater than the older one.

While describing Solution Arena as the finger of the Lord, Ashimolowo assured worshippers that they are in the right place of worship.
He said: “Many people tried to buy this place, but they couldn’t. Many churches and businesses tried to buy this place, but they couldn’t.

If developers knew this place was available, they could have sold it for any amount. But God crossed His hand for Holy Ghost Christian Centre. This is nothing but the finger of God.”

In his address, the General Overseer of HCC, Dr. Amos Fenwa, commended Lagos State government for supporting religious tolerance, which, according to him, has fostered an atmosphere of peace and progress in the community. He said the church, which has thrived for 25 years, with branches in other parts of the world, is set to add values to peoples’ lives.


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