Who Are We?
At ICGC Philadelphia Temple you’ll find a diverse group of people from all walks of life and backgrounds with the sole aim of worshipping God, strengthening, encouraging and caring for one another. Our members are what make ICGC Philadelphia special. People of all ages, races, denominations, and incomes, unite because of Jesus Christ. As a result, we are drawn closer to God - our First Love. This Love of God anchors our faith and enables us to live out a practical, Christian life in numerous ways. We encourage evangelism and soul winning for Christ. We are a unique, Christian church that desires to remove all the "trappings" of society and religion in members. We desire our members to live, learn and enjoy the timeless truths found in the Bible.
We hope our services are life changing and impactful to you. Our services are designed to be relevant, engaging and meaningful. Our worship is upbeat and sounds contemporarily (music of today), and our teaching is spirit filled and practical. By focusing on the personal hope and practical help that God gives, you'll walk away knowing the service gave you something to help you throughout your day, your week and the rest of your life.
We also have classes for kids during our services, so they can have fun and be challenged in age appropriate ways, while you join the main service. We invite you to visit us and discover how we do church differently. Come seeking and you will find. Come knocking and it shall be open. Come asking and you shall receive. Come expecting and you will be accepted. Consider yourself invited.
Our Story So Far
In the fall of October 10th, 2014, to be specific, five adults and three children came together in a abasement of an apartment to begin fellowship meeting to lay the foundation for I.C.G.C. at Allentown, Pennsylvania. That number increased to seven adults the following week and kept rising each week by the grace of God. At this point we perceived the Heavens had opened over us and soon, ICGC North America, under the leadership of Rev. Emmanuel Owusu-Kyereko, (District Supervising Minister) extended to us the right hand of fellowship. With the open heaven came a very important visit by Rev. Prince Nyarko of ICGC New York, one of the pioneers of International Central Gospel Church, North America. He not only graced this memorable meeting but also impacted us and strengthened us to continue the good work of the Lord.
In March, 2015 we relocated to Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 to continue our fellowship meetings on Fridays. On Sunday, October 11, 2015, five believers gathered at Old Pine Community Center to conduct the first Sunday service ever in the life of the church, thus giving birth to ICGC - Philadelphia Temple. Our increasing number led us to a new building a few years later. We are now located at 1840 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia PA. We are so grateful to God for the continuous increase and it is our prayer that we as a church continue to grow. Thank you for reading and may God continue to bless you.
Join our growing congregation
We are more than ready to welcome you with open arms to join our family here at ICGC Philadelphia Temple.
Remember, our people are what make ICGC Philadelphia special.
People of all ages, all races, all denominations, all incomes...all unified because of Jesus Christ, and we certainly want you to be a part of us today!