The journey of Kingsway International Christian Centre, began in September 1992, when Rev. Matthew Ashimolowo and 300 members rented a hall at Holloway Boys School in North London. Within a year, a building was acquired at No. 1 Darnley Road in Hackney which was purchased and paid for in full in just a year and a half.
In 1993, under the direction and leadership of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, KICC aquired Darnley Road, East London a three-storey property with seating for 1,000 people. Also the increase in attendance of children and young teens led to us purchase an additional building to house our Children’s Church.
1995 was known as ‘Year of Miracles’ because of the dynamic transformation not only of the size of our congregation but also in the development of services we were able to offer our members and visitors. In three years our membership grew to a staggering 3,000. In order to accommodate this growth, we began to hold three Sunday services.
KICC opened an additional branch in South West London to accommodate continued growth and the KICC Choir began to embrace many public opportunities to use music and song to communicate Christian values to various audiences throughout London. KICC also began to broadcast on the GOD Channel and other TV networks.
By 1997 we were running four Sunday services and by the end of this year membership reached 4,000 and a new location was needed. And soon after KICC acquired eight acres of land at 57 Waterden Road, East London. Waterdon Road was transformed into a state-of-the-art 4,000 seater building, with employee offices, and a video recording/production suite.
In August 1998 KICC moved to Waterden Road and named it the ‘Miracle Centre’, which was officially dedicated by renowned Christian leader – Dr. Morris Cerrullo.
And for more than seven years KICC operated from 57 Waterden Road, and continued to reach both the local community and around.
In 2006, KICC agreed to vacate its 10 acre site and buildings in Waterden Road to make way for the 2012 Olympic Games. KICC worked closely with the LDA and ODA to find a new home but we were unsuccessful in securing one. For more than 5 years KICC viewed many buildings but none were able to replicate the facilities we formerly had in Hackney. During this time KICC operated from 478 Hoe Street, "The Land of Wonders".
In 2012, after many months of negotiation, KICC acquired a 24 acre facility Buckmore Park with 12 large buildings and two foundations in Chatham, Kent to headquarter KICC and its offices. In July 2014 KICC Prayer City was officially opened and dedicated by Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
KICC DUBLIN began in July 2009 by our senior Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo. As a part of the KICC family, We have a passion to see Ireland tranformed, We are dedicated to raising Champions and taking Territories, and seeing lives changed as people fufill their God - given destiny. At KICC Ireland, we are here to meet the needs of the total man - spiritualy, physically, emotionally, and educationally. To see members grow and mature into their individual and diverse callings. We are a place to belong, a place to become and a place to call home.