Founder and Presiding Bishop of the Residing Religion Church, a company with probably the most biggest networks of about 11,000 branches in 65 nations has bought a brand spanking new helicopter.
That is in continuation of his quest to ease motion whilst attaining huge numbers of other people in his evangelical paintings.
This acquisition is particularly distinctive as it’s the first time he’s going to purchase an airplane along with his non-public assets. Earlier airplane together with the one one right now within the Church stock, a Challenger 605 with registration N633WM (International Venture) which was once bought at a value of $25 million had been all bought by means of the Church via Dominion Aviation Heart.
Talking at a meeting of pastors lately, Bishop Oyedepo introduced that the airplane which had arrived Nigeria may just fly from Lagos to Maiduguri or from Lagos to Abuja and again to Lagos and not using a want to refuel.
Church Gist investigation additionally expose that the airplane continues to be in a Lagos seaport present process clearance and then it’ll be dropped at the Church’s hangar for assemblage. Church Gist additionally amassed that the helicopter might be of Italian beginning and produced by means of the Leonardo Helicopters (previously Agusta Westland). Specifically it might be both the Trekker or GrandNew sequence as those have capability for masking a protracted vary sooner than the desire for refueling.
Dr David Oyedepo has spoken frequently about how he was once impressed by means of the talk over with of white missionaries to his village of Omu-Aran in helicopters whilst he was once a child. He additionally discussed as early as April 1982 that God had proven him wings in a imaginative and prescient and when he requested, it was once published that his ministry was once going to be flying world wide wearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. This ended in the purchase by means of the Church of the primary airplane in March 1996 and because then, the Church has been obtaining airplane for missionary functions.
Additionally, as every airplane will get previous, it’s briefly exchanged for a brand new one to ease value, repairs and servicing. A couple of years in the past, exactly in 2011, the Bishop travelled to six African nations inside 7 days and preached 11 other sermons. That is an instance of his standard itinerary which might in no way be accomplished flying standard business flights