WHY NIGERIANS ARE BUILDING MEGA-CHURCH STRUCTURES FOR WORSHIP (Part 1)
HOW GLORY DOME VISION WAS BIRTHED
WE DECIDED IT WAS NECESSARY TO BUILD A STRUCTURE BIGGER THAN TWO STADIA AND WITH A ROOF WHEN GOVERNMENT STOPPED US FROM USING THE NATIONAL STADIUM DESPITE PAYING N5 MILLION ($50,000) PER DAY IN 2007
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche
In the year 2007, we were at the National Stadium (M.K.O Abiola), Abuja in the month of July.
We held an all night meeting in that stadium, the crowd was massive, 2007 was like 16 years ago. July, 2007, then we held it again in August and another in September, the last Friday of the month.
By August and September, the rain drizzled a bit. Then the government said by that time that they won’t give the stadium for use again for Church.
At that time, we paid 5 million for use and 5 million for caution deposit.
Then, I told the people, they said we will not use the place again and then the rain fell on us in one of the nights.
So, I told the Church, “they said we will not use this stadium, we are going to build ourselves a stadium that rain will not beat us”.
That was the vision. Then I called the architects of the Church, about 7,8 or 9 of them, (I told them) to design a structure that is bigger than like two stadiums without a pillar in the middle that has a roof.
Then, I gave them the picture and I said the people should be able to face one direction and that everybody should be under one cover at the same time.
In a short time, they brought about 6 designs, one of the designs was coca-cola dome in America, several other designs and I pointed out this one (Glory Dome) and I said, “this is the design”, that is where we are today. It was once a vision, it became a reality.
This was the program that pushed us into this vision.
– Beloved brothers and sisters, I announce to you today, in the name of Jesus, the vision you’re having today shall find reality before the end of the year!
– say after me, “in the name of Jesus, I am moving from the realm of vision to the realm of reality and nothing can stop me”.