Celestial Church of Christ

Celestial Church of Christ is a spiritual, world-wide, united, indivisible Holy Church which came into the world from heaven by DIVINE ORDER on the 29th of September 1947 in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin through the founder of the Church, the Reverend, Pastor, Prophet, Founder Samuel Bilehou Joseph Oshoffa (1909 - 1985). The Church is well known with Parishes, Dioceses all over the world with its International Headquarters in Nigeria

God called Rev., Pastor, Prophet Oshoffa on the day of total Eclipse of the sun in West Africa, when he was in the forest of Dahomey (now Republic of Benin), to purchase Ebony wood being a carpenter and timber trader, just like his father. He was in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. Just as our Lord Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. St. Matt. 4: 1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13. Just as our Lord started his mission of redemption alone, so also did our highly esteemed Rev., Pastor, Founder, S.B.J. Oshoffa started alone, on the 29th September 1947.

Church Profile

Celestial Church of Christ is a Christian religious organization. All the modes of operation take their roots in the Holy Bible. Celestial Church of Christ is one single church, with many Parishes all over the world.

Biblical Justification

Biblical Justification for Celestial Church's Code of Conduct, regulations, tenets, and mode of worship.

  • For Wearing white garment - Soutana (Rev 7:9, Rev 4:4,Lev 16:14, Rev 19:8, Matt. 17:1-2, Matt. 28:2-3, Mark 9:2-3,Daniel 7:9,John 20:11-12,)
  • For Wearing no shoes (Acts 7:33, Joshua 5:15, Exodus 3:5)
  • For Lighting candles in the altar (Rev 4:5; Zech 4:2-5)
  • For Bowing down before the Altar (Rev 4:3-10, 14:7)
  • For Chanting "Holy, Holy, Holy to the Lord of Hosts" (Rev 4:8)
  • For The eye on the Celestial logo (Rev 5:6)
  • For Using incense during services (Rev 5:8 & 8:3-5; Exodus 30:8-9; Luke 1:9-11; Exodus 30:24-38; Exodus 40:5; Exodus 31:10-11; Malachi 1:11)
  • For The salvation of C.C.C. (Rev 7:14; Romans 8:28-30)
  • For Using of the Holy water (Exodus 13:17-21; Number 8:6-7; Exodus 27:20)
  • For Keeping the Altar light burning regularly (Lev. 24:4-6; Exodus 27:20-21)
  • For Uses of Church oil (Exodus 29:36; James 5:13-15; Mark 6:13; Number 10:1)
  • For Stream bath (2 Kings 5:10-15; John 9:6-11)


To evangelize the world through the proclamation of the Word - the Good news of the Messiah Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of God; in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, proclaiming deliverance to those bound by the shackles of Satan,healing the broken-hearted, the sick, the in-firmed, restoring hope to the hopeless and those who are bound, while reinforcing the faith of all - both feeble and strong in the unfailing righteousness and faithfulness of God Almighty and Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior.


  • To worship God Almighty.
  • To win souls for the kingdom of God through the Lord and Messiah.
  • Restoration of broken home through counselling, fasting and prayer.
  • To restore the past glory of Celestial Church of Christ.
  • To bring succour to the dejected and depressed souls through prayer Counselling and support in providing food, shelter, and clothing.
  • To promote a crime-free, drug-free and bitterness-free environment.