Royalhouse Chapel International (RCI), formerly known as International Bible Worship Centre (IBWC) was founded in June 1992. The first Sunday service took place in Ghana at the Ghana Education Service (GES) Model Nursery School at North Ridge, Accra with twelve adults and five children. From there, the church moved to Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Canteen, then to “Blackmore and Sons” warehouse at Kokomlemle, Accra and finally to Ahenfie.
In March 1999, God impressed upon the Apostle General (AG) Sam Korankye Ankrah to change the name of the church to Royalhouse Chapel International to give it a global appeal. Over the years, the membership of the church has grown from twelve members to tens of thousands. The church now has hundreds of local assemblies in Ghana and several other international missions across Europe and United States.
The headquarters in Accra, Ghana is popularly known as “Ahenfie,” meaning Royalhouse or house of Royals in local Twi dialect. Currently, the HQ is undertaking a huge project of constructing a twenty-one thousand capacity auditorium with a prophetic name “The Oil Dome” which is expected to be one of the finest Christian structures in the country. To God be the glory!
APOSTLE GENERAL’S ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD – THE CALL
Having travelled to Holland to seek greener pastures to cater for his family, AG on the 19th June 1991 had a destiny changing encounter which gave birth to RCI.
AG heard the Lords authoritative voice instructing him to pray. That same night the Lord gave him a mandate to return to Ghana and start a ministry for him. Find more on AG’s encounter in his bestselling book “Rising of the Sun”.