October 2005, the Lord spoke expressly to Segun and Funke Obadje who were in Abuja to leave the Federal Capital and start a work for Him in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. On the 11th of November 2005, in obedience, the couple left Abuja to Ile-Ife. The mandate God had given to them was to preach and teach with all simplicity and clarity the New Creation Realities in Christ Jesus stressing emphatically the integrity of God’s Word.
14 months after their departure from Abuja, on the 4th of February, 2007, God’s Love Tabernacle International Church kicked off in a small room in Ile-Ife with about ten people in attendance. In one of his interviews on the vision of GLT Pastor Segun said “I like to stress this, GLT is not another denomination, but a movement; and an on-going move of God’s Spirit to awaken the truth of His word and the reality of His blessed Holy Spirit. I must tell you, God has been faithful since we left Abuja. The Apostolic, Prophetic, Teaching, and Healing Grace have been so evident on this movement”.
Remember it started with ten people in a small room. The testimony has been from tens to hundreds, hundreds to thousands. The church now has her own permanent site, an auditorium of about one thousand, five hundred capacity, with various extensions and outreach. God’s Word is true; the path of the just is as a shining light that shines brighter and brighter even unto the perfect day.