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Our History

Gates of Praise International Centre was registered as a Christian Church Organisation in Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex United Kingdom in September 2001 by Pastor Akin Laosun. The first open prayer meeting took place on July 4, 2002 and the first Sunday Meeting was held at the SS Peter & Paul Parish Hall, Grays on May 18, 2003. The Church Organisation was registered as a United Kingdom Charity in February 2006 with outreaches to other countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, India and Nigeria. The focus of the Church Organization is to know Christ and make Him known by sharing God’s love in a practical way. For more information about Gates of Praise. Please call +44(0) 1375 377853 .

Our Belief

The Sovereignty and grace of God – the Father, God – the Son and God – the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement. read more

Our Vision

To establish the high praises of God Almighty in our communities (local & international); building and raising a God fearing generation that will reach out to those in need of God’s love.

Our Mission

Knowing Jesus and making Him known by reflecting His character, in our families and our communities through prayer, studying and sharing the word, and demonstrating His love.

Our Values

Know CHRIST and make HIM known
Raise our FAMILIES to know GOD
Serve GOD and ONE ANOTHER in LOVE
Introduce CHRIST to EVERYONE in our Community
Have an attitude of GRATITUDE.