In the beginning..

Gates of Praise International Centre was founded as a Christian Church Organisation in Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex United Kingdom in September 2001.
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 Mission and Outreaches Centres in the following Countries:
– Kenya
– Nigeria
– Zimbabwe
– India

The Founding and Lead Pastors are Akin and Funke Laosun who are supported by other Pastors, Elders and Deacons. Our focus as a Church is knowing Jesus Christ and making Him known by sharing God’s love in a practical way.

Knowing Jesus and making Him known