The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT ), the Church with the Word for the World, founded on the Solid Rock by God, through a small group of committed men and women led by the late Pastor (Dr) R. A. George at Iwaya, Yaba Lagos, has transformed into a divine legacy that has today assumed a global dimension.
It all began with Brother Reuben Akinwalere George (later Pastor (Dr) R. A. George), a member of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) and a dynamic leader of the Christ Army Band of the CAC then at 83, Lagos Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, who had always felt a deep conviction of the call of God on his life.Thus in 1956, they started first as a small fellowship and Bible Study Group led by Brother R.A.George at his residence at No 9, Omotola Street, IwayaYaba, Lagos. The fellowship group then included the late Sister Dupe George, Brothers David Akinremi, Meshack Akinola, Iwaku J. Bagere, Daniel Aluko, Olusegun George, Elijah Oludele Abina, and Elkanah Obideyi. The other members of the group were Brothers Solomon Kudoro, Richard Godonu Akapo, one Mrs. Dorcas Adeyemi, Sisters Mary Kudoro, Felicia Akinremi (later Matron Felicia Abina), Janet Oke, Dupe Oju (later Dupe Akapo), among others.
The Church began to grow, and later moved to her first building at 22, Balogun Street also in Iwaya and from there, gradually spread to Bariga, Mushin, Salvation Army Road in Ibadan, and the rest of the world. Pastor George was ordained as Pastor in 1959 and he transited into glory in 1987 after which his deputy all along at the time, Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina took over the mantle of leadership in the same 1987. It is worthy of note that The Gospel Faith Mission International became an incorporated body in Nigeria in October 1967.
The Church that started with barely 20 people has grown so large today with over 2000 branches under 14 Administrative Regions headed by Regional Pastors. The Regions are further sub-divided into 113 Districts and Areas which are equally headed by District and Area pastors respectively with over 1600 Assemblies. Branches have also been established in many African countries such as Benin Republic, Togo, Gabon, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Botswana among others. In Britain, the Church, which was established in 1983, has extended to the Irish Republic with branches in Dublin.
GOFAMINT’s first branch in the United States of America was established in 1985. This has grown into well over seventeen branches today. Equally, the Church now has branches in Calgary, Canada and Turnhout in Belgium. In 2007, GOFAMINT berth in Philippines, Mexico, Australia through an initiative of the General Overseer, Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina to take the gospel, through GOFAMINT to all the Continents of the world. The Church also has presence in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel. The Church is being directed by the Holy Spirit through the Executive Council, which is headed by the current General Overseer, Pastor (Dr) Elijah Oludele Abina
The GOFAMINT International Office is situated at Gospel City, Kilometer 40, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Aseese, Ogun State. While the National Office remains at International Gospel Centre, Ojoo, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.