Our Church History
The International Church of Christ Sierra Leone (Freetown Christian Church) has stood the test of time since it was planted in 1996 by five missionary brothers and a sister from Nigeria. In 1997, the mission team was cut short when rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) stormed the capital city of Freetown. By the end of 1998 and early 1999, it became impossible for the mission team to stay in Sierra Leone. The missionaries safely evacuated to Nigeria.
The civil war did not stop the church from growing. The few baptized disciples during this period supported the ministry by preaching, teaching, and making disciples. In 2014 and 2015, the outbreak of Ebola devastated the country. Many disciples suffered, and resources were limited. The church did not hinder, and the advancement of God's kingdom continued in Sierra Leone. As Apostle Paul encouraged young Timothy, "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction" (2Timothy 4:2).
The Ecclesiastical Leadership Group, Board of Trustees, administration, campus fellowship, branch, and seat fellowship churches strive to work together in unity. There are various Bible Talks around the region and four core Ministries – Marrieds, Singles, Teens, and Kids Kingdom.