History of The Lord’s Table Ministry (TLT)
Pastor Bayo Adewole of Jesus House Chicago (JHC) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) envisioned a ministry that catered to people who lived on the streets. Four years ago, under the leadership of Brother Ahams, The Lord’s Table (TLT) ministry was established. In its initial stages, TLT transported homeless citizens of the community to the JHC campus and offered them a hot meal. TLT then expanded to hosting an annual thanksgiving dinner. In May 2006, Pastor Olumide Oluwole was transferred leadership of the ministry and God challenged him to take it to new dimensions. “God gave us the responsibility not only to preach his word, but He expects us to take them from the street and provide a Godly environment to grow spiritually.” This indeed makes TLT unique from other street ministries because we provide a clean and safe environment that allows our members to focus on the word of God rather than their deplorable circumstances.
On October 16, 2007, Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer (GO) of RCCG visited JHC, our members ministered during the service through a selection of songs. Pastor Adeboye, impressed by our members’ ability to praise God in their current situations, prayed for the ministry to prosper on all levels. Since then, less than a year later God had opened the flood gates. We have been blessed with $3,000 worth of musical instruments, we have two established worship services on Wednesday and Saturday, our choir, Voices of Deliverance is steadily growing, and our members testify daily to the glory of God.
In July 2007, TLT attained non-for-profit status giving new opportunities for growth. In addition, we have added a supportive housing ministry to our repertoire.