On the 18th May 2008 and with only 53 people gathered together in the rooms of a small family home in South East London, Mount Zion Christian Ministries International (Freedom Arena) held its first service.
This Ministry was confirmed on 22nd January 2008 when God spoke to His servant Debo Adegoke saying, “Take root downwards in the UK and I will take your fruits all over the world”. The Ministry was given birth based on Obadiah 1:17:
“But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”
From 25, Kinder Close, the church moved to the recording studio of “Passion Television” in Charlton, South East London. There it grew miraculously, until it outgrew both the main auditorium and the overflow.
Mount Zion Christian Ministries International moved on to start fellowshipping at the Asian Community Centre in Plumstead, also in South East London. From there it sojourned briefly at 240-242 Plumstead High Street, having to hold two services every Sunday on account of constraint of space.
With a regular congregation of about 700 adults excluding children and youths, the church continues to grow and expand
God has daily been adding to the church, and the congregation of the now popular Yoruba Prayer meeting, “Bami See” as at the last count, has grown to well over 2000 attendees.
Recently, God gave the ministry an “oversized miracle”, when it secured the use of a 2.3 acre property, next to the Asian Community Centre, by leasehold.
This current site of the church tagged “Freedom City”is the meeting place for all its activities. In addition, the church still holds the lease on 240-242 Plumstead High Street.