Fire broke out on Sunday at the House on the Rock Church in Abuja. A member of the church said when he left the there this afternoon, all was well but now, fire has gutted the church. The church is located close to the National stadium Abuja and close to the City Gate.
News correspondents who passed by the airport road on Sunday reported that the building was visibly ablaze while fire fighters were struggling to put out the flames. Coincidentally, there was a heavy downpour at the time the church was ablaze. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.
A member of the Church, Mr. Joseph Peter, who spoke to newsmen said the main building had not been in use for a while now as renovation work was on-going. Mr. Peter who sounded sad said that he just left the church at about 1:00P.M. Sunday afternoon after the day’s service and all was well.
According to a twitter user Abayomi Shogunle, there were 7 fire-fighter trucks at the church premises trying to put out the fire. Shogunle also tweeted a video of the burning church. House on the Rock was founded in December 1994 by Pastor Paul A. Adefarasin in Lagos, Nigeria.
The ministry was established to be a vanguard 21st century Church with a vision of empowering believers for the fulfilment of their God-ordained destinies. Since its’ inception, the Church has grown far beyond the borders of Lagos, with over 40 daughter Churches and missions in Nigeria and across the globe.
The Abuja Church popularly called “The Refuge” by church members was formed in 1999 as a springboard for strategic ministry in the northern region of Nigeria and beyond.