RCCG pastor writes to Adeboye, explains reason for launching dating site
Idowu Iluyomade, Senior Pastor, City of David Parish, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), explained why a dating site was created for Christian singles.
The church had in December 2021 spear Redeemers Connect (changed to ConnectNow), an online dating platform.
In a January 23 letter to RCCG General Overseer Enoch Adeboye, Iluyomade said the site is focused on “helping single Christians find life partners.”
He said that although the church has a pre-marriage counseling structure, it falls short when it comes to providing religious advice and support in finding the right person for marriage. .
“There is a need to support them and prepare them to take this important step in their lives,” he said.
Iluyomade said if singles know what to look for in prospective spouses, the likelihood of success in married life will be improved, adding that this is the gap ConnectNow will fill.
He said the site is a “Christian relationship and interactive platform for mature adults who are ready and hoping to get married.”
“It is not a dating site as the world knows it, but an interactive, faith-based community of mature believers, who connect with each other to build lasting and fruitful Christian relationships,” a- he added.
“This is a pre-research marriage counseling session to prepare mature adults, who are ready for marriage, for this journey of a lifetime. With the idea that they are making their choices in accordance with the fear of God and with the precepts of our faith.
He said the platform is for mature adults, widows and widowers who are looking forward to getting married.