People singing during Redeemed Church service in Massachusetts
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African church spreading Gospel in US

One of Africa's biggest Christian movements, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, is spreading across the US.

The Pentecostal movement started in Nigeria and opened its first American parish in Detroit in 1992.

Today, Church leaders say they have 720 congregations throughout North America.

Their eventual goal: a church within 10 miles (16km) of every community on the continent.

Most of the church's members are African immigrants, and recruiting non-Africans has proven challenging, as Jason Margolis reports.

Produced by Colm O'Molloy

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  • 12 Feb 2014
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