City of Joy

About Us

Our primary pursuit is the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth and we have recognised that God has not created anyone to be insignificant. It is in this pursuit of Him that we have realised that every man must discover the purpose for his creation and maximise the innate potential placed in him by a benevolent Creator in order to positively impact the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.

RCCG City of Joy was founded as a church plant of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Rivers of Joy Dagenham (Rivers of Joy), a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in Essex.

The Lord used Pastors Olayemi and Olaronke Hassan and the Rivers of Joy family mightily in planting RCCG City of Joy Barking in March 2016 with two families being sent out to the glory of God. The Lord added a third family from Rivers of Joy to RCCG City of Joy immediately. To His glory, God has continued to add to His Church.

We at City of Joy are passionate about praise and worship of God, learning and teaching the word of God, reaching out to the lost and touching lives in and around our communities with the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring about a transformation to the glory of God.

We aim to engage with our community and seek to utilise every opportunity to transform lives with the love and grace of God. We pray that you will use the resources available on our website to explore and develop your relationship with God.

Respective of your background, culture, race or social position, we welcome you and your family to join us in RCCG City of Joy Barking.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to you joining us in the worship of the most High God.

RCCG Vision, Mission and Mandate


To make heaven.
To take as many people with us.
To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.



To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.
To accomplish No. 2 and 3 above, we will plant churches within five minutes walking distance in every city and town of developing countries and within five minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries.



We will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached for the Lord Jesus Christ

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was founded in 1952 in Nigeria (http://www.rccg.org). The RCCG is currently active across continents with thousands of parishes all over the world, of which a little over 700 are in the United Kingdom. RCCG City of Joy is one of the parishes of RCCG in the United Kingdom (http://www.rccguk.church).

Pastors Muyiwa & ‘Sumbo Ajala

RCCG City of Joy Barking

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever

Hebrews 13: 8