Kingsway International Christian Centre - GOC Live Worship: Taking Hold Of The Future

Tuesday 1st August 2000
Kingsway International Christian Centre - GOC Live Worship: Taking Hold Of The Future
Kingsway International Christian Centre - GOC Live Worship: Taking Hold Of The Future

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1685-21214
LABEL: KICC 1901932
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

With a 4000-seater Miracle Centre in Hackney, East London, and an even larger church dome near completion, The Kingsway International Christian Church has one of the UK's largest single-site congregations. Pastored by Matthew Ashimolowo, it's growth from 300 members less than a decade ago is quite staggering. Truly a church based on vision, KICC seeks to take full advantage of spreading the Gospel in music form, hence the release of 'Taking Hold Of The Future', featuring the full, extremely-accomplished sounds of The KICC Mass Choir with a selection from the vast array of songs composed by its members. Led by choir director Keith F Childress (who wrote or co-wrote about half the songs), the sound is sometimes loud, powerful, intense; elsewhere gentler and more worshipful, as in the wonderful three-song "Holy Medley" and the unusual reggae-styled "I Have A Reason". But from everywhere emanates passion and emotion, and the feel of a team who truly know what they're about. Admittedly an acquired taste, and personally not my cup-of-cappuccino, but if you like the tones of black gospel choirs, then you're unlikely to be disappointed with this.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by Srinath Nagendra in Sri Lanka @ 14:22 on Jun 2 2014

Is there any way that we can have this ministry in Sri Lanka? because most of the people are going through poor life without the knowledge including me.

Posted by nabaasa in uganda @ 15:20 on Nov 23 2010

I just urge you to keep doing the Lord's work. I want to get videos of your sermons but there hardly any here. what do i do ? I love you Pastor.

Posted by olusegun opakunle in lagos, mainland, lagos state @ 17:43 on Feb 28 2010

he works fully according to God alignment in order to affect his generation Positively and Godly. He is a real God sent role model to the wider generation. God will continually be with you and your ministry Sir. i love you, big dad.

Posted by Rose in Tel- aviv Israel @ 17:50 on Oct 31 2009

KICC and the Pastors may God continue to increase your wisdom and manifestation in the word of God to bless others. For me you have really taught me things i didnt know yet i am a christian my knowledge in christ indeed has increased and am enjoying the teaching as they continue to bless, manifest and teach and enlighten me in christ. God Bless you!

Posted by tega in kigali rwanda @ 19:49 on Apr 9 2009

i 19 almost 20 year old girl and i am a daily daystar watcher however one day when i was suppose to be doing house chores at home and not watching tv i switched on the tv and went to daystar when i was thinking of Mtvbase and concidentally i saw pastor Matthew face. never saw him, never heard of him but the message he talked about in 2008 about GOD CAN made me wonder that God told this man from nigeria who is also from england to send me a message. your message went something this... i want to help a sister... she is wondering if getting married at her age.... then you went on and said about how God is going to give me multitalents because of his grace and that everyone will be shocked and then you said about passed dissappionts should not hold me back becuase God looks at the future and the past. and you kept on repeating God Can
Okay i need to speak too you... the reason i am writing on this promo website is because your churchs website does not load on my windows explorer. i feel extremely stupid to be writing this sooo please write back to me. thanks

Posted by Theresa in Ghana @ 15:38 on Feb 26 2009

I always thank God for KICC and all the Pastors who are working and doing the WILL of God in the Church for people to known Christ as they personal saviour.


Posted by Mary Seth-Angolo in Nigeria @ 14:59 on Feb 3 2009

I thank God for the Grace Upon the House (KICC) thats what keeps me and my family.I am grateful to God for His servant who has been an instrument of light to us by his teachings and practical principles. The Grace upon his life shine and show forth to all his children like a wonderful me. May God bless KICC.GOD BLESS PAST MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO

Posted by Emeka in Cambodia @ 12:27 on Jan 27 2009

My life and faith has not been so strong since i stoped listening and watching pastor Mathew's Message on A.I.T and chanels back in Nigeria, Please can you send my the messages in my box for my daily reading,

I can't live with Pastor Mathew''s preaching and teachings, He is a gifted man of God, I love him with all my heart,

God bless you Daddy, I love you.

Posted by Grace Ehiaguina in Brighton, UK @ 16:24 on Nov 22 2008

I am currently not on SKY as my Landlord will not allow it on his building. Please can you give me information as to how I can watch your messages on my computer via the internet.
God bless you.

Reply by Rachel in London @ 00:50 on Dec 8 2008

You can watch the live services every sundays at 7.30,9.30,11.30.1pm and 7pm on

[report abuse]

Posted by adedayo ojediran in festac lagos,nigeria @ 08:04 on Oct 6 2008

my life have been transform through your programme i watch on tv

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.