CCOP Brief History and Background

Year Worship Center Location Remarkable Events
November 1993 Rented Baladjay Apartment, Labao St., Iligan City Pastor Geoffrey Saniel installed as Host Pastor by the Pentecostal Church of God (PCG)
1994  –  Aug 1996 Transferred to Tan Building, Zamora St., Iligan City Formerly known as Christ Centered Fellowship. Experienced severe fire accident that burned-up almost all church properties.
1996 – Apr 2000 Transferred to 4th Fl., Ortiz Building, San Miguel St., Iligan City Utilized the place only for Sunday morning services.  Midweek services and other fellowship gatherings were held at  Parsonage at Jariol Apt. in Tibanga, Iligan City.
1998 – 1999 Separated from its mother church, Pentecostal Church of God Asian Mission Inc. (PCGAMI) Continually moving on with the ministry as independent church.  And later renaming it to what is known today as the City Church of Praise.  Late 1999, CCOP officially became affiliated with the Original Free Will Baptist Church Phils.
2000 – 2005 Transferred to Valera Building in Mahayahay, Iligan City In October 2002, OFWBI Missionary from North Carolina, Bro. Harold Jones visited City Church of Praise.
2006 – 2013 Transferred to 2nd Floor, Acedo Building, Central Market, Aguinaldo St., Iligan City November 2007 – established  partnership with the Dakilang Pag-ibig Ministries with the implementation of a Medical, Dental, and Evangelism Mission Trip to two Barangays in Iligan City.

Jan – Jun 2008 – Initiated church’s 1st Batch Leadership Training thru Growth and Leadership Training (GLT) Class

July 2009 – launching our explosive evangelism program thru Cell Church Ministry

Jan – Jun 2009 – Initiated our 2nd Batch Leadership Training thru Growth and Leadership Training (GLT) Class

April 21, 2009 – OFWBI Missionary Bro. Harold Jones together with our leaders from OFWBCII-Cebu revisited the church.

Year 2010 – Revised and improved our leadership training under our Christian Growth Class as part of our Life Development Process

May 2015 – Established Kingdom Kids Club – a Feeding Ministry for children with our partner from Sweden.

2014 – present Transferred to PSDS Building, Pala-o Extension, Iligan City January 5, 2014 – 1st Sunday fellowship to our new worship center.

January 2015 – Separated from Original Free Will Baptist Church and become and independent organization again.

July 2016 – Established a ministry partnership with Bristol Hope Assembly from Bristol, Pennsylvania.