The pastor of a new church set to launch in Boston says he is bringing a message of hope and assurance to the people of the town.
David Ekundayomi, 42, is planning to open a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Christ the King in Boston in September.
Established in 1952 in Nigeria, the Redeemed Christian Church is a growing church with branches in more than 178 countries of the world.
David has been preaching for the church in Peterborough for several years, initially on visits from his native Nigeria, and since 2013 as a UK resident.
He said: “Boston is a new place that God wants to do his work and wants to reach out to his people and save his people.”
Initially, the church will be based at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Spain Lane, but David hopes to find a dedicated home for services in time.
The plan is to meet on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
David said: “A lot of things are happening in the world that are quite challenging.
“People don’t have answers to them.
“Through teaching and understanding of the word of God, we begin to learn the plan of God for our lives and we begin to navigate this challenging world.
“We want to bring the mesage of hope, a message of assurance, depsite what you are going through – divorce, pain, trouble, whatever – there is still hope for you through God.”
David, a husband and father-of-three, says the church aims to complement the other churches in the town.
He said: “I’m not here for competition. I’m here for integration and cooperation.”
He described the form of worship at the church as ‘contemporary’.
“It is worship that reaches you, that makes you feel the love of God and make you appreciate yourself and the people around you,” he said.