Nigeria’s first openly gay preacher and the founder of House of Rainbow Fellowship, Jide Macaulay, celebrated his church 10th year anniversary on 2nd September in London. He wrote:
"We did it!!!! #HouseOfRainbowIs10, on the 2nd September, we celebrated the 10th Year Anniversary of Nigeria's first "Gay Church", we did it with pride. It is the case of the rejected stones becoming the cornerstone. Our theme was Testimony, Grace & Glory.
For 10 years we have been active creating safe spaces for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex and Queer people to worship, and celebrate God, just as we are.
We are grateful for the powerful, timely and seasoned message of Pastor Paul Bailey and his wife Pastor Maureen Bailey, we are thankful for many people who supported us, prayed with and for us. Revd Canon Steven Saxby, Revd Fr. Chris Smaling, Revd Cathy Bird, Pastor Phil Purkiss & his wife, Linda Bailey and Regeneration Project Church, Bishop Otis V. Wilks, Pastor Pa Trick etc.
We were blessed with the gathering skills of our MCs/Comperes Andreena Bogle and Malik Muhammad. With nearly 60 people in attendance.
Others gifts in mission included Emily & PJ Samuels Eye See leading MicroRainbow Int'l Choir, poetry with Lydia.
We remembered Nohmy with tributes led by Namubiru Winfred, we are pleased to have with us Joanne Harrison.
We commemorate PrideUganda 2016, glad to have with us Matt Beard, Director at ALL OUT.
Godfred Austin Otoo, wins Sermon of the Year competition.
We are grateful for messages from around the world, thank you Revd Nokuthula Dhladhla, John M Bean and Friends in Harmony, Bryne Comrade, Abubakar Sadiq Yussif, etc
I am also grateful to our Directors and team, Ballet Brice Stephane Djedje and Cynthia Rogue Khalil, Ade Niyi, Brice Anointed, Kaya Begam, John C. Fairlamb, Isaac, KG etc
In this new decade we are proud to announce the growth of our mission, Eight leaders in Nigeria, Three in Ghana, Two in South Africa, Two in Uganda, Two in Zambia, One each in Botswana, Liberia, Tanzania, Malawi, Sweden and United Kingdom respectively.