More than 30,000 people are expected to attend what is believed to be one of Kent’s biggest Christian events: The International Gathering of Champions (IGOC)

For 5 days the 24 acre site, which was acquired by Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in 2012, will be transformed into a convention venue featuring a spacious exhibition hall and food court, in addition to its permanent state of the art 5,000 seater auditorium, which is currently used for its lively Sunday services at 11am and 6.30pm.

Event host Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo said: “We are so excited about this year’s IGOC, we are looking forward to seeing what God will do in the lives of His people. Our theme this year is the Living Word for a Dying Word, and so we will be discovering what this means in the life of the believer.”

Featuring renowned inspirational speakers Creflo Dollar, Mike Murdock, Mensa Otabil, Jazz Sculark and Mike Okonkwo, the event will finish with The Buzz: a night of great gospel music, headlined by Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning Tye Trbbett and Frank Edwards, Nigeria Entertainment and Nigeria Gospel Music Awards winner. Also appearing are dynamic new group Voltage.

IGOC is an experience for the whole family. Teenagers from 13-19 flock to Da X, young adults aged between 20-30 attend the Kingsway Young Adults Ministry Convention (KYAM) and children aged 3-12 have great fun at the IGOC King’s Kid’s Camp. All of these events are FREE but registration is required.

IGOC holds from 24th – 28th August 2016 at KICC Prayer City, Buckmore Park (beside Junction 3 of the M2), Maidstone Road, Chatham Kent ME5 9QG. £20 Registration is required for the 10am and 2pm daily sessions. Evening (6pm) and Sunday sessions are free.

THE KYAM CONVENTION: Wednesday 24th August from 2pm:

DA X: Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th August from 1-4pm and 6-8.30pm each day.

KING’S KIDS CAMP: 24th – 28th August at 10am and 2pm

A free return shuttle service is in operation across London and in Chatham, Gillingham and Maidstone.

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Notes to Editor:
*Attendance figures over the entire 5 days of IGOC 2014 was 35,073 KICC is an independent, interdenominational and international church and registered charity (No.1102114). Sunday services are held every week at the main church in Kent, and across its growing network of churches across London, the Home Counties and the West Midlands. KICC actively supports the community via a range of counselling services, skills training and its monthly Food Bank initiative, Noah’s Ark. KICC also works in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations to improve social conditions for a wide range of disadvantaged people