The Senior Pastor of the City of David Parish of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Idowu Iluyomade has set up what he called a “Christian Relationship and Interactive Platform”
He explained that the online dating site “Redeemers Connect” that was later changed to “Connect Now” was set up in December 2021 for Christian singles.
Pastor Iluyomade said the site is focused on “helping single Christians find life partners”.
He said “while the church has a structure for pre-marriage counselling, it is lacking when it comes to providing faith-based guidance and support in the course of finding the right person for marriage.”
He further said “There is a need to support them and prepare them to take this important step in their lives,”
The RCCG Senior Pastor reiterated that, “if singles know what to look out for in prospective spouses, the probability of success in marital life will be enhanced.”
He added that “this is the gap that ConnectNow will fill.”
He said the site is a “Christian relationship and interactive platform for mature adults who are ready and hoping to get married”.
Pastor Iluyomade explained that “It is not a dating site as the world knows it, but a faith-driven interactive community of mature believers, who are connecting with one another with a view to building enduring and fruitful Christian relationships,”
“This is a pre-finding marriage counselling session to prepare mature adults, who are ready for marriage for that journey of a lifetime. With the view that they make their choices in line with the fear of God and along with the dictates of our faith.”
He said the platform is for mature adults, widows and widowers who are looking forward to getting married.