About the Festival of Life
In 1986, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian church of God, Pastor Enoch A Adeboye, asked for a birthday gift from God and requested for a miracle for each member of the church. God then instructed him to invite everyone to a special meeting called the "Holy Ghost Service". This subsequently birthed the beginning of monthly Holy Ghost Nights in Lagos, Nigeria.
Pastor Adeboye was praying concerning one of the Holy Ghost services when he was given a vision to start simultaneous services in the United Kingdom. This was to serve as a forum to bring together people to pray and birth revival in the UK and thus began the London Holy Ghost Festival of Life. The first London Holy Ghost Festival themed "The New Anointing" was held at the London Arena, Docklands on the 19th of April 1996, with Pastor Adeboye as the sole speaker.