Our History

Citadel of Greatness (formerly Chapel of Greatness) is a mission of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). RCCG is one of the fastest growing Pentecostal ministries in world with churches in over 195 nations. We are a non-denominational church, where the undiluted word of God comes alive.



The  church was planted as the second mission of The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Long Island, New York by Pastor Michael Oluwafemi on December 24, 2004. Our first Pastor was Gbenga Showunmi, a dynamic man of God who led the church successfully for six years.


Pastor Remi Oshikanlu took over leadership of the church on March 1st, 2011 and continues to pastor the church together with his wife, Pastor Bisi Oshikanlu. Our church is located in the heart of Hempstead, directly opposite the Hempstead Town Hall. It is home to people of different ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds.

On January 1st, 2020 the church was renamed as The Citadel of Greatness, in alignment with the revelation of the Holy Spirit for the next nevel for the church.


We believe that God has empowered man for greatness by creating man in God's own image and likeness. God has given each individual dominion over their environment. We are convinced that the practical teaching of the word of God can unleash the greatness in every individual.


When you fellowship at the Citadel of Greatness you partake in divine worship, exuberant praise and you receive the true word of God. Our goal is for you to experience Jesus in every area of your life and that you are empowered for greatness.