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A Sunday service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Melrose, Massachusetts, includes gospel singing, a live band, and dancing.

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Jason Margolis

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    Pastor James Fadele runs the Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America. Their North American headquarters is located in Floyd, Texas on a 700-acre property.

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    Jason Margolis

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    Pastor Doyin Oke stands inside the 10,000-seat arena built for the Church at its headquarters in Floyd, Texas.

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    Jason Margolis

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    The Redeemed Christian Church of God has a location in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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    The Redeemed Christian Church of God is trying to attract more non-African followers.

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    At Sunday services, like this one in Melrose, Massachusetts, the Redeemed Christian Church of God attracts many Nigerian immigrants looking to keep in touch with their roots.

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    Shefali S. Kulkarni

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    Church leaders say there are 720 churches in North America that are part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. This particular church is in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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    Shefali S. Kulkarni