Little Joe is the Messiah
Here's an Associated Press story about The Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Lagos-founded church now operating out of an Irving office tower. (Make sense: What else is God gonna do when the Dallas Cowboys leave Texas Stadium and He can no longer watch football games through that hole in the roof?) According to the AP story, the African-based Redeemed Christian Church of God is "is one of the most aggressive evangelizers to emerge from the recent advance of Christianity across Africa [and] their offices in suburban Dallas' high-tech corridor reflect the group's bold, entrepreneurial approach." Actually, I think this says it all:
"At the center of their North American push is a for-profit, satellite TV network, launched in December from Dallas under the name Dove Media. It broadcasts sermons from the church's world leader Pastor Enoch Adeboye between reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bonanza."
Apparently, they couldn't get the syndication rights to that other great Michael Landon show, Highway to Heaven. --Robert Wilonsky