The Celestial Church of Christ is an African initiated Church founded by S.B.J. Oshoffa on September 1947 in Porto Novo, Benin. It is mainly located in Africa, particularly in Benin and Nigeria. The Church is Prophetic with Christian background. The faithful are called Celestians and the official name is inspired by a vision by which Jesus would have said that Church members adore him as do Angels in Heaven. The Church uses all english Bibles and the Yoruba translated versions. The CCC was recognised and authorised by Benin in 1956.