Freedom Centre International (FCI), formerly South London Temple (SLT), was birthed in 1997 out of UPG Ministries. Its first meeting place was at the Euro Business Centre in Brixton with a membership of about 25 people. Under the guidance of its visionary leader Dr Shadrach Ofosuware affectionately called Pastor Shadrach, within four months South London Temple moved location to Peckham where its membership grew to over 500 in under 5 years.
Pastor Shadrach's passion to see branches of FCI in all parts of the UK and all nationalities represented in FCI, was confirmed by a number of ministers who prophesied the expansion of the church. To accommodate the expansion of the church out of the South London area, South London Temple was renamed Freedom Centre International in 2009.
The vision to expand started becoming a reality with the launch of the first FCI assembly in Luton in 2007. This caused Pastor Shadrach who is always dreaming about the church to come up with a change of name to reflect the growth and what God was doing in the church. After much prayer and deliberation South London Temple was re-named Freedom Centre International (FCI). The name reflects Pastor Shadrach's passion for the liberty of God's people, to see people set free to pursue their God-given purpose in life, the downtrodden, his desire to see overcomers raised and God's people prosper. After Freedom Centre Luton, FCI Telford, FCI Dallas, FCI East Legon (Ghana) and FCI Edinburgh also were established.