Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) was founded by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe. In 1956, the first bethel (place of worship) was established in a rented thatched apartment at No. 8 Eton Street, Calabar part of the former Eastern Region, now Cross River State, Nigeria. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star grew rapidly and this growth is attributed to the teachings of love demonstrated by the founder of BCS, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. He overcame the hostilities by showing love to all and Sundry. The membership strength grew so rapidly that the two room apartment at No. 8 Eton street, Calabar, could no longer contain the large number of converts. A more roomy accommodation was consequently acquired at No. 26 Mbupka street, also at Calabar. On Friday, the 8th of August, 1958 the entire members of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star led by the Leader, marched in a Solemn procession from 8th Eton street to the more roomy accommodation at No. 26 Mbupka street, Calabar, dressed in their white robes. That movement caused a stir in Calabar.
Presently, the World Headquarters (WHQs) of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is at No. 34 Ambo Street, Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. The growth of BCS has been phenomenal, now you can find BCS in many countries of the world including India, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Italy, United States of America, West Indies, and Scandinavian countries among others. This growth is phenomenal as The Holy Father continues to evangelize the world through His children.
The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star was officially incorporated under the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1956 and the Certificate of Incorporation as a religious organization was presented to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, 25th March 1964.