- Commends CAN’s resilience in spreading gospel
President/General-Overseer of the United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC), Dr. James Bayo-Owoyemi, has stressed the need for a harmonious relationship between the leadership of the church and the traditional institution for the advancement of the society.
Owoyemi, who spoke on Sunday during his courtesy visit to the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State, Oba Abdul Rasaq Adesina, urged the traditional institutions, as custodians of values and culture, to partner the church, which also preaches peace, justice and equity, in character formation to raise good citizens.
Thanking Oba Adesina for receiving him, he craved a bond of friendship to enable a seamless gospel work in the area, stating that he was in the palace to intimate the Oba of his position and seek royal support.
Owoyemi further commended the monarch’s disposition to good and peaceful leadership in the area.
On his part, Oba Adesina, who responded that the reward for good work is the crown, pledged his support to the church and prayed for the cleric to excel in his role as leader.
Also, for resiliently promoting the Gospel of Christ notwithstanding the worsening persecution and social adversaries in the country, Owoyemi has commended the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Owoyemi, who earlier addressed the Ago-Iwoye chapter of CAN, stressed that CAN’s leadership role was imperative, especially in Nigeria’s present trying times, adding that as a pioneer Christian umbrella body, CAN has continued to encourage Christly attitude in every endeavour.
He disclosed that aggressive crusades were ongoing to propagate the Good News in the remotest communities of the state, and by so doing win more souls for Christ and grow loyalty to constituted authorities.
“My visit to CAN is to further bond with the organisation in order to spread the gospel on a wider spectrum for the benefit of all and the good of our society,” he said. “I pray that God will continue to bless CAN and strengthen it nationwide to remain relevant.”
Responding, the Chairman of CAN, Ago-Iwoye Chapter, Superior-Evangelist Dotun Agbanle, thanked the UACC President and his team for visit. He urged Owoyemi to remain focused, steadfast and spare no effort to uplift the church of God at every given opportunity.