Anchor International Outreach Ministry has extended its frontiers to Ekiti State rekindling hope among ministers of the gospel and creating a path for them to follow.
The ministry on June 27 held its, Leading the Next Generation Leaders Summit at the Christ Apostolic Church, Ijigbo, Ado, Ekiti State Nigeria. Participants in their hundreds defied the rain to grace the occasion.
President of the ministry, Dr. Bolarinwa Michael Omotosho expressed gratitude to God and everyone who made the summit a huge success. He thanked the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, and other Christian bodies in the state for making the event a success.
The committee chairman of the Conference. Pastor Joseph Olusegun Olubusoye was so happy about the success of the summit.
The summit which had the theme “Transformational Leadership Style” attracted more than 200 pastors, evangelists, and missionaries in Ekiti State. They came through the platform of the Anchor Leadership Academy (ALA) leadership hub.
The summit also brought together ministers of the gospel under the umbrella body of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and educators.
At the end of the summit, each participant received a free copy of the Africa Study Bible (ABS) two hardcopy books, a Workbook, a kitbag, a certificate, and 25 ministry enrichment books. The Africa Study Bible (ABS) was sponsored by Oasis International Publishing.
The keynote speaker on the summit day is Rev. Dr Emmanuel Adeyinka Aribasoye, Chairman CAN, Ekiti State, and President, of Ekiti Baptist Conference who spoke on the theme “Transformational Leadership Style”. A special prayer session was led by Bishop-Elect, Kayo-ajayi Kolade, and chairman of the PFN Ekiti State.
Dr. Mrs. Priscilla Omotosho took a session on, “Leading through an Effective Youth Ministry”. She explained that every generation needs a passionate leader that is willing and gives priority to leading the younger generation. She called on church leaders to make it a priority to run an effective Youth Ministry.
The coordinator of the summit in Ekiti State, Rev Oke Femi Timothy, spoke on “The Quality that Separates Leaders from Followers”
In his delivery, Omotosho who had earlier taken a session on Ministers, Marriage, and Ministry disclosed that the primary mandate of the ministry is to raise Next-Generation Leaders that will make an unbeatable impact in the church and society.
He called on the Nigerian Church leaders to make it a priority to invest in the next generation of leaders who will develop the capacities and commitment to take over the church responsibilities of the great commission if Jesus Christ tarries
He said the summit is an annual leadership conference to empower ministers of the gospel and to create unified fellowship. “Anchor made all these resources worth N360,000 available to each participant. We cannot thank Oasis International Publishing for the free Africa Study Bibles. This is to fulfill one of our fivefold E’s-ministry ideologies: Evangelizing, Equipping, Empowering, Empathy, and Education. Omotosho added.
Some of the participants testify:
My testimony concerning Anchor Leadership Academy Summit: I was blessed through the teaching of this summit. I have been attending several seminars, workshops, and special retreats both locally and internationally. The teaching series of Anchor Leadership Academy is highly impactful. I can say authoritatively that the African Study Bible and the books that were given freely are a blessing to me and other participants in Ekiti State. Our ministries have been enhanced.
Ekiti State CAN is looking forward to more collaborative and partnership work with Anchor Leadership Academy in the nearest future. We express our deepest gratitude to Oasis International Publishing for the gift of the African Study Bible given during the one-day summit. Sincerely this kind gesture will go a long way to enhance our lives and ministries as God’s servants in Ekiti State. We pray God to continually shower His heavenly blessings upon you and your ministry. Thanks a million. — Dr. Emmanuel Adeyinka Aribasoye, Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State, and President Ekiti Baptist Conference.
It is a timely Programme that intimates and rejigs ministers of the Gospel back to gospel literature books and especially the Africa Study Bible in our context. My word to Anchor as a Bible Scholar is that, in every of their Programme, they should find time to REVIEW the Africa Study Bible for at least an hour to familiarize the attendees with the use of the Bible and tell them the philosophy behind it, this is very important. Ditto for the other two pieces of literature. I so much appreciate the scholars and contributors to this great resource for humanity and a better understanding of the plethora of doctrines of Christianity in the African context. — Enock O. AJIBADE, Ph.D., Provost, Saint Enock Theological Seminary. Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti-State of Nigeria.
The summit by your Anchor International Outreach Ministry in Ekiti State was a great benefit to me. The African Study Bible is unique and easy to understand. Thanks to your ministry and Oasis International Publishing. God will continue to give both of the organizations the power to do more for other people in other regions of Africa in Jesus’ name. —- Pastor Olatunbosun Israel M. CGEM Church Int’l, Ilawe Ekiti.
I am so happy because I enjoy the African Study Bible is by the grace of God that I participated in that conference may God continue to elevate the organization to higher greatness from
—Prophet/Evan Jayeola kayoed Clement, Igbara Odo Ekiti
The conference was a great success and beneficial to me and with this, I appreciate the Anchor International Outreach Ministry and as well appreciate Oasis International Publishing for the Africa Study Bible (ASB). —Pastor Olatubosun Moyosore Isreal, CGEM Intl, Ilawe- Ekiti
The program was so educative, I enjoy the program with this, I appreciate Anchor International Outreach Ministry also special thanks to Oasis International Publishing for the Africa Study Bible. — Primate Dr Olorunleke Abe Good Shepherd Spiritual Church of Christ, Members of OAIC Block in CAN, Ado Ekiti.
Calvary greetings to you in the Lord Jesus Christ. My testimony is the more knowledge I have acquired through all the lectures received and the new things I now know from the Africa Study Bible given, is another experience for me, thanks. More, Greece to the elbow of Anchor International Outreach Ministry you shall continue to grow from strength to strength in Jesus’ name. Oasis International Publishing you are great. — Pastor Ogunlola Rufus Olu, The Word Bible Church 2, Igbara Odo, Ekiti
I thank God for the wonderful program, it helped me a lot. May God continue to lead Anchor International Outreach Ministry. You will grow from Strength to Strength in Jesus’ name. I appreciate Oasis International Publishing for the wonderful work done on the Africa Study Bible. May God continue to lead you more. —– Evang.Michael Adewale Adesina, Christ Apostolic Church, Favour land, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. SHALOM!
The 27th of June, 2023 was an unforgettable day in the Ekiti ministers’ lives. We hosted Anchor Leadership Academy (ALA), Lagos in a summit and it was super. Super because, gift of Africa Study Bible two other books packaged in a beautifully made bag. People were happy sharing the testimonies and giving good and encouraging comments. A sincere appreciation goes to ALA, Lagos led by Dr. Bolarinwa Michael Omotosho for submitting to this great vision. Anchor has done us good in Ekiti and we are grateful for it. We trust that the Ministry goes from strength to strength, with God meeting all its needs in Jesus’ name. Thanks to OASIS International Publishing for the Africa Study Bible. You, people, have done a great job for a trans-generational impact. God’s abundant grace on all the brains behind the vision in Jesus’ name. —- Rev. Oke Femi Timothy. Grace-Poured Ministries. Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.