The Lagos Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is set to begin a new chapter as its age-long dream of acquiring a befitting secretariat is being fulfilled.
It will be noted that since the Lagos Chapter of the body was established, it has been a huge challenge for it to secure its own space.
Rather, meetings and events planned by the fellowship were being held in member churches. This sometimes makes it difficult for the fellowship to have a life of its own.
It has had to tailor its programme alongside the programmes of its host churches over the years, each time it has a programme.
But that age-long dream of having its own secretariat is gradually being fulfilled. This is sequel to the overwhelming generosity of the Founder of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi.
Pastor Kumuyi according to the Chairman of the fellowship, Apostle Eyinnaya Okwuonu had in 2019 made a donation of N200 million to the fellowship.
Okwuonu described the donation as “overwhelming generosity” in a broadcast. He disclosed that the money had enabled the fellowship to purchase three apartments on the Bode Thomas axis of Lagos to serve as the secretariat.
According to Okwuonu, Kumuyi’s “awesome seed is an unprecedented breakthrough for the fellowship.”
But that is not all. Since the acquisition of the buildings, there is a need for more work. He said, “the buildings we have acquired will need renovation and reconstruction to fit into the hub of service and ministry that we envision it to be.”
He added that there is a need for such renovation because “the secretariat will serve as a rallying point, a reminder of our common heritage, a place of ministry and activities to coordinate our fellowship and its many ministries. It is more than just a building, it will serve as a reflection of our resolve to serve all believers of the Pentecostal movement especially in Lagos and Nigeria at large.”
While urging other church leaders to emulate the gesture of Pastor Kumuyi, he said, “the time has come for the church to come together and combine forces to bring an end to the many challenges it is facing.”
The PFN will on Saturday, June 19 flag-off N200 million fundraising at the Lagos Oriental Hotel as part of the drive to achieve its dream. It is expected that many other church leaders will support the initiative so as to make the dream of the Lagos PFN a reality.