The Bishop of the Lagos Diocese, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye has described the recent gathering of the church’s 14 Archdeaconries for the Centenary celebration as a fantastic opportunity to come together to share in the fellowship of Christ ‘as we get stronger, deeper and higher as a Diocese.’
Made up of 14 Archdeaconries with One Purpose, One Faith and One Goal, The Diocese gathered its members for the Centenary Rally with the faithful wearing gorgeous and well-designed T-Shirts that suited the occasion and there were also the Diocesan bands and Choirs that entertained guests with melodious tones.
Olumakaiye stated that the Centenary Celebration is designed to be celebrated throughout this year and it is targeted at fostering a more cordial relationship among all as they look forward to establishing something that the coming generations will also be appreciative of.
According to the Bishop on the Centenary City, The Bishop said “ We just secured 1500 plots of land as our Centenary City through the huge support of you good people of this Diocese.
“This City is the legacy that we will hand over to the next generation alongside the ones we received from our forefathers.
“This will also allow us to add more value to our Diocese and our society in the form of Low Income Housing Estate, St. Luke’s Global Hospital, Garden of Gethsemane, campground, amusement park and many more.
“We will also give something back to the Church in the form of empowerment of our women and our teeming youths. By the grace of God, we will soon move to our Centenary City” He said.
Olumakaiye also thanked the stakeholders who have contributed significantly in the realization of the centenary celebration saying “Let me thank the committee in charge of this rally; you have done a good job. I thank all the Archdeaconry coordinators and sub-committees, I also appreciate the Diocesan Media and Technical Crew, and all others.”
Speaking also, The immediate past Bishop of the diocese, Most Reverend Adebola Ademowo thanked God for what God is doing in the diocese describing Olumakaiye as a goal getter, saying “For us to have him in the diocese, the lord has really blessed us and I know he is going places.
“Within a very short of time, the Bishop took the mantle of leadership. He has gone very far. He went round all the churches in the diocese. There is a centenary city that he is trying to put in place. There is the radio for the diocese. Right in front of the diocesan palace, you will see the electronic board.
“There are many things the Bishop is doing. I usually fast, but when the Bishop was enthroned, he asked us to fast for 21 days and I didn’t miss a single one. At the beginning of this year, he asked us to fast for 14 days. The man is not doing the work in the flesh, he is doing it in the spirit, he is charismatic, prophetic, and he is a man of God to the core. So we thank God for all the lord is doing, we need people like him. In this country
On the expectations after 100 years he said, “There are many things in the pipeline, but the Bishop wants the members to grow spiritually more than ever before, because that is very important, the diocese is growing physically, but he also wants members to grow spiritually and he wants them to be enablers,” Ademowo said.