Members and well-wishers of Lagos District Headquarters of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) Chapel of Glory (COG) Lekki, Lagos were in jubilatory mood last week during the 10th anniversary of the church.
Giving insights into the foundation of the chapel, the District Pastor, Pastor Lasbrey Uba, said the vision of the General Overseer of the mission, Dr. Elijah Abina, which birthed the church, had its thrust in elite evangelism, capturing the Upper Class for the Lord while inspiring hope in the middle classes of persons within Lekki and environs.
While commending the Regional Pastor, Dr John Udofia for taking the daunting assignment to start the church in 2008, Uba said Chapel of Glory has become a place of awesome worship where people are baptised with the love of God.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I must say it has indeed been a remarkable journey thus far. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s significant to state that Chapel of Grace grew in capacity and emerged with the leadership of the Lagos district with about 11 assemblies under supervision and all of whom are represented here today.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is has been our assignment and focus in the last two year to cause an exponential expansion in the church ranging from numerical growth to spiritual maturity, from academic excellence to financial strength and at the centre of all these lies our premium on aggressive evangelism, a core purpose of the mission, to preach, teach and live the word,Ã¢â‚¬Â Uba stressed.
While giving an insight into the chapelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history, Udofia stated that COG, which was then just an assembly started at the then Lekki Astoria Hotel before moving to Piccadilly Hotel.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The church moved into its present location in December 2013 and the facility was officially commissioned in February 2014.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I must say that much of the successes that the assembly had during the teething period rightly should be to Dr. Abina, who had the vision and committed a lot of support to ensuring actualisation of that vision.Ã¢â‚¬Â
According to him, the church is shedding needless traditions for a more dynamic and practical approach to situations, adding every organisation is a dynamic entity and dynamism is critical to sustenance.
Resident pastor of COG, Kolade Adeleye, said the church has remained relevant in the divine agenda in Lekki and stand tall among the comity of churches in the area.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe in sound and undiluted teaching of the word of God to enhance Christian maturity and position each member to represent Christ wherever they are,Ã¢â‚¬Â he stated.