Kirk Franklin, others, storm Bayelsa, as Adeboye opens historic 10,000 capacity ecumenical centre

By Editor on 28/10/2017

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The edifice, during construction

Renowned US televangelist and musician, Kirk Franklin is one of the dignitaries that would be at the opening of the historic 10,000-man capacity Bayelsa Ecumenical Centre, constructed by the government of Governor Seriake Dickson.

The imposing ultra-modern edifice located in the Igbogene area of the state capital Yenagoa, which is reputed to be the biggest and first of its kind in Nigeria, has a modern Christian Library, Rosary Store, a Restaurant, Bookshop and a choir gallery.

The facility, which also boasts of a rotating alter, an archive, prayer rooms, a Very Important Person (VIP) section in the main auditorium, among others, is to be dedicated by the General Overseer, worldwide of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye.

Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, told reporters in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State Capital, on Friday that the government decided to build the center to bring all Christians in the state together, adding that even with the economic challenge Governor Seriake Dickson was not deterred in completing the magnificent edifice. 

Describing the governor as a lover of God, he stressed that such God-driven vision was the reason the state had continued to experience many positive things and called on all Bayelsans and every resident in the state to come out and be part of the event as well as the state's annual thanksgiving.

"This is to formally let the world know that we are set to dedicate and commission the Bayelsa State Ecumenical Center. After that we will hold the solemn assembly there and then Thursday is our annual thanksgiving. It is a public holiday and every Bayelsan as well as others who reside in the state are expected to be there."

On his part‎ Special Adviser to the governor on Religion, Pastor S.S John Peters stated that it was quite commendable that the governor decided to connect not only Bayelsa, but the entire Ijaw Nation to God, a strategy, which he said would never fail. 


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While making some biblical references, he said those who built altars for the lord were greatly blessed and encouraged Christians to see the Ecumenical center as a theater where their problems will be solved. 

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Arch Bishop Jacob Akpiri, expressed joy that at last, Christians in the state now had a befitting edifice to hold various elaborate events.  

In the same vein, the Chaplain of the King of Glory Chapel, Government House Yenagoa, Bishop Dotimi Egbegi disclosed that American gospel sensation, Kirk Franklin will lead other national and local artistes to perform at the event.  





Posted on October, 28 2017

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