Methodist Church diocese marks 60th anniversary
The Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Lagos Central, Ago-Ijaye Circuit founded in 1959 is 60 years old. At a press briefing in Lagos to announce activities lined up for the event, Chairman, anniversary organising committee, Sir. Ayorinde Thomas said the circuit created on September 1, 1959 is part of the Archdiocese of Lagos Mainland and the Diocese of Lagos Central of the Methodist Church Nigeria. According to him, it is made up of five churches, both in Lagos and Ogun States.
The circuit, he explained, had grown in strength and had given birth to many other local churches and circuits within the church, which include Festac Town and Palm Avenue Methodist Church, Mushin, Lagos.
He said: “In its 60 years of existence, Ago-Ijaye Circuit had produced many ministers, deaconesses, evangelists and lay preachers, while many of the ministers had become Bishops, as well as Archbishops in Methodist Church Nigeria…”
So, the circuit deems it necessary to celebrate what God has done through the years.”
He disclosed that the church had also planned some spiritual and social activities that will impact members and the communities, where the circuit operates.