Motailatu celebrates founder’s day, ordains 12 bishops
The new Bishops are Superintendent Joseph Akinadewo Diocesan Bishop/ Coordinator Training and Seminar; Superintendent Zacchaeus Akinadewo, Diocesan Bishop/Supervising Prophet; Superintendent Jehoshaphat Akinadewo Diocesan Bishop/Choirmaster General and Apostle General Michael Ogundimu Bishop Transportation and Social works, Apostle General Gabriel Afolayan Bishop Special Duties; and Apostle General Jimmy Ajayi Bishop, Ecumenism and Interfaith.
Others are Apostle General David Oyewole Bishop Administration and Apostle General Felix Akinbobola Bishop Church planting and Expansion, Apostle General Kayode Ogunleye Bishop, Evangelism /Youth Development; Lady Superintendent Elizabeth Akinadewo President Good Women/Registrar Sinai College of Theology, General Apostolic Mother Victoria Oyewole and General Apostolic Mother Mary Oluseye.
Speaking on the ordination, the elated Prelate and Supreme Head of the Church, Baba Aladura Elder Israel Akinadewo, said it was to position the church for bigger harvesting of souls and expansion of God’s Kingdom.
He enjoined the new bishops to consider their elevation as a call to greater service and never to rest on their oars.
Akinadewo, who delivered a paper on “Church Leadership and Administration: Beyond Academic Qualifications,” noted that MCCSW remains committed to reforms in the white garment movement.
While lamenting that many churches within the movement have embraced strange doctrines and practices, he declared that MCCSW would not compromise standards.
He said: “We must preach the word and ensure every prophecy, vision, revelation and action is in line with the word. We are not bothered by numbers, but quality members, who are determined to follow Christ through thick and thin.”
He admitted that academic qualifications will enrich spiritual leadership but said, “God’s intention for the sheep is not built on academic and secular priorities, but purely on spiritualism.
While academic certification is the primary focus for secular leadership, for church leadership, spiritualism and Christian virtues are the centre points and they precede any educational certifications.
However, academic qualifications enhance the shepherd’s value, when dealing with his followers and the larger public.”
Apostle General Jehoshaphat Akinadewo who delivered a paper on “Effective Leadership During Crisis Period” urged church leaders to avert crisis by being proactive and fair to all.
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