Rev. Dr. Eseme Unen honoured at 50
Sunday, November 4, was a special day for the President, Grace Impacts Ministry Group and Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Ifako-Gbagada Chapter, Lagos, Rev. Dr. Eseme Unen, who clocked 50 years. He also celebrated 10 years as ordained minister and 10th anniversary of his church. The event brought different men of God from far and near, who gathered to honour one of their own.
The President of International Church Growth Ministry, Dr. Francis Bola Akin-John, while speaking on life, said life is not measured by duration, but the impact made on people’s lives. He reminded Christians that their existence on earth is to do God’s will, and leave a legacy that will outlive them and not inheritance.
The guest speaker, who quoted Psalm 90:12 and Psalm 39:4, called on Christians to emulate Jesus Christ, Who left a durable legacy by building on people, and many years after His death, millions of people still worship Him.
Some men of God spoke to The Guardian on their perception of the celebrant, Rev. Godwin Chibuzo Ekweleonu, a retired pastor with Assemblies God Church and the celebrant’s pastor at Oworonski branch of the church, said they love Rev. Dr. Eseme Unen because of his love for God and passion for the ministry.
The General Overseer, Restoration Chapel Assembly, (RCA), Lagos, Apostle Inim Ekemini John, said: “The celebrant is a friend and brother. In fact, he was my classmate in secondary school. Fortunately, we started ministry the same year. His church anniversary is every November, while mine is December of same year. He is a nice man. I wish him the best in the ministry and the very best in his marriage and in everything that concerns him.”
The celebrant told The Guardian: “I am thanking God because I was less than five years old, when I was struck down with mysterious sicknesses and was told I would not survive it. I was told I had less than seven days to live. But God in His mercy healed me and today, I am celebrating 50 years on earth. So, for over 45 years after, I’m still alive. I’m grateful to God because here I am marking 10 years in ministry. It’s worthy of praise.”