Apostolic Faith Church in Africa celebrates 75th anniversary

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Apostolic Faith Church in Africa celebrates 75th anniversary

The Apostolic Faith Church, West and Central Africa (WECA) has commenced the palladium jubilee of its missionary works in Africa with a weeklong anniversary programmes at its headquarters, Anthony Village, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

The Head Public Relations of the Church, Mr Kayode Adeleye, who announced this on Friday in Lagos, said the church had lined up series of activities to mark its 75th anniversary in Africa.

He said that the week-long activities, which started on Monday would showcase activities within the 75 years church’s missionary work in Africa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Apostolic Faith Church Mission in Africa was founded by Rev. Timothy Oshokoya in 1944 after he received a mail from the mother church in the U.S.

The church founded by Rev. Florence Crawford in 1906 has its headquarters in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

The Apostolic Faith Mission has grown in Africa since its formation by Oshokoya with his three-man missionaries, has  churches spread across Nigeria and Africa.

On the diamond jubilee celebration, Adeleye said that the weeklong activities would include showing of documentaries of the milestone events of the church at the headquarters in Anthony Village among others.

“There is an ongoing documentary show of the missionary work of the Apostolic Faith Church in Africa at the headquarters in Anthony where we also have showing of past sermons by the veterans of the church.

“There will be exhibition programmes and youth service on Saturday where the young ones will dish out melodious songs for the commemoration of the church’s anniversary.

“Also, there will be a special youth service on Sunday and a group photograph, while on Monday there will be anniversary service and cutting of the cake at the headquarters in Anthony Village.

“Interested member of the public can also listen to the audio tape of the church’s veterans on the Apostolic Faith App, called “AFM Heritage, which can be downloaded on the Google Play Store,’’ he said.