Calvary greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and may His peace continue to abide with you. Amen.
God has been faithful with His church as He has continued to fulfill His promises in the fold. We have to particularly thank God over our recent achievements in the phenomenal progress recorded in the construction of our Basilica in the Celestial City, Imeko, Ogun State, the substantial growth of membership of the church, the peace and prosperity we are endowed with. He has truly been faithful.
We must, in earnest, strive to build on these achievements. This is the reason why I have appointed all of you into the membership of the re-constituted Pastor-in-Council. Each one of you has been appointed on merit based on your admirable track record of performance within and outside the church.
I am therefore confident that together we can attain both the spiritual and physical height that our great church is destined for. We owe this to the memory of our founding fathers.
I wish also to emphasize that in appointing you as members of the Pastor-in-Council (the highest ruling body of our church) you have been called to a tenure of hard-work, service to the church and its members in a spirit of love, humility, and self-sacrifice. It is by the transparent demonstration of these qualities, in and out of office, that we show ourselves to be true bonafide members of the Celestial Church of Christ. This appointment is for a period of three years in the first instance.
You will need to operate through a committee system. There are thirteen committees which will serve as the engine room for the generation of ideas, issues, and recommendations to assist the operations of the council. The committees will discuss issues and make recommendations thereon to the council in a manner that would enhance the decision-making process of the council. Details of the committees and their functions will be made available later today.
The re-constituted Pastor-in-Council is hereby inaugurated. I wish you God’s guidance in your endeavours.
His Eminence Rev. Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa
Pastor and Spiritual Head,
Celestial Church of Christ World-Wide and Chairman of Council