Daily Trust (Abuja)

20 January 2013

Nigeria: Bishop Oparaojiaku Commissions Lay Readers, Evangelists

Owerri — Bishop Chidi Collins Oprarojiaku of the Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema, Imo State has licensed 22 lay readers and commissioned five evangelists.

The lay readers licensed include: Mrs Grace Onyeahailam, Mrs Chidimma Ozurumba, Mrs Amarachukwu Onyeuma, Mrs Nkeiru Ogarabe, Mrs Mercy Uzodinma, Mrs Abigail Ugorji, Mrs Ngozi Okoronkwo, Mrs Chidinma Uzoho, Mrs Amara Ogbonna, Mrs Anthonia Akamike and Mrs Japhet Egwim.

Others are: Mrs Beatrice Ogamaegbulam, Mrs Ugboaku Onyeachugbulam, Mrs Ijeoma Chinekeokwu, Mrs Gloria Iheabom, Mrs Pricillia Iwu, Mrs Comfort Chibor, Mrs Princess Okereke, Mrs Angela Ikeh, Mrs Ugonne Mbaegbu and Mrs Felicia Obeta.

Those commissioned as evangelists include: Sis. Ann Nwachukwu, Mr Promise Owajionyi, Mr Moses Iheanacho, Mr Chigozie Onwuasoanya and Sir Christian Alihie.

In his sermon during the church service last Sunday at the Cathedral of St Peter Umuokanne Ohaji, Bishop Oparaojiaku charged those commissioned and licensed to endeavour to preach the gospel of God rather than engage in preaching gossip, hatred and things that bring quarrel.

The primate urged them to always be prepared both in season and out of season in leading people in rightful ways.

He warned them not to compromise their faith but to preach sound doctrine insisting that this is the time for sound doctrine.

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