Gloryland Celebrates at 29 …unveils 30th anniversary logo
Glory Christian Ministries (GCM) with it’s International headquarters in Lagos, due to Covid -19, strictly marked her 29th year anniversary in a low key.
The two days programme kicked started with praise service on Sunday 7, March and the grand finale on Monday 8, March, been founders day of the church whose ministry, practical and responsible Christianity (PRC) have become a globally represented brand.
The church auditorium, Gloryland Dome was filled with members and guests who complied with the Covid-19 rules and regulation.
The dome atmosphere was captivating and alluring to worship and thanking God for keeping and seeing the church throughout the years without blemish, even in turbulent times.
The congregation were full of praise and testimonies of wondrous things God has been doing in their personal lives through the ministry.
The church choir at their best rendered soul touching and inspiring worship, praise and thanksgiving songs to the admiration and excitement of the congregation.
The youth and children of the church are not left out as they enthusiastically displayed and showcased their God gifts, skills and talents in poetry, drama and songs.
In his message at the celebration and thanksgiving, the founding pastor and general overseer of Glory Christian Ministries Int’l, Pastor Iruofagha James said, “One of the reason of marking this anniversary is to enable us take stock and make adjustments where necessary”.
Pastor James challenged the youths to take things of God and the affairs of the church more seriously, and carry the gospel of Jesus Christ wherever they find themselves. Be it in campuses, business arena, family circles, abroad and among friends.
He said, “in 10 or 15 years from now most of us elders of the church will be sitting down and it would be the turn of the young men and women to stand here on the alter, take charge of the church affairs and preach the word of God”.
Stating further, he said, “at GCM we have a desire to impact our membership with evangelistic dimensions and we love talking to people about Christ, in order to win souls for the kingdom of God”.
Pastor James, urged, Christians that has never gone out for evangelism since becoming born again to wake up from their slumber and catapult the good news of the gospel to people and the rest of the rest world anywhere they found themselves.
PJ as fondly called, admonished members of the church wherever they are in Nigeria and in diaspora to continue promoting the church brand, PRC and not relenting in propagating the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Many have invested so much in making GCM a household name as a ministry to the service of God. Therefore, you must be proud to be a good representative of this ministry”, he said.
James, thanking God, compliment the board of trustees, pastors, deacons, elders, HoDs, workers and the entire members of the church, including those in diaspora for their steadfastness, diligent services and support to the growth of the ministry.
Also feature during the celebration and thanksgiving was the pomp and pageantry that follows the cutting of the anniversary cake and unveiling of the schedule 30th anniversary logo for year 2022.
As father in the house, Pastor James made some heartfelt pronunciation and declaration on the congregation and pray for the entire members of the church around the world.
Pastors from satellite branches of the church who graced the occasion with their members include, Pastors (Mrs.) Yemisi Duggan of CBN Estate branch, Shola Famoye, Okota branch and Ifeanyi Ojugo, Ajah/Badore branch.