The 8th Edition of the Diocesan Jesus Carnival was between November, 2015 while the Grand Finale was held at the Field of the Bishopscourt, Ugbe Road, Ikare Akoko.
THE PRE & POST CARNIVAL
The Pre-Carnival Power Night was held at St. Thomas’ Church, Eshe, Ikare on Friday 13th November while the Exchange programme came up on Sunday, 15th November, 2015.
The programme started at 10.30am with the arrival of the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi and Mama Akoko, Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi. The Venerable F. A. Adaramola said the Opening Prayer, while Venerable O. O. Adeosun was the Carnival Master of Ceremony; he introduced Baba and Mama Akoko, Chief M. O. Olabode, The Baba Ijo of the Cathedral Church of St. Stephen, Ikare and other dignitaries.
During the formal and official opening of the year’s carnival by the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Revd. Gabriel A. Akinbiyi, he emphasized, succinctly, spoke on God’s power of deliverance, healing and salvation. He charged and encouraged all to know the Lord Jesus Christ personally, proclaim and preach Him. The Diocesan Bishop took time to do a pain-staking introduction of the Diocesan Carnival Guest Minister, The RT. Revd. (Prof.) Dapo Asaju, the former Dean of the Church of Nigeria Crowther Graduate School, Abeokuta, now the Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. The Bishop expressed his happiness on been successful, eventually at bringing the Rt. Revd. Prof. Dapo Asaju as Guest Minister at our Annual DJC after many unsuccessful attempts. He thereafter declared the Carnival open.
At the close of the official opening Lady Evangelist Mrs. Gbemisola Olarewaju took the stage, on invitation, leading the praise and worship sessions. This was followed by Song Ministration by Evangelist Ogunleye (AwokoJesu).
PROCLAMATION OF JESUS
At mid-day, The Dr. Mrs. S. A. Olowodunoye, led the participants in the proclamation of JESUS for five minutes. Our Guest Artiste Lady Evangelist Mrs. Gbemisola Olarewaju led the congregation in another inspiring, lively and moving praise session.
These are rendered by the Lady Evang. Mrs. Gbemisola Olarewaju, Evang. Ogunleye (AwokoJesu) and Ikare AYF Choir. Testimonies: There were given by (1) Bro. Lawrence Dey Love, who escape from a sudden death from Okada/truck accident. (2) Ven. E.A. Adeniyi whose daughter, God gave a baby boy in answer to prayer at 2014 DJC after five years of marriage.
24 Converts were, many were revived spiritually while many fell under God’s powerful anointing