Inauguration of Anglican Christian Fellowship Nigeria (A.C.F) Akoko Chapter

The inauguration of Anglican Christian Fellowship Nigeria of Akoko Chapter begins its inauguration preparation from Friday 11th  – Sunday 13th March 2016 at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Eshe, Ikare Akoko by the Diocesan Bishop of Akoko Anglican Diocese, The Rt. Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi, M.Th (London) and the National Council delegates led by the National President Mr. Henshaw Adesoye.  Delegates came from different chapters which are: Ibadan, Awori, Ijebu North, Lagos West, Lagos Mainland, Oke-Osun, Osun.

DAY ONE – Friday 11th  March 2016

They started arriving on Friday 11th March 2016, The National Council went o a visit to the Diocesan Bishop and his family at the Bishop’s court where the Bishop has been expecting them.  The National Executives Councils introduced themselves to the Bishop and wife.  The Bishop advise them all especially on the Christian race, they were being entertained, they prayed for the Bishop, his family, Diocese of Akoko, the Clergy and their family and after then the Bishop prayed for them all and the grace in unison was said.  On getting back to St. Thomas’ Church, Eshe, they held a brief meeting and coupled it with Night Vigil with all members.

DAY TWO – Saturday 12th March, 2016

The Holy Communion Service was conducted by the Vicar of St. Thomas’ Church, Eshe, The Ven. Peter A. Oladepo and assisted by The Revd. Canon T. M. A. Olaniyan by 8.30pm.  The Revd. Canon Olaniyan preached the sermon on the theme ‘Love: manifestation of God’s being’.  The service was well attended by the Council Executives and the Chapters.  Immediately after the Communion service breakfast followed.  The Annual General Meeting  was held peacefully.  The President read his speech, financial report was read by the Treasurer and the Financial Secretary  and all these were applauded. The meeting ended with many resolutions taken. It was a long period of time and after the meeting there was brake and rest.  Some Chapters left immediately after the meeting.

DAY THREE –  Sunday 13th  March, 2016

The Day Three is the inauguration proper with the presentation of the Executive members of Akoko Chapter to the Diocesan Bishop by the National President, Bro. Henshaw Adesoye and the National Secretary and the Dedication and Investiture/Decoration of the Chapter Patrons and Patroness.   The Enrolment Certificate was presented to Akoko Chapter President, Bro. Olubanji Kumuyi by the National Secretary, Bro. Elisha I. Edun.  The Diocesan Bishop preached the sermon where he welcomed the Executives Council and all Chapters officially to the Diocese and wish them journey mercy as they go back.  He assured the Fellowship of his support throughout the Diocese and urged the President not to rest on his hoarse but should go and inaugurates many sub-chapters throughout the Diocese.  The Revd. Canon Olaniyan Ayo led the prayer session while thanksgiving was done and all ended in a joyful mood.

At the close of the service, photographs were taking and reception was held in the honour of the Patrons and Patroness.

Congratulations to ACF Nig.!  Congratulations to ACF Akoko Chapter!!  Congratulations to Akoko Diocese!!!

Brief Bishop’s Profile

Brief Bishop’s Profile

THE DIOCESAN BISHOP BRIEF PROFILE

The Rt. Reverend Gabriel Akinbolarin Akinbiyi was born on the 5th December, 1949. He got married to Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi about 34 years ago. In 1956 to 1961, he went to St. John’s Anglican School, Oke Igbo and later went to Local Authority Modern School, Oke Igbo between 1962 to 1964. After some years he went to Diocesan Training Centre, Wusasa, Zaria (D.T.C.) in 1975 to 1976. He later proceeded to Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan in 1978 and passed out in 1981. He was a Deacon in 1981 and Priested in 1982.
Bishop Akinbiyi went further in his educational career to Oak Hill College, London in 1987 to 1990, where he obtained D.H.E., B.A. and went to Kings College, London, between 1990 to 1991 where he obtained Masters in Theology.
Bishop Akinbiyi has served in many Churches in the Northern part of Nigeria, such places are Zaria, Kaduna, Kano, Gusau, Offa and now Akoko.

He was made a Canon in the year 1993 and in 1994 he was made an Archdeacon. In 1998 he was made the Bishop of Offa Anglican Diocese and in July 2008 he was transferred to Akoko Anglican Diocese as the Diocesan Bishop. He is blessed with Godly Children and grand Child.

Ladies/girls guid camp

Ladies/girls guid camp

The Annual Ladies/Girls Guild.  We are thanking God Almighty for the success of the year 2016 camp. The camp which was being held as usual at Rufus Giwa Secondary School Ibaram Iyani Akoko came up between Thursday 7th April 2016 – Sunday 10th April 2016. It was hosted by the Cathedral Church of St Stephen Ikare. The Theme was “Living a purposeful life” (Eph 1:9 – 12).

The camp was opened with a Holy Communion service which was led by the Host and the Chaplains. The camp also featured Bible Study, Match pass, Discussion I – “It does not matter: Christian conflict between the church and the world” led by Mrs. C.K. Opaleye while Discussion II was handled by Mrs. O.O. Awoneye on “What are the causes of sexual pressure?

Talk I, II and III were taken by Mrs. E.O. Agunloye, Sister Ope Ogunsusi and Mrs. A.O Akingbesote respectively on:

  • Talk I “Walk by the spirit” Gal 5:16,
  • Talk II “You are highly favoured” Luke 1:28.
  • Talk III “Entrepreneurship and career.

Variety night by each Archdeaconry, Physical Exercise, Catching the train, Health Talk on “Toilet Disease (virginal infection”) delivered by Mrs. B.A. Olorunkoya Practical work on how to make cookies directed by Mama Akoko, Mrs. Stella Akinbiyi and cooking competition was not left behind. The camp was full of numerous activities.

There was a class for the Children where we have four to five experienced teacher handling them and they enjoyed themselves throughout the programme.

There was also Bible quiz amongst representatives of each Archdeaconry. Thanksgiving service and presentation of gifts/trophies to the winner of each event camp up. The following Archdeaconries emerged 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions in;

Match pass                    1st – Ogbagi Archdeaconry

2nd – Ajowa Archdeaconry

3rd – Oba Archdeaconry

Bible quiz                       1st – Akoko South East Archdeaconry

2nd – Akungba Archdeaconry

3rd – Okeagbe Archdeaconry

Catching the Train –      1st – Ogbagi Archdeaconry

2nd – Cathedral

3rd – Oka Archdeaconry

Cooking competition     1st – Cathedral

2nd – Ikare Archdeaconry

3rd – Ogbagi Archdeaconry

The-Host,-Ven.-J.O.Idowu-(Dean)

The Host, Ven. J.O.Idowu (Dean) celebrating the Holy Communion at the Camp ground during the Opening Service

Mama-Akoko-at-the-Camp-ground

Mama Akoko at the camp ground listening to the Message with rapt attention

The-Ladies-and-Girls-Guild

The Ladies and Girls Guild doing the matching at the Camp ground

2015 Diocesan Jesus Carnival

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.

FORMAL OPENING

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.

SPECIAL ANTHEMS

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.

SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

24 Converts were, many were revived spiritually while many fell under God’s powerful anointing

Diocesan Women harvest

The year 2015 Women Harvest was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Akungba Akoko on Saturday 28th November 2015. The Women from all Archdeaconries including the Cathedral came with different attires came to grace the occasion. The Service started at 10.00am by the Vicar in Charge, Ven. F. T. Akerele with all the Church workers within the Archdeaconry. The Lord Bishop of Akoko preached the sermon. This year only two Chairperson were invited and the Lord used them to bless the Women. May the Lord continue to replenish their purses in Jesus name. We thank God for his enabling grace granted us to celebrate the fourth harvest. We thank all the Chairpersons, the Host and those that contributed generously to the success of the Harvest. May the Lord of harvest bless you all. Amen.