6th December, 2010
The newly installed General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria,Â Rev. Felix Meduoye, has called for support from all stakeholders and taskedÂ Christians in Nigeria to pray for the country.
He also urged them to cooperate with the government in order to move the countryÂ forward.
The erstwhile District Overseer of Akowonjo made this known during a pressÂ conference shortly his installation as the fourth G.O of the movement at AjeboÂ Conference Centre at the weekend at the grand finale of the churchâ€™s annualÂ convention.
Rev. Meduoye said it is time to move the organisation forward and called for supportÂ from all stakeholders.
The president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Rev. GlennÂ Borris who conducted the installation charged the new helmsman to brace up for freshÂ challenges.
Addressing a section of the Nigerian media at the Paul Risser conference room of theÂ Life Seminary after the installation, the international president said the globalÂ body is passionate about the training of the Nigerian leaders and planting ofÂ churches in other African countries.
While, commending the churchâ€™s initiative that has ensure the planting of over 2,000Â churches in the last 10 years, he said the US will join forces with Nigeria toÂ spread the gospel to other nations.
â€œThe US church will like to sponsor a meeting where we can sponsor a meeting whereÂ we can bring experienced people to Nigeria. We must train our leaders.
â€œWe have 101 countries that do not have Foursquare flags planted in them yet. WeÂ must work to make our presence felt in the world,â€ he stressed.
Rev. Borris emphasized the need to train the leaders of the organisation with a viewÂ to making them relevant for the changing needs of the society.
On the crisis rocking the transition of the movementâ€™s leadership, Rev. Borrris saidÂ the mission sent an ambassador, Daniel Mesaro, who is the West Africa MissionÂ Advisor from the international church to mediate in the crisis. “I think the boardÂ will say he helped counseled them and coach them through the crisis and ensured anÂ amicable resolution along with the former Acting General Overseer and the immediateÂ past General |Overseer Rev. Goody Ebojie and Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo respectively,”Â he said.