By Sam Eyoboka
The Lagos State branch of the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN), during the week, in Lagos, in-augurated a new executive coun-cil that will pilot its affairs in the next couple of years.
The new executive council is headed by Pastor Stephen Obises-an (JP) of the Christ Apostolic Church(CAC).
Obisesan’s executive was in-augurated at The Apostolic Church LAWNA Headquarters, Olorunda, Ketu and witnessed by the chairman, Christian Associat-ion of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, his PFN counterpart, Bishop Sola Ore, immediate past President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria and Chairman, Lagos, Western and Northern Areas (LAWNA), Rev. Gabriel Olutola.
Preaching the only message of the day, the national president of CPFN, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, urged Christians to do more to expand the kingdom of God in the nation.
Akinosun, who is also the president of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), said Christianity had done so much for Nigeria in terms of educational advance-ment, reforms and medical inter-ventions.
Churches, he noted, have built schools, hospitals, elderly peoples homes and other charitable insti-tutions in remotest parts of the nation without financial motivat-ions.
Such acts, he maintained, must be sustained and expanded for the faith to remain relevant across the nation.
Akinosun, who was represented by National Secretary of CAC, Pastor Olaniyi Yusuf, said: “We have to be more productive, abounding in the good works of faith.
“God has placed a mandate on us to do much more because there are ever increasing demands and challenges facing communities and individuals,” he noted.
He said churches must stop the practice of keeping funds in banks instead of investing in community initiatives.
Akinosun also charged men of God to avoid ostentatious living, saying “ministers should not amass wealth for themselves but focus primarily on saving souls.”
The service also witnessed appreciation of immediate ex-ecutives of the body for their meritorious services as well as conferment of awards on deserv-ing leaders of the bloc.