The new president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, has promised that the fellowship will drive a positive change in Nigeria under his leadership.
He stated this in his acceptance speech at the Grace Cathedral, Enugu, the Enugu State capital, where he was unanimously chosen to lead the fellowship for the next four years on Tuesday. The tenure is renewable once.
Oke, who is the President and Founder, Sword of the Spirit Ministries, with headquarters in Ibadan, said Nigeria was in dire need of divine intervention, pointing out that the PFN was capable of driving the change through the preaching of undiluted word, massive prayers, doing God’s will and offering the right leadership in the country.
His words: “Without any doubt, the PFN is huge, with its tens of millions of pentecostals found in every walk and strata of our national life. It is our desire, with the help of the Lord, to make this humongous spiritual house to be much more effective in our national life and in the task of global evangelization at this very unusual time in human history.
“Indeed,it is an unusual time for the whole world, and more for our nation that is at a crossroad at this hour. But with the help of the Lord, and by tapping into the grace and resources He has made available to us as His children, we shall make a real difference to a nation in dire need of divine intervention.
“We plan to deploy massive prayers with effective fastings, massive evangelism with discipleship, uncompromised teaching of God’s word coupled with the doing of it, massive social and charitable works and care for the needy. We plan to mobilize the youths massively and engage them in the pentecostal traditions in order to tap into their potentials for church and nation building. As we seek the Lord together, we shall listen to the Holy Spirit and do all that the Lord will lead and enable us to do by His Spirit.
With the full cooperation and support of all of us, we shall make a real difference and bring a real change to a nation in dire need.”
Oke commended his predecessors who include Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Archbishop Benson Idahosa and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, for taking the fellowship to an enviable height
Oke was announced as the new president by
the returning officer in the election, Pastor Austin Ukachi, who is the President, He is Alive Chapel, Lagos.