The Primate of the Anglican Communion Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has described as immoral the vogue among some Anglican Youths to decamp to other churches after being brought up by the Anglican Church.
Addressing a recent national conference of the Anglican Youth Fellowship, (AYF) at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Archbishop Okoh lamented that such youths join other churches when they should be contributing to the growth of the Anglican church after “enjoying primary, secondary and tertiary education in the Anglican Church”.
He noted that many Anglican products are successful in the academia, business and other endeavours endowed with the energy for evangelism but regretted that they “make the mistake of leaving the church for other churches where they think that there are only angels, saints, where there are no quarrels, no embezzlement of funds, churches where they cannot ask questions because the head of their churches will consider such blasphemy and rebellion to ask questions”.
He equally noted that such people later come back to the Anglican faith “to wait for death to be buried in the Church”.
The primate, however, described the A.Y.F. as a virile organization recalling his membership of the body in his youthful days when A.Y.F. Bible Study “was done with passion, dedication and purpose”.
In his contribution, the National co-ordinator of A.Y.F, Rt. Rev. Jolly Oyekpeh, urged the youths to remain faithful to the church stressing that the Anglican Church have everything in abundance including healing, miracles, deliverance and tonguing.
One of the highlights of the conference was the election of a new 18 member executive headed by Brother Chukwuebuka Eze as president and Sister Ogechi Oladu as general secretary among others.