Evangelism was raised to a higher level in the Anglican Diocese of Owerri recently when the Bishop, Rt. Rev Cyril Okorocha PhD, laid the foundation stone of the Anglican Church of the Redemption, West End, in Owerri Municipal.
The ceremony also witnessed the renaming of the Church which was formally St. James (Ang) Chapel, Emmanuel College.
While renaming the church, Bishop Okorocha said that the church site used to be a hideout for hoodlums. He prayed that Jesus Christ, who is the redeemer of the world, would redeem the hoodlums.
In his sermon at the service to mark the occasion, Ven Zion Ngoka the Bishop’s senior chaplain, reminded the Church of the need to be rooted in spiritual standards.
He advised the congregation against allowing themselves to be tossed by the wind of doctrine.
More than 50 persons responded to the altar call and were prayed for by the Bishop.
The only lesson was taken by Sir G.A. Chinagorom. Among the dignitaries in attendance were Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha (Mama Owerre) wife of the Bishop, Hon Sir Levi Oguike, Knights and other church leaders.