Activities marking the 40th year Anniversary celebration of Bishop Smith Memorial Anglican Church, Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin were rounded off recently with a Thanksgiving Service at the Church Auditorium.
The theme of the four-day Anniversary celebration which began with a Drama presentation by the Anglican Youth Fellowship (A.Y.F) of the church was From Glory to Glory ( 2 Corinthians 3:18).
In his sermon at the occasion, a renowned man of God, Pastor Jacob Jonathan Elegun of Faith Contender Ministries, admonished Christians and Nigerians in general, to allow the glory of God to arise and shine in their lives.
According to him, with God’s glory, light will come and darkness will disappear in all spheres of our life as a nation.
He asserted that our great fathers in the holy scriptures, Moses and Solomon were good examples of men who allowed the grace and glory of God to rule their lives and were able to succeed greatly in their endeavours.
Pastor Elegun therefore called on all Nigerians to allow the glory of God to fill their homes so as to move to the next level as a nation, where peace will reign supreme; sickness will be removed; children will get employment and poverty will be eradicated, among others.
He rejoiced with members of Bishop Smith Memorial Anglican Church, Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin, for allowing the glory of God to shine on them in all ramifications.
Other interesting events which took place at the four-day Anniversary celebration were Revival service and Presentation of Merit Awards to some eminent personalities who had contributed in one way or the other to the spiritual and physical development of the church.
These include Priests, retired Lay- Readers, Knights, former and current members of the church.
The first Bishop of the Diocese of Kwara, Anglican Communion, the Rt Rev’d Herbert Haruna, together with the Very Rev’d E. A. Falase were the machinery used by the Almighty God for the planting of Bishop Smith Memorial Anglican Church, Gaa-Akanbi, which held its first service on 17th July, 1983, at a temporary site, with only fourteen members in attendance.
The church is now the headquarters of an Archdeaconry, with many churches under her and has indeed moved from glory to glory, through spiritually edifying programmes that meet the physical, emotional and spiritual expectations of church members and the host community.