Bishop Emmanuel Etim Emerges New AKS PFN Chairman
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Akwa Ibom State chapter, has reconstituted her executive council to pilot the affairs of the chapter for the next four years.
The event which took place over the weekend at Insight Bible Church, Uyo, had Bishop Emmanuel Etim as chairman, Pastor Emmanuel Bassey -Vice chairman 1 Uyo senatorial district, Rev (Dr) Samuel Akpan chairman -vice 2 Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, Rev Etukudo Ese –vice chairman 3 Eket senatorial district.
Other executive members inaugurated include Apostle (Dr) NseAbasi Udokoh -secretary general, Pastor (Mrs.) Marisca Inyang -assistant secretary, Rev (Mrs.) Emmanuel Etim -women leader, George Anyin –director SSS, Bishop Iheanacho -treasurer, Pastor Bright Uno -financial secretary, Rev Hope Ekop -youth leader, Pastor Tom Ulo -assistant youth leader. Also, Apostle Ntia E Ntia -protocol officer 1, Apostle Rufuse Eyo -protocol officer 2, Pastor Mars Unyime Peter -welfare officer 1, Evang Gabriel Savior welfare, and Charles Ukpong to serve as public relations officer.
Ministering the aoth of office to the new officers, Archbishop Ojo tasks the members of the Pentecostal fellowship to uphold the teaching of Christ as the good soldiers of Christ. He equal appeal to them to give the newly executive their maximum support and cooperation to enable them to carry out their function. He commended the immediate past executive led by Bishop elect sylvanus Ukafia of Insight bible church for performing creditably well in the last 8 years. He called on the incoming Exco to borrow a leaf from the past Exco. He said the executive was to carry out all the functions and the activities and mobilize all the CPFN PFN to do work of Christ and encourage all members of the body to stand firm in holiness.
Also speaking the special adviser to the governor on religious matters Rev Daniel
Akwatan congratulated the new executive for emerging as the new Exco of the PFN while calling on them to put on their best to take the Pentecostal fellowship in Akwa Ibom to greater height. He expressed optimism that the new Exco would succeed because they are made of men and women of proven integrity.
In his goodwill message the chairman Christian association of Nigeria CAN Rev. Ndueso Ekwere said his coming for the event was to encourage PFN to continue with their good works in the body of Christ. He pledged to give PFN the necessary support and cooperation to enable carry out their activities and programs. He charged them to continue to make their voice to be heard and as well praying against those who are fighting Christians in the north. In sermon Okah who preached on the theme “your are your Brother’s keeper” drew his text from Genesis
4:5-9 admonished all the PFN faithful to be their brother’s keeper and have positive mind set. He said PFN believed on the word of God and also believed on soul winning. The national officer of the body called on the members the word of God with hope.
In his acceptance speech the new chairman of PFN Akwa Ibom state chapter Bishop Emmanuel Etim thanked God for giving them the clement whether and for chosen them to be the new Exco of PFN at this time. Bishop doubles as senior pastor of Faith and Power church also appreciated all the ministers for standing by them and for coming to celebrate with them, prayed God to blessed them. He also thanked the National officers of the body for honoring their invitation. The new state chairman also thanked the Insight Bible church especially the senior pastor Bishop designate Sylnanus Ukafia for his love and support while promising to do his best toward raising the standard of the PFN in the state. He equally pledged to procure Buses to the 31 local branches of PFN in the state and make sure that those who are having financial challenges are well taking care of. He said the body would continue to pray for the state governments especially for the governor to enable him to actualize his dreams for the state. He said chapter would soon flag off the construction of PFN state secretariat complex in Uyo.