The Deeper Christian Life Ministry will hold an extraordinary service on Sunday, August 13, 2023, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the church. Established this month in 1973, the church has celebrated August as a special month since its founding. But what an August Day it will be on the 13th of this month as the church turns 50!
To show the grand nature of events, the church service will live be a one-off at 7:45 am, at the Gbagada Headquarters of the church in Lagos. This means a higher-than-capacity attendance at the expansive 30 thousand seater church in Gbagada Lagos. Some estimates rank the church as the fourth largest in the world, with state-of-the art furnishings, car parks and spectacular crowd and vehicle control systems during worship days.
The August 13 service will be streamed live to all the church’s branches worldwide. This translates to its 500 branches in Lagos alone, about one million members in Nigeria in about 5,000 branches as well as about three thousand branches in 60 countries of the world. With the title, “Milestones and Memorials for Future Generations,” the special service promises a deep dive into the scriptures.
A statement signed by church secretary, S.M. Afuwape, indicates that another major highlight of the 50th anniversary will be a luncheon with Pastor Williams Kumuyi, founder and general superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry and his wife, Pastor Folashade Adenike Blaize.
Another highlight of the special commemoration will be the launch of a “Special Study Bible,” which sources in the Church say is a real spiritual guide for preachers and other Christian workers committed to soul winning.
Other invitees to the luncheon, which takes place at Multipurpose Hall of the church, are national and state overseers and their spouses, Lagos State representatives of the church and other special invitees. The Deeper Christian Life Church is known worldwide for its strong stance on holiness, decency and devotion to the Bible as the supreme source of Christian teachings.