By Olayinka Latona

Members of African Church, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital took to the floor as they sang and danced in celebration of the dedication of their new ultra-modern church auditorium.

The congregation including men, women and children trooped out in their thousands, to wit-ness the dedication of the All Soul’s African Church, Ayetoro Road, Abeokuta, which was built by the church’s life grand patron, Olootu Abel Ogo-Oluwa Bankole.

The ceremony was per-formed by the Abeokuta diocesan bishop of the church, Right Reverend Abiodun Ebenezer Ade-mola, who also did the induction of the parish priest and investiture of chiefs in the church.

In his sermon titled; “Importance of House of God”, Bishop Ademola challenged Christians to move closer to God in order to enjoy the full protection of the Holy Spirit upon their lives at all times.

He revealed that people of God must always have it at the back of their mind when going to the House of God, to always obey the rules and regulations of God, to always believe that God is already waiting for them, to always expect the full manifestation of the po-wer of God and to always use their God-given talents for God, among others.

Continuing, the cleric enjoined Christians to always remember that God is their source of wealth, strength and life by giving their best to Him at all times.

His words: “Whatever God gives you should be to the glory of God. I challenge you to develop the spirit of giving your best to God, for God to lift you up. Remember that what you have was given to you by God, therefore you must challenge God with your substance.”

In his speech, Olootu Bankole who thanked God and his family for their unflinching support during the construction of the church building, enjoined the youths to develop the spirit of giving and to always stay focused in all their endeavours.

The highpoint of the occasion was the investiture of the church chiefs.

Olootu Bankole was installed as the Life Grand Patron, while Dr. (Mrs.) Anuoluwapo Bankole and Chief (Mrs.) Funmilayo Bankole were installed as Life Grand Patronesses.

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