The Cathedral of the Vineyard Christian Ministries, located at Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos, will on Saturday, August 22, be dedicated to the Lord, according to the Presiding ArchbishopJohn A. A. Osa-Oni.
The Cathedral will be commissioned by Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) and a former National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Okonkwo will be joined by Archbishop Joseph Alexander from the USA; Dr.TundeJoda of Christ Chapel International Churches; Dr. Mercy Ezekiel of Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM); Pastor Dean Brown from the USA; Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the House on the Rock and the Deputy National President of the PFN, among other renown clerics.
Speaking to journalists on the event, Osa-Oni said the 7,500-seater Cathedral dedication will flag off Vineyard Christian Ministries’ Kingdom Celebration 2015. Disclosing that the theme of this year’s edition of the annual Kingdom Celebration is: ‘Just Like a Dream, he explained that the program continues on Sunday, August 23 with a thanksgiving service and extends till Wednesday, August 26.
According to him, the Cathedral dedication is coming on the 27thKingdom Celebration of the Vineyard Christian Ministries. The theme of the event, he said, captures the dedication of the cathedral “which is a dream come true”. The Archbishop went on: “We apparently dreamed of a befitting place of worship to serve our Lord, and God in his mercies, gave us the grace to bring this beautiful edifice to completion. It is a dream come true”.
He reflected on his ministry, saying the late world renowned Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the Church of God Mission and a former National President of PFN, consecrated him as a bishop some 22 years ago. Osa-Oni said: “Archbishop Benson Idahosa was a man of faith. He was the Abraham I knew. The Abraham in the Bible, I only read about him, but he (Idahosa), I touched him. He was the one that told me that small men are not ideal, but you can be bigger than you think. He was the one that pushed me forward in the ministry. For example Vineyard Christian Ministries was only five years plus when he came with my friend, Bishop David Oyedepo and the late Bishop Iloputaife, to consecrate me as a bishop because he saw something I could not see then.