General Superintendent of the Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission Int. Inc, Apostle (Dr.) Godspower. A. Ogbonmwan JP has described his installation as the spiritual head of the Boys Brigade as a call for service to humanity and to God.
Speaking at the installation ceremony held at the headquarters of the Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission in Benin City, yesterday, Apostle Ogbonmwan said it gives him more joy to serve the people, adding that this is not just a responsibility to man but to God.
“I am taking the oath to God and the people. “This day is a memorial for me being the spiritual father of the Boys Brigade. I am taking the same oath to God and the people I am going to serve which I took several years ago,” he noted
Apostle Dr. G.A Ogbonmwan recalled that because of the zeal to work for God through adequate self –enrichment and equipment he was at the Christ for the Nations Bible Institute, Dallas, USA where he spent three years and on coming back to Nigeria he was made to take the same oath which he took during the installation ceremony to serve God.
“ I am calling on the youths who want to be members of the Boys Brigade to quickly indicate their interest. Let us step out to be a blessing to the Boys Brigade,” the cleric enjoined other well meaning Nigerians.
The Edo State President of the Boys Brigade, Sir (Dr. Bibowei .J Braie accompanied by the state Vice President, South, Dr. Mrs. Asemota, State Secretary Organizing, Mr. Jacob Ezomo and other officers and patrons performed the installation ceremony.
According to the Boy’s Brigade President, Apostle Ogbonmwan who was a Former Man ‘o’ War member and a strong supporter of voluntary organizations was found to be worthy of been appointed the spiritual father after due consideration.
“The Boys Brigade is not affiliated to any church but all Christians above the age of six are qualified to become members for the teaching and advancement of Christianity,” he noted.
The Bishop of Benin Diocese, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter O. J Imasuen, JP was represented by Ven. Charles Imariogbe