Over 20, 000 delegates from Nigeria, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe on Thursday elected Rev Dr Chidi Okoroafor to lead Central Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (CAAGA) for the next three years.
The election took place after four-day intensive deliberations at the International Missions Conference.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, said the aim of the conference was to encourage members on the need to obey the Great Commission of the Lord of Christ by taking the gospel to the perishing world.
He said that on daily basis people are dying and going to hell without the gospel.
On the theme of the conference, “Accelerating the Harvest in the 21st Century,” the new president of CAAGA noted: “We need to fast-track the harvest and evangelism, which is the church’s main purpose. Unfortunately today, certain churches have become entertainment centres, where people come to laugh.
“But the church’s basic assignment is to reach out to the dying world.”
On restructuring, Okoroafor urged the Federal Government to allow Nigerians decide the fate of their own country and how it should be governed.
He added that Nigerians should be involved in decision-making, so as to make the implementation so easy.
On corruption, he said it has become endemic and as such it needs leaders who are righteous to deal with the hydra-headed monster.
The outgoing President of CAAGA/General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Gabon, Rev. Jude B. N’gouwa, who also spoke with newsmen on the vision of CAAGA, said: “Our vision is to unite our efforts, as we have one Leader, Who is Jesus Christ.
“We are here to encourage each other, so that God’s work will be done effectively well in spite of our challenges.
“We are here to encourage each other, so that we can accelerate the harvest in the 21st century. That means we should not be working alone in our country.”