Lagos Church Appoints Frank Okodugha as Elder
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors [shepherds] and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. – Ephesians 4:11-13
On January 29, 2017 at our congregational worship service, the Lagos church proudly appointed Frank Okodugha to the eldership of the congregation.
It was with great joy that we announce the appointment of Frank Okodugha as our newest elder in the Church. With his family (wife Femi, son Tomiwa and daughters Sarah and Sandra) and the elders looking on Frank knelt before the congregation. The team of evangelists and elders placed their hands upon him and he was appointed as an elder.
The Okodughas, known for their deep love and courageous convictions, are a great inspiration and example to all of us in Lagos and especially to the Ojo-Apapa region where he serves in many leadership roles.
Frank who hails from Edo state was born in Oshogbo, Osun state in 1958. He attended Auchi Polytechnic where he graduated with HND in Office management. He holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Athens Institute of Ministry (AIM), Georgia, USA.
He was baptized into Christ in May 1990 and called to Staff as an Intern in 1991. He got married to Femi in 1993 and they proceeded to lead the Ilorin Church in 1995. Frank was appointed an Evangelist in 1997. They were called back to Lagos to lead the then Mangrove Region as Regional Leaders in 1998. Both Frank and Femi stepped out of the full time ministry in 1999. Frank was rehired into the full time ministry in 2009 to serve as Associate Minister in the Apapa Sector of Ojo/Apapa Region, where he currently serves.
Frank and Femi are blessed with three obedient children. Tomiwa (34) Sarah (20) and Sandra (18) who are all faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Frank and Femi have been serving as a Shepherding Couple for the past 2 years, while undergoing Eldership Training. They also co-ordinate the Youth and Family ministry in their region in addition to the Worship Ministry for the Church in Lagos.
Frank has proven to be a great husband and father. He is a temperate, humble, compassionate and caring man.
The Lagos church now has four elders with the hope of appointing more in the future. This marks a great step in our progress to restore and strengthen biblical leadership in our congregation here in Lagos, Nigeria.
At this hour let us lift up Frank and his wonderful family in our prayers. Pray for their faithfulness as Frank takes on this new role as a shepherd. Pray also for their courage as they engage themselves fervently in the spiritual battle. To God be the glory. Amen!