Ascension Archdeaconry

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BRIEF HISTORY OF ASCENSION ARCHDEACONRY

Ascension Archdeaconry was inaugurated on Sunday, 4th march, 2015 by His Lordship, The Rt. Rev. Dr Owen .C. Nwokolo, The Bishop on the Niger. His wife, Dr. Mrs. Elsie Nonyelum Nwokolo was also in the service. The Retired Bishop on the Niger, Rt. Rev Ken S.E Okeke and his wife, Dr Mrs. Ngozi Okeke (Nneobioma) were also in the service. The Inauguration service was a huge success and the Ven. Ndubuisi Obi was Inducted as the pioneer Archdeacon of Ascension Archdeaconry and the Vicar of The Church of Ascension, Isiafor.  At inauguration, Ascension Archdeaconry was made up of these parishes with the following priests:

S/N PARISHES PRIESTS
1. Church Of Ascension Isiafor Ven Ndubuisi Obi – Archdeacon

Rev. Bar. Oscar Akabogu

2. Immanuel Church, Odume Can Izuchukwu Obiekwe
3. St. Silas  Parish Enekwesumpu

Mount Zion Church, Enekwasumpu.

 

Rev. Chukwudi Okafor

Rev. Ik

4. Amazing Grace Ang. Church, Isiowulu. Rev. Oliver Okaro

 

In 2013, two other churches were planted: – Church of Epiphany, Nkputankpu and Christ Church, Odume, while St. Philip’s Church, Odume and Ascension Extension, Limca Road Church now known as Model Church,  were started in 2014 while

The first Elected Treasurer of the Archdeaconry was Sir Simon Omekaodinma while the Pioneer Archdeaconry Account Officer was Mrs. Ujunwa Ifeacho. The uniqueness of Ascension Archdeaconry is in the fact that there is a sounding and unity existing in the Archdeaconry and the Laity is ever willing to take responsibilities and they are zealous in the things of God.

The following priests are in the Archdeaconry at present time:

S/N PARISHES PRIESTS
1. Church Of Ascension Isiafor

Church of Epiphany

Model Church, Limca Road

Ven Ndubuisi Obi – Archdeacon

Rev Mathew Awogu

C/T

 

 

2. Immanuel Parish, Odume

Christ Church, Odume

St. Philip’s Church, Odume

Rev. Canon Izuchukwu Obiekwe

C/T

C/T Daniel Nwankwo

3. St. Silas  Parish Enekwesumpu

Mount Zion Church, Enekwasumpu.

 

Rev. Chukwudi Okafor

Rev. Canon Benjamin Ikechukwu

4. Amazing Grace Ang. Church, Isiowulu. Rev. Oliver Okaro

 

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