The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria is a part of the Holy Catholic or Universal Church. It is one of the results of the Protestant Reformation that was begun in 1517 AD. It worships one God Almighty, in the Trinityof the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It rejoices in the sovereign grace of God towards humanity and creation and confesses our Lord Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God who was crucified for the salvation of humankind and who is the Head of the Universal Church. It believes in the Word of God as contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as its supreme rule of faith and life. The Church proclaims the gospel of the kingdom of God and invites all to receive the forgiveness of sins and the acceptance by God through faith in Jesus Christ and the gift of eternal life
From its humble beginning in Calabar in 1846, the Church has been firmly established in Nigeria with congregations spread across the country. The Church has nine Regional Synods, over fifty Presbyteries and more than two thousand parishes, congregations, outreaches and mission fields spread across the entire country. It also has a Mission Presbytery covering the Republics of Benin and Togo. The Regional Synods are those of Akwa (covering Akwa Ibom State, with office in Uyo), Calabar (parts of Cross River State, with office in Calabar), East (parts of Abia State, with office in Ohafia), East Central (Enugu and Anambra States as well as parts of Ebonyi State, with office in Abakaliki), Mid East (covering parts of Ebonyi State with office in Afikpo), North (covering the Northern States of Nigeria, with office in Abuja), South Central (Rivers, Bayelsa and Imo States as well as parts of Abia State, with office in Aba), Upper Cross River (covering parts of Cross River State, with office in Ugep), and, West (covering Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Edo and Delta States as well as the Mission Presbytery of Cotonou/Lome, with office in Yaba, Lagos).
The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put in place, as a matter of urgency, the machinery for the implementation of the report of the 2014 National Conference as the basis for the peaceful co-existence of the people of this nation in the light of true federalism and the secular status of Nigeria, among other major issues.
The General Assembly Executive Committee (GAEC) of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has called on politicians to make deliberate efforts to preserve the nation’s democracy and avoid acts that could plunge the nation into an avoidable political crisis.
The Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Prof. Emele Uka has condemned the death sentence by firing squad pronounced on 12 soldiers for their involvement in an alleged act of mutiny.
Now that everybody is complaining about the menace of Boko Haram and their continued success in destabilizing the polity, with the singular aim of rendering the nation un-governable – the time is very ripe for a full declaration of state of emergency in all its military ramifications to save Nigeria from the possible inferno of a civil war or the continued tragic slaughter of innocent Nigerians.
It is all too well known that the mission enterprise of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria started in Calabar, in Creek Town to be precise. That was where the first sermon of the Church was preached on 26th July, 1846, three months after the arrival of the Scottish missionary team on 10th April, 1846. And on 25th February, 1855, the first and the oldest Presbyterian Church sanctuary was opened in Creek Town.
How has Nigeria faired with regard to religious freedom? This is a delicate question, as religious freedom is both the most fundamental of all freedoms and the most difficult to defend.
In a renewed thrust to meet the mission/evangelism challenges of the present times, the Church has elevated the National Directorate of Missions (NDM) to the status of a Board, known as the Board of Missions.
The message is about two persons of many similarities. They were of the same gender, same name and same nationality. One was Saul the king while the other was Saul the persecutor. The main difference between the two was
The Hope Waddell University project of the Church, being established at Ohafia, Abia State, has received a great boost, thanks to the family of late Elder Shadrack Uke Kalu Onwuchekwa and Madam Margaret (Maggie) Uzunma Onwuchekwa who hosted friends,
“Seeing is believing” is a very popular adage but like many busy people do, I never gave it a very serous thought until now. After three days of seeing the quiet revolution that is going on in Aba, permit me to welcome you very warmly to the indigenization of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria in
The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) hit a milestone in international missions early in the year 2012 with the inauguration of a PCN congregation in Canada to offer Nigerian Presbyterians the robust worship service of the
1. Preamble: 165 years ago, precisely on 10th April, 1846, the Rev. Hope Masterton Waddell and his team of missionaries from the Church of Scotland Mission, arrived Calabar to begin what is now known as The Presbyterian Church of
Twenty three years ago, The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria ventured into Tiv land in Benue State under the Church’s mission enterprise. The year was 1988 and the Church, prompted by the divine commission to take the gospel to all parts of the world, initiated a move that resulted in the berthing of the Church in Abande, from where the Church has
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