Assembly, on Sunday, 26th July, 2015, inaugurated a new Synod, the
Niger Delta Synod, the 10th in the number of Synods of the
Church. The new Synod comprises the
Presbyteries of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt North, Port Harcourt West,
Edo/Delta South and Edo/Delta North, with headquarters in Port Harcourt Parish.
It covers Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo and Delta States. With this inauguration, the
Church is now made up of ten Synods.
They are Akwa, Calabar, East, East Central, Mid East, Niger Delta, North,
South Central, Upper Cross River and West.
Photograph shows the
Prelate & Moderator of the General Assembly, His Eminence, Most Rev. Prof.
E. M. Uka (second left) performing the Act of Inauguration of the new Synod at
a colourful worship service held in Mary Slessor Church sanctuary, Port Harcourt
parish, Niger Delta Synod. He is flanked
on his right by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and on his left by
the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Daniel Eyo Etim.
Backing the camera is the Moderator of the new Synod, Rev. Ogbu
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 Executive Governor of Rivers State, Hon Barr. Nyesom Wike has described The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria as a trail-blazer in the principle and practice of democracy.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), has inaugurated a new Synod – the Niger Delta Synod – which is the tenth in the number of Synods the Church operates.
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 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.
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.
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