Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria has began the process of electing a new General Overseer.
Currently the church is holding its yearly International Conference for Ministers and Leaders at its Ajebo, Lagos-Ibadan camp site.
The ministers’ conference will produce the two major candidates that will be presented in a special convention in July for another election.
The current G.O., Rev. Felix Meduoye had served two terms of four years each making eight years. He is expected to relinquish the position for another General Overseer when the new G.O. emerges.
The six candidates contesting in the April elections are Rev Sam Aboyeji, Midwest Region coordinator of the church, Rev Isaac Komolafe, Northern Region Overseer of the church, Rev Oyinloye, Rev Eboje, Rev Albert Aina and Rev Alawode.
Sources at the conference ground told our correspondent that Rev Sam Aboyeji may likely emerge the new General Overseer going by the outcome of the first stage of the election.
However the source noted that another election would still hold among the six which will produce two leading contestants.
The General Overseer would eventually emerge between the two leading candidates among the six.
Our correspondent gathered that this year’s election was keenly contested with the church putting in some stricter measures in place to forestall possible anomaly.
Foursquare Church is a foreign mission in Nigeria. The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, sometimes referred to as Foursquare Gospel Church, Yaba, is an evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination founded in November 4, 1954 by Rev. H.J. Curtis & Mrs. Faye Curtis and their two sons. The organization is one of the largest churches in Nigeria, and claims 2064 branches in Nigeria. The church is affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The founding fathers of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria were Rev. Odunaike, Samuel Olusegun, Boyejo, James Abayomi and Rev. Friday Chinyere Osuwa.
Story by By Esther Olaifa