A new chairman of the Primates’ Council of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) has emerged. He is the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, Primate of the Anglican Church of All Nigeria. He takes over from the Most Revd. Eliud Wabukala, the Primate of the Church of Kenya. He is joined in leadership by the new vice-chair, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda. Archbishops Okoh and Ntagali have been deeply committed to the GAFCON movement since its founding, and are well prepared to lead.
His election took place at the meeting of the Primates of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) where it was resolved to find every practical way of removing obstacles that tend to debar the preaching of the gospel. A statement released from the Primate’s meeting held at All Saints Cathedral Nairobi, Kenya said that the weeklong meeting was aimed at how GAFCON could work to guard and proclaim the unchanging, transforming Gospel through Biblical faithful preaching, teaching, and programs. According to them, this will free the Church to make true disciples of all nations.
Progress was also made on a wide variety of initiatives to build up the body of Christ. High points of the agenda was planning for GAFCON 2018, approval of a program that will facilitate Bishops’ training, good news from provinces and branches, appointment of staff to further enhance the ministry, and transition in Primatial leadership. Attention was paid to the facts that arose from the Anglican Consultative Council’s meeting in Lusaka.
Present at the meeting were representatives from ten provinces: Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, North America, Rwanda, South America, South Sudan & Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and two branches- Australia and the United Kingdom.
The meeting which started on 18th of April, ended on the 21st of April 2016. The next GAFCON meeting is scheduled to hold in 2018.