It has pleased God to add more mission responsibilities on the shoulders of the Primate of All Nigeria, The Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh. In a meeting of The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) Primates’ Council held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 22 April, 2016, The Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, was elected the new Chairman of the Council. He succeeds The Most Rev’d Eliud Wabukala, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya.
The leadership of GAFCON in the context of the present doctrinal and liturgical challenges in the Anglican Communion calls for fervent prayers. The election of Archbishop Okoh to lead the GAFCON Primates’ Council is an eloquent testimony of his exemplary leadership in ensuring that the Anglican Church remains faithful to Jesus Christ and the Bible in her teachings and practices. Archbishop Nicholas D. Okoh had earlier served as the Chairman, Theological Resource Group of GAFCON.
We believe that the Almighty God who called him to lead the Primates’ Council of the Global Anglican Future Conference at this time will equip him sufficiently for the discharge of his enormous responsibilities.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Yours in His service,
Ven. Prof Israel ’Kelue Okoye
Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)