Renowned Nigerian diplomat, teacher and foremost corporate integrity promoter, Dr Christopher Kolade has been appointed as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kingdom Men Ministry. At an event held in Lagos and which held alongside its bi-monthly Men’s Breakfast Roundtable, the seven-year old ministry which is committed to discipling men, inaugurated the Board to signal its entry into a new phase in its assignment.
Other members of the Board include current Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos Chapter and founding Senior Pastor of Zion City of the Lord Ministry, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola and; Archbishop John Osa-Oni who is the presiding Archbishop of Vineyard Christian Ministries.
Also inaugurated was Pastor Uwem Michaael Udonquak who is the Managing Director of Global Risk Consulting Limited who is representing the Senior and Founding Pastors of Christ Chapel International Churches (CCIC) Rev Dr Tunde and Rev (Mrs) Ebun Joda on the Board; renowned lawyer and a serving member of the Church Advisory Council of the CCIC, Rev Raphael Ajibola Oluyede is also on the Board.
To completing the inaugural BoT are: The Very Rev Sunday Ola Onadipe, Rector of the Methodist Theological Institute, Shagamu; Rev Dr Phillip Okerentugba who is the Regional Coordinating Pastor for Port Harcourt, Owerri and Bayelsa of Christ Chapel International Churches. Reverend Remi Akano who is the Chief Vision Steward is an ex-officio member of the Board.
Speaking after the inauguration on the behalf of members, Archbishop Osa-Oni assured the ministry and the men who witnessed the event that efficiency and diligence to the assignment for which they were inaugurated would be their watchword.
A three-man panel of discussants of Pastor Popoola Adams, Rev Dr Phillip Okerentugba and Pastor Dayo Adeyemi of Catalyst Men’s International x-rayed the topic – Men: Oppressors or Victims, emphasised that in His creation process, God never intended any man to be an oppressor or victim. They pointed out that either of these occurs when the man loses his identity as a specie created in God’s image and after His likeness.
It was a general consensus among the guests that each time a man descends to either as a victim or an oppressor, he loses the shade of what God in His original plan created him to be – a spirit being created in God-kind.
Men were also admonished that in spite of what is happening in the country presently, they must not lose sight of whom God has created them to be – the ones who are created to make the difference and fulfil God’s plan for humanity.
The Board of Trustees is at the top of the Kingdom Men’s structure and it is instituted to be a kind of conduit of God’s wisdom to the vision of the ministry.
The BoT consists of carefully selected men, who cut across interdenominational divides and experiences. Each of the members of the Board have consistently demonstrated a rare capacity to support the cause of Christianity and men’s ministry in different ways in their given environment.