Bishop Francis Wale Oke, New President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), says his administration will make a real difference to Nigeria in dire need of divine intervention.
A statement from his Media Aide, Mr Kayode Oladeji, stated that Oke made this known on Thursday in his acceptance speech.
Oke was on Tuesday night unanimously elected as the PFN seventh National President for a four-year term by National Advisory Council (NAC) of PFN at its ongoing meeting in Enugu, Enugu State.
He said: “We plan to deploy massive prayers with effective fasting, massive evangelism with discipleship, uncompromised teaching of God’s word, coupled with the doing of it, massive social and charitable works and care for the needy.
“We plan to mobilise youths massively and engage them in the Pentecostal traditions in order to tap into their potential for church and nation building.
“As we seek the Lord together, we shall listen to the Holy Spirit and do all that the Lord will lead and enable us to do by His Spirit.
“With the full cooperation and support of all of us, we shall make a real difference and bring a real change to a nation in dire need.
“Indeed, it is an unusual time for the whole world, and more for our nation that is at a crossroad at this hour.
“But with the help of the Lord, and by tapping into the grace and resources He has made available to us, as His children, we shall make a real difference to a nation in dire need of divine intervention.’’
He thanked Revd Felix Omobude, the immediate past President, for his mature and inclusive approach to leadership.
The new PFN president also thanked all members of NAC for their prayers and choice of the new Executive, saying, “together we shall take PFN to greater heights, through the help of the Lord.”
Oke said that the PFN has come a long way, starting with the vision of the founding fathers, and the great leadership of our past Presidents including Revd James Boyejo and Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
According to him, others are late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who have led the Fellowship in the past, taking it to the great and enviable height it is today.