S & T Close, 23 Road
The selling of various houses used for the accommodation of the participants of Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) hosted by Nigeria in 1977 made the winners of those houses to migrate from other parts of Lagos to the new town. Among them were Seventh- Day Adventist members who formed the nucleus of the Branch Sabbath School which was inaugurated on October 10, 2008. Due to the influx of more members into the town, the church was organized into a full-fledged church on the 9th of July, 1983. Inspite of this growth, the members were worshipping in rented apartments at different parts of the town. Indeed, it was a roving church.
To put a halt to this incessant movement, the need to acquire a permanent place of worship became imminent. To further heighten this urgent need, the church hosted an international outreach in 1990 sponsored by Dr. Nagel and more than 200 souls that were won needed to be housed. To the glory of God, in 1991, this piece of land was purchased at the price of three hundred thousand Naira (N3000,000)with a loan from Pacific Merchant Bank. Thanks to Dr. Adeleke who did not allow the loan to disgrace the church. We also need to thank Pastor H. Oyeleke, Elders S.O.C.Nwaokoma, T. Jegede, Bros. E. Nwagwu, Uche Ubani and others for the roles they played at the crucial moment.
The first church service that was held on the new ground under the canopy and dusty ground was on the 16th of November, 1991. To properly secure the property, the land was fenced and a lamp shelter was erected with the financial assistance from Dr. Nagel immediately.
To actualise the dream of building an edifice that befits the status of FESTAC town where God’s name will be glorified, the church organized a LUNCHEON on the 19th of November, 1995 in which prominent people were invited to raise fund for the project. After the occasion, money was not only realized, but building materials as well. Notable among the building materials donated was imported iron rods by Dr. D. A
Festac Town, Lagos 102314