Activities marking the first year anniversary of the departure to the eternity of the Late Apostle Ayotunde Ayodele Omideyi, the Founder and general overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, (Bethel) United Kingdom will commence this Friday at the Church Headquarters in East London.
Apostle Omideyi died last year at the age of 66 after a brief illness.
Prior to his death, he was the World coordinator of Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel).
According to sources at the CAC (Bethel) Headquarters, a week-long thanksgiving memorial activities has been drawn for the first year anniversary celebration holding at the Church Secretariat on Kingsland High Road, East London.
According to the drawn out programme, celebration of life of the Apostle will commence on September 21, 2012 and will run through to the 28th of September.
On Friday, a Praise-a-thon praise and Worship service will kick-off the celebration in which men, women, youth and children from across CAC and beyond will engage in a marathon song session. The occasion will commence from 7 pm.
On Saturday September 22, there will be a book and CD launch on the life and history of the departed Apostle Omideyi. The event will feature a musical celebration by Reapers’ Choir, incorporating various guest artists and Church Choirs from other denominations across United Kingdom.
The activities will be rounded up on September 28 2012 by a special thanksgiving service of the late Apostle at the Church Complex on Kingsland High Road.
Prophetess Fedekemi Omideyi, the wife of the departed thanked all for their unflinching support and enjoined all lovers of the departed to turn up for the life celebration of the much loved Apostle who made a mark as one of the frontline Television Evangelism broadcaster in the United Kingdom.
She assured that Apostle Omideyi’s legacy would be upheld for ever,but solicited for the support of all in carrying along his dream mission of a just, fair and credible society which thrives with the fear of God.
An Evangelist of high repute, Pastor Ayo Omideyi was ordained as an Apostle in 1983.
In 1986 he set up the Sower International Evangelical Ministry (an evangelical arm of CAC Bethel) and over the years carried his humanitarian and evangelical mission across all continents of the World, concentrating more on Europe and Africa, holding high level revivals in the Midlands, Wales, Scotland and and in various African countries such as Romania, Bermuda, Philippines, Tanzania, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, America, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, just to name just a few.
He was one of the few African Church leaders that initiated the formation of The African Churches Council for Immigration and Social Justice (ACISS) in 1988, created to assist African Immigrants in regularizing their immigration status.
He also was the initiator of the African Immigrants Bureau (AIB) which was the successor of ACISS in 1991 carrying along the same humanitarian mission of seeing to the welfare of all Africans and other minority groups in the United Kingdom.
Read about Apostle Omideyi’s short Biography: