African Church’s Rev Peters to mark anniversary with Thanksgiving
By Osondu Ahirika
All is set for the Thanksgiving service to mark the third anniversary of The Rev.Richard Peters as a Priest of the African church and eight years in God’s Vineyard.
The Thanksgiving which is scheduled for Sunday, 22nd October 2017 , at the African Church, St Paul’s Parish, 3 Assam street off Enen Ekpene,Eket, slated for 9am will have as its theme: Though my beginning may be small.
The event among other things,will feature song ministration by the African church choir, word ministration , praise worship Thanksgiving.
The Rev Peters, who is a well known activist and public affairs commentator hails from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
He served in Obio Etoi as a voluntary Preacher, and was ordained a Deacon in 2013. He was Priested on 19th October 2014 by His Grace, The Most Rev D. B. Kaladokuboh in the then Uyo Diocese of The African Church and
Posted to ikot Ekwere Ubium as a station Preacher.
He was later transferred to Eket as a Parish Priest where he continues to serve. The Rev Richard holds a Diploma in Theology from The African Church College of Theology, Ifako Lagos, affiliated to University of Ibaka and is currently studying for the Higher National Diploma inTheology/Mass Communication in Heritage Polytechnic Eket.
Speaking on his three years of service in the vineyard of God, Rev Peters said , it has been wonderful, though challenging. He explained that he has been largely seen as a controversial figure because, according to him, “sometimes you come into a situation,where some decisions you take in the church or outside does not go well with some people, and you knowingly or unknowingly becomes controversial.”
A very vocal supporter of Governor Udom Emmanuel, Rev Peters insists that, Governor Emmanuel is God’s choice for Akwa ibom State and deserves the support and prayers of not only the church for but every citizen of the state to enable him succeed. The Thanksgiving service which will have Clergymen from the African church and other denominations ministering is open to all well wishers and the general public.