TVC N. President of Fellowship of Christian Ministers Nigeria, Rev Isaac Ogundiran, has appealed to church leaders to remain faithful to God and the Great Commission.
He spoke with our correspondent at the induction of the newly elected and returned National Executive Officers of the fellowship in Lagos.
Ogundiran said faithfulness is one of the essential qualities of leadership especially for church leaders expected to live above board in all things.
Anyone without it, he said, is unworthy of being addressed as a minister regardless of the titles, skills or talents.
He lamented unfaithfulness among some ministers of the gospel, stating they will receive divine retribution if they don’t repent.
He restated commitment of the fellowship to equip and prepare church leaders for greater service for the Lord.
Grand Patron of the fellowship, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, challenged the newly inducted leaders to live and stand by the word of God.
The word, he said, remains a sure refuge against any storm that may come their ways.
He said: “As a servant to God, you are required to lead in your various communities and fight the common enemy Satan and all his forces in a spiritual warfare with armour of prayer, the word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and holy living.
“l have learned to stand by the Bible and the word of God as it has never failed me. I am bold and fearless because I stand by God’s word.”
He said their election to the leadership positions in the fellowship was a higher calling that requires greater sense of responsibility and good moral.