By our reporter
The prelate of the Eastern West African Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Bishop Uduak Usen Effiong has advocated personal and high level evangelism for the growth of the gospel of Christ.
The prelate made the advocacy during press briefing to mark the 25th annual conference of the Church, held at Bishop Anderson Memorial Church Complex, Diamond Hill, Calabar.
Effiong who spoke on the theme “The Freedom Church, a movement empowered by the Holy Spirit; sharing our faith,” called on all Christians to work as a team in their call to duty for the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The prelate also dropped the hint of his desire for the propagation of more Episcopal Churches, which he described as the heartbeat of Christ.
He called for personal evangelism, maintaining that sharing our faith is a call for witnessing for Christ, as the Lord himself commanded his disciples.
The revered man of God who down memory lane of his church history, intimated that preparations are on board for the centennial celebration of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 2030, as the centennial steering committee would be expected to submit its first report in August next year.
Commenting on the state of the nation, the clergyman called for complete overhaul of defective constitution of the educational system, economy and other sectors, adding that God-fearing leadership hinges on capacity and character, since God is the author and finisher of all things, urging individuals to be alive to civic responsibilities.