SUCCESS STORY OF THE 68TH ANNUAL BIBLE LECTURESHIP OF THE NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN BIBLE COLLEGE, UKPOM
The 68th Annual Bible Lectureship of the Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom was held from Tuesday 9th August through Friday 12th August 2022. Timeless Truth for Troubled Times was the centre stage of the lectureship, and participants confessed that this was one of the best themes discussed over the years.
Activities commenced with a Baccalaureate Service on Sunday 7th August at 3 pm where the graduands, parents, congregations, and faculty assembled together to thank God for a successful completion of the ministerial studies. Mfon Archibong, the Minister of the Northside Church of Christ, Ukpom, Abak gave the minister’s charge while Etim Nyong, the Director of Ministerial Programme performed the ordination.
On Monday 8th August, the graduands and faculty were treated to a banquet where the Provost, the faculty, and graduands enjoyed delicious meals together.
This year’s lectureship was unique, colourful and graced by prominent Executive Board Members of the African Christian Schools Foundation, such as Henry Huffard, Board Chairman, Chad Wagner, President ACSF, Archer Honea from Oklahoma and two ministers from Tanzania, Joseph Hoanger and Boaz Kasiba.
The Provost of the College, Joe N. Obinna gave the opening address, highlighted the good works, the progress, and developments going on at N.C.B.C and encouraged the brethren to support the college. He mentioned the fish farm and piggery vocational projects among others.
Seasoned Gospel Ministers spoke on various topics that were assigned to them. A Voluntary Health Organization made up of Christians Pharmacist and Nurses worked in conjunction with the College Nurse to provide Healthcare Services during the lectureship. The N.C.B.C Alumni also staged their Home coming and honoured some brethren and organizations for their outstanding contributions and support for Christian Education.
Henry Huffard 72nd Birthday was also celebrated in a grand style. African Christian Schools Foundation and Concord Road Church of Christ, Nashville, Tennessee received awards of Service.
A total of 74 souls were baptized into Christ and 6,500 Christians and non-Christians attended daily. The grand finale was the Matriculation, Convocation, and Installation of the Board of Governors and award of prizes. 22 students matriculated into Ministerial Diploma Programme, 5 students into Degree Programme and 25 students were convoked. 16 men were installed as Board of Governors of the College. The graduating students were given awards of excellence in the following areas: (i) Academics (ii) Leadership (iii) Evangelism (iv) Improvement (v) Self discipline and (vi) Obongawan U. J. Ntukobom’s Award for the best graduating student.
Brethren and congregations gave some donations for the vocational projects. We thank all the donors for their support and prayers, which has sustained the college for 68 years.