The 69th Annual Bible Lectureship of the Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom was held from Tuesday 1st August through Friday 4th August 2023.

Home Boosters was the centre stage of the lectureship and participants confessed that this was one of the best themes discussed over the years. Despite the economic  challenges in Nigeria  and high cost of petrol, participants  started to arrive  at the compound on Sunday July 30th, 2023

Activities commenced with a baccalaureate service on Sunday 30th  July at 2pm where the graduates, parents, congregations and faculty assembled together to praise God for a successful completion  of ministerial studies. Iniobong Ebong, the minister of Church of Christ Ibiakpan, Ikot Ekpene, gave the minister’s charge while Silas Guda Mishi, the new Director of Ministerial Program, performed the ordination.

On Monday 31st July, the graduates and faculty were treated to a banquet where the President of ACSF, Chad Wagner, the Provost Joe Obinna, the faculty and graduates enjoyed delicious meals together.

The first keynote lecture was delivered by Bro. Chad Wagner, the President African Christian Schools Foundation, on the Three Pillars of a Strong Home. The Provost of the college, Joe N. Obinna, gave the opening address, and he commended the developmental strides of Chad Wagner and the African Christian Schools Foundation and the good works going on at NCBC and the vocational projects such as piggery, fish farm and encouraged the brethren to support the college.

Seasoned Gospel Ministers such as Dr. Biodun Owolabi, President of West Nigeria Christian College, Abeokuta, spoke on conflicts management in the home, Bassey Esang spoke on Romance and Respect in the home, there were youths and children classes, women workshops and health lectures.

A voluntary health organization made up of Christian pharmacists, doctors and nurses worked in conjunction with the college nurses to provide health care services during the lectureship. The NCBC Alumni association also staged their home coming and honored some brethren for their eminent contributions for the growth of the college and the church in Nigeria.

A total of 46 souls were baptized into Christ and 6,000 Christians and non Christians attended daily. The grand finale was the convocation and award ceremonies. Twenty (20) students graduated from the ministerial programme and fourteen (15) persons were honoured for their selfless services in the kingdom. Henry Huffard was given African Mission Long Service Award while Chad Wagner was given African Mission Ambassadorial Award among others.

The graduating students were also given awards of excellence in the following areas: (i) Academic  (ii) Leadership  (iii) Self discipline  (iv) Improvement (v) Obonganwan Veronica Ntukobom – Award for the best graduating student (vi) Guda Mishi – award for the best Hebrew student.  (vii) Utibe Ibanga – award for best English student.

We thank all the donors for their support and prayers which has sustained the college for 68 years.

Thank you and God bless.

Uyai S. Joshua

Director of Media/Public Relations