By NBF News

•L-R: Bishop Peter Atulaegwu presenting certificate to Apostle Paul Ofurum

General Overseer of Abundant House of Grace Bible Church, Bishop Peter Atulaegwu, has urged ministers of God to avoid vices that would make their congregation derail from the service of God. Atulaegwu said this during the church's first annual convention and ordination service of senior pastor, Rev. Paul Ofurum of the House of God Deliverance Mission, Igando, as Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The cleric said for Christians to grow spiritually, they must be Christlike, preach the truth and guide the followers accordingly to prepare them for the Kingdom of God.

Atalaegwu admonished men of God to always preach to expose evils adding that avoidance of such for fear of losing members or financial gains will only lead them to hell.

'There is need for servants of God to show good example to those they lead because they are seen as role models. If they fail to do the right thing, they will not escape God's judgement,' the Bishop cautioned.

The officiating minister, who was assisted by Bishop Anselm Charles; Bishop Ben Ojemine and Bishop Theophilus Ugochukwu, described the celebrant as an anointed men of God, whose preaching, healing and deliverance ministry has touched the lives of many, while urging him not to slack in the work of God.

In his comment, the traditional ruler of Umuokpo, Eze Eunan Eke, the Okpo 1 of Ukuokpo commended Apostle Paul Ofurum for his relentless efforts in spreading the gospel. He noted that Ofurum's exemplary life, uncompromised preaching, deliverance and healing have made the church to grow in strength.

The celebrant, Ofurum described his elevation as an act of God as well as an added responsibilities that will make him more determine in his service to God and humanity.