"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching," -1 Timothy 5:17.
Pastor and Spiritual Head of Celestial Church of Christ, Worldwide, His Eminence, Mobiyina Friday Oshoffa, is set to be honoured by an organization who has taken it upon itself to promote and celebrate the core values and teachings of the Celestial Church of Christ alongside the sheer dedication of notable priest, elders and other parishioners, who have decided to continuously uphold the doctrines and ensure that the flame of the church keeps glowing as charged by the founding pastor of the church, the late Pastor SBJ Oschoffa.
To set the honour rolling, the very first of the award will be going to none other than his eminence, Pastor Mobiyina Oshoffa with the Meritorious Service Award for his dedication, leadership skills and an all-encompassing wide accommodating arms to have steered the ship of the church out of turbulence to its present enviable status against all odds. The event is slated to hold on Sunday 7th, August, 2016 at the National Headquarters, Makoko, Yaba area of Lagos under the leadership of Assistant Venerable Superior Evangelist Avis Kiki, Shepherd-In-Charge.
Pastor Mobiyina, ever since he was ordained as pastor and spiritual Head of the church on Wednesday 25th day of December, 2002 in the Holy land of Celestial City, Imeko, Ogun State, with the huge acceptance and undeniable goodwill showered on him by elders and followers of the church, has brought about the peace that has taken over the church.
Born Friday 25th of December 1948 in Republic of Benin, after his first degree, he got his Master’s degree in Animal Biological Science at the University of Biological Science, Nancy in France. As a mark of excellence, the then Mr. Mobiyina got an award as best scholar during his second degree in Nancy.
Pastor Mobiyina, for those who didn’t know before now, is a multi instrumentalist, multi linguistic who speaks French, Dutch, and English. He also speaks some local dialects like, Egun and Yoruba, the First Child of the late sage, pastor, founder and carbon copy in every aspect of life, Rev Samuel Bilehou Joseph Oshoffa, (Emmanuel Mobiyina Friday Adebowale Abiodun vihan Oshoffa is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Awards to be presented by H/S/E Ajala Kayode, Editorial Adviser for Celestial News Online (CNO) an online news service provider aimed at propagating the work of God in the church to the global audience.