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Irukwu next Pentecostal president

APPOINTED: Pastor Agu Irukwu

PASTOR AGU Irukwu, head of the UK branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has been elected as the next Pentecostal President of ecumenical organisation Churches Together in England.

A law graduate of the University of Warwick, a barrister and former investment banker, Pastor Agu becomes the second person to serve in this position following Bishop Eric Brown who was elected as the first ever CTE Pentecostal President in 2013.

CTE Presidents provide spiritual leadership to the national ecumenical movement that facilitates closer working together by the churches in England. The Pentecostal President is part of a six-member presidium representing the breadth of English Christianity, these are: Bishop Angaelos, the Revd Canon Billy Kennedy, the Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Justin Welby.

Commenting on his appointment, Pastor Agu said: “I consider it an honour and a privilege to serve as one of the six presidents of Churches Together in England.”

He added: “I am hoping that I can bring whatever graces God has given to me to bear as we serve the church in what I consider exciting times. Exciting because in spite of negative news that all abounds, I see tremendous opportunity for the church.

“I am believing that as we serve we will play our part in bringing to pass the revival that we so earnestly desire for this nation.”

The President’s term began in October and will run until September 2021.

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