The Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church (ESOCS) will be holding its annual international youth programme tagged “Baba Aladura Youth Conference” (BAYOC 2019) in the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt.
The 3-day evangelical programme (Friday 16th – Sunday 18th, 2019) will include Praise and Worship, Exultations and Interactive session with the youths.
The programme which will hold at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt on the first two days and conclude at the Port-Harcourt Provincial headquarters of the church on Sunday promises to witness the presence of ESOCS national leaders including the primate of the church world-wide, His Most Eminence, Baba Aladura (Dr) David L. Bob-Manuel, (Moses Orimolade IX).
According to the itinery of the programme released to newsmen, Baba Aladura and his entourage are expected to pay a courtesy call to the Rivers State Governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday August 16, 2019 by 12Noon.
Speaking with newsmen, Head of Media, BAYOC 2019, Supervising Apostle Chinedu Nnokwam disclosed that the aim and objectives of BAYOC is to reach out to the youth wing of the church especially the Mount Zion Youth Society (MZYS) with a view to giving them the opportunity to make input in the running of the church.
According to him, “BAYOC is a youth organization created to ensure continuity of bringing the youths closer to God in accordance to what is written in the bible as youths appear to be drifting away from the scripture and indeed the ordinance and tenets of the church as a result of digitalization and internet activities.
The man of God also stated that the programme's objectives include the promotion of denomination and ecumenical tolerance hence the extension of invitation to guest ministers from other churches.
“It is equally an event packaged to correct some negative perceptions of the world about the ESOCS church as well as one targeted to win souls for Jesus Christ”.
He stated further that the programme is also used as an avenue to achieve a paradigm shift and re-direct the minds of the youths to role models within and outside the church.
“The BAYOC programme he noted, is also aimed at rewarding deserving excellence amongst members of the MZYS and ESOCS at large including positioning of the church to have adequate recognition in the ecumenical circle and indeed the world council of churches.”