The Apostolic Church was founded by the Holy Spirit through the Acts of the Apostles. Historically, the church as a denominational name emerged as one of the earliest Classical Pentecostal denominations in Europe at Penygroes, South Wales, United Kingdom in 1916; as an aftermath of the 1904-1905 Welch Revival by Evans Roberts, with the Welch Pastor Daniel Powell Williams. In 1918, the Holy Spirit began an indigenous Pentecostal Revival in South-Western Nigeria, among Africans and by Spirit-inspired African leaders without the physical presence of any European or American leader.

This indigenous Pentecostal Revival ignited a nation-wide explosion in 1930, which spread like wild fire across Nigeria, with outpouring of the Holy Spirit, reminiscent of the Apostolic experience as recorded in Acts of the Apostles. As a result of persecution which ensued, characteristic of the early church, the leadership of the indigenous Pentecostal Group in Nigeria, previously called ‘Precious Stone’ or ‘Diamond Society’ but now affiliated with ‘Faith Tabernacle Congregation’, sent a ‘Macedonian Pentecostal call’ to the authorities of The Apostolic Church in Great Britain through correspondence.

The response to that call by the authorities of The Apostolic Church in Great Britain led to the coming down of European missionaries to give helping hands to the African indigenous Pentecostal Body, which upon mutual agreement decided to adopt the name of the Classical Pentecostal denomination from Europe. Consequently, The Apostolic Church Nigeria, emerged as the first Classical Pentecostal denomination in Nigeria. Last year (2018) the church clocked 100 years.

Those years were impactful though not without attendant challenges. Since they were the founding years of the church, there were issues of break-away that nearly threatened the corporate existence of the church but in all of these and other spiritual challenges the Lord stood by His church. The Apostolic Church is known for the Word, Prayers, Prophecy, Miracles, Healings, Evangelism, Sound Doctrine and in-depth Teaching on Heaven consciousness and dangers of hell.

As stated earlier, The Apostolic Church Nigeria has made significant progress over the years. The church is standing tall as one of the leading Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria. Her strong doctrinal stance on practical Christian living of holiness, righteousness, salvation, and love has cut out a niche for the church in the midst of compromising Christian churches. The church’s belief in the totality of the Scriptures without additions or subtraction has made her members enviable in the society. The Apostolic Church Nigeria is administered through five (5) Territories, Namely; LAGOS AND WESTERN/NORTHERN AREAS (LAWNA), CROSS RIVERS, IGBOLAND, MARITIME, AKWA IBOM and ANDONI sub-territory. Each of the Territories is headed by a Territorial Chairman who administers by the territorial Executive Council. Each territorial Chairman in council in turn reports to the National Executive Council headed by the National President.

The church has also made significant progress on foreign missions. The missionary activities has led to the establishment of branches in Ghana, Benin Republic, Republic of Togo, Sierra-Leone, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Uganda, Cameroun, Gabon, Canada, The United Kingdom, Tel-Aviv-Israel, and North America. Many of these mission fields have long become autonomous while a few others are still been managed by the Church in Nigeria. The growth level of The Apostolic Church in Nigeria is exponential. For example, between 2013 and 2018 the number of Areas in The Apostolic Church Nigeria moved from 260 to 339 across the nation while in the same year Assemblies moved to 7, 642 across the nation.

The vision

Youth Emancipation and Involvement

Aggressive Evangelism for Soul -Winning

Church Planting and Church Growth

Information Management and Dissemination

Unity and Unification of the Church

Warmth and Caring Christian Fellowship in the Church

Avoidance of any form of Dogmatism in the Church

Pastor (Dr.) E. S. Igwe

Pastor S. E. Igwe is the present President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria - National. He is a focused and listening leader whose leadership prowess has consistently manifested in the various leadership roles he has played in the Church (The Apostolic Church, Nigeria). He was called into the Pastoral ministry...

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Pastor (Dr.) E. S. Igwe

Pastor S. E. Igwe is the present President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria - National. He is a focused and listening leader whose leadership prowess has consistently manifested in the various leadership roles he has played in the Church (The Apostolic Church, Nigeria). He was called into the Pastoral ministry...

Francisc Cazan

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