TD Jakes to minister at Akwa Ibom carol service | Dailytrust

TD Jakes to minister at Akwa Ibom carol service

Senior Pastor of the Potter’s House Church, United States of America, Bishop Thomas Jakes, will minister at the Akwa Ibom Carol festival.

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, will also minister at the annual Christmas Carol festival which will hold on December 17, 2021 at the Ibom Hall grounds in Uyo.

It will also feature Nigerian gospel music ministers like Panam Percy Paul, Tim Godfrey, Dunsin Oyekan, Ada Ehi, Aity Dennis, Bobby Friga, David G, Ema Onyx, GUC, Progress Effiong, John Bassey, Patience Ekwere and Uduakobong Akpan, Jnr.

Speaking on behalf of the festival planning committee, on Wednesday, Special Adviser to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Public Affairs, Mr Raphael Edem, said the carol was conceived to enhance the spiritual rejuvenation of the state and her people.

Edem who stated that the Christmas festival placed Akwa Ibom in the Guinness Book of Records in 2014, noted that the purpose of the event which was initiated in 2008, has remain undefeated.

He explained that this year’s event which will be the 12th edition is tagged ‘The Return’ as it did not hold last year due to COVID-19, adding that it will feature a 5,000 mass choir from the World Record 25,000 Choir.

“In few days, precisely on Friday, December 17, 2021, the state will be in the eyes of the world again with the return of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival.

“The theme for the 2021 Carols Festival is “THE RETURN” and is drawn from the the bible verse Isiah 51:11 (KJV), “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

“From inception, the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival was conceived to enhance the spiritual rejuvenation of the state and people, and after 12 successful editions, that purpose of the Carols Festival has remained undefeated.

“As a people who have been largely preserved from the fatalities that rocked the world in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are returning to thank God for his blessings to us as a state and a people.

“For the first time in the history of this event, we will be having two guest ministers this year – the Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House Church from the USA, Bishop Thomas D. Jakes and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

“The 12th edition of the Carols Festival which will be hosted at the 55,000-sq. metre Ibom Hall Arena, along IBB Avenue in Uyo by 6pm, will, according to the organizers feature the globally recognized World Record Mass Choir of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival.

“The World Record Mass Choir in this edition will feature 5,000 out of the 25,000-strong choir. Other choir groups that will perform this year are the host choir, the Akwa Ibom State Government Choir, The Promised-Land Chorale Int’l, Intenxity and the Ibom Orchestra,” he stated.

Edem mentioned that South Africa’s DJ and musician, Master KG will be the only non-Nigerian performer at the event.

He revealed that over the years, the event has been a source of economic empowerment to many indigenes, adding that Governor Udom Emmanuel was committed to the successful hosting of the event.

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