09 June, 2018

Breaking News: Okorocha Bows Out


Today  the outgoing Bishop of Owerri Diocese Anglican Communion, Bishop Dr. Cyril Okorocha  officicailly recieved his sent forth ceremony.

The event took place at the Cathedral church of our Lord ( CATOL) in Owerri on the 9/6/2018




BRIEF PROFILE OF BISHOP CYRIL CHUKWUNONYEREM OKOROCHA


Dr. Cyril Okorocha is a Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, Center for the study of Christianity in Non-Western World; a Crowther Fellow of the University of Birmingham, Selly Oak Colleges; former Head of Religious Studies, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) , Zaria and Coordinator of Higher education in religion for ABU related Colleges of education in Northern Nigeria; trainer of Lecturers in teaching and learning Christianity in Higher education, ABU Zaria and its related Colleges; Visiting Lecturer and staff Trainer for East Africa Association of Theological Educators; Visiting lecturer/Adjunct Professor School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, USA; Founding Associate and visiting lecturer of Oxford Center for Mission Studies, Oxford UK; Founding member and West African Secretary, International Fellowship of Evangelical Theologians; Founder and Director, Institute For Theology and Mission in African, Owerri and Enugu, Nigeria; Member International Association for Mission Studies; Founding Member, British and Irish Association for Mission Studies(BIAMS); Organiser of the G-CODE 2000 movement that has revolutionalized the Anglican Communion.

For the past 13 years by divine permission and vocation, he has been the 3rd Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri. One of His academic mentors, Prof. Andrew Walls, a renowned World Missiologist, Historian and Social Anthropologist, describes Dr. Cyril as 

“A meticulous Scholar of an extraordinary intellect, integrity and giftedness, very articulate and yet endowed with a down to earth and thoroughly humane pastoral heart which seems to exude with the loving presence of the spirit of the Living God which touches everyone around him with a graciousness which can only be described as coming from his Lord, Jesus Christ whom Cyril always says is everything to him”.

He is a rare gift of God to His Church and the world, spanning into two centuries. Dr. Okorocha is at once a social Anthropologist, a missiologist, a philosopher and an extraordinary Biblical theologian, a preacher, exegete and bible expositor; counselor, pastor and a highly gifted and prolific writer.

Dr. Okorocha is married to Dr. (Mrs) Eunice ( who is by personal choice and merit, a member of the 8 persons Canterbury Review Team, the Apex body which forms the fulcrum on which the world wide Anglican Communion revolves, and of which Her Majesty, the Queen of England is already a member).

For seven years (1991 – 1998), he served as a special emissary to the Archbishop of Canterbury and Director for Missions and Evangelism and Theological Education, as well as the Coordinator of the World Wide Decade of Evangelism, for the Global Anglican Communion, based in London with his amiable lady wife, Dr. (Mrs) Eunice I. Okorocha, and their four children.


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