Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, attended 3 December the 75th Birthday Thanksgiving Service of Prophet S.K Abiara of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide in Ibadan, Oyo State. PHOTOS: NOVO ISIORO.
It was a delayed birthday as Prophet S. K. Abiara was born on August 8, 1942 at Erinmo-Ijesa, Osun State, the website of the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide said.
He had his primary education at Saint Peter’s Anglican School, Erinmo-Ijesa between 1949 and 1954. He attended CAC Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife, Osun State in 1982. He furthered his theological training at Saint John University Mission, Luciana, USA in 1986 and Internatonal Bible Institute and Seminary, Florida, USA in 1987.
Prophet Abiara was called into the ministry of evangelism in 1963. Prior to his call, He worked as a Casual Worker for various construction companies within Erinmo-Ijesa between 1953 and 1959; Office Clerk, J. A. Agoro General Merchant, Ibadan in 1959 (who later became a great help to him in his ministerial calling).
As a Clergy, he founded CAC Agbala-Itura (Worldwide) in 1963 and has since founded its branches all over the world.
He founded Christ International Evangelical Ministry (an interdenominational evangelical group) in 1984; Christ International Divinity College (an affiliate of Acadia University, Canada) in 1986 (of which he became its Chancellor).
He rose to the rank of Deputy General Evangelist (DGE) in Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide) in 1998.
He was appointed the General Evangelist, CAC (Worldwide) in December, 2006.