By Seyifunmi Odunuga
A Man of God, Reverend Nathaniel Orowale has said he once considered quitting pastoral ministry at a tie of great tribulation.
He disclosed this on Sunday at the 15th year Appreciation Service and Books Launch in his honour at First Baptist Church, Omi-Adio, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He said: “Today, I feel happy, joyous and elated as the church deem it fit to celebrate my 15years of being the Minister in charge of this church. I resumed to this church on 1st July 2005 and got married in February 2006. Unfortunately, I lost my first wife when the marriage clocked 11months. I was shocked and considered quitting but the Lord be my anchor.
The preacher stated further that one of his greatest joys in the ministry is the privilege God gave him to transform the church from its initial status.
“One of my greatest joys in the ministry is the grace to transform the church. I met the church as an Abule, but it is visible to the blind that there has been transformation”, he said.
While reacting to the books written and published, he said, “I was inspired and led to writing the books that we are launching today. The first book which is The Imminent Return of Christ was my thesis when I was at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso and God ministered to me to turn it into a book to encourage Christians to await the second coming of Jesus while Covenant and Curse Erasing Blood was written for Christians to know that it’s only the precious blood of Jesus that can cleanse curse.”
Earlier, Reverend S.A. Adekunle who is the President, Ibadan Baptist Conference, charged the people on the “Ministry of a Seed” where he encouraged Rev’d Nath to be a renewed vessel of God.
He admonished the people to plant viable seeds at this critical time foran abundant harvest in due time.