Rev. Ndukuba is new Anglican Church Primate

By AdvocateNews on 26/09/2019

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Most Rev Henry Ndukuba
Most Rev Henry Ndukuba

The Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Archbishop of Jos Province and Bishop of Gombe Diocese has been elected as the new Metropolitan/Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

Archbishop Ndukuba was elected at the episcopal synod of the Church held on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 at the Cathedral Church of St Peter’s Asaba, Delta State.

Born 1959 in Anambra State of Nigeria, the Metropolitan/Primate elect was consecrated the first Bishop of the Diocese of Gombe, with seven other Bishops on 21 September 1999.

On 25 November 1999, the new diocese was inaugurated as the 71st diocese of the Church of Nigeria and he was the first bishop.

At the General Synod Meeting which was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Port Harcourt in Rivers State on 22 September 2017, the House of Bishops elected Henry Ndukuba, Bishop of Gombe, as the new Archbishop of Jos. He succeeded Benjamin Kwashi, Bishop of Jos.

Ndukuba, who was Chairman of the Liturgy and Spirituality Committee of the Church of Nigeria, will succeed the Most Rev Dr. Nicholas Okoh. Nicholas Dikeriehi Orogodo Okoh (born 10 November 1952, at Owa-Alero in the Delta State) is the Archbishop of Abuja Province and primate of the Church of Nigeria in the Anglican Communion who would be proceeding on retirement.

The Most Revd Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, was born in Anambra state in September, 1959.

Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba was ordained into the Holy Orders in September, 1989. He rose though its rank and was elected Pioneer Bishop of the Diocese of Gombe. He was consecrated on the 21st September, 1999. On 25 November 1999 the new diocese was inaugurated as the 71st diocese of the Church of Nigeria.

And whereas at the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) holding at St Paul’s Cathedral Diobu Port Harcourt on the 22nd September 2017, the Rt Revd Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba was elected as Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos.

And now, September 24th 2019 in an Episcopal Synod at the Standing Committee meeting of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) holding at the Cathedral of St Peter, Asaba. The Most Revd Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba is elected, 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria.

The Primate Elect is currently the Bishop of Gombe Diocese, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical province of Jos and Chairman of the Liturgy and Spirituality Committee of the Church of Nigeria.

Furthermore, the Primate Elect, is a sound Biblical Scholar, Teacher, Master liturgist, Pastor and an accomplished Evangelist. He loves the Lord Jesus Christ and has a great heart for the Word of God and also a prolific writer.

He will assume office in March 2020 at the expiration of the term in office of the current Primate of the Church (The Most Revd Dr Nicholas Okoh).

He is married to Angela Eberechukwu Ndukuba with Children and hails from Ogberuru in Orlu (Imo State).

Nduku, married to Mrs. Elizabeth Ndukuba, is noted for a sacrosanct spirituality devoid of ambiguity, and known for his unassuming gentle personality, however, rugged in evangelism

 

Posted 26/09/2019 04:54:08 AM

 

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