By Pierre Ogbuokwa
This was a tribute galore to Senior Evangelist Oludare Oduwusi, Shepherd of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Council 2 Model Parish, Ikotun, Lagos, recently when celebrity magazine City Plus presented him with the award of “outstanding prophet of the year 2022”.
This was in recognition of his selfless service and outstanding performance in the religious sector of Nigeria. The award was presented to him at an event in the church auditorium by the magazine’s editor, Prince Ayo Adegboye. The Hon. Bola Ilori, Former Environment Commissioner, Osun State, the congregation, friends and supporters, among others.
Adegboye, who said the shepherd’s exceptional qualities necessitated the award, also praised his outstanding leadership style inside and outside the church. He revealed that based on their research, they found that, among clerics, Oduwusi’s leadership role was unique and, furthermore, the church had grown astronomically, spiritually and numerically, in the limited time of its creation.
The congregation and local residents when asked about the winner during the investiture also confirmed that the Shepherd truly deserved the award.
Senior Evangelist Oduwusi in his response appreciated and thanked God for the award and dedicated it to the members of the church. He said the award would not have been possible without their support. He added that it would push him to be more steadfast and devoted to the Lord as well as to the church in general.