- A multi-million naira edifice has been completed by the Deeper Life Church
- The building was completed 13 years after the church started its construction
- The general overseer of Deeper Life Church said the new building was to make worshippers comfortable in the presence of God
Deeper Life Bible Church has opened its multi-million naira building in Lagos after 13 years of wait by members of the church.
During the inauguration of the church on Tuesday, April 23, which was started and completed by donations from members of the church, there were rounds of praise and worship as well as raised voices in gratitude to God for the completion of the building.
Punch reports that the event was witnessed by the congregation including many political leaders.
The church was said to have been constructed with a 30,000 four-level amphitheatre which comes with a central air-conditioning units, chiller farm and air-handing units.
The toilet facilities in the building is connected to a Central Sewage System while there are standby generators and panel rooms, 7.5 MVA dedicated public power, and 2.5 MVA transformers.
There is also a multi-purpose hall, water treatment plant, modern sewage treatment plant, two industrial boreholes and firefighting equipment whiel the main building has fire hydrant and hose reels, office facilities on five floors, six and 12-passenger elevators, among others.
While speaking during the inauguration, the general overseer of the church, William Kumuyi, said the new building was to make worshippers comfortable in the presence of God.
"About 13 years ago, we knew that we were taking a leap of faith, but we trusted the lord that he would not only provide all we needed, but also direct the project to a successful conclusion. And today, we have even surpassed our expectation.
“We embarked on the additional projects because we are convinced that the task of developing and modernising of our society cannot be left to the government alone. Individuals, non-governmental organisations and even corporate organisations, including religious groups, should be involved, as much as they can, in the spiritual, as well as physical uplift of our state and country.
“Religious organisations must go beyond this approach. We must intensify the task of preaching and spreading the word all over our nation; we must tirelessly pursue the goal of changing lives for Jesus Christ.
"We must make our places of worship the gates of heaven on earth, where those thirsty for God and those who are seeking a deeper experience in life can find solace, be reconciled to God and be assured of a place in heaven when life on earth comes to an end," Kumiyi added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kumuyi had earlier urged Nigerians to take a break and stay focused on their spiritual renewal.
The renowned preacher said Nigeria is in a point where it demands divine intervention.
He added that a programme in the church was aimed at helping visitors discover themselves and work towards discovering themselves and realizing that man could not prevail by strength.
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