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Time-table for CCC Worldwide music dir., AVSE Adetiran, burial released (Photos)

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The activities for the burial event of the music director of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide, AVSE Oluwole Oladejo Adetiran (M.O.N.), has been released.

This was made known at a press conference organised by the committee set up by the pastor and spiritual head of the CCC Worldwide, Rev. EMF Oshoffa to handle the burial event of the late respected public figure, who was also the composer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem still in use till date.

Born on September 8, 1947, in the Western Region of Nigerian to the Adetiran family of Obaloja Compound, Igbajo, now Osun State. He started his elementary education at the Baptist Day School, Igbajo, before moving to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Late AVSE Oluwole Oladejo Adetiran (M.O.N.)

Adetiran learnt the art of playing the guitar from Dapo Taiwo, a Gold Coast returnee, and became a preferred guitarist amongst his mates in 1963 and by 1965, he had become a cathedral organist.

His musical talent made him to excel at the Baptist Teacher Training College where he was appointed as the Social Prefect and Choir Director.

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The late CCC Worldwide music director trained as a musicologist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of Ibadan, while he had his mandatory N.Y.S.C. Scheme at the Polytechnic Ibadan. It was during the service he composed the N.Y.S.C. anthem.

Olumide Adetiran, one of the sons of late AVSE Wole Adetiran addressing the pressmen

He later lectured at the Department of Music Technology, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, for about thirty years and rose from an assistant lecturer to Chief Lecturer, a professor cadre in a university setting.

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He was also became the first lecturer in the Music Technology Department to become a Senior Principal Lecturer in the music department of the Polytechnic Ibadan, the first lecturer in the department to become a Dean of Faculty of eight departments at The Polytechnic Ibadan.

The late AVSE Adetiran joined the Celestial Church of Christ at the Army Barracks Road Parish, Mokola, Ibadan, under the Shepherdship of Late MSE Moses Obasa Adekanbi in the early 1970’s.

According to the Head of Media, CCC Worldwide, Sup. Evang. Kayode Ajala, MBIC, the conference was the first time such would be happening in the celestial church and that the late AVSE Adetiran was not an ordinary member of the celestial church.

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Sup. Evang. Kayode Ajala, Head of Media, CCC Worldwide

“The late director of music was an exceptional member of CCC; a man who contributed immensely to the growth and the progress of this church. He has left an indelible print in the sand of time.

“While he was alive, he recorded so many firsts within the CCC and Nigeria as a whole,” Sup. Evang. Ajala told TheHeute.

The chairman of his burial committee, Sup. Evang. Olusegun Okeowo, stated that the proper planning of the event would commence  on August 20, 2022.

Sup. Evang. Olusegun Okeowo, chairman, AVSE Wole Adetiran Burial Planning Committee

“The family of Baba Adetiran would be organising a symposium coming up Saturday, August 20, at CCC Central Parish, No. 14, Olukunbi Odunbaku Street, Oremeji Busstop, Ibafo, in Ogun. It was where baba was attending during his time and it would commence by 2:00pm.

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“The central choir of CCC Worldwide would be organising a roadshow to create an awareness on Sunday, August 21, by 12noon.

“On Monday, the church he started from, CCC Mokola Parish, Ibadan in Oyo State, would be organising Service of Songs for him and on Tuesday, The Ibadan Polytechnic would be hosting a Commendation Service for Baba Adetiran starting from 12noon to 2:00pm.

“On Wednesday, August 21, there is going to be an interdenominational gospel concert at the Blueroof of the LTV8 in Lagos starting from 10am to 10pm in the evening. This is going to huge because baba was a music person and so we’re going to have a lot of artistes coming to celebrate him,” he revealed.

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On Thursday, the event would move to the Celestial City at Imeko in Ogun State where late Adetiran said he should be buried when he died. Mid-week service would be held there from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

“August 26 is the proper burial. There would a service for him in the morning at his house by 9:00am and immediately after the service, he would be laid to rest. We would all be back to Lagos on same Friday.

“On Saturday, the following day, there would be a session for baba, his family and all well-wishers at the Balmoral Hall Event Centre in Lagos starting from 12noon where so many popular artiste would perform.

“There would be a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday at the CCC, International Headquarters, Ketu from 10:00am where we would be appreciating God for the success of the burial event,”

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“These are the programmes for the final burial of Baba Adetiran, which we believe everyone of the gentlemen of the press present here today would help tell the whole world that the committee,” Sup. Evang. Okeowo said.

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The chairman thereafter appreciated the pressmen for coming while recognising the first son of late man of God, Olumide Adetiran, who was also present at the event.

A recipient of the national award, M.O.N, Adetiran was the music director of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide and the founding rector of the C.C.C. Academy of Music Technology, Lagos, Nigeria, until his demise.

He died on May 7, 2022 and is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.

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  1. Malik O Rotimi

    August 8, 2022 at 11:36 am

    The committee has done a great job. Dr. Okeowo is a man of result.
    God bless you all

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Tobi Amusan returns to Celestial Church of Christ for thanksgiving

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Many do not even know that Tobi Amusan, the iconic athlete whose basket of global victories and laurels, is overflowing and bursting at the seams, is a member of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide. The track queen, who was recently bestowed with the national award of Officer of the Order of Niger (O.O.N.) by President Muhammadu Buhari, is not just a member of the C.C.C. but also an active member of the choir.

Amusan’s many wins include the following: – Winner of the World Athletics Diamond League. – Gold Medalist from the World Athletics Championships 2022 in Eugene Oregon, U.S.A. – First Nigerian World Record Holder in Athletics, Eugene Oregon, U.S.A. – Triple Gold Medalist from the Commonwealth Games. – Double Gold Medalist from the African Athletics Championships.

Recently, Tobi Amusan returned to her spiritual fountain, the Celestial Church of Christ , to worship and to give thanks to God during a glorious Sunday Service

“C.C.C. Worldwide celebrates one of our own, Sister Tobi Amusan. We are very proud of you and we would not stop celebrating you. This is just the beginning. God’s glory in your life would continue to abide and multiply in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen,” SE Kayode Ajala, the head of CCC Worldwide media, wrote.

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VSE Joseph Olorunishola – Forgiven But Not Restored

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The official report of the meeting of VSE Joseph Olorunnishola and Rev. Pastor EMF Oshoffa on Thursday, September 29th, 2022.

Following a letter of apology from VSE Joseph Olorunnishola to Pastor EMF Oshoffa, a meeting was arranged for VSE Olorunnishola to apologize in person to the Spiritual Head and Pastor of Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide.

The meeting took place at the New York Parish, Brooklyn before the CCC 75th Anniversary Service of the Founding of Celestial Church of Christ on September 29th.

VSE Joseph Olorunnishola was at the meeting with five of his elders and the USA diocese was also represented by total of six elders.

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Chiefly at the meeting, presided by the Pastor EMF Oshoffa, and sitting on the high table with Pastor were the Pastor’s head of Administration Worldwide, VSE S.F. Adeniyi and the Head of USA Diocese, VSE Olaitan Balogun.

Also at the meeting were the HOD deputies
VSE Solomon Yusuf and Sup. Evg. Ayo Homer-Williams. AVSE Kehinde Akano, Sup. Evg Oluwafemi Sanyaolu, and Sup. Evg. Felix Oziegbe.

Venerable Superior Evangelist Olaitan Balogun, Head of U.S.A Diocese, C.C.C. Worldwide.

Present at the meeting with VSE Joseph Olorunnishola was; Sup. Evg. Yomi Dodo Williams, Sup Evg. Victor Adewusi, MSE Sam Adebayo, Sup. Evg .Timothy Olatokun and Sup Evg Badmus.

The meeting lasted over 4 hours.

Summary:

  1. The meeting started with an opening prayer by the Pastor EMF Oshoffa
  2. The Pastor reiterated the need for peace and oneness in the diocese
  3. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola prostrated to apologize to the Pastor and everybody in the meeting also prostrated alongside VSE Olorunnishola for total forgiveness and spirit of oneness.
  4. The Pastor asked VSE Joseph Olorunnishola to explain himself.
  5. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola stated that he did not do anything wrong as he was simply carrying out the decision made by his then Executive Council members in the infamous March 5, 2021 memorandum of 7-point demand and Declaration of Independence notably from the Pastor.
  6. Superior Evangelist Homer Williams, Superior Evangelist Akande and Superior Evangelist Oziegbe all indicated their efforts at urging VSE Joseph Olorunnishola to rescind the letter as requested by the Pastor. But VSE Olorunnishola blatantly refused and responded to each of the above peace makers with a common “over my dead body”.
  7. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola requested to still be in control of the parishes under his leadership.
  8. The Pastor then requested VSE Olorunnishola to come to Nigeria for further discussions while the Pastor will consult with the elders of the church in Nigeria.
  9. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola replied that he does not have the grace to travel to Nigeria.
  10. The Pastor then asked VSE Olorunnishola to call him when the Pastor returns back to Nigeria.
  11. Superior Evangelist Sanyaolu reiterated at the meeting that for there to be true peace and truce, VSE Joseph Olorunnishola has to withdraw all his court cases with the USA diocese because VSE Olorunnishola is not the owner of Celestial Church of Christ in America. And that the Pastor is both the Spiritual and Administrative Head of Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide as per the Constitution.
  12. The meeting ended with closing prayer by the HOD VSE Olaitan Balogun
  13. The grace said by Pastor EMF Oshoffa
  14. It was gathered that after the grace, VSE Joseph Olorunnishola while walking away then said the status quo remains of which the Pastor did not respond.
  15. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola was asked by some representatives of the diocese to take back his false conclusion of the meeting that “the status quo remains” and a small skirmish ensued.
  16. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola, in his own mind, falsely concluded that the status quo remains, which perhaps could be his primary objective for coming to the meeting and thereby creating some form of legitimacy.
  17. VSE Joseph Olorunnishola was forgiven by the pastor but not restored.
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It is our prayer that the spirit of arrogance and disobedience will be cast away in our midst. And the owner of His church will continue to uphold and strengthen His church, in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

The Publicity and Media Team of the USA Diocese stands by the veracity of this report (Zechariah 8:16-17).

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Together, we move to higher glory.

The Publicity and Media Team
CCC USA Diocese

Venerable Superior Evangelist Joseph Olorunishola.

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Celebrating Celestial Church of Christ at 75 …Let’s go within

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The Divine Order for the establishment of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide, was given to His Eminence, Saint Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oshoffa of blessed memory on Friday, 29th September, 1947, in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin. And today, Thursday, 29th September, 2022, it is exactly 75 years since that once-in-a-lifetime event occurred.

Today also, the journey that began 75 years ago in very humble, unusual and mysterious circumstances in the forest of Agangue, has metamorphosed into the existence of a religious body that is unarguably the largest white garment church that the world can presently boast of.

The Celestial Church of Christ came with a vision to cleanse the world through the proclamation of the Good News of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The church was also raised to proclaim deliverance to those bound by the Shackles of Satan and bring healing to the brokenhearted, the sick and also restore hope to the hopeless.

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His Eminence, Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, Supreme Head, CCC Worldwide

In his good will message to the church at 75, from his New York base, where he is currently rounding off his pastoral working tour of the United States America, His Eminence, Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, Pastor and Supreme Head of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide says:

“As Celestians, all over the world, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the birth of our great church, it is important that we go within our individual selves and attempt to find answers to a number of pertinent questions, the most important of which are: ‘How well have you built on the outstanding legacies of the founding fathers of the church? Are you a scatterer or a gatherer? If the last trumpet sounds this moment, would you be found worthy of a place in eternity on the right side of the Most High God?’ Yes, it’s truly a time for celebration but it’s also a time for very sober reflection,” His Eminence concluded.

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