By Daala Oruwari
The much advertised powerful day of praise and worship finally came, and it shook the United Palace Theatre, Broadway, New York, venue of the event, to its very foundations. This is as the Cherubim & Seraphim Church and Celestial Church of Christ came together for the second edition of their annual convention tagged, CELEBRATE THE COMFORTER, put together by The Founder of Esther Ajayi Foundation as well as General Overseer, Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi and her husband, Rev. (Dr.) Ademuyiwa Ajayi.
With the theme ‘Celebrating Unity in the Holy Spirit’, both white garment organisations, in one accord, filled the 3,293 capacity Manhattan’s 4th largest theatre to the brim to proclaim the name of Jesus, evangelise and win souls, and pray for peace in the USA, Nigeria and the wider world.
The congregants also gave glory to God with the use of great music, and for the first time, over 150 singers from the Cherubim and Seraphim & Celestial Church choirs came together to create a super mass choir that got everyone to their feet, dancing and rejoicing to the glory of the Lord.
Many of the expected dignitaries and delegates from Africa, Europe and North America including the host country, United States of America were on ground to make the event a memorable one. Some of them include Pastor & Supreme Head of Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide Reverend Emmanuel Oshoffa; Head of Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church Worldwide, Prophet (Dr.) Adegboyega Alao Olori; General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church worldwide, Prophet S. K Abiara, and many more.
The praise oriented event had lovely voices who ministered gloriously, and they were Evang. Ebenezer Obey, Sinach, Sir Shina Peters, Dr. Lanre Teriba (Atorise) among many others.
Other groups that gave superlative performances were the Army of Salvation, Israel Oladele Ogundine (Genesis Global), Young C&S and Celestial talents comprising Saxophone Ayoide Mustapha, Bai Yewu and Esther among others.
The presence of Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and many other high profile dignitaries, made the event more memorable one.