Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, throbbed with guests from far and near as a prominent Pentecostal church in the city, Chapel of His Glory marked the 30th anniversary of its establishment.
It was a week of gathering of brothers and sisters in faith, which featured messages, teachings, prayers, drama ministration, praises and other spiritual menu that lifted the soul of the attendees.
The theme for the 30th anniversary was: “Blessed beyond measure” with guest speakers drawn from other ministries across the country.
The anniversary offered ministers, workers, members and guests opportunity to testify to the impact Chapel of His Glory has had on them in every facet of their lives.
The Chapel of His Glory General Overseer, Rev. (Mrs.) Modupe Salami, said the ministry was forging ahead and breaking new grounds and making impact on the life of the people spiritually and physically.
Mrs. Salami, had last year taken over the reins of the church following the demise of her husband, Rev. (Dr.) Kunle Salami, who was the founder.
Salami unveiled plans of the church to establish a hospital to cater to the needs of the less -privileged who lack the resources to access healthcare delivery in government and private health institutions.
On the intended hospital project, Mrs. Salami said: “Our ministry will soon unveil plan to establish a hospital well equipped with up-to-date state of the art equipment that will be run by the Ministry to take care of the health needs and demands of the people and that of the society at large.
“The hospital will be equipped with equipment lacked in the government hospitals. We acknowledge that this project is still a project of faith and we believe God to bring it to reality.”
On the state of the nation, she said: “God’s intention for our nation is that we should be in peace. God’s intention for us is to have a peaceful atmosphere.
“One of the promises of God for us was that He has left His peace with us.
“So, my desire and prayer for Ekiti State and Nigeria at large is that God’s presence will take over the country completely. We had believed God that things will get better, but with the experiences, it has shown that things are getting tougher and tougher, the prices of things in the market are getting tougher and higher by the day despite government’s presence. This is where God’s factor comes in. When men fail, then God’s factor prevails.”
Speaking on her background before finding herself in the position of the shepherd of a church, Mrs Salami revealed she had her primary and secondary education at Ibadan.
According to her, she attended the School of Nursing in Ado Ekiti and the school of midwifery in Akure and after that, she worked in the government circle for 15 years before she retired to join her husband in his ministerial work.
The woman of God revealed that she obtained a bachelor degree in English Language and Literary Studies from the University of Ado Ekiti (UNAD) now the Ekiti State University (EKSU).
She explained: “I planned to have my Masters but for some reasons, I had to stop it for some reasons. I could not finish it. By the Grace of God, I am going to spend the remaining of my lifetime working in God’s vineyard.
“If at all I am going to read, I will go to the Bible College and the Ministry’s School of Discipleship to learn more about the Bible. These are what I am going to busy myself doing now that my husband is no more.”