'The Church Has Touched So Many Lives': "I Have Just Seen Somebody Who Teaches the Bible as If He Was There When It Was Written"
The Deeper Life Bible Church--amongst the largest churches in the world, according to independent statistics--is the flagship organisation of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry which has its headquarters at Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. The church has more than one million members in 60 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
It is often likened to an "octopus in its operational make-up". Its arms cover far and wide, and unlike other churches of its kind, Deeper Life has an impressive organisational and administrative structure headed by the General Superintendent, Pastor William. F. Kumuyi.
Under him, on the next rung of the church hierarchy, come the church secretary, national overseers, state overseers, women's director, head of missions, national coordinator (for Nigeria), head of the International Bible Training Centre (IBTC), and head of Para-Church Units (consisting of Life Press, Life Tapes, Life Farms).
While the IBTC looks after the training of new pastors and church leaders, the church's main operations are done through the following units:
* Men's Fellowship
* Deeper Life Campus Fellowship
* Deeper Life Students Outreach
* Youth Ministry
* Children's Ministry
* Women's Ministry
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Publication information: Article title: 'The Church Has Touched So Many Lives': "I Have Just Seen Somebody Who Teaches the Bible as If He Was There When It Was Written". Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: New African. Issue: 455 Publication date: October 2006. Page number: S6+. © 2005 IC Publications Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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