The Unification of Celestial Church of
Christ Is A Task That Must Be Done
- Evangelist (Prophet) OLU OSHODI
ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE EPHPHATHA HALL,
CELESTIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, AYILARA PARISH, SURULERE
I salute esteemed Shepherds and Elders of our dear
Celestial Church of Christ; Executives of the Parish
Management Committee and Members of Ayilara Parish. I
salute also, gentlemen of the press.
This is a critical period in the history of the
Celestial Church of Christ and everyone who wants to be
on the right side of history must join us in the
Unification of our great church. We all need to make
personal and collective sacrifice to achieve
To this end I, SAMUEL OLUMUYIWA OSHODI hereby renounce
my titles of Reverend and Deputy Pastor of the Celestial
Church of Christ.
Henceforth, I revert to the 1985 title of Full
Evangelist that the late Pastor/Founder, Reverend
(Prophet) SBJ Oshoffa anointed me with. I will now be
known and addressed as Evangelist (Prophet) Samuel
Today, I solemnly declare my 100 percent support for the
Unification of the Celestial Church of Christ. There is
a history behind this decision. Let me tell you some of
After the demise of the Pastor/ Founder, Rev (Prophet)
S.B.J Oshoffa of blessed memory, shepherds, trustees,
and some high ranking honorary evangelists allowed the
devil to set in through one Segun Amun who used
diabolical items (cowries, half burnt candle and a small
wooden cross) to proclaim Supreme Evangelist A.A Bada as
But the constitution of the church clearly mentioned
that the Holy Spirit will take charge of appointment of
the Pastor. Without any delay the investiture programme
came up in 1986 and thereafter a trustee of CCC, Evang.
J.K. Owodunni sued Supreme Evang. Bada to court and
eventually the Supreme Court of Justice in Abuja
pronounced that Bada should not parade himself as the
Pastor of Celestial Church of Christ again. That was in
Pastors were appointed illegally after the demise of
Pastor Bada which is against the instruction and
pronouncement of Pastor/ Founder S.B.J Oshoffa through
Ojo Adele in Ogun State.
All Celestians should now understand that we have no
pastor and that all those who either appointed
themselves or were appointed by their cronies are only
regents whose time is transient, thereby making all
anointments that we must have received null and void.
The Holy Spirit reminded me that I started the latest
most global movement for the Unification of the
Celestial when I was led to appoint women of substance
and men of understanding to go and appeal to all the
self-appointed pastoral divisions to allow unification.
And these people did very well when they maintained
To keep Celestial Church of Christ one is a task that
must be done. We must allow the Holy Spirit to appoint
the genuine Pastor for us according to the proclamation
of our Pastor/Founder, Rev Prophet S.B.J Oshoffa of
Majority of us know how some high ranking elders
manipulated the appointment of Supreme A.A Bada to the
post of a Pastor through one Mr Segun Amun in 1986. We
all witnessed what happened at the Supreme Court in year
2000 when the justice pronounced that he should not
parade himself as the Pastor because it was
unconstitutional and it was proved null and void.
This is the time for us all to humble ourselves as our
Lord Jesus Christ and make a little sacrifice by going
back to our original anointment and ranks in 1985. Life
is a mission and not wealth, rank or position; not power
but the ability to surrender ourselves in totality into
the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The so called Pastors have tormented this great church
personally and they have made it a family affair. The
Celestial Church of Christ is greater than any
individual. If there are any differences between Pa
Owodunni and Pa Banjo – both of whom are the last two
original trustees of the church appointed by Papa
Oshoffa - they should please settle for God’s sake.
This the Bible clearly states in Hebrew 12:14 – “Pursue
peace with all people, and holiness, without which no
one will see the Lord”:
Since 1985, 24 years after the demise of Papa Oshoffa,
we have never gotten any major development as a church,
no primary or secondary school, hospital, seminary, or
university. All projects in the Celestial City, Imeko or
along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway have become major
embarrassment to right thinking Celestians – just
because we lack Godly leadership.
These are some of the steps I believe must be taken by
the ‘Regents in Office’ and their supporters in order to
hasten the Unification process.
Step One: They should hasten to renounce their titles as
‘pastors’ and go back to their 1985 ranks because I am
sure we have records at the International Headquarters,
Ketu with ‘Baba Yemisi’.
Step Two: They must take to prayer and fasting because
they have tormented this great church and did not wait
for the Lord to choose for us.
Step Three: Let them willingly join the CCC UNIFICATION
WORLDWIDE immediately and let us all wait for further
instructions from God.
We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God
and Celestial Church of Christ – Romans 3:23. The bible
states clearly that those who cover their sins shall not
prosper but those who confess, repent and forsake their
sins will surely receive the mercy of God – Proverbs
All of us should take a drastic u-turn and go back to
our Lord Jesus Christ who descended this church with his
precious blood to cleanse the world.
I am not here to discredit or disorganize any regent or
faction of the church. Rather, I am calling on everyone
to join us in returning our church to the supreme
authority of God the Father, God the Son and God the
This is the Divine Order of the Holy Spirit; it is not
by my might or power, but His grace. I know the truth
and the truth has set me free. Let us all embrace the
truth and be free. Set yourself free by seeking the
Unification of the church this year 2009. Don’t exalt
yourself. Let Jehovah God exalt you. We should all wait
upon the Lord to choose His own pastor for us.
This year Ephphatha Crusade Worldwide, the miraculous
and Spirit-filled international crusade, which the Lord
gave me the injunction to host every year for His
glorification starting in year 2000 is 10 years old this
By God’s grace this year, we will be hosting Ephphatha
Crusade in the United Kingdom, in the United States, in
the Republic of Benin where our church was founded by
Papa Oshoffa of blessed memory; and we will host it on
Friday, July 31, 2009 here in Lagos, Nigeria where it
Ephphatha stands for the Unification of our church. It
stands for healing, victory, deliverance, prosperity and
supernatural blessings of all Celestians worldwide. We
are not for any faction. Ephphatha is God’s gift to
Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide.
Long live Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide and long
live God’s obedient servants worldwide in Jesus name.
Amen. Halleluyah! Halleluyah!! Halleluyah!!!
Signed and Dated on January 27, 2009
Evangelist (Prophet) Samuel Olumuyiwa Oshodi
Senior Shepherd, CCC Ayilara Parish
Visionary and President, Ephphatha Crusade Worldwide