The Apostolic Church, a Christian denomination founded by a minister who was converted during the world famous Welsh Revival in 1904-1905, is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with AblazeUK 2016, a conference taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse from July 3 to August 3. Delegates from over 40 countries are expected to attend.
The Apostolic Church is one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the world, with a presence in nearly 100 nations, and a membership of over 10 million. At least four million members of the church are based in Nigeria.
Guest speakers at AblazeUK 2016 will include: Rev John Glass, former General Superintendent of the Elim Pentecostal Church; Bruce Monk, National Leader, ACTS Church, New Zealand, and American Evangelist Todd White.
During AblazeUK 2016, Rev Emmanuel Mbakwe, the first Black man to be appointed leader of the Apostolic Church UK, will step down from his role and a new leader, Australian Rev Tim Jack, former head of the Apostolic Church in Australia, will be inducted into the new role.
Rev Mbakwe, under whose leadership AblazeUK 2016 is being organised, stated: “The centenary world conference is set to be the most significant gathering of our generation. My desire and prayer is that God will use this special global convocation to inspire, mobilise and launch the entire Movement into a new phase of expansion into mission, and raise up a new generation of men and women who would take the Gospel to unreached communities, towns and cities in our nation – here, in the United Kingdom – and to the continent of Europe, as well as to other people groups and nations of the world.”
For registration details, visit www.ablazeuk2016.org.