“One of my greatest joys in ministry is seeing the response to the Gospel in the face of hardship, persecution and terrorism, especially in Jos, Nigeria.”
-Pastor David Adegboye, Nigeria
David Adegboye’s life changed when he accepted Christ as a young engineering student in 1974. As he grew in faith, he received a call into ministry, serving as a bi-vocational pastor for nine years before he became a full time pastor. Over his years in ministry he rejoiced to see the power of the gospel to change lives, especially among people who are persecuted for their faith. However, he has also seen the proliferation of the prosperity gospel throughout Africa, which has strengthened his resolve to empower pastors to preach the sincere Word of God.
Today he serves as a mentor and teacher, establishing others in the faith, just as he was discipled through the years, working in Nigeria and throughout Africa with Timothy Olonade, Vice President of International Training for LMW. He is an avid fan of LMW’s free online library and training platform, Lystra Global.
“Lystra Global came to us at the right time, and such a joy for us that we can have access to an all-in-one material that integrates Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and the Bible itself as a ready to use material. The materials are faithful to the scripture. . . I often wonder how I managed before Lystra Global emerged. Access to Bible tools has been a scarce commodity for us especially in a developing world. The cost and availability of The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible® for us have been bridged in Lystra Global.”
Pastor Adegboye uses Lystra Global as he trains pastors for preaching and teaching God’s Word. The pastors he trains are able to grow in their knowledge and confidence as they study and learn more about God’s Word. The free seminary curriculum available from Third Millennium through Lystra Global also contributes to their understanding and fulfillment of the call to serve God in ministry.
God is at work in Africa as dedicated pastors like David Adegboye preach, teach, and disciple young believers and pastors in their walk of faith. With a strong foundation in God’s Word, these pastors are able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ confidently, faithfully, and accurately.