Dr. Peter Awelewa Adebiyi as the pioneer Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West took place at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedra (AVMCC), Ikeja on the said date The Bishop of Jos, The Rt. Revd Benjamin that would the first Diocese created with Vision and Mission Statement already spelt out.
And he gave a challenge to members of the new Diocese to live up to the challenges of the Vision.
Th. A. K. C. By Devine Permission, Bishop of Diocese of Lagos in the Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Archbishop's Palace, Marina, Lagos of the one part, and The Right REVD. (DR.) PETER AWELEWA ADEBIYI, B.A., M.A., Ph. D, Dip.
PETER AWELEWA ADEBIYILord Bishop of Diocese of Lagos West
Signed and Sealed: __________________________________________
REVEREND PETER AWELEWA ADEBIYI
Peter Awelewa Adebiyi who was duly consecrated Bishop on the 26th day of May 1993 in accordance with Article 2 Cannon IV of the Constitution and Canons of the Church of Nigeria took the Oath of Canonical Obedience to us, was elected by translation on the 29th of September 1999 as Bishop of the See of Lagos West and has duly executed the Deeds of Relinquishment of Acceptance in our presence.
It was all at the special service at the Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Church, Ikenne, Ogun State, to mark the 25th anniversary of Awolowo's death on 9 May 1987, where Bishop Peter Awelewa Adebiyi, Bishop for Lagos West, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), preached the sermon.
Bishop Adebiyi eulogised Awolowo, reeled out all his epochal achievements and urged present Nigerian leaders to emulate his exemplary record in public service delivery and private sterling conduct.
Dr. Peter Awelewa Adebiyi was born on the 27th day of April 1943 at Osi-Ekiti to a fairly
Mr. Peter Adebiyi as he then was thus had the privilege of proving that he was indeed a trained teacher at St. Philip's Anglican School, Aramoko-Ekiti where he was also the Organist.
Fate played a role in this as the tiny but handsome (Awelewa) Adebiyi not only made an impression playing the organ at Aramoko-Ekiti, he also played into the heart of equally young, innocent and inexperienced Miss Caroline Adefiola Aiyedun, now Mrs. Caroline Adebiyi.
Having convinced himself, that there was no indifference between six and half a dozen, he embarked on private studies which was awarded with five papers duly passed at the GCE O' level as a private candidate; it is remarkable that he was the only candidate to pass the examination in that year in the entire city of Aramoko in 1967.
Rev. Dr. Peter Awelewa Adebiyi served as Tutor, House-Master, Chaplain and Vice-Principal of Babatope Memorial High School, Ikoro-Ekiti, member, Board of Governors, Oganganmodu Grammar School, Ido-Ekiti; Examining Chaplain, Ekiti Anglican Diocese; Lecturer, Ondo State University, now University of Ado-Ekiti.He was also a Part-Time Lecturer at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos between 1987 and 1990.Unarguably rewarded by God, Peter Awelewa Adebiyi who was made a Deacon in 1970, became a Priest in 1971.He was preferred a Canon in 1983, collated an Archdeacon in 1990, consecrated a Bishop of Owo Diocese on May 26, 1993, he was translated as Bishop of the Diocese of Lags West on the 20th of November 1999, which within a short period of its existence has become the cynosure among the Dioceses of the Church of Nigeria.
Rev. Dr. Adebiyi is the Episcopal Secretary to the Bishops in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), representative of the Anglican Church of Nigeria in the Conference of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) as well as the Chairman of the Committee on Anglican Global Relations.
Rev. Dr. Peter Awelewa Adebiyi is happily married to Mrs. Caroline Adefiola Adebiyi, "Mama" Lagos West and blessed with 7 children among whom are a Medical Doctor, 2 Lawyers, 2 Scientists, a Statistician and a Business Administrator.
Church News from Nigeria, Jan 2004 :: OnLine Archive :: Christian Writers Informing the WORLD!
According to Rev Peter Adebiyi, Bishop of the Lagos West Diocese of the communion, "we have told our people to leave the US Church [of gay bishop Gene Robinson] and give us time to set up our own because our members are spread across the states in the US.
The proposed church is to be called, "Church of Nigeria in the US" (Punch 26/11/03, pg 4).In his reaction, the Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Sunday Ola-Makinde said his Church was in full support of the Anglican communion's action, affirming that homosexuality was not Christian-like.He went further to declare that the African Church in general would boycott the World Council of Churches anytime it found a gay bishop or even a gay priest in attendance."A time has come when Africans should go to re-Christianize America and Europe", he said. (Punch Nov 6, 2003, pg 7) Meanwhile, another demonic side of homosexualism was reported in the general cases of "male genital snatching" currently being recorded in Abuja.Usually victims claim that they discovered that their genitals were missing after some "body contact with the snatcher".There was however a "bizarre twist" to the phenomenon when a staff of one of the GSM service providers said he discovered that his genitals had gone after receiving a call from a self-confessed homosexual demanding sexual favours from him."(Punch Dec 14, 2003, pg 42).
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