Nlekwuwa preaches ‘fresh focus’ for youths as Olivet Bible Church lays new foundation


Pastor Owen Nlekwuwa, Senior Pastor, Olivet  Bible Church


Senior Pastor of the Olivet Bible Church, Festac Town Lagos, Owen Nlekwuwa, has called for a “fresh focus” for the Nigerian youth.

Nlekwuwa made the call at a news briefing at the weekend, ahead of the church foundation laying ceremony for its “Inspiration Centre” scheduled for Saturday, May 13 in Festac Town.


Describing the youths as “precious and key to a sustained society” Pastor Nlekwuwa said the church and society at large owes the youths, to help them on the path to follow.

The cleric said that in that vein, the Olivet Bible Church holds the youths dear in its ministry.

He said: “The tomorrow of any nation is in what it gives to its youths and how it helps to mould the youths.

“For us, our ministry is strongly focused on the youths, and for that, we have a lot of productive engagements for the youths, especially within our immediate environment.
“The youths must be given sound education because it is critical to shaping their thought processes, and giving them a direction.”

Nlekwuwa, however, said that the church needs to emphasize the relationship with Jesus Christ, and emphasize morals as that would help the youths in every other thing.

Olivet Bible Church has continued with programmes emphasizing education and skill acquisition for young people.

“When the mind is positively engaged and well educated it finds it easy to eliminate some other things that are viruses,” the Cleric said.

On the foundation laying ceremony, Pastor Nlekwuwa said that friends of the church including Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, and Jake Epelle  among others are expected for the day’s activities.