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VENERABLE GOKE AGARA ELECTED BISHOP OF IDO ANI

VENERABLE GOKE AGARA ELECTED BISHOP OF IDO ANI

The Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion) gladly announces the election of our amiable Dean of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral (AVMCC), GRA, Ikeja, the Venerable and Mrs Adegoke Agara as the Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Ido-Ani. The election was done under God at the College of Bishop’s retreat held at the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) headquarters, St Mathias House, Duru District, Abuja.

Venerable Adegoke Oludare Agara was born on August 8, 1968 in Amusigbo Quarters of Ido-Ani, Ondo State in Western Nigeria. He had his secondary school education at Ajibode Grammar School, Ibadan between 1980 and 1985. He also had National Certificate of Education (NCE) in 1992 from Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He later proceeded to University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos where he bagged Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.). Venerable Agara spent most of his early life in Ibadan.

Venerable Agara was admitted into Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan to begin his ministerial assignment in 1995. He was deaconed in 1997 and priested in 1998. He had been privilege to be posted thrice to AVMCC, Ikeja. He was instrumental in some churches in the Diocese to attain status of Archdeaconry Headquarters like St Peter’s Anglican Church Abule-Egba and Bishop Ajayi Crowther Memorial Anglican Church, Gowon Estate. He also served as Principal of Anglican Comprehensive College, Ipaja, Lagos where he left indelible footprint in the life of the students, staff and infrastructural development.

Along with him were also elected Venerable Dr Peter Oludipe for Ijebu Diocese, Venerable Enoch Atuboyedia for Okirika Diocese, Venerable Gabriel Elabor for Esan Diocese, the Rt. Revd Henry Okeke of Mbamili Diocese to translate to the Diocese of Ideato, Rt. Revd David Onuoha, Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese elected as the Archbishop-elect of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri.

The consecration and the presentation date will be announced.

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