Friday, January 25, 2008

CRCA Concludes Annual Conference

Source: The Analyst, Liberian newspaper
(Pictured: Konia Christian Revival Church, Lofa County)

The first annual conference of the Christian Revival Churches Association (CRCA) last Saturday, January, 5, 2008 concluded with over seven hundred delegates rejoicing and praising God over the rapid growth that the indigenous ministry has achieved in a short time.

At the final ceremony of the six day event that was held in Konia, Lofa County, the Mission Director of the CRCA, Pastor Dennis T. Aggrey, told delegates to attach importance to the theme of the conference from 1 Peter 2:4-10, where the Bible relates that all believers are priests.

Telling his attentive audience that the time for bench- warming or acting as spectators is over, the young clergyman urged all of the delegates to return to their communities in preparedness to impact them with the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Re-echoing the sermon of the keynote preacher, former Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary President, Dr. Lincoln Brownell, Rev. Aggrey admonished the gathering that being a holy nation and royal priesthood of God, has its corresponding responsibilities that believers must grapple with, including active witnessing and discipling of that nation for Jesus Christ.


“It is time for two-by-two outreach into other communities; for long have a lot of you been saved to be contented with only your salvation. We will not tolerate such selfishness anymore. Get up and stir Jesus everywhere with the rich messages you have heard at this conference,” he emphasized.

The Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA) is an umbrella body of semi-autonomous indigenous revival churches championing rural outreach as a focal point of conveying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Transforming lives through providing for spiritual renewal and physical empowerment. The association has established branches in five counties including Bomi, Gbarpolu, Montserrado, Margibi, and Lofa.

With extensive local and external partnerships, the CRCA is dubbing the Jesus film in various vernaculars including Lorma and Gola to assist its outreach amongst rural Liberians. Though not yet fully disclosed by the Elder Board, the next annual conference is slated for Tumukolia, in Gbarpolu County by December.

The Konia Conference was graced by the presence of two family allies of the Association, in persons of Albert and Ms. Carla Schukoske and John and Miles Coggins. While the two families participated in the training sessions for church leaders and workers, it is particularly notable that the Coggins, as a normal act of philanthropy, procured a new generator for the Konia Church and school and also carried out an extensive electrification of the new compound. This is a repeat of the chore that they completed in Monrovia last year.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

2007: Forming the Association

Ephesians 3:20-21 “ Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

This Scripture passage was fulfilled in our ministry 2007. We saw God doing far more then we asked or imagine. We say to him be the glory.

January 2007 our Christian Revival Church pastors met in Voinjama, Lofa County to discuss the Statement of faith, Mission Statement/Vision, policies, By-Laws-and Constitution and the formation of our Association. Those in attendance were:

Dennis Aggrey---Overseer
Sam Tabolo---Monrovia CRFC
Johnson Howard--- Peter’s Town CRFC
Augusta Yeker---Tumukolia
Willie Y. Johnson---Konia CRFC
Rennie Carr---Jawajeh
Davidson---Jawajeh
Jones Wiles---Peter’s Town
Sharif---Yangaya

Dennis Aggrey was formally elected as Mission Director. After this retreat, Dennis immediately stated to work on the association document of Incorporation, and Accreditation. All documents were reviewed and approved by the board of elders of Christian Revival Church Association. After that we applied to the Liberian Government for Incorporation and Accreditation which was granted in August 2007.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baptism featured on webshots.com

Baptism at Konia, Lofa County, LiberiaThis picture in Dennis Aggrey's account on webshots.com was the featured picture of the day on January 23, 2008. It is a shot of a baptism at the Christian Revival Fellowship Church in 2005 in Konia, Lofa County, Liberia. Congratulations, Dennis!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Logo on CRFCA truck

This is the Christian Revival logo on the door of the truck which Brookwood Church provided.

CRFC's Konia area evangelists

These young guys are working as evangelists with Christian Revival Fellowship Churches in the Konia area where so much rapid church growth is happening. These are not the only guys. There are others. They are under the regional leadership of Pastor Willie Johnson. These are some of the guys whom Amis Chapel Baptist Church in North Carolina is helping support quarterly in Liberia.

Wegee Beyan, evangelist at the church in the village of Farzeyeazu.
He is eighteen years old, was saved in 2005 in the Konia church plant, and is working on his high school diploma at the government school across the road from the church. He is in seventh grade, I believe.

Gayflor Korvah, Pastor Evangelist at Bomi Hills Church.

Paul Aggrey, assistant evangelist at Bomi Hills Church.
He is Dennis Aggrey's youngest brother of 39 children.
He was a young boy still at home (age 11) the night his father, Dr. James Aggrey, a Canadian-trained medical doctor, was murdered by Charles Taylor's rebel forces in the early 1990's, for treating wounded from both sides in the battle occurring in the area.

Pastor Willie Johnson, pastor of the Konia Church.
He also oversees the church plants in the area.