Lutheran Church Consecrates 5th Presiding Bishop


The Lutheran Church in Liberia, one of the oldest churches in Liberia established in the 1860s, has consecrated its 5th Presiding Bishop. The consecration ceremony was held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 14th Street, Sinkor.

   Speaking at the consecration ceremony, the 5th Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Rev. G. Victor Padmore, expressed gratitude for his election as the Presiding Bishop to lead the Lutheran Church in Liberia for the period of six to ten years.

   Bishop Padmore said he has taken leadership of the church at a challenging period, not only in the history of the church but in Liberia and the global community at large.

   According to him, leadership comes with huge responsibilities, including a call to discipleship in a special way.

   Bishop Padmore noted that despite the responsibilities that come with leadership, he takes solace in the reality that he serves a big God who knows well every situation.

   The new Bishop vowed to maintain the cordial relationship with partners of the church, in order to achieve the church’s mission. He also vowed to live up to the terms of the partnership with dedication, openness and accountability.

   He said the church is matching toward achieving dedication, earnestly, transparency and accountability.

   Bishop Padmore spoke on a wide range of issues confronting the development of the church, and ended by calling for all hands on deck in moving the church agenda forward.

   For his part, the out-going Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Rev. Dr. D. Jensen Seyenkulo, praised the church leadership for the support during his administration. He said major developments would not have taken place without teamwork at the church.

   Rev. Seyenkulo used the ceremony to call on the leadership of the church to provide similar support for the new administration.

   The consecration ceremony was well-attended by hundreds of the church members and guests as well.

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