Oyedepo, Adeboye, Olukoya, others adjust cross-over services over COVID-19
Following the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country and governments’ directives concerning cross-over services held annually on December 31, churches have begun to adjust the time for their services.
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, said the church’s cross-over service would start by 6pm for all to connect to virtually.
“God has been so good to us. He has kept us despite the many hurdles of this year. It is time to crossover gallantly into 2021. Be a part of the crossover service and be empowered for the year 2021,” his post across social media platforms read.
Daniel Olukoya of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries said the church’s cross-over service would hold physically between 9pm and 11pm while it would continue virtually into the New Year.
A circular dated December 29, 2020, and signed by the church’s assistant general overseer in charge of administration Pastor Gbesan Adebambo reads: “The leadership of this ministry has directed that, in view of the government safety and health regulations, coupled with the imposed curfew between 12am and 4am, the cross-over night service on the 31st of December, 2020, would now hold from 9pm to 11pm on Thursday.”
The Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel led by Bishop David Oyedepo has also said the church’s cross-over service would hold between 6pm and 8pm.
Pastor Poju Oyemade of the Covenant Christian Centre, in a Tuesday broadcast, said the crossover service of the church would hold physically between 7pm and 9pm.
He added that a second service would hold virtually and would be televised between 11pm to 1am.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre also announced that the church’s cross-over service would hold strictly online between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday.