Flocks gain two new shepherds

2016-09-15 06:00
 Bishop Lucas Njozela annointing Pastor Lindile Pato and Pasto Nonyaniso Sipezi on Saturday afternoon at Ikhwezi Community Centre.                    PhOTOs: voox sonandzi

Bishop Lucas Njozela annointing Pastor Lindile Pato and Pasto Nonyaniso Sipezi on Saturday afternoon at Ikhwezi Community Centre. PhOTOs: voox sonandzi

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They sang hymns and choruses of praise as two Christian Centre pastors were ordained at a ceremony held at Ikhwezi Community Centre in Gugulethu on Saturday.

Bishop Lucas Njozela presided over the ceremony and described Pastors Nonyaniso Sipezi and and Pastor Lindile Pato as “soldiers of God”.

“Today we have come to witness two of God’s servants who are passionate about spreading His word and walking the faith they preach,” said Njozela.

Sipezi and Pato have been under probation for more than two years and Njozela said they have “passed spiritual examination(with flying colours)”.

Njozela said the new annointees must continue leading exemplary lives.

“You must not begin to say ses’fikile and rest on your laurels because Satan will find ways of trying to defeat your purpose,” he said.

Sipezi is serving the KTC Christian Centre while Pato is at Nyanga Christian Centre.

Reverend Johnson Metuko of Samora CC joined and helped Njozela in the annointing ceremony. Bishop Thembekile Kanase urged the duo to “listen to God” as they “begin their new journey”.

“Stay away from church politics and focuse on feeding the flock with wisdom and the love of God,” said Kanase.

Speaking on behalf of the families, Mashiyi Sipezi, said they were overwhelmed with the attendance of the event.

“This shows that Pastor Pato and Pastor Sipeziu mean a lot to their congregants and we would like to thank everyone who attended. We know they will continue supporting them as they go into sheperding the congregations,” said Mashiya.

During and after the official annointing ceremony, the KTC Christian Centre band and choristers entertained those in attendance.

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