Growth of Christ army church in ikwerreland, Niger Delta, Nigeria
Ben O ONU
The wind of revival across the Niger delta region of Nigeria in the second decade of 20th century impacted in diverse ways upon the church and people within and beyond the region. The charismatic figure of the movement was a Kalabari born Garrick Braide who began his ministry under Niger Delta Pastorate. He organized healing crusades, destroyed traditional shrines and publicly attacked medicine men. Many were won to Christ, churches planted in rural areas and new ecclesiastical entities established in communities including Ikwerreland. The movement gave rise to the Christ Army Church, a brand of Pentecostalism. The historical approach was adopted and data collected from primary and secondary sources. It revealed that the church grew to diocesan status in Ikwerreland in 2018 with a native as bishop. The paper concluded that for the sustainability of the church, there should be continual training of clerical and lay personnel for effective evangelization.