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Paul Adefarasin records another success with The African Praise Experience (T.A.P.E.)

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Paul Adefarasin records another success with The African Praise Experience (T.A.P.E.)

House On The Rock’s senior pastor, Paul Adefarasin has successfully hosted another edition of The African Praise Experience (T.A.P.E.). The festival of praise held on Friday, 27th July 2018 at The Rock Cathedral in Lagos.

The African Praise Experience (T.A.P.E.) is an annual music concert where Christians from around the world gather to exalt the name of Jesus to the glory of Almighty God through praise, dance and music. The massive turn-out recorded at the conference is a testament to Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s positive influence within the Christian community in Nigeria and abroad.  

Leading gospel acts, such as Sammie Okposo, Onos, Frank Edwards, Midnight Crew, Ada, Eben, Bukola Bekes, Chioma Jesus and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir (LMGC), all lent their voices to make this year’s concert a success.

T.A.P.E. was even more remarkable this year with the inclusion of FEARLESS headlined by the Tim Godfrey alongside the award-winning Xtreme Crew and Travis Greene, the “Intentional” crooner, internationally-acclaimed and best-selling Gospel Music Minstrel.

With hands raised high in thanksgiving, worshippers gathered for a night of praise and sang and danced along with songs of exaltation.

“Since inception, TAPE has been an awesome expression of rhythm and sounds of worship with a stellar cast of worship leaders.”

Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s capacity to teach, speak and preach from a personal and theological platform has strengthened and encouraged people all over the world for years, and this event was no different as the pastor and a host of other leading men of God were on ground to talk about Jesus and His salvation at the event.  

About Pastor Paul Adefarasin:

Paul Adefarasin founded House On The Rock church in 1994, a ministry that has since expanded to over 50 daughter churches around the world. He is very passionate in his message of hope, healing and empowerment.

Adefarasin is widely regarded as a visionary leader and bridge-builder. His ability to transcend race, tribe and creed with his unique approach to ministry has seen to the forging of many strategic relationships between the church and secular communities in Africa and around the world.

Pastor Paul Adefarasin is happily married to pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin, and together, they have three amazing children.

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Pears Baby Of The Year Winner 2019

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Unilever Nigeria Plc., makers of the Pears Baby range, has announced the winner and two runners-up in the Pears ‘Baby of the Year’ competition at the finale held on Thursday, 22 August, 2019. The three babies were selected from over 1,400 entries received across the country.

Themed ‘Cuteness Overload’, interested parents participated in the contest by sharing creative pictures of their children – none older than three years old – with a range of Pears products. Entries were also subjected to online voting with shortlisted candidates proceeding to the next round of the competition.

During the finale held at Radisson hotel, Ikeja, Actor, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, presided as judges.

The winning families received prizes at the event, with the 2019 ‘Baby of the Year,’ Kamgharida Harvey Udokogu receiving N1million, while the first and second runners-up, Afolayan Armstrong Irekristi and Obenta Fiyinfolouwa Alicia were rewarded with N500,000 and N250,000 respectively.

Delivering her welcome address, Mrs Bunmi Adeniba, Marketing Director, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, emphasised that Pears has been in the market for over 50 years, and has consistently fulfilled its promise of providing pure, mild and gentle products for mothers and their babies.

“The journey of the Pears ‘Baby of the Year’ competition started months ago with over 1,400 babies, and we are very grateful to all the family and friends who have been with us since the beginning. Thank you for sharing the warmth and joy of your babies with us all through this competition,” she said.

Over the years, Pears has continued to conscientiously produce baby care products that keep the baby’s skin nourished and healthy.

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S HOUSE ON THE ROCK FEEDS THE COMMUNITY

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH
PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH

Last year, despite having several community projects running concurrently, the charismatic Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin spear-headed another community impact initiative called PROJECT FEED (FEED stands for Feed, Enable, Empower and Deliver Dominion). Administered directly out of the Rock Cathedral located in Lekki, Lagos, this Project feeds 100s of indigent people in the community surrounding the premises of the Church.

Initially modelled after an inner city soup kitchen, this project has since evolved into an empowerment scheme for providing much-needed vocational, technical and personal skills training to many.

Project FEED is a passion project that started by feeding about 150 people immediately after the Sunday service. It has now grown in the last few months to feeding more than 500 + people weekly with dietary staples like rice, chicken, moi-moi (bean cakes) and chicken, effectively bringing the number of people fed by the House on the Rock Church weekly to more than 2,000 (including those fed during the weekly urban outreaches to the area boys on Lagos Island). In addition to these weekly meals, donations of clothes, personal hygiene products and free medical care are provided to those in need.

The focus of PROJECT FEED is on meeting the immediate need of providing meals to the people and equipping them with the skills they need to have fulfilling lives. Consequently, about 30 promising men and women with the capacity and affinity for technical studies, have been selectively chosen to participate in several intensive skills training courses in various proficiencies such as carpentry, electrical repairs, catering, welding, tailoring, painting, driving etc. thus ensuring that they become productive members of the community, able also to help others.

A serial community Reformer, Paul Adefarasin has stated that his incentive for these transformational projects is to show God’s love to those who are in need and disadvantaged. He states that, “We like to see ourselves at House on the Rock as culturists, where we are not only intervening in human need and areas of human degradation but we are also creating a popular culture so that it becomes fashionable for other Churches, other Christians, corporate organisations and banks, to do likewise. Hopefully, Church bodies, which are veritable social nets, can become conduits for channelling food products, food items to people who have need”.

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S HOUSE ON THE ROCK FEEDS THE COMMUNITY

The Prisons Unit of The House On The Rock was established in 2000 by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the Senior Pastor of the Church. Through the years, the unit has been instrumental in executing many noteworthy community projects within the various prisons in Lagos State.

Their services include the provision of legal aid (resulting in the exoneration of more than 4,000 wrongfully accused and illegally detained persons and clemency for many more), medical aid and supplies, education initiatives (helping inmates to read and write, and supporting them in taking the GCSE exams), infrastructure projects and rehabilitation programmes.

As part of their rehabilitation programme, inmates receive business skills training to ensure that they become productive members of the society upon their release. The Unit has also been instrumental in aiding the former inmates in starting and running successful businesses.

Recently, Pastor Paul Adefarasin presented three former inmates with a Saloon car and 2 Tri-Cycles (popularly known as ‘Keke Marwa’) to launch them into business in the transportation sector. This was done during a special service earlier this month.

Last year, the Unit organised the first ever inter-prison sports that saw the bringing together of sports teams from all the prisons in Lagos State namely the Ikoyi, Badagry, Kiri-Kiri Minimum, Maximum and Women’s prisons for various sporting activities including football. The Ikoyi Prison participants won this maiden competition.

As part of their outreach initiatives last year, a modern set of toilet facilities donated by the Church at the Ikoyi Prisons was commissioned by Mr. Tolu Ogunsakin, Deputy Controller of Prisons, Ikoyi. This would help improve hygiene, sanitation and other health and environmental benefits among the inmates.

Other projects embarked on through the years include a crèche for the Women’s prison, security posts, repair of the buses used to transport the prisoners, refurbishment of one auditorium and some offices to mention a few.

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