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Our Story

Our Story In those early days there was a tacit understanding among Christian missions operating in the Country to restrict their operations within certain territorial areas. Accordingly, the Church of Scotland Mission, the Presbyterians were restricted to Calabar, Cross River, Afikpo, Aro-Ohafia and Abakalilki areas where they had remained and worked for well over a century.

This accounts for why there was no Presbyterian establishment or influence in the Western Region of Nigeria until the establishment of the Lagos Presbyterian Church in May 1963 by committed Presbyterian Christian, from the former Eastern Region, who, over many years of their sojourn in Lagos, had earnestly yearned for the establishment of a Presbyterian Church, where they could worship God in the Presbyterian tradition they were accustomed to.

This challenge was picked up by one Mr. E. Udofia, a Presbyterian, who at the time was a Leader in the Trinity Methodist Church, Tinubu. He represented the Lagos District of the Methodist Church in the Church Union Committee. After consulting with the then Synod Authorities, Mr. Udofia summoned by a publication in the West African Pilot of March 22, 1963, a meeting of all Presbyterians resident in Lagos at the Baptist Academy on Friday, March 28, 1963.