The Gospel at the Centre

8-9 November 2018

We exist to bring about a
Gospel-centred renewal.


What is Renew?

Renew is an initiative of City Church Lagos that exists to bring about a gospel-centred renewal in the spiritual vitality and impact of the Nigerian church by encouraging Christian ministry leaders to (re)discover the centrality and sufficiency of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for Christian ministry and practice. Renew works to achieve this through conferences, seminars, trainings, and other ministry initiatives.

Pastors and Church Leaders Conference 2019

We live in saddening and exciting times for the Church of Jesus in Nigeria. These are saddening times because despite more than a hundred years of Christianity in our country and its wide-spread popularity, it has failed to translate into commensurate impact on the spiritual, social and cultural life of our nation. The revival our spiritual forbears sought has either petered out, or failed to materialize, in some cases.

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Our Speakers and Panelists

Meet our local and international speakers and panelists.

Al Barth

Al is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and one of the founders of Redeemer City to City. Having planted four churches over his pastoral career, he understands firsthand the challenges and needs of church planters, their churches, and networks. He has served as a coach, trainer and mentor for many global church planters. He oversees the CTC work in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He is also the Executive Director of the newly emerging fellowship of churches known as City to City North America.

One Mokgatle

One, his wife Confidence and their daughters Amara & Keeya, live in Pretoria, South Africa. He leads Rooted Fellowship; a Gospel Centered, Disciple Making and Transcultural church, planted from a partnership with LIG.punt & Bryanston Bible Church. Rooted Fellowship is now 3 years old and growing at a healthy pace. They have a desire to plant 5 churches in the next 4 years, spread out all over the Gauteng province. He is also the Network Director, Acts29 Southern Africa.

Jeremiah Morris

Jeremiah Morris is a husband, dad, disciple-maker and church planter. He is passionate about his wife, Ashley and his boys, Finn, Caleb and Judah. He also loves preaching the gospel, the city of Houston, and anything wrapped in a tortilla. He is delighted to now be fulfilling his dream to plant a church in the city that he loves.

Tobie Meyer

Tobie and Mariana helped plant LIG.punt in 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. The church is now part of a city network called The Union. In addition to pastoring, Tobie is a catalyst for CitytoCity Africa, seeking to help stimulate movements of the gospel in the major cities of sub-Saharan Africa.

Samuel Boateng

Samuel is married to Gifty and have a daughter and a son. He is the pastor of the Akuapem Ridge Church in Aburi, Ghana. He received his training as a biology teacher from University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He trained in Expository Preaching at the Cornhill Training Course of the Proclamation Trust in the United Kingdom. He is a former Billy Graham Scholar and an alumnus of Wheaton College, Illinois, Chicago. Samuel’s dream is to see godly and competent leaders raised in and through the Church to bring transformation to both Church and society. He is passionate about seeing God glorified through expository preaching, church planting and leadership development. He loves walking, travelling, reading and cooking.

David Hill

David married his college sweetheart, Melissa Hill, in 1997 and two years later they left Houston, Texas to serve and minister in inner city communities in Chicago, Atlanta and Jackson for 5 years. When the Hill family returned to Houston in 2004, David continued serving as an elder and associate minister in his local church. David has always had a heart for teenagers and young adults and was excited to join the Agape family in 2006 part-time, and then on a full-time basis as Senior Pastor of Restoration Community Church in 2008. David and Melissa now have four children: Asni, David, Journey and Grace.

Femi Osunnuyi

Femi Osunnuyi serves as Lead Pastor of City Church, Lagos. His passion is to see the city of Lagos renewed spiritually, socially and culturally through a gospel-centred movement catalysed through church planting. He wants to see Christian leaders, and particularly church planters, awakened to the centrality of the Gospel for Christian life and ministry. He serves on the Lead Team of Acts 29 and on the Advisory Team of Redeemer City to City Africa, both of which are global church planting organisations. Femi is husband to Tosin and father to Tofunmi and Timilehin. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys following sports results and stories, but certainly not playing any of them.

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