SWITZERLAND, MAY 12 – Nigerian churches have continued to receive widespread recognition with the latest coming from the daughter of renowned gospel singer and talk show host, Cece Winans. In a video currently making waves on the internet and social media, Ashley Philips, who got married in September 2017 and recently gave birth to a baby boy, has revealed how statements of confession prayers that she found on The Elevation Church’s website helped her get through her pregnancy.
The Elevation Church (TEC) is a non-denominational church in Lagos, founded by Pastors Bola and Godman Akinlabi, popular for practical and relatable messages which have attracted many young people. Godman Akinlabi is generally vocal in his support for the fight against injustice and poverty in Africa and has been profiled by the US-based Outreach Magazine for making impact.
In the video, Ashley discusses with her mother during a session of her ‘Generations: A Celebration of Motherhood’ talk show. According to Ashley, during her pregnancy, she searched for ‘declarations about childbirth’ on Google and stumbled on The Elevation Church’s website with its message of declaration for pregnant women.
“There is a church somewhere in Africa, I think they are out of Nigeria, called ‘The Elevation Church’… and their website has confessions about everything; family, health, finances… and I really like to read them and say them out loud almost every day.”