Interviews in May
We were blessed with four interviews with church leaders from three
African countries during the month of May. One of the benefits of living
in the Nashville area is having a regular flow of the Lord’s servants
passing through who are willing to share their insights with us.
Dr. Peter Egure
Dr. Egure and his wife, Comfort, were well known to us for their work
among churches and Christian schools in Nigeria. During his early life,
he served a number of Nigerian Presidents as head of security and
National Director of the Department of State Services. He was awarded
one of his nation’s highest honors, Officer of the Order of Niger (OON)
for excellent service. He credits his faith for guiding him while
holding this position.
Dr. Egure’s profession now is law. He is a barrister of an active law
firm. In addition to this, he serves as an elder in his local church and
as chairman of the trustees for a church fellowship of over 400,000
people. The Nigerian government requires all church groups to have a
trustee organization for it to deal with directly on legal matters.
Being chairman is an honor, but it is also a lot of hard work. Dr. Egure
also serves as the chairman of a number of Christian school governing
boards. He understands the importance of such institutions for the
stability and strength of the church.
Dr. Peter Egure
Dr. Egure is a member of the Continuation Committee for Africans
Claiming Africa for Christ, an international organization of church
leaders that meets every four years in various countries throughout
Africa. This is an important gathering for coordination between nations
Bisher, Mthethwa and Soza
Three of our interviewees came as a result of a mission conference
held north of Nashville. The local church holding the conference brought
all the missionaries and evangelists who attended to our operations
center and provided lunch for our staff! Three of our guests served in
Africa and were interviewed by Senior Correspondent Paul Ladd.
Harry and Bobbie Bisher had visited our studios before. I interviewed
them when they returned from a camp in South Africa that was often used
for spiritual retreats. Now the Bishers serve as vocational missionaries
in Swaziland. Paul interviewed the Bishers and Pastor Enock Mthethwa who
also serves in Swaziland.
Harry and Bobbie Bisher
Peter and Phoebe Soza work in Uganda. They lead Divine Care
Ministries which takes care of children and the elderly. We commend them
for looking after society’s most vulnerable.
These interviews will become part of our ongoing series, “Making a
Difference in Africa.” One of our missions in broadcasting is to
introduce our listeners to Christ and His saving grace. The other is to
encourage listeners who share our faith to show it – making a difference
in their communities by their example. We thank all those who came by
our studios to “let their light shine” and to bring glory to our