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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pres. Jonathan, Tony Blair at The Rock Cathedral opening ceremony

President Goodluck Jonathan and former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair were among the dignitaries present today at the inauguration and opening ceremony of House on the Rock's new church building, The Rock Cathedral. President Jonathan seen above cutting the tape, flanked by Tony Blair and Senior Pastor of All House on The Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin.

106 comments:

Da-zi said...

Tony, chopping his moni from plenty travels!!!

Da-zi said...

Tony, chopping his moni from plenty travels!!!

Anonymous said...

Jonathan!!! Nawa o

Bee said...

Thank God he decided to come on a weekend. No much traffic. Lol

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Congrats Pastor.
must commend him for erecting such magnificent edifice in honour of the Lord.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

WHY THE PRESIDENT

tiana said...

Gud 4 dem

Anonymous said...

Useless people..tony blair taking advantage of the foolishless of our leaders.shiooooooor.

Anonymous said...

God bless Pst. Paul.

Cloyd Ndu

sherilycious said...

the Lord will build is church and the gates of hell will not prevail.

sherilycious said...

the Lord will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail.

Anonymous said...

My dear, dis ur report no fit d honor in d inaugural ceremony! Too flat, Re-phrase n b more swift wth ur gist! I cn b ur Paparazzi, if u want, tank me later

CIRO said...

magnificent work of art, purpose built to be relevant for decades to come. may this Cathedral be a meeting point for like minded, passionate and honest people who will transform this sleeping giant of Africa into a destination country. in this wise may the ROCK of ages establish HIS presence among the faithful.

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Queen Bee said...

see how president Jonathan's proudly hosting the opening like its one of the achievements of his regime!
Is it ur church?lazy Man!

Anonymous said...

To the glory of GOD. Peter

Anonymous said...

God abeg o,
Only I would serve!
So as tony Blair and Patience Oga at the top join d opening how many lives have they touched.

Shem Ayegba said...

All glory to God, i was there life, awesome feeling

CIRO said...

This is a magnificent work of art, purpose built to be relevant for decades to come. May this Cathedral be a meeting point for like minded people, passionate, selfless and committed to the course of transforming this sleeping giant of Africa into a destination country. In this wise, may the ROCK of all ages continue to dwell among the faithful

Seyi said...

Tony Blair? The guy doesn't even give a damn about the church, God or any religion for that matter.

Anonymous said...

How much did the Church paid, to bring T. Blair

Anonymous said...

Why did they Bring tony blair Down. For this? Pointless & unnecessary. Publicity. This won't take anyone to heaven
SSN

Mumof1 said...

Congratulations on ur newly discovered word "flanked"

Anonymous said...

I'm flabbergasted - what the heck to they need a cathedral for? People are starving, no jobs, people are struggling to feed their families, high petrol prices and u build a what!!!!!!! U are worst than the politicians because u claim it's in the name of the lord. Are u expecting people to sleep in this cathedral.

Blair!!! Blair.... My goodness, u guys need a lobectomy - Blair's already walked away with his appearance fee Likely to be in the region of 20-30k or more. Naija pastors are suckers and the naijas at the bottom or how pastor adefarasin's website described them (downtrodden) are so glad to be sucked for their money. When is Nigeria going to wake up and say enough is enough???

Duke Emeka said...

Nice one, that's cathedral is indeed an edifice.

Anonymous said...

Instead of Jona 2 look for a lasting solution to Nigeria's numerous problems, he is busying cuttings tapes @ various openings. He is jst a failure. As for Pst. Adefarasin, I comment my reserve...

Thelma Chidi said...

Big congrats to him. May God multiply his blessings. Oga Jonathan should pay more attention to pressing issues in this country biko. At least ensure d safety of your citizens. For over two years, boko haram has been terrorizing this nation and the best you can come up with is amnesty. I still marvel at that offer! ask God for guidance and get to WORK! www.thelmachidi.blogspot.com

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

Kind Sir! Wow, that monkey though! Lol

Anonymous said...

So Jona no get work again ?! Na wah ooooo. Naija ! Na God go help us.

Anonymous said...

Linda, abeg the name of the church is HOUSE ON THE ROCK and not All House on the Rock. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

At least Y'all didnt cause any traffic, scary thing tho was the low flying presidential chopper, felt like it was going to clip my roof...

Anonymous said...

God abeg o,
Only I would serve!
So as tony Blair and Patience Oga at the top join d opening how many lives have they touched.

Anonymous said...

Y does GEJ always look LOST?

EGG HEAD.

He just good @ cutting ceremonial tapes.
He aint evn an athlete!!!

Set Fire on his a** n' send him to space.


J.

Psychotic bitch said...

Stupid man. Always going for the wrong functions. Pastors!!! Lip sealed

IVORY CHI said...

LOL

WHY IS MR BLAIR HERE??

SUCH AN OPPORTUNIST

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

So much for a religious event, well, all good.

Anonymous said...

Ok! Whats special about this church, please enlighten this novice? #NoSarcasm

Anonymous said...

Yesoooooooooo na my church oooo, they are doing wonder things in the life of young ppl mostly in Port Harcourt. They have dere way of making you to know and serve God more. God bless house on the Rock......

Anonymous said...

Jonathan na person name?

Anonymous said...

This tony Blair is always in Nigeria

Blossom said...

Na wa o. Church opening don turn to celebrity/political event again?
Nigerian christianity sha

Anonymous said...

Boko haram be warned!

Anonymous said...

Jonathan sha?I would have preferred that the tape was cut by Pastor Adeboye or Bishop Oyedepo.Our president has lost his honour....may God help him.

Anonymous said...

SMH.. shame on all of them

Anonymous said...

Endurance God! That wetin me go call u for all ds....haaaaa Oluwa ku suru ooo!

Anonymous said...

U r Crazy whsat is ur achievement go and hug transformer and linda u r way tooo biased if na cathloic church now u will add more color well na ur blog

Anonymous said...

Linda, u need a "gbagaun" detector on ur blog, kilode...my people too dey shell

Anonymous said...

Free Masons galore. Hiding what they do in the night but it's all in plain sight during the day. Yes, all of them.

Anonymous said...

Why is Tony Blair always in Nigeria now? Or is he pursuing some contract in Abuja? I can see he has really become Jobless. As for GEJ, he should face the problem at hand and stop all this owambe galavanting he is doing. Very soon, they will start inviting him for naming ceremonies.

cumboss said...

Hypocritical idiots

Joy said...

Was expectn to see the likes of Adebayo nd Oyedepo nd not blair nd Jonathan, its more political than religion, is jonathan openn d church as who nd what, what has he done that emulates christ,is he a born again,plz,u all should retrace ur steps nd do d right thing

Lisa said...

Why Tony Blair?? The cost of inviting him, putting him up etc. Nigerians and coonery!!

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Anonymous said...

Ok, how much money was Tony Blair paid to attend?

Anonymous said...

Is Tony Blair a member of this church?I thought he was and is an Anglican.what is all this vanity in the house of God?May God show mercy.

Anonymous said...

wonders! wetin we no o c for nija

Anonymous said...

I pity Nigerians sha... Sha we in this generation shall fix this rot

Anonymous said...

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan cutting the ribbon/tape at the dedication of the House on Rock Church? Should a Church be opened/inaugurated by a Political head? Haba!!Pastor Paul Adefarasin wither lies the annointing, or were you preaching salvation to GEJ and his lying Advisers and Assistants who occupied the front pew at your church's dedication? Would Christ have allowed Pilate or Caesar to commission HIS Church?? These men are surely men of mammon seeking power and human acclaim NOT men of God. SMH, sad!!They are chiefly the problem we have because they adore politricktians so much that unlike Christ and the Prophets of Old they betray the people seeking for tithe fat envelops sealed with the blood of the people. Like the scriptures noted judgment must begin from the Church. God have mercy on us. - So Mote It Be. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Foolish Nigerian leaders. Keep playing with ur natural enemies. Why on earth is dat crap man dre? Guess what when y'all go 2 dir country, u will be treated like slaves and monkies.

Anonymous said...

I hope Nigerians start realizing that their religious leaders, every single one of them, are in bed with the same corrupt politicians that are bringing the country down. So many Nigerian Christians are stupid and gullible.

Segun Oshinowo said...

go and face Boko..............

BLOGLORD said...

mschewww. and his heart is so black.

Anonymous said...

My dear o. This friend of a thief(alams-shameles governor wey dress up as woman to escape justice) coming to open the HOUSE OF GOD. Only in naija.

Anonymous said...

TUFIAKWAAA. NOW THAT THE OFFICE OF THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN REDUCED TO COMMISSIONING CHURCHES.
1. How many churches did King Herod commission in the Bible?
2. How many churches has Obama or the queen of England commissioned?
3. How many mosque did Yar'dua Commission?
4. How many churches did OBJ commission?
I hope people will not mention Aso rock Chapel and Mosque as that is the property of the government.
Now that president Jonathan has nothing doing he is going from commissioning a steel plant that is not worth a private mini factory in lagos to commissioning churches.Yes Jonathan does not know the worth of his office and what his office stands for, but to the pastors who are now using him to commission churches, it is only God that will pay back. Now the ascending to the office of the president has made one righteous and godly to now commission churches. This is what i am sure the catholic Church and Methodists will never do. the pentecostal are taking the grace of Jesus Christ for granted. President has not turn to pope and ordained men of God to commission and bless churches. SHAME!

Anonymous said...

One of the greatest problems of human beings is our penchant for double standard.... we choose to always see the wrong in others, but remain conveniently blind to our otherwise glaring faults....Why are christians not calling this president to order????
What is wrong with this president sef???? What is actually wrong with GEJ? Does he even know that constitutionall­y Nigeria is a secular state??? Why is he provoking Boko Haram the more? I know he claims to be a christian, but as a public figure he is bound to keep his religious beliefs and actions private. Why does he need to show off with his supposed piety?
Nigerians are even worse, they call Buhari a bigot, an extremist, even a terrorist, but Buhari has not done with Islam a third of what GEJ is doing with Christianity.
A construction company built a church in GEJ's village, GEJ organized crooks in a launching in Lagos to donate billions to his local church, GEJ went to Adeboye's church and knelt down in obeisance to Adeboye, and just today, he went to Adefarasin's church to do the same: SOMEONE SHOULD REMIND GEJ THAT NIGERIA IS A SECULAR NATION! NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION!
NB
If it was Buhari that organized northern billionaires to donate towards the building of a mosque, people will scream blue murder, but because GEJ is one of our own, we see no wrong in what he is doing....GEJ is polarizing an already polarized nation."

Anonymous said...

Leave dem o! Let them continue to build magnificent cathedral like Jesus is no longer coming...when christ comes I wonder wat will b become of all this edifice.Did Jesus build any gigantic cathedral? Instead of that he fed d hungry, healed & raised d dead,Smh! Building a cathedral for antichrist mtshwwww in my native Ondo accent!

Tess said...

Did not really want to comment. But I don't really understand the need for or significance of Tony Blair attending this occasion.
Well maybe it is to make him aware of the need for him to give his life to God.
I am sure the church would have spent a lot of money in hosting him.
Don't think it was necessary though. Just my thoughts anyway.

Anonymous said...

Me I DO NOT and can NEVER understand wat d fuck tony blair Is doing here??? Wat d hell Is wrong wit dis ppl??? If he must bring tony blair how abt bringing him 4 something like a leadership forum or so. Sheer stupidity!

The Mad Hatter said...

Anon 10.43 all house on the rock probably reffered to all house on the rock centres not just one

Anonymous said...

Jonathan for wetin nah. With all the juju in his body, why did paul pick his to be the one dat will dedicate the house of God. Why didnt he call his mentor, T.D Jakes to open the house of God. Why calling politicians. Bad move unless he has some political intentions

Anonymous said...

Does it matter? Why not the president? Its obvious Paul Adefarasin has impacted his life in whatever do. Jump ∂ criticism.

Anonymous said...

Good question. These Pastors keep monetising the gospel everyday. What has Tony Blair got to do dia? He just wants to attract ple to his church with their presence.

Cynthia said...

@Anonymous, 10:43pm. I bet u didn't do well in comprehension when u were in school, that's why you don't understand Linda's write up. Read it over again, probably you'll get to understand this time around. @ others making negative comments, must you put up a comment? I can't remember Linda giving away prizes or gifts to those who drop comments on her blog, so please you do not have to show how myopic you are, hence the kind of comments you post. It would do us a lot of good in this country if we stopped pointing accusing fingers and do something about the state of our country. I don't think Nelson Mandela was President when he fought for freedom in South Africa. So, if you think you're better and more competent than people you criticise, please be our Nelson Mandela and fight for our freedom. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Only God knows who is serving Him. Must the president fly to Lagos to come and commission a church? Where are the numerous (and idle) special assistance and even ministers? Can't he delegate someone else? Where there are numerous national issues to be tackled. Nonetheless, we know is game plan. Mr President is always looking for cheap opportunities to win people heart politically. Once he is nice to the pastors, he beleives their big congregations with vote him in, in the second term. "KO JO", we are not fools. GEJ get it into your head, you have failed woefully and bound to be throw out.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm! What have the Blairs got up their sleeves (his wife, now him)?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this!! What are these people doping there? President and Tony Blair? ....God save our soul in Nigeria....
I bet Tony will b laughing at our foolishness...Biko! Imagine seeing President Obama at Td jakes church opening! Which time will he have sef? But since Jonathan has too much time in his hands ....and Tony Blair? ....for what purpose? Effiizy....even in the house go God?......I wonder the cost of inviting him?......yet in that same church there will b loads of people who cannot feed 3times daily.......

God deliver us all from the spirit of Effizy!!

Anonymous said...

Queen Bee, you have killed me. LMAO. But seriously though, that was the best they could find? GEJ? Pastor Paul's brother could have been the one to cut that tape and it would have been great. ANYBODY ELSE would have been better.

Anonymous said...

Well said!!

VIP said...

Anon 10:35pm u wil die a poor man since all u r concious of is d poverty surroundin u. Sheh he wld hv donated d money to alleviate d poverty tossing u up n down since he didn't do wallow in it (poverty).

Mumof1 said...

If you read ur bible well you will see that there is absolutely nothing wrong with TB and GEJ attending the inauguration. That being said, I'm not sure I agree with GEJ cutting the tape. I would have expected TD Jakes who is good friends with Pastor Paul to commission the Church. Or even the head of the Pentecostal union in Nigeria . Dasall!

Anonymous said...

Queen bee nailed it. Lool

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this is already happening. I saw him at a baby dedication oof one oof his aides on NTA early this mth, so its not new

Titilola Akintayo said...

Congratulations would have been in order if it were a Christian hospital serving the needs of humanity.

Anonymous said...

Lol, Tony Blair just goes where the money is.. What exactly was the pastor trying to achieve by inviting Tony Blair? just curious..and the president come to think of it!?

blunt said...

I have lost all respect for Adefarasin and other ass-licking men of God..if people like Pastor Paul and Adeboye fraternise with an obviously corrupt and hated Resident of Aso rock like Jona who the heck is supposed to speak the hard truth!!!!! I pay my tithes and worship @ HOTR, what has this corrupt leader that has made Nigeria go backwards by decades have to do with how we sweated and contributed and prayed to actualise the vision of the church building!! the man will later go and be hosted @ Redeemed on the same Ibadan xpressway that has killed thousands of Nigerians and Adeboye can't prevail on him to at least fix the road!! A sham!!!

Anonymous said...

A joke! the state and the church should be SEPARATE! this further reinforces the point that the so called church leaders are no better than our rogue politicians.. again I repeat, this is a joke!

Anonymous said...

i can see you ALL are mediocars?i don't need to prove any point to you anyways cos am sure you have mediocar like yourself in your circle of INFLUENCE/FRIENDS!!!sharhe!!!! WE ARE EXCELLENT PEOPLE so go and hug transformer if you have hot blood for inviting TONY BLAIR and GEJ!!!no appologies to anyone cos we got THE WORD,PANACHES,and a lot more just attend any of HOTR in your city.

Anonymous said...

Linda,you should have added or researched to know,this was a two part ceremony, the social ceremony as the cathedral is purposefully built.the church dedication held today and it was power filled with most of the church leaders present
And to the others saying negative thing,must u guys comment??don't let God shut your moths oh!!! Nuff said!!

Lola Idije said...

@ Anon April 21, 2013 at 12:23 AM...

Tony Blair, is not an Anglican, he is a Catholic.

Anonymous said...

The dedication of the cathedral was a two day event. Yesterday, the social justice and community developement functions were commissioned, while the ecumenical dedication of the cathedral was today. This was not just a church building dedication, there are other initiatives of the ministry that have been up and running which were formally inaugurated yesterday. It would pay us better to get our facts right before we start wagging our tongues about stuff we know absolutely nothing about.

Anonymous said...

And "all House On The Rock" refers to all HOTR churches worldwide.

Tokini said...

The Rock Cathedral had two events. Saturday's was the opening as a center for social justice. That's why president jonathan and tony blair were there. On sunday it was dedicated and pastors prrsided over everything. So please it is wise to get all your information right before you start judging.

For those abusing pastors please I advise you let your words be few. God is the rightful judge not you.

Lastly, congratulations to Pastor Paul and every member of House on the Rock (of which I am proudly a member). HOTR has changed my life and made me a better and more balanced christian

Anonymous said...

First time I will ever comment on this blog. Pls what was the purpose of GEJ and Blair coming to commission this church? How much was spent building this church? How many church members can afford 3 square meals and basic accommodation? Sunday the only day we can enjoy the lekki express is now a thing of the past. Getting to other places of worship is now a headache as traffic at the roundabout leading to the church is crazy. A mega church like that shod be build on the outskirts of town and adequate preparation should be made for offsite parking.

Anonymous said...

When men of God fraternize with bad leaders they compromise the ability to tell them the truth. I think our Pastors should re-think.

Anonymous said...

Foolish pastor looking for money. Inviting president to launch house of God. You have great Pastors . Beware.

odiri said...

my advice to all those critics give your life to christ and leave men of God doing great things for the lord alone before you remove broom from somebody"s eyes remove the tree on yours..

HER said...

Let ignorance not kill most of you on this blog. Point of correction and note to Linda: the dedication was in two parts; on Saturday the church was dedicated as a centre for social justice and National transformation because it has schools, hospitals,and several departments. And on Sunday which is today,it was dedicated spiritually where all the respected church leaders came and prayed. The two services were beautiful and very meaningful. Be informed before you speak, government does not mean devil, even Jesus was criticised for talking and eating with people the Pharisees deemed sinners. Christains are made to be leaders, so please eat ur heart out if it pains you that Jonathan goes to Pst Paul Adefarasin, Adeboye or Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor's or any other church. It should be a thing of pride but for you critics, no way!

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is not balanced reporting. First, it was a 2 day event. Secondly, the Cathedral is a multi purpose facility. The commissioning here was as a centre fo National Reformation & Transformation. That was why Tony Blair was invited and you should have asked for the content of his speech. The ills and problems of Nigeria were clearly talked about but with the hope of transformation with the many initiatives of House On The Rock.
The Conscration was done today as a different ceremony.

Anonymous said...

Linda, you got it wrong. Surprised you didn't talk about the many initiatives of HOTR. The Cathedral is a centre for National Transormation. Why did you not talk about the legal aid the church offers to prisoners and the less privileged. The free healthcare to Ikoyi and kirikiri inmates? The computer labs to over 25 schools in Lagos? Free Medicare out reaches to various parts of the state? Always present a true and balanced report.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan should pls fix PHCN, sort Security issues like Boko Haram, healthcare, roads.etc. He is simply cluless. Wetin dis Jonathan no go attend? Ante natal! Tufia.

Anonymous said...

Linda likes to do half and half reporting,don't mind her, she does not want to waste her money or time to find things out!...you think say na by taking picture? And saying what you like....lol...

MY TURN said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! It is well. I thought when pastor Adeboye and his beautiful wife came to the rock cathedral was the opening ceremony wetin concern Tony blair and Broda Jona?

Anonymous said...

Is all this truly about God? Please Nigerians, its high time for a reality check.

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Anonymous said...

HER said...
"Let ignorance not kill most of you on this blog. Point of correction and note to Linda: the dedication was in two parts; on Saturday the church was dedicated as a centre for social justice and National transformation because it has schools, hospitals,and several departments."
a CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE?- WELL JIMOH IBRAHIM CLOSED DOWN AIR NIGERIA AND STOLE MONEY FROM THE COY, CANT REMEMBER HOTR FIGHTING FOR THE STAFF. SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS? WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED PLEASE? ARE THEY AFFORDABLE TO MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC? U NEED TO STATE THE 'FACTS'

Anonymous said...

Hypocrites Please remove the scare from your eyes before u remove ur brother's own. Judge not so ye may not also be judge; let God be the judge. And Linda try and get your facts right before u post. Give honor to who honor is due