The Nigerian Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Atlanta (NACA) is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world. We would be happy to have you join us in worship or at one of the church events listed on our calendar.
Our journey to Company status began in June 2005 following a visit by the then President of the West Nigerian Conference, Pastor Onaolapo Ajibade. During that visit Pastor Ajibade requested a meeting with Nigerian Adventists in the Atlanta area. He concluded his presentation on the activities of the church in Nigeria by encouraging Nigerians in metro Atlanta to begin meeting to fellowship together. He expressed his conviction that one day there would be a thriving Nigerian Adventist church in Atlanta. Responding to this advice, a meeting was scheduled to discuss arrangements to establish a Nigerian Adventist fellowship, eventually leading to the creation of The Nigerian Adventist Fellowship of Atlanta (NAFA). Members decided to meet quarterly and on a rotating basis at various members’ homes. Officers were selected to help coordinate the group’s affairs. NAFA members met on designated dates after divine services at their respective churches. The program consisted of a potluck lunch, a praise worship, testimonies, a short devotional thought, a season of prayer and discussions of the direction of the group.
As membership grew gradually, members started requesting that the frequency of meetings be increased. Around 2007 it was decided to meet every six weeks instead of quarterly, for divine worship services. By this time many NAFA members had begun to quietly advocate for the start of a full-fledged church. Thus, by 2009 the decision was made to start meeting monthly. During this period we were blessed with a place of worship at the Decatur Adventist Junior Academy (DAJA), our current home. In addition, Pastor Gabriel Boakye-Dankwa, Pastor of the Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Church, was directed by the Holy Spirit to the NAFA fellowship. During his first visit with us, Pastor Dankwa offered his assistance in helping shepherd us through the transitional process into a church should that be our intended destination. Since then, he has remained, guiding and helping this group on its journey. Many Adventist pastors from all over the US also visited under the auspice of an organization of Nigerian pastors coordinated by Pastor Lawrence Oladini, the serving Chairman.
Having visited on many occasions, Pastor Oladini encouraged that the decision be made to organize into a church. Finally, during one of his visits in mid 2010 a vote was carried as a corporate body to organize into a church group. A planning committee was formed to coordinate the transition, and the frequency of worship services was further increased from once a month to every other week, with a plan to meet every week beginning January 1, 2011. The group decided to align with the Georgia Cumberland Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with the Atlanta Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Church as a mother church.
Since January 1, 2011, The Nigerian Adventist Church of Atlanta (NACA) has been worshiping together weekly. By God’s grace NACA was formerly organized on December 10, 2911 by Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church.
About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>
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