The crème de la crème in the religious firmament of Nigeria and dignitaries from all walks of lives were assembled by retired CAC General Evangelist, Prophet (Dr.) S. K. Abiara when he clocked 75 years on earth.
The five-day birthday gig kicked off on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 when the celebrant visited school for the deaf and Motherless Babies’ Home in Ibadan, Oyo State. A praise Night was held Friday, December 1, 2017 at CAC Agbala Itura city of peace, Olode, Ibadan, Oyo State, where Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, General Overseer of Kingsway Church ministered. A luncheon with Prophet Abiara was held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Premier Hotel, Ibadan where Bishop David Oyedepo, General Overseer of Winners ministered. On Sunday December 3,2017, a thanksgiving service was held at CAC Agbala Itura city of Peace, Olode, Ibadan Oyo State, where Pastor E .A Adeboye ministered. The septuagenarian, Prophet S. K. Abiara, it would be recalled recently retired as CAC General Evangelist. Prophet S. K. Abiara was born on August 8, 1942 at Erinmo-Ijesa, Osun State. He had his primary education at Saint Peter’s Anglican School, Erinmo-Ijesa between 1949 and 1954. He attended CAC Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife, Osun State in 1982. He furthered his theological training at Saint John University Mission, Luciana, USA in 1986 and International Bible Institute and Seminary, Florida, USA in 1987. Prophet Abiara was called into the ministry of evangelism in 1963. Prior to his call, he worked as a casual worker for various construction companies within Erinmo-Ijesa between 1953 and 1959; Office Clerk, J. A. Agoro General Merchant, Ibadan in 1959 (who later became a great help to him in his ministerial calling). As a clergy, he founded CAC Agbala-Itura (Worldwide) in 1963 and has since founded its branches all over the world. He founded Christ International Evangelical Ministry (an interdenominational evangelical group) in 1984; Christ International Divinity College (an affiliate of Acadia University, Canada) in 1986 (of which he became its Chancellor). He rose to the rank of Deputy General Evangelist (DGE) in Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide) in 1998. He was appointed the General Evangelist, CAC (Worldwide) in December, 2006 and retired in 2017.