COCIN in Nigeria

COCIN in Nigeria has made ground breaking successes in its 108 years of existence. It  has 10 PCCs and 68 RCCs – with each RCC overseeing at least 5 LCC’s.

COCIN Executive Council members comprise of Management Members, PCC Chairmen, Chairman of  the Board of  Trustees, three lay members and the Treasurer.

The List of the 10 Provisional Church Councils (PCC) and their Leaders

PCC Leader
1. Borno Rev. Hosea Buba
2. Daffo Rev. Istifanus Magaji
3. Foron Rev. Bulus Hwere
4. Jos Rev. John. P. Nash
5. Kabwir Rev. David Adamu
6. Kwalla Rev. Dinfa Mamshal
7. Langtang Rev. Nandip Miri
8. Panyam Rev. Ezekiel Lakur
9 Tafa Balewa Rev. Bitrus Murai
10. Zaria Rev. Gambo I. Dankande

COCIN Executive Council Lay Members:

  1. Barr. Bitrus Ibrahim Mingyi
  2. Mr. Iliya Bajahry
  3. Mr. Litta Dafang Shindai

COCIN Treasurer- Mr. Leko Vrengle

COCIN Trustees are:

Name Position
1. Rev. Dr. Alexander Lar Chairman
2. Rev. Prof. Pandang Yamsat Member
3. Rev. Dr. Soja J. Bewarang Member
4. Rev. Gilmon Ruwanzafi Member
5. Rev. Usman Seth Nden Member
6. Rev. Yusufu Waziri Member
7. Barr. Samuel Mafuyai Member
8. Eng. Timothy Gyang Member
9. Surv. Sheni Tongkam Member
10. Rev. Dr. Dachollom D. Datiri Secretary

The Headquarters Church

The Headquarters church is situated within the headquarters compound. Services are held every Sunday and other weekly activities like Prayer meetings and Bible studies are also held.

The Headquarters Church Council comprises the following members; The President as the leading Pastor of the congregation at the COCIN headquarters; the Vice President; all ordained and associate Pastors in the congregation; 7 elected elders (at least 2 of whom shall be women) among whom shall be a Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Financial Secretary.

Functions of the Headquarters Church are among others; Being an example of congregations that are in the Regional Church Councils (RCC) and to oversee the work and progress of the congregation in accordance with laid down policies of the Church; to execute all decisions of the GCC and assist the GCC when the need arises; to give report of the congregation to the GCC; to observe the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; keep accurate records of all the financial accounts of the congregation and to ensure it conducts its affairs in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.