Through the 19th century, British influence and control grew over what would become Nigeria, and Africa’s
most populous country. Nigeria gained it’s independence in 1960. After years of military dictatorship rule,
the people adopted a new constitution in 1999, paving the way for a democratic civilian society. Today, the
government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy (whose revenues
have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement), and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions, especially in the middle belt along the 10th parallel. Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since its independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country’s history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

Nigeria is located in coastal sub-Saharan West Africa, encompassing 923, 768 sq km (roughly 1 1/3 the size of the State of Texas), bordered by
Benin, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The country straddles the 10 degree North Latitude line, placing Northern Nigeria just inside the 10/40 Window .
Nigeria is the strongest and most populated nation in Africa numbering, 152,217,341 (2010 estimates), ranking it 8th in the world. Like the continent as a whole, Nigeria is divided into the predominately Muslim North, and the predominately Christian South, with its population split almost evenly at 50% Muslim, 40% Christian and 10% Tribal or Indigenous religions. The 3 largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.
Left to Right: A Fulani Boy Herder, A Village Outside Jos, The Old Mosque in Kano City, Children Going to School,
A Girl Returning From Washing Dishes Along the River
Our Ministry...
God did not send us to just any place in Nigeria. He sent us to Northern Nigeria where the people are overwhelmingly Muslim and have been for more than a millennium. He sent us to Jos, where the tenth parallel runs right through the middle of the city. He sent us to a city where the name of Jesus was not commonly known until the early 1960’s. In 1987, with Jos as our headquarters, we began conducting city-wide crusades, Annual Pastors & Ministers Conferences, Annual Women’s Conferences, Leadership and Ministry Teaching Seminars, as well as reaching into other Northern States such as Kaduna, Bauchi, and Borno, with crusades, village evangelism and medical missions.
Left to Right: P&M Conference, Women’s Conference, Teaching Seminar