Seven things you don't know about CAC General Secretary, Pastor Mapur

CAC Worldwide General Secretary, Pastor E.E Mapur

By 'Gbenga Bankole

In every standard or world class organization, the role of a General Secretary or Secretary cannot be overemphasized. A General Secretary plays the role of taking important record, not only at the board meeting of the organization, but at important functions.

Pastor Emmanuel Ezekiel Mapur does not need any further introduction as far as Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide is concern. As the General Secretary of the first Pentecostal church in Africa, the  Pastor has been playing his role and contributing his quota to the growth of the work of God in the mission. Little wonder the General Superintendent of CAC Worldwide, Pastor S.O Oladele at a recent function publicly acknowledge the effort of the 52year old youthful, energetic and exuberant General Secretary.

The following are the seven things you don't know about him:

1.He was born on 12th December, 1966 into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Mapur at Bot village, Bokkos, Plateau State. He attended Local Education Authority Primary School, Bot, Bokkos between 1974 and 1980; CAC College (formerly Gospel Bible Training School), Kuba from 1981 to 1983; United Faith Tabernacle College, Jarawan-Kogi, Plateau State from 1983 to 1986; Ahmadu Belo University, Zaria where he obtained Diploma in Christian Religious Education (2004-2005), Bachelor of Arts in Theology (2007-2008). He also attended Jos ECWA Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Arts in Education in 2013.

2.He was called to the ministry in 1988 and started working as a Teacher (Evangelist) at CAC Wamat, Bokkos.  He attended CAC Theological Seminary, Enugu between 1988 and 1991.  He was ordained a Pastor in Christ Apostolic Church in 1993.

3. He worked as Hausa Translator at CAC Sunday School Department between 1991 and 1999. He was then posted to CAC General Secretariat as Special Assistant to General Secretary in 1999 and was there till 2003. 

4.He was posted to Jos as a pioneering Zonal Officer (Jos Zone) comprising Plateau, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba States between 2003 and 2008; CAC Kuba as second Zonal Chairman and 1st DCC Chairman between 2008 and 2011; Jos DCC.

5. He is an Ambassador of Peace conferred on him by the International Decade for Peace and Non-Violence and UN Millennium Development Goals and UNESCO Culture of Peace Project on Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Presidential Hotel, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

6. On Friday, January 22, 2016, he was presented a Pillar of Exemplary Leadership Award for his selfish contribution towards Nigerian projects by the Chairman Advisory Board Trustees of Leadership and Role Model Foundation of Nigeria.

7. Thursday, August 17, 2017, Oyo State Government through the Executive Governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi gave him a “Justice of the Peace of Oyo State of Nigeria” at Government House, Ibadan, Oyo State.

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, he was given Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa by Commonwealth University with Citation of the degree of Doctor of Humanities in United Arab Emirate (UAE). Pastor Mapur is married to Mrs. Fedelia Mapur and blessed with God-fearing children.

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