Lagos Churches makes U-turn on Cross over night service


The senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, is however not new to this arrangement.

A number of popular churches in Lagos State have adjusted their service time for crossover services this year.


This follows a directive from the Lagos State government that curfew times will be imposed from 12am to 4am.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has since instructed worship centres to adhere to governmentโ€™s directives.


In the years past, most churches began their Crossover services by 9pm or 10pm and it ended way back midnight on January 1 of the New Year.

However, this year, they have been forced to push back by several hours.

The House on the Rock Church in highbrow Lekki area for instance, will begin their service by 6.30pm with an end-of-the-year praise and worship session. The main service starts 7pm and ends 9pm.


It will not be streamed online until 10pm.

Also, The Covenant Nation has announced through its senior pastor, Poju Oyemade, that the on-site service will be held from 7pm to 9pm.

Oyemade said it would be โ€œa time of teaching praises and declarationsโ€.

He has always ended his services before 11pm, encouraging families to cross into the New Year together, in their homes.


This week, Adeyemi tweeted: โ€œIf you say โ€œHappy New Yearโ€ at 2pm on 31st December in Lagos, you wonโ€™t be wrong. Youโ€™ll only be joining people in Sydney Australia to say it at that time. In fact, youโ€™ll be 10 hours ahead of others in Nigeria.

โ€œDonโ€™t stress over time to crossover. Just crossover. #HappyNewYear.โ€



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