In conclusion, this article has attempted to establish the evangelical root and persuasion of Ajayi Crowther that perspicuously points to his missiological praxis. It equally shows that the nineteenth century pioneering evangelical antecedents of Crowther’s ministry was a foundation upon which the twenty-first-century Christian faith expansion and movements in the Anglican Communion in Nigeria was cast. The contemporary manifestation of the evangelical movement in the Church of Nigeria today still points to Crowther’s evangelical convictions on the Scriptures, the need for conversion of sinners in missions, and the need for collaborating efforts in mission driven ecumenism. Indeed, the historic growth and expansion that places the Anglican Church in Nigeria on the pedestal of global leadership within the global Anglican Church today can be traced back to Crowther’s principles and strategies in gospel retransmission.
1/ Samuel Ajayi Crowther was one of the most remarkable Anglicans of the 19th Cent. Born a slave in West Africa in 1809, he was freed by the Royal Navy, converted to Chrstianity, and championed the gospel in Nigeria. His commitment to a Classical education and strong catechesis pic.twitter.com/bnFf2s2uJZ
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