January 1987

Classes at the Lutheran Bible Institute began. This school was set up to train pastors for the ministry in the NCLC. Pastors Essien and Koenig taught with the help of Mr. Patrick Udo. It was to have one year of preparatory studies followed by a three-year course of a modified seminary program. Of the 12 students who began, eight completed the year’s studies and were passed into the three-year program. During this year, two new preaching stations were started. Students went on weekends to serve these as well as the other stations.