About Us

Welcome to EMS of ECWA

Our identity
Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS) is the mission department of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA); saddled with the responsibilities of reaching the un-reached and un-church nations with the whole and wholistic gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. EMS of ECWA is presently the biggest indigenous and denominational  mission agency with about 1830 missionary couples.
                       
            Our root
The ministry started when the then Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) saw the need of involving Nigerian indigence in planting churches across the country and beyond. Therefore, in 1948 a movement began by the name African Missionary Society (AMS) and after ECWA was registered in 1954, the name AMS was changed to EMS in 1964 In 1949, EMS sent her first missionary couple to Tsanyawa now in Kano state   Northern Nigeria to work among the Hausa people. Later the work extended to IGBAJA (now ECWA theological Seminary) where students were challenged to join  missions which yielded fruits and many were sent to DAHOMEY (now Benin  Republic). Though EMS was conceptualized by Douglas C. Percy, it was however Mr.  & Mrs. CK Mc Elheran (all SIM Missionaries) who actualized it. He also became the  first Secretary of the African Missionary Society in 1948. And after him, we have had  about eleven different national directors of EMS from 1958-2019.

Our Mission

EMS exists to: prayerfully identify the less reached people, mobilize, equip and send a dynamic force of believers to preach the wholistic gospel and to disciple believers into church that will in turn reach out to others.

Our Vision

EMS envisions all nations worshiping God through Jesus Christ..

Our Core values

1. Faith 2. Prayer
3. Integrity 4. Relationship
5. Love 6. Partnership
7. Team-work 8. Commitment
9. Accountability
10. Discipleship.. yer

Our Units

Retreat Center

There are Retreat Centres located in Lakwame in Kaltungo and Rhizha near Jos. Apart from the Hostel and Hall in the centres, there are small rooms built on the mountain purposely for prayers in Jos. This prayer mountain is open to all individuals, families, fellowship groups and churches within and outside ECWA..

City Ministry

This unit is made up of several other areas of ministry including Gidan Bege (House of Hope), which focuses on meeting the human needs of the street children in order to effectively evangelize them. King’s Kids cares for under privileged children; while City Sports, uses sports to reach out to youths. Challenge Cinema helps in developing biblical story films used as an evangelical tool.

EMS Children School

For more than three decades, the education of EMS Missionary Children became a major issue to the Ministry. In the early sixties, an EMS Children School was built in Wushishi, Niger State and later in Miango Plateau State but could not survive due to poor funding.
EMS took a bold step taken and open another school in Lakwame in North East. We are equally planning to start another one for Far North region and possibly upgrade the one in Jos to a secondary level.

Medical Unit

The unit was established with the sole purpose of Missionary Health Care by organizing seminars/trainings for missionaries on preventive and curative health care; providing counseling/treatment for sick missionaries and planting of EMS missionary health care clinics in specific unreached areas where there is no medical facility for the purpose of evangelism

Radio Unit

Radio ministry is centered on the core-north of Nigeria. It broadcasts presently in Hausa and Fulfulde. It has proved to be very powerful and fruitful as many converts are recorded from this part of the country. Many seekers have also received help through questions and answers.
Equally, the ECWA Churches in the North are being mobilized to pray in chain throughout 24 hours for the salvation of the Muslims.

Trainings

This unit is made up of several other areas of ministry including Gidan Bege (House of Hope), which focuses on meeting the human needs of the street children in order to effectively evangelize them. King’s Kids cares for under privileged children; while City Sports, uses sports to reach out to youths. Challenge Cinema helps in developing biblical story films used as an evangelical tool.

Sports Unit

EMS is using sport as a tool in reaching the youths and the younger ones, to transformed their lives both physical and spiritual, strengthening communities in relationship building and restoring broken relationship and conflict between tribes, clans, parents and children etc.

Prayer and Promotion:

As the name implies, the unit promotes the work of EMS through publications – News Letters, Prayer Calendars, Internet and Public Relations activities. It also collects and analyzes missionaries’ reports and research information

Meet Our Leaders

Rev. Philip Elisha

EMS Director

Rev. Ishaku D. Katuri

EMS Administrator

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