Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with more than 160 million people. Nigeria gained independence from British rule in 1960. Nigeria’s religions are estimated at 52% Christianity, 41% Islam, and 6% African Traditional Religions.
SIM began work in Nigeria in 1893. In 1954, the SIM-related churches came together to form an indigenous body known as the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), now known as the Evangelical Church Winning All. In the following years, mission stations, Bible schools, academic schools, and medical programs transferred to ECWA leadership.
The ECWA churches are growing rapidly throughout Nigeria. It is great to see how the Lord is working through the Nigerian people to reach their country for Christ. To learn more about Nigeria and SIM’s ministry in Nigeria, go to SIM’s site (SIM facebook, SIM youtube).