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2019 African Missions Conference: "Shining Like Stars!"

The Lagos International Christian Church Lagos, Nigeria
Start Date:
June 27, 2019
End Date:
June 27, 2019


"Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3

From June 27th to 30th, disciples from all around the world will converge in Victoria Island, Lagos as we celebrate our the 3rd African Missions Conference for the SoldOut Discipling Movement: “SHINING LIKE STARS!”. Join us for an incredible time of worship, fellowship, preaching and leadership-training as we get inspired to shine in this generation by spreading the light of the true Gospel to all of Africa! 

We like to encourage everyone to arrive by Wednesday, June 26th, in order to take advantage of all the conference has to offer. Apart from our worship on Sunday morning, all of our meetings over this 5-day event will be held at the Best Western Hotel, 1228B Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, NG.

*Please note the following information for registration and booking:

  • REGISTRATION FEE: $200 USD (includes free access to all activities, a conference t-shirt and complementary breakfast)
  • HOTEL BOOKING FEE (Promotional Group Rate). Note: DO NOT try to book your hotel online.  Instead, please request a hotel reservation by contacting GoodHope Atason at [email protected].  He will contact the hotel to personally reserve your room. The promotional rate is on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first 50 rooms. 
      • $135 USD per night per room (Wednesday through Sunday Night). Total: $675
      • Or N45,000 in cash per room per night upon arrival.
      • $165 USD per night per room (Wednesday through Sunday Night). Total: $825
      • Or N55,000 in cash per room per night upon arrival.

The following is the tentative schedule of events:

  • Wednesday (June 26th):
    • All Conference Participants are encouraged to arrive early in the morning or early-afternoon (If arriving later, please contact Bolaji Akinfenwa at [email protected])
    • 7:00PM: Bridal Shower and Groom Honoring for Kate Awara and Tolani Abiodun
  • Thursday (June 27th):
    • 8:30AM: Bus pick up to visit the Lekki Conservation Centre ( – a scenic attraction reputed to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa!
    • 2:30PM: Nigeria vs The World Football Game
    • 7:00PM: Welcome Banquet in Courtyard (By Invitation: for foreign guests, Lagos staff, and ICCM students)
  • Friday (June 28th):
    • 8:30-9:30AM: Registration begins at Best Western Hotel
    • 10:00AM: Church Builders Workshop
    • 3:00PM: International Campus Devo
    • 6:00-7:00PM: Registration at Best Western Hotel
    • 7:30PM: First General Session
  • Saturday (June 29th):
    • 9:00AM: Congregational Workshop - Men and Women separate
    • 1:00PM: Free for Lunch
    • 3:00PM: MERCYWorldwide Project with The Real School (IMPORTANT: Please bring your green MERCY shirts)
    • 7:30PM: Talent Show & Dance Party
  • Sunday (June 30th):
    • 9:00AM: Congregational Worship Service and ICCM Graduation
    • 12:30PM: Send-Off of Johannesburg, South Africa Mission Team
    • 4:00PM: Kate Awara and Tolani Abiodun Wedding!
    • 7:00PM: Abiodun Reception at Best Western Courtyard (By Invitation Only)

Guest speakers coming: Along with many powerful preachers from Africa, we will also have a variety of speakers coming from the United States to inspire us for the Lord!  Our father and mother in the faith, Drs Kip & Elena McKean will be coming to encourage us with amazing lessons and great news from around the world!  The deep convictions of seasoned church-builders like John & Emma Causey from Los Angeles and Cory & Jee Blackwell from Chicago will be on display!  We will also be inspired by young dynamic leaders such as Kwaku & Ashley Sarkodie and Aaron & Sheila Turner from San Francisco, along with Aaron & Sharmayne Visichini of Boston.  And from our sister church in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., we will be encouraged by the vibrant LuJack & Cathi Martinez!  We extend a warm welcome to the many others coming from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, D.C., and other great cities to encourage the saints here in Lagos!

To receive the required VISA INVITATION LETTER for your visa application to the Nigerian Embassy, PLEASE CONTACT our Church Administrator, Goodhope Atason, at: [email protected]. Be sure to include the following:

1). NAME ON PASSPORT (please indicate gender)

All personal information on your email will remain confidential.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Lagos, Nigeria, a.k.a. "The Giant of Africa". Join us as we celebrate the 3rd African Missions Conference, the 3rd Anniversary of the Lagos International Christian Church, the 1st ICCM Graduation on the African Continent and the send-off of the mighty Johannesburg, South Africa Mission Team! We'll see you there!


Much love from Lagos,

Dr. Andrew & Patrique Smellie

Lead Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader, LICC



What documents and/or vaccines do I need to visit Nigeria?

The following will be needed:

REMINDER: To assist in your visa application to the Nigerian Embassy, please send an email to our Church Administrator, GoodHope Atason, who will prepare a Visa Invitation Letter from the Lagos Church for you. His email is [email protected]. Please include the following in your email:

  1. Name as written on your passport (please indicate Mr. or Ms. to indicate gender)
  2. Birthdate
  3. Passport Number

How will transportation be handled?

Once you've obtained your VISA, please send your traveling information to Bolaji Akinfenwa ([email protected])

There will be designated protocol officers (greeters) to meet you on arrival to the airport. Upon reception of your itinerary, we will assign a greeter for you! Please send your picture to Bolaji so we can welcome you at the airport!

How will food be handled?

The registration cost will cover the Welcome Banquet in the beautiful courtyard of the Best Western Hotel! Please bring funds to cover the rest of your meals. The Best Western Hotel is equipped with a restaurant and room service. Also, some local church members will be able to assist you towards other great venues nearby!

Travels Tips for Safety/Percaution:

During your trip, we strongly advise for you to keep cash and any highly valuable items on your person, not in luggage. Unfortunately there has been cases of theft concerning shipped luggage.

For any further questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Smellie at [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you to "The Giant of Africa!"