Love, Dating and Marriage Ministry started as Love Dating and Sex on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1999 in Festac Town by Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, the Senior Pastor of David’s Christian Centre.
In his words, “Valentine’s season was that time in every year when young people make a lot of wrong decisions on relationships and I wanted to teach them God’s truth about relationships.”
Although the religion of the day frowned against the idea of teaching on sex-related issues in church, Pastor Kingsley was persuaded that until God’s truth about sex and relationships is taught, the culture and lifestyle of the people will be shaped by wrong information on the media.
Love, Dating & Sex (LDS) ran successfully for a few years and was rebranded as LOVE, DATING AND MARRIAGE. The first edition of Love, Dating and Marriage which held on July 3rd, 2011 witnessed a leap in attendance from 142 people at the first meeting of LDS to about 2,000 people at the first edition of LDM.
The divine mandate of Love, Dating and Marriage Ministry is to be a blessing to all the families of the earth by teaching and equipping single and married people with godly principles on relationships through regular monthly seminars.
Pastor Kingsley and Pastor Mildred Okonkwo, driven by the understanding that godly relationships will yield godly marriages which will produce godly children by default, are glad to see the general mindset of people on relationships consistently change from a necessary evil to a safe place where couples complement and help each fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
LDM is currently aired on Silverbird TV every Sunday at 1:30pm. Our monthly relationship seminars hold every first week of the month at both our Island and Mainland Centers.
"You can have the marriage of your dreams"
– PASTOR KINGSLEY OKONKWO –
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