Lagos churches reset crossover services to avoid COVID-19 curbs

A church in service


A church in service: Many churches adjust time for crossover services

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Lagos churches have adjusted the time for crossover services, following a 12midnight-4am curfew announced by the Federal Government.

Usually, churches begin crossover services in the state between 9-10 pm and end in midnight on January 1 of the new year.

However, many have been forced to change the timing of their service this time around.

The House on the Rock Church in highbrow Lekki area, for instance, will begin its service by 6.30 pm with an end-of-the-year praise and worship session.

The main service starts at 7 pm and ends at 9 pm.

Similarly, The Covenant Nation has announced through its senior pastor, Poju Oyemade, that the on-site service will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The pastor said the service would be about teaching praises and declaration.

The senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, would also end crossover service before 11 pm, to encourage families to cross into the New Year together, in their homes.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) instructed churches to adhere to government directives on not holding crossover services beyond the curfew hours.


  1. It is clear that the glory of God has departed ,is it the Christians of the acts of Apostles behaved shouting down churches and putting on facemasks? Paul said I would rather obey God than man. That’s how will obey antichrist because he is going to through governments. Archbishop Idahosa wouldn’t have taken this. Is coronavirus more powerful than our God ? How can we now ask the people outside the church for safety when the church is even afraid than the world? Were are the prophets of God? Because the people am seeing now are no longer Gods prophets, for the glory have departed (ichabod)

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