The Globally Acclaimed Preacher and Philanthropist, Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi and her ever dynamic Husband Rev. Dr. Ademuyiwa Ajayi successfully hosted over a hundred thousand people at the main bowl of the Tafawa Balewa Square on the 20th of July, 2019 during the 3rd Edition of Celebrate the Comforter.
The occasion was graced by dignitaries like the Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwolu, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who led the a host of Royal Fathers to the event, Spiritual Head of the Unification Parish of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, His Eminence Solomon Alao, the Popular Veteran Nollywood Actress, Idowu Phillips (Iya Rainbow), Evang. Dr. Ebenezer Fabiyi (Obey), Pastor Oladele Ogundipe of CCC Genesis Chapel, Pastor S K Abiara, the retired General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Mr. Bola Ilori who represented the Osun State Governor, Dr. Fasunloye, Chairman of Celebrate the Comforter Planning Committee with other members of the committee.
In her welcome address, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi welcomed all to the program in the name of Jesus Christ and recognized the presence of political leaders, media representatives and international dignitaries at the event. She gave a brief history of Celebrate the Comforter as it started in 2017 in London where she was living at that time and the 2nd edition in New York in 2018. She noted that the vision was reveled to her to bring the white garment churches together under one roof to praise God and so far it has established unity and better awareness among the white garment churches, international recognition and the perception of the church changing worldwide, she also stated that the program brings Youths together for them to showcase their talents to the world. She then urged leaders to lay good examples for the younger generation.
The Governor of Lagos State acknowledged the presence of the Former President, Spiritual leaders, Royal Fathers and the convener of the program. He welcomed everyone on behalf of the people of Lagos and thanked them for coming. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo also welcomed all to the program and made it known that they were at the program to appreciate God for what He has done and what He will continue to do in the white garment Church and in their lives individually.
Highlights of the event were performances by top artists like Dr. Yinka Ayefele, Lanre Teriba, Sammie Okposo, Mega 99, Big Bolaji, Woli Agba and many others who entertained the audience during the Convention.