Sunday marked the official installation of Rev. Stephen Omoregie as pastor of two Lutheran churches in Barrie.
The ceremony took place at Loving Saviour Lutheran Church, 460 Mapleview Dr. W. The other charge is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 220 Steel St. Regularly Loving Saviour Lutheran offers a contemporary service while Good Shepherd Lutheran has more traditional worship.
Born in Nigeria, West Africa, Omoregie was raised in a Christian home, the youngest of three. His mother especially influenced his faith, instilling the fear of God into his life, ensuring he went to church even if he feigned a headache. Yet he credits his strong faith mostly from God. “The glory goes to God," he says.
The Nigerian government wanted to train young people in trades like engineering and agriculture, and so provided scholarships abroad.