Welcome To United Evangelical Church, Surulere
God comes to us in free and undeserved favour in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world.
United Evangelical Church (Founded as Qua Iboe Church), UEC Surulere is a Jesus-loving gathering of believers who are committed to pursuing God through worship, the life-changing study of the Bible and a lifestyle that conforms to what pleases Him.
If you are looking for a place where Jesus is preached every week, where you will be challenged to grow into Him daily, and where your soul will find mercy and nourishment through God’s Word, then this is the place for you.
You’re welcome! We want to give you every opportunity to see that God loves you and has a plan for your life. It’s our desire that you know God personally, and we would love to help you develop that relationship …one step at a time. Join us.
Four laymen exploited in the presence of Rev. Matthew Udoffa (now deceased), a pastor of Qua Iboe Church, Ibesit, who was holidaying with his brother, Sampson (also now deceased) to inaugurate the Lagos branch of the church at Toyin Bar and Gardens, Matthew Street, Surulere in June 1962. Attendance at the inaugural service was 9, made up of the four laymen and their families and the pastor. The general collection on that day was one shilling and six pence.
Toyin Bar and Gardens, by virtue of its central location, provided recreation and entertainment to the public, seven days a week. The casualties in the number of broken bottles and the chicken parts had to be cleared on Sunday mornings before normal worship service could commence.
The church expanded rapidly and its membership was a mixed grill of people of protestant background and ethnic groups of mainly Ibibio, Annang and Igbo. Soon afterwards, accommodation became a major problem. The church succeeded in getting a larger accommodation at Jehovah Jireh African School, Mosalashi, Surulere. They also identified three plots of land along Western Avenue (now Funsho Williams Avenue). Baptism used to take place at a stream in Shomolu. Officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria ministered the sacraments. The first Qua Iboe Church Pastor sent by the Church Conference to minister the Holy Communion was Rev. C. A. Umobong of blessed memory.
Today the Church has increased greatly both in membership and status.
The Congregational Elders' Session, made up of elders, is charged with the spiritual oversight and act as the court of the Congregation, responsible for overseeing the ministry work and business of the church. The Congregational Pastor is the head of the Congregational Elders' Session.
The Church Committee, made up of Elders, Deacons and Deaconess, is responsible for formulating broad goals, objectives and policy direction for the Church. The Church Committee Chairman, elected by the Congregation, heads the Church Committee.
The Church Committee Executive, made up of elected Officers and the Congregational Pastor. They are responsible for carrying out the day-to-day administrative functions of the Church Committee, implementing the policies of the Church Committee and advising or making necessary recommendations to the Church Committee as the need arises. The Church Committee Executive reports to the Church Committee. The Church Committee Chairman is also the Chairman of the Church Committee Executive.
These groups have subcommittees and other groups working to govern and tend to the Lord's work in our family of faith.
At the conclusion of the Sunday Morning Worship Service an invitation to come forward is extended to those wanting to present themselves as candidates for membership. The Follow Up Team will receive and interact with you.
If you desire to become a registered member of United Evangelical Church (Founded as Qua Iboe Church) Surulere, you would be given a Membership Registration Form and the necessary guidance. Deacon Aniekan Udoh is specifically committed to ensuring that you are registered and posted to an Association. He can be reached at
+234 803 610 8276 or email – email@example.com
Step 2: Baptism (if needed)
If you have not yet been baptized as a believer by immersion, baptism is the next step to proceeding toward your membership.