The General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Rev Dr Musa Asake, 66, has passed away today, 11 May, 2018,
after a brief illness. Asake was born on 15 September, 1952, Ung/
Rimi Bajju- Kafanchan in Zango Kataf Local Government Council.
His last official assignment was the Press Conference he
addressed few days ago on the incessant killings in the country
where CAN called on Christians to embark on a peaceful protest
with a view to waking up the Federal Government with the security
agencies to its constitutional responsibilities.
Rev. Asake was between 1999 and May 2005, the General
Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), with its
headquarters in Jos, Nigeria. He was a pastor and teacher,
conference speaker and counselor, rose to the office with a wealth
of family, educational, academic, pastoral, teaching, education and
church administration, cross-cultural, national and international,
government and political experiences.
He started his pastoral career as an assistant and senior pastor at
the ECWA Church, Unguwar Rimi, Bajju, his hometown in Zangon
Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State in 1976. In 1996, he
became the pastor-in-charge of ECWA Headquarters Church in Jos
on completion of his doctorate degree in philosophy, PhD at the
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, USA with
specialization in Bible Exposition. Between 1976 and 2012, the new
CAN General Secretary pastored at three different churches and
lectured part-time at Jos Theological Seminary (JETS).
He was a member of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC)
between 1999 and 2005, Dr. Asake served as chairman and
member of several Christian boards and governing councils, like
the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board where he was
chairman between 2003 and 2005. He served as a member of the
Board of Trustee, ECWA Bingham University and became
chairman, Ministers Development Initiative (MDI), Jos, Nigeria.
Dr. Asake who lived in North America for 10 years had travelled to
countries like the UK, Germany, India, Singapore, Thailand, South
Africa, Ethiopia and Zambia for various ministries, conferences and
seminars, including church-based leadership development
seminar, Ames, Iowa, USA; United Nations Aid Summit 2002; SIM
ECWA Related Churches Consultation in London, Ethiopia and
South Africa and Haggai Institute on Leadership in Singapore in
He is survived by wife, children, (biological and spiritual), brothers
and sisters among others.
May God console and comfort his immediate family, the leadership
of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), friends, and other