History of CNAL
In compliance with scriptures such as Ephesians 4:11, Ephesians 2:20 and 1 Corinthians 12:28, the office of apostle began to be established and recognized by an increasingly wider spectrum of the body of Christ during the 1990s. Given the worldwide multiplication of individuals recognized by other Christian leaders as apostles, a strong desire was expressed by many to relate, in some structured way, to peer-level apostles in their own nations and internationally.
The International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders was conceived by a group of apostles who gathered informally in Singapore in 1999 to fulfill the desire of connecting in this aforementioned manner. Apostle John P. Kelly agreed to establish an office in Dallas, Texas, to organize a leadership council and to begin inviting apostles to join ICAL from around the world. He then asked C. Peter Wagner to assume overall leadership of ICAL as Presiding Apostle which he did until 2010 when leadership was given back to Apostle Kelly. The current title used for this role in ICAL International Convening Apostle.
The COALITION OF NIGERIAN APOSTOLIC LEADERS was formed in 2012 after Joseph Adewale Adefarasin was appointed by ICAL as the Convening apostle for Nigeria at the 2011 ICAL Annual Conference. Since then, we have organised yearly conferences with an average of 800 pastors attending each conference and the aim is to influence church leaders to focus their energy on promoting and expanding the Kingdom of God in Nigeria. Our membership keeps growing on a yearly basis with three chapters currently located in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos.