In 1990, the WAAST administration and the Togo Assemblies of God asked that a church be started on campus to serve the international community. Services were held in French and English. Word spread of a bilingual church on the campus, and neighbors, university students, and expatriates living in Lomé gathered to worship the Lord together.
Every Sunday the Chapel holds Sunday school at 7 a.m. in both French and English, followed by a bilingual service at 8 a.m. About 2,000 people from some 30 nations attend. Three hundred children are in children’s church. The youth group, Sentinelles (Women’s Ministries), and men’s group hold regular meetings and activities. A Bible study and various prayer meetings are held throughout the week. On Saturdays, in cooperation with Compassion International, more than 200 neighborhood children, most from non-Christian families, come to learn about Jesus and enjoy a meal and games together. The Chapel has also planted several churches near Lomé.
The WAAST International Chapel is pastored by WAAST Vice President Jean Bandé and is an integral ministry of the campus. The Chapel supports the school and provides ministry opportunities for students during their time at WAAST.
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