Royal Shepherds (RS) is the new arm of
Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide. It replaces the old Boys'
Brigade. The National Organizing Secretary for "RS" is Pastor A. A. Tope
It is a universally accepted truism that many youths usually prefer to
associate with various youth clubs which offer different appeals such as uniform
wearing, and which is regimental or para-military in nature. Such uniformed
groups provide added advantages of instant recognition, authority and respect in
the society. This explains why many of our church youths usually register as
members of NGO’s such as Boys’ Brigade, Girls Brigae, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides,
Red Cross, Man O’ War, WAI Brigade, etc. And this also explains why many other
Christian churches in Nigeria have established or integrated various types of
disciplined, uniformed, regimental or para-military voluntary youth movements
into their congregation.
Following this enviable pattern, the Christ
Apostolic Church, at the meeting of the General Executive Council, held at
Ikeji-Arakeji Camp on Wednesday 10th May, 2002, unanimously resolved to
establish a distinct para-military youth wing for the Church. The
Organization shall be known and called the “ROYAL SHEPHERDS”.