Near East Christian Fellowship (NECF), previously named the African Students Fellowship and later the Lefkosa Christian Students Fellowship, was founded by Bro Yemi, a student of Near East University (NEU). Its purpose was to unite Christian students for spiritual growth and mutual support.
At inception, the fellowship struggled to secure a venue and as a result, held meetings irregularly. However, in November 2009, the NEU authorities granted permission for the fellowship to use the AKKM hall for its meetings which resulted in more consistent gatherings, with occasional relocations to the Lefkosa Protestant Church (LPC) whenever the AKKM hall was unavailable.
After Bro. Yemi’s graduation in June 2010, leadership transitioned to Bro. Nnamdi Nwulu in August 2010, and then to Bro. Chukwuemeka Nnamani on January 25th, 2011. The fellowship’s first Prayer Conference was held on November 6th 2012. Subsequently, leadership passed to Bro. Emeka Obinze, and then to Bro. Fredrick Letong.
In December 2017, the NECF leadership perceived the leading to introduce Sunday Services on Campus to cater to students who didn’t attend church on Sundays but remained in their dormitories. After many prayers, planning and consultations with other spiritual leaders and the school authorities, Sunday services officially began on February 17, 2019. The University approved the use of the Orange hall, at the International Building for this purpose.
To date, NECF has continued to flourish, embracing people from various nationalities and universities in Lefkosa, and disciplining them to be effective ministers of the Gospel.