The presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare has urged fathers to be role models to their children.

According to him, the best way to raise happy, healthy, successful and self-confident children is to raise them in the Lord.

“It must be your desire to raise your children to love, honour and serve God. The children must know God as first in the life” he said.

Bishop Agyinasare made the call in a sermon as the world marks Father’s Day today.

Fathers’ Day is a celebration started by an American woman, Sonora Smart Dodd who was raised by her father after their mother died.

While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon with her father at the Central Methodist Church in 1909, she was bothered there was not a day to honour her civil war veteran father who raised her and five younger brothers alone.

Dodd wanted the celebration to be held on June 5, her father’s birthday, but planning difficulties pushed the first Father’s Day celebration to the 3rd Sunday in June of every year.

Bishop Agyinasare used the occasion to urge fathers to provide the necessary support in the household and to play an important role in the lives of their children.

He also cautioned fathers not to chastise their siblings and parents in front of their children because it breeds negative character in them.
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