The Christian tradition demands that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter) who is believed to have died – for our sins – three days earlier. The global community continues the conversation on why the one who had come to save the world had to leave, and quite early. Yet, it is also a time when Christians celebrate the birth of a religion that is known to be a way through to eternal glory. In this light, we acknowledge the contributions of Nigerian believers who use their voices, platforms, lives to promote a divine agenda and wield divine influence in the process. It’s no news that Nigeria is positioned to drive the end-time revival and these people do their best to ensure that human spirits are God-driven and there’s a real-time connection between modernity, religion, and God.
This year, we spotlight people like Olubankole Wellington, Godman Akinlabi, Mercy Chinwo and many others who are on this non-exhaustive list, who we regard as vanguards of the faith and the ones who employ the resources of social media or other digital platforms (and traditional platforms) to converse on existent doctrines; either questioning and providing solutions and explaining ‘stay it’ reasons.
These are the men and women who are the guardians of the faith:
Imisi is a gospel minister and a prophet to nations with a mandate of transformation and the propagation of the Kingdom of God (Jeremiah 1). Imisi believes in the absolute authority of the Bible and in Jesus as the standard for living. Her public ministerial work began in 2006 when she started a prayer chain with some friends via BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and email. Later that year, she started holding weekly prayer meetings with ladies. These prayer meetings metamorphosed into a ministry called Household of Faith Fellowship – for young people and lovers of Christ. The first meeting was held on June 10, 2007, and this meeting held monthly until it was renamed Hope365 in 2015 – a ministry which currently has several expressions. Those monthly meetings are now held quarterly and called ‘When Friends Pray’.
Apostle Selman is a Nigerian televangelist and a teacher of the Word of God. He started preaching the gospel and ministering to people during his campus days. And, along with some friends, they ministered to fellow students at different gatherings where they were privileged to preach. He continued this ministry after to call people to Christ from a region less likely – Northern Nigeria. And it is during this that he founded Koinonia (Eternity Network International – ENI), a gospel organisation, charged with the duty to transform lives by revealing several mysterious dimensions of God through worship and through the decoding of scriptures. Apostle Selman is the senior pastor of the Christ Gospel Church, Samaturu Zaria, Kaduna.
Pastor Chingtok Ishaku is a Nigerian Pastor, Bible teacher and psalmist. He is the founder and senior Pastor of God-Life Assembly International, a church in the heart of Zaria, Kaduna. He initiated The Project 7000, a campaign geared towards raising 7000 people to pray for Nigeria, Zaria Praise festival; an annual concert that gathers worshippers from the length and breadth of Zaria and across Nigeria, in praise to God. His album “Worship Expression” and the single “Lion and the Lamb” (featuring Olumide Iyun and Nathaniel Bassey) have been a tremendous blessing to millions within and outside Nigeria.
Fondly called Kenny K’ore, he broke into the Nigerian music industry as the lead singer of the defunct gospel music collective, Infinity. His religious activities on and off social media don’t escape the eyes and ears. And when he was asked about his controversial religious ideas and the criticisms, he said, “They misunderstood Jesus, so who am I?” He calls himself the ‘express will of God on earth’. Kenny believes in bridging the extremities between art and spirit. His affinity for alternative rock music, ‘afrocentric vocalisms’ and strong use of the Yoruba language garnishes his sound. He also believes that gospel artistes are strong tools of evangelism and that gospel music should remain at the forefront of kingdom expansion. He continues to use his handle on Instagram – with over 50,000 followers – to make corrections about misconceived interpretations of the Bible.
Efe Nathan is known for her energetic, soul-reaching worship songs. She is widely known for her hit songs “Still within the flow”, “Nobody Like You” and “Great and Marvelous”. Her last released album “Broken” has received lots of positive reviews. Efe Nathan has graced many platforms all over the world, leading hundreds of thousands in worship. Efe Nathan and her world class The Navigators crew released a new worship song titled “None Compares” this year. The song “None Compares” is a Sound of Worship; a Fresh Anthem of vertical worship that reverberates in many hearts before its official release.
After a stint on music-based reality television competition Project Fame in 2014, Tobi Osho was lauded as one of the next big things in music. Leaving secular music to focus on the call of ministry slowed his career down a bit, but by 2018 Tobi was called the ‘new face of Gospel music in Africa’ in 2018. It was a confirmation of his character and the power of his message. Then in 2019 we realised he has some spice in his music: his vocal dexterity and precision.. He has travelled far and wide to minister and he is sure to continue this spiritual journey. Who’s coming along?
Pastor Promise Adeyemi is the lead Pastor and Founder of The Kingdom Arena located in Ontario CA USA, and the CEO of Kharisma Productions and Wealthy Records. He is a public speaker/teacher, entrepreneur and prophetic voice. Promise is invited to minister at conferences around the globe. He is motivated by his mission, which is to build kingdom-minded families around the world, and he’s determined to take the good news to the market place using every means possible.
If you have not heard this name – somehow…well, we will help you. Mercy came into limelight after winning the 2012 edition of Nigerian Idol. Mercy’s signature berets have become a regular fixture in gospel music concerts around the country and beyond. She is fearless about the gospel and has spent the last half decade spreading the gospel of truth with her soul-lifting songs. She has released one album, “The Cross My Gaze (2018)”, starting with her critically acclaimed first single, released in 2015 entitled “Testimony” produced by Rotimi Keys. She has so far released other motivating songs like “Igwe” which was released a year after testimony and Obinasom (2020). She has been a headline act at House on the Rock Church’s The Experience Concert, the biggest concert on the continent. In 2019, at the maiden edition of the Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST 2019), Mercy was named winner in three categories – Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the Year and Africa Gospel Song of the Year (Excess Love).
Known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, he is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria. He became the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in 2005, a position he held for five years. In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), and became the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position. Oritsejafor was the first to launch a Miracle crusade from Africa to a world audience via satellite in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins. Oritsejafor received an award of ‘A True Servant of God’ by The Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) in 2013. He sees himself as a servant of God and an instrument through which the God ministers to the spiritual and physical needs of people. He has authored several books including, “Faith Antidote for Daily Living”, “Breaking the Power of Yesterday”, “How to get answers to unanswered prayers”, among others.
Lanumi has a following of over 50,000 on Instagram and has dedicated this page to share the Word of God. “I’m very focused on young believers who are finding a relationship with God and it could seem very hard in these times,” she wrote on one of her soul-endearing posts on Instagram. But then, you also see ‘Woman of God’ and ‘Christian Influencer and Love Minister and Speaker’ on her profile – an invitation to see what she uses her profile for. You won’t be disappointed. The Woman of God has, indeed, dedicated her Instagram page to spread the gospel of truth. And, for every other day, you are blessed with the word, pushed out in consideration of modern-day happenings. In March 2020, Lanumi started bringing people together for prayers, once or twice in a month – “as the spirit leads” – She writes on Twitter, “really thought we were just random people praying together, today the holy spirit told me we’re an army of Christ.”
Pastor Paul is a minister and televangelist. He is the Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock churches headquartered in Lagos – a church he started it in 1994. He studied at the International Bible Institute of London where he received a Diploma in Christian Ministry, and has written, authored, and self-published over 20 motivational Christian mini-books and multimedia resources. He is also the host of The Experience concert – a free-entry annual praise and worship event that brings ministers, singers from all over the world and an audience that runs into thousands. Pastor Paul is also known as the founder of Rock Foundation, an organisation that helps with a provision of healthcare, education, and offers relief aids to drug addicts, disadvantaged people in Nigeria and West Africa.
Not everyone can leverage technology to spread the gospel. This is what makes Ezinne Zara’s ministry so unique and her impact tangible in a world where many people are drawing away from God. The first thing of note about Ezinne is her Bible Diary blog, where she posts all her thoughts in relation to the blessings of the Supreme Being. These messages don’t fall short on social media and while you won’t find her using a pulpit to spread the gospel, Zara uses every opportunity she gets on social media and offline to share the life-giving message of the gospel. She has a YouTube page where she combines the gospel and modern living in one place. Ezinne is also a ‘Steward’ for True Christianity – A place where Christians from all over the world can receive love and help, grow and develop their relationship with God.
T.B. Joshua is the General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). T.B. Joshua’s journey is a humbling story of how God raised a young man from a poverty-stricken home to lead an international ministry that would attract thousands worldwide to witness the reality of God’s power today. From dropping out of secondary school in his first year and working in a poultry farm; from teaching little children while attending evening classes and washing people’s legs on the muddy streets of Lagos to embarking on a 40-day fast before receiving the divine call and starting a ministry with a mere eight members – the life of T.B. Joshua is a story of amazing grace and unwavering focus. Today, he is a mentor to presidents yet a friend to the widows and less privileged, a role model to his generation yet a humble and hardworking man, toiling tirelessly for the advancement of God’s kingdom. His story is an encouragement that there is hope for the weak.
‘Poju is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. He was called to ministry whilst he was an undergraduate at the University of Lagos, and ordained into ministry by Bishop David Oyedepo, the presiding bishop of Living Faith Ministries Worldwide (a.k.a Winner’s Chapel). Pastor ‘Poju is a teacher of the Word of faith with insight into how believers can apply biblical principles in a pragmatic and practical way in their daily lives. This dynamic pastor hosts regular Faith Seminars, Singles’ Summits, Annual Conference “WAFBEC”, Financial and Business Seminars where believers are taught the undiluted Word and how it can be applied directly in their situations to produce results, God’s way. He hosts The Platform Nigeria and the regular television programme ‘Insights for Living’.
Nkechi is a Fashion entrepreneur and owner of NHN Couture. On BusinessDay, she is described as a “beautiful and industrious woman, it is her decision to be happy at all times. There is never a dull moment with her. Her designs are exquisite, her fabrics first-class and her resilience unmatched!” It will be wrong not to cap all these with the fact that she is also an influencer for Christ; and her page on Instagram is dedicated to this mission.
Dunsin Oyekan is a singer-songwriter, producer, instrumentalist and recording artist popularly referred to as The Eagle. He is the convener of the Code Red Worship Experience. In ministry for a long time, Oyekan really got his momentum in the Sun with his most recent album released in 2019 which seemed to ignite in the gospel music circuit and open doors for him to minister in the biggest religious stages in the country and on the continent. He is a music producer and plays several musical instruments including guitar, keyboard and drums. He has over 30 songs to his credit including the popular hit ‘Na You’ where he featured American Gospel music icon Kim Burrell. He has other hit songs including “Song of Angels”, “Imole De”, “Breathe”, “Open Up”. He also takes advantage of his large following on social media to spread the gospel.
Dr Abel is the founder of Abel Damina Ministries and Power City International. As detailed by him, he received the vision of Abel Damina Ministries, (a.k.a Power Chapel) from God in 1992 and since then, has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision. Alongside his wife, Abel owns Kingdom Life Network TV – a popular christian satellite TV that covers many parts of Africa, Middle East, North America, Asia and Europe. His other ministry is the International Charismatic Ministers’ Association (ICMA) focused on providing and covering resources for Ministers of the Gospel globally. Abel has three daughters who have come together to form the “Triple J plus” band.
Dele co-founded The Baptizing Church, Abuja, before leaving active service within the ministry and passing on the mantle of anointing to Dr. Daniel Ufaruna, who has continued the legacy by anointing his own successor. Dele aims to “give sense to the environment through the Word as I know all things are made by it. I seek to help people think strategically by giving spiritual, administrative, economic, management and corporate fundamentals to biblical truths.” He is a philomath and a polymath who uses the Word of God to give sense to his environment, helping people strategically “by giving spiritual, administrative, economic, management and corporate fundamentals to biblical truths.”
Pastor Segun is an author and a teacher of the word of God who teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Creation realities. He is the founder and senior Pastor of The Saints Community Church, Lagos – a Church Ministry whose vision is to train believers in the work of the ministry in an atmosphere of love, fellowship, faith and power. Onayinka believes that the gospel is the only solution to human problems, it is the power of GOD unto salvation to everyone who believes.
Mildred Co-pastors David Christian Centre (DCC) with her husband the Debonair Kingsley Okonkwo. Mildred is dedicated to improving the lives of women and started ‘Just Us Girls’ for this reason – an attempt to help women “see themselves as they really are, choose to make a difference and refuse to settle for less than they deserve.” And her most prominent message to women is “first you need to accept that God has a plan for your life (Jer29:11) and He has no reason to keep it a secret (Jer 33:3).”
Sola is the convener of ‘Choices and Decisions’, Abeokuta, where he hosted late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya and late Pastor Tayo Adeyemi. The Senior Pastor of The Household of David Church is a Library, Archival and Information science specialist from the University of Ibadan. Pastor Sola has an unusual grace upon his life to minister the Word of God with simplicity and great understanding.
As the wife of one of the most influential ministers in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Adefarasin already has enough impact as a minister of the word. But she is determined to personally commit her life and time to the furtherance of the gospel, taking on a co-pastoring role at The House on the Rock – the ministry she co-founded with her husband Paul Adefarasin. She founded her Woman to Woman Ministry with this goal: to let the women know that they have support and that they have power. Ifeanyi is also an author, motivational speaker and televangelist. She is well known for her clear and practical messages on hope and empowerment.
TY Bello emerged onto Nigeria’s musical landscape as a member of the defunct group KUSH – acronym for Kinetically Ushering Salvation into Hearts and Homes – that gained popularity in the early 2000s with the single “Let’s Live Together“. In 2008, TY Bello released her debut studio album Greenland that gained a massive audience and earned her a Nigeria Music Award and a Sound City Award. TY Bello organises an annual photography exhibition to raise funds for orphans in Nigeria. She is also the director of Link-a-child, an NGO dedicated to proliferating information on orphanages in Nigeria and seeking sponsorship on their behalf. She is a songwriter and has continued to spread the gospel of truth through her songs and her words on social media; working with other ministers like Tope Alabi, Nosa, etc.
Yemi is the senior pastor of Global Impact Church, Lagos. He is the convener of “Ministers and Leaders Forum” where hundreds of leaders, pastors, Ministers fellowship to sharpen their leadership skills. He has authored several books including the best-selling; “In pursuit of Academic Excellence” and “7 Laws of Favour”. He is the president of Global Impact Institute (GII), aimed at skill acquisition and human capacity development. He also oversees the Human Potential Fund (HPF) that helps youth finance their education and/or entrepreneurial pathways. Pastor Yemi is a member of the Faculty of (Daystar Leadership Academy) DLA Executive and is the host of Wisdom Today on Radio and TV.
Tony is a medical doctor, filmmaker, life coach and the Senior Pastor of the House of Freedom. He’s actively involved in tackling issues like drug addiction, urban poverty, and community development, as Freedom Foundation’s Chairman Board of Trustees and more particularly, the Genesis House, House of Refuge, Bethesda Child Support Agency, and King Solomon’s Funds. Through mission and ministry, he continues to bring purpose, empowerment and life-changing opportunities to numerous people.
Bukola is a singer and music director and the gospel music world understands her worth. From an early age, her dedication to singing and worshipping God through her songs could not be hidden. She has become not only an influential gospel artiste, a talented composer, and songwriter but also a church leader. Starting up in the choir of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Bukola grew to become a major force and vessel in the RCCG Mass Choir, not only leading but writing and composing theme songs for services and international conventions, attended by thousands of worshippers from around the globe. From one of these conventions; The 2005 Holy Ghost Congress, she got the nickname “Olorikokoro” after penning and composing the theme song for the Congress. She is currently one of the Praise and Worship leaders at the RCCG City of David Parish in Victoria Island, Lagos and leads The Paradise Minstrel band.
Pastor Sarah is a Christian Speaker and Pastor. Her television programs air in English in over 200 countries. She is the wife of late Pastor Ina Omakwu, who founded the Family Worship Centre in 1993. Her belief that the gospel should be ‘good news’ to the weak and vulnerable has been the drive behind Family Worship Centre’s large-scale support of widows, orphans, prisoners and people displaced by sectarian strife.
Taiwo is an author, speaker, a marriage and relationship counsellor, and the Senior Associate Pastor of The Still Waters Church International. Taiwo has written over 20 award-winning inspirational romance novels; children’s books; and self-help books on rape and relationships, with new novels/books being published every year. She is the president of TenderHearts Family Support Initiative and the founder of the Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi Ministries. She is also a televangelist.
Rev. Mother Esther burst into the limelight in the United Kingdom before she brought her gospel of love to Nigeria. In 2019, she led people in their hundreds to Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos where she hosted – for the first time – her annual ‘Celebrate The Comforter’ programme in Nigeria – which seeks to unite the Celestial Church of Christ and the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. She owns a website where she shares great words of encouragement, inspiration for how to live an abundant life and to proclaim the name of Jesus. Her deep reservoirs of faith allow her to speak in unequivocal terms about what God is going to do in her life, which translates to what her life is. She is embarking on an all out assault on the culture. Her vision is to reach as many people with a message of hope through faith in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Ibukun is a Nigerian business woman, author and motivational speaker. She currently serves as Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, is on the board of Cadbury Nigeria; Convention on Business Integrity and Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. She is also a pastor with the Fountain of Life Church and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund, which works with missionaries across Nigeria to provide medical, educational, and other supplies. Her love for God, her passion for excellence, her integrity, her strength and her love for Nigeria and humanity is, indeed, outstanding.
Sola Allyson is a Nigerian soul, folk singer, gospel singer and songwriter. She started her career as a back-up singer in the late 1980s when she was only thirteen. And, came into limelight with the hit album Eji Owuro (2003) – an album that became a huge success commercially and critically, launching Shola into the music industry. After Eji Owuro, she released other albums like Gbe Je F’ori and Im’oore. Her popular songs include: “Eji Owuro”, “Obinrin Ni Mi”, “Aseye”, “Isinmi”, amongst others. Apart from being a singer, she is also a voice coach, counsellor and a consultant and has continued to inspire people towards the love of Christ through her music ministry.
Funto is the Founder of The Beautified Network, a for-purpose initiative that is focused on enabling women to discover and live in the fullness of their God-given purpose. She convenes the Becoming Conference – a yearly convocation of young women between the ages of 18 and 35 with the sole aim of raising inspired women, who will live up to their full potential and contribute their quota to transforming their societies. She has authored books like “The 31 Woman” and “Beautified”.
Joshua is a music producer known as Jay Mikee and is the son of evangelist and founder and president of Mount Zion Drama Ministry and Mount Zion Television, Mike Bamiloye. He’s known for his four successful albums such as Living Sacrifice 1.0, Rebirth 2.0, Generation Next I, 3.0, and Generation Next II 4.0. He started his music ministry in 2010 but didn’t release his first album until 2013. He is also a digital artist and a videographer.
PITA (Praise In This Age) is an independent recording artist and is recognised for his powerful, distinguished yet strikingly beautiful voice. His career began at the Upper room missions Church, Lagos, where he sang as part of the children’s choir, taking the lead role and training other kids, growing in creativity and confidence. He pursued his passion even into his teen years, forming a gospel acapella group with friends called ‘Babysheart’ – the beginning of PITA’s dynamic ministry. His album ‘As I am‘ combines musical artistry with heart warming lyrics, engaging listeners into a journey of discovering God’s faithfulness. His hard work, passion and discipline speak for him. With an immense songwriting forte, dynamic vocal ability and non-traditional approach, Pita is another one we should be worshipping with.
Mathew is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) – a church that started out in 1992 with 11 members but has grown to over 12,000 members. Ashimolowo converted to Christianity from Islam at the age of 20 after the death of his father before enrolling with a Bible school. After Bible school, he began as an assistant Pastor in Foursquare Gospel church, after which he moved to the UK, where he started his own ministry. He is a successful leader and a prolific author and has written more than 20 books, for which he has received numerous awards, including Nigerian Booksellers Award for Tongues of Fire. He is a strong advocate and a voice in the Pentecostal Christian community in the United Kingdom. He is a constant feature on God Channel TV, TBN, Daystar and various TV networks.
Pastor Lazarus is the General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries – a ministry he started after he left his former church in 1994. The church which started with a few pioneer members has gone on to become one of the most popular churches in Nigeria. The bulk of his popularity is linked to his church and the members who have made it a point of duty to showcase how much they love God in very incredible and dramatic ways; wearing a vest, always, with the name of the Church and gospel inscriptions on them. He has also authored books like “How God Called Me”, “Mark My Words”, “And Ye Shall Receive Power”, “Ye Must Be Born Again”, and “Christianity: A Better and Pure Religion”.
Sammie is a multiple award-winning international Nigerian gospel artist, music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. Sammie’s music career started in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry as a soundtrack producer and later ventured into full music production. He released his first album “Addicted” in 2004, and after numerous singing activities all around the world, released another album “The Statement” in 2018. His 12 piece band “D X Generation” are labelled as one of the most electrifying and inspiring groups in Africa. His SOPP live concerts have become a favourite of music lovers globally.
Jumoke is an architect by profession. She is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist, a public speaker, radio host and author. CNN described her as “Africa’s Starchitect” and The Guardian (Nigeria) has described her as “the face of Architecture in Nigeria”. In 2018 she was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as one of the inspirational women in architecture today. She has a following of over 100,000 on Instagram and uses this to talk about faith and the love of God. In 1999 she founded the Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF), a UN-recognised, faith-based NGO in Lagos that has a mission to raise 1,000 leaders by 2030 working especially women and young people. She has authored books including “Lifespring: The Mother’s Prayer manual”, “Covenant Forces” among others.
Glowreeyah treats her songs as a means of expression of her belief that God loves everyone. She works on organising teams for various charity events and campaigns. She is the founder of The Starbeam Foundation – an organisation focused on helping children, physically challenged people, and those who are in need. She is a member of the “Random Acts of Care and Kindness” campaign. She is also the founder of Zidata – a Music, Creative & Humanitarian Missions Hub for Children and Young People.
Tope is a Nigerian gospel singer and film music composer. She was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group and grew into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian. She is sometimes called ‘Ore ti o common’, the title of a song she released in 2001. Tope’s discography is rich in faith-based soul-reaching songs and even when you do not understand the Yoruba language, you seem to sing along. In 2019, she released a couple of songs with TY Bello that reminded people that she is the music minister we all want to praise God with – anytime. Some of those songs include, “Spirit of Light”, “No One Else”, “Oba Mi De” among others. In 2019, Nigerians on Twitter crowned Tope Alaba the queen of Yoruba language; rightly so.
NK made a commitment to a personal relationship with God in her teens which influenced her music. She would spend endless hours reading the words of hymns set in the Ancient and Modern hymn book and making up her own tunes for them. NK has independently recorded two EPs; “Rock My World” and “Fortified”. Her first music video was released in November 2019 for the song titled ‘Brand New’, solidifying herself as a vanguard for the new generation of gospel artistes, finding unconventional ways to share the gospel with a generation that has been harder to reach than any before.
Princess Bola is the Founder of Royal Proclamations. Under Royal Proclamations, the self-styled “Dream-midwife”, ‘Spiritual Money Coach’ and ‘Queen of Networking” has developed several unique and revolutionary training programs to equip people to master the four pillars of total success; money, mind, people and spirit. She is also the founder of ‘Call to Destiny’ Summit, an international faith-based marketplace impact maximisation training seminar currently held in five countries and the author of the Amazon international best-selling book; ‘The Master’s Mind on Total Success’.
Debola is a “Disciple of Jesus Christ”. She is the Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa, a Lagos-based social profit accelerator equipping social innovators, change makers, and development entrepreneurs with executive education, enterprise advice, incubation, and collaborative spaces. She is the President/Founder at Deborah Initiative for Women, a non-denominational Christian ministry in five countries equipping women to live for Christ and further the Kingdom Agenda.
Rev. Father Mbaka’s active involvement in politics draws you closer to him. His prophecies do no less. He is a Catholic Priest and the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu. In 1995, Rev. Mbaka was ordained a priest of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. The young Rev. Mbaka was posted to the Holy Ghost Cathedral, the headquarters of Catholic Church in Enugu Diocese, as the Assistant Diocesan Administration. He not only distinguished himself as a seasoned administrator but also gave the church in Enugu diocese the long desired apostolic spice and fillip to forge ahead. He came into the limelight when he started organising crusades and healing sessions for people. He is also of the strong view that prayer is the key to the door of all human requests to heaven. He insists that the people must pray their way out; with his popular injunction to Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH).
Also Oghenemairo Okechukwu Ese, Mario is known for an eclectic blend of R&B and Soul, transforming songs into a true worship experience. His interpretation and expression of music is dynamic and fresh, it has set him apart. Mairo has served in various capacities in different churches. Starting as a chorister and then progressing to worship leader and music director in different parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), House on the Rock (Jos) and also in different expressions of The House of Freedom. He is currently the Music Director of This Present House under the tutelage of Pastor Tony Rapu.
Funke is the president of the Funke Felix-Adejumo Foundation. Her unique personality has held her to the hearts of millions of people that have listened to her at conferences and seminars around the world. She is a pastor, teacher, author, marriage counselor and humanitarian. With a great passion for womanhood and divine purpose of ‘Honoring God and Blessing Humanity’, Funke organizes several impactful women programs. She is the convener of Mothers’ Summit, Winning Edge Conference, Women in Leadership Conference, and many more.
Tumise is a pastor, conference speaker, prophetic intercessor – and a “Daughter of Zion”. She is a thorough and practical teacher of the word and an author, and has published a book on healing – “Pathway to divine healing”. Tumise pastors RCCG – Kings Court Chapel, Milton Keynes alongside her husband. In this role, she oversees the women’s ministry, single’s ministry called Divine Connections, as well as an intercessory ministry for believing and expectant mothers called “Fruitful Vine”. Her role also extends to providing premarital counselling for engaged couples and marriage counselling for married couples.
Freke is a ‘Minister of Joy”. He is a singer-songwriter, a producer and speaker. His passion and gift enveloped in God’s manifold grace has brought him to great platforms both in his country and internationally. Freke has shared stage performances with Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Micah Stampley, Chevelle Franklyn, Sammie Okposo, Asu Ekiye and a handful of other gospel music greats. His albums include, “Open Heavens”, and has gone on to release numerous gospel songs like “Halleluyah No Go Finish”; with other music ministers too.
Pastor Olumide is popularly known as the Common Sense Guru. He is a man of multiple graces whose influence spreads across the religious and secular arena with local and international awards to show for it. He is a best-selling author of over thirty books. As a Philanthropist and Humanitarian, he founded the Non-Governmental Organisation, Dynamites Forum International (DFI) to help empower the youth and raise the next generation, and the Olumide Emmanuel Foundation (OEF) with the aim of eradicating poverty and establishing a positive legacy. He is the General Overseer of Calvary Bible Church, Lagos.
Lekan is a journalist and media career development specialist. He is the Executive Director of Media Career Development Network, Nigeria’s foremost media career mentoring and coaching organisation. The experienced media specialist is the President of Journalists for Christ – a registered Non-Governmental Christian media organisation devoted to spreading the gospel among media professionals and using media skills to promote Christian activities in Nigeria.
Preye is a songwriter, music minister and the principal of Script Planet. He announced his presence in the industry in 2011 with his hit single “BIKO” and later released his maiden album “MY SCRIPT” in 2012 which had the award winning song “Ebezina” (Don’t Cry). He is best known as one of Africa’s most culturally unique and successful Gospel Artiste in recent years. On June 7, 2019, Preye launched a movement themed “The Move” with his first ever live recording concert in Ghana, alongside Tim Godfrey, Prosper Ochimana, Joe Mettle and Akesse Brempong, and is on his way to taking the Gospel of oneness, hope through collaboration and music to the rest of Africa.
Margaret is a pastor, author and the Archbishop of the Church of God Mission International. She has authored Christian books including “The Womb of Harvest”, “Tearing the veil”, “The Female minister”, and “Expansion without Limit”. The Archbishop’s love for children and the strong belief that they be trained and raised properly led to the establishment of the Word of Faith Group of Schools, which now has more than one hundred (100) branches all over Nigeria. She also has an orphanage for abandoned babies. She has other establishments dedicated to guarding the faith and raising hopes.
Enkay is a gospel singer and business owner signed to Tehila Records. She is often described as Tehila Records first lady. She has many songs to her name and her second album, “The Bridge” was released in 2018 at the Enkay Live in Concert which held at The Eko Convention Center with the likes of Kierra Sheard, Chioma Jesus, Frank Edwards, Sammy Okposo, and a host of many other gospel music artists in attendance. The album contains her hit track “Salute” released in 2019.
Pastor Sam is a dynamic pastor, teacher, author, life coach and the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos – a church committed to raising men and women who would become role models in the society. His vision to realise the evolution of a New Nigeria motivated him to establish a leadership school called the Daystar Leadership Academy (DLA), where leadership principles are taught to develop a new generation of leadership for Nigeria and the world in its entirety. His presence in the media spans over a decade; starting out with the popular ‘SUCCESS POWER’, a motivational and inspirational programme on radio, teaching life and success principles. Success Power now broadcasts on radio and television locally and internationally. He is also the President of Success Power International, an NGO that, among other things, specializes in organising financial, leadership and motivational seminars. He has authored several books including the best selling – “Parable Of Dollars” and “Success Is Who You Are”.
Godman is a pastor, author, public speaker and engineer and the lead pastor of The Elevation Church. He is the host of Exponential – a church leadership boot camp aimed at equipping church leaders with the resources necessary to triumph in this century; and the Better Half show – birthed to cater to a lot of areas where people can learn from including leadership, entrepreneurship and relationships. As the show is at the moment, it’s designed to strengthen marriages and relationships that will lead to marriage, with wisdom from God’s word. Godman is a sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant who has taught and inspired people in conferences and churches around the world.
Laurie graduated from the School of Biblical Studies and the School of Ministerial Training in New Castle, DE, and received her Bachelors in Christian Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary in Maryland, USA. She also trained as a missionary. She is an executive member of Christian Women Fellowship Int’l. (CWFI) and serves as the Senior Pastor of Church of God Mission, Church Unusual (Benin City). She is the author of a life-transforming blog and has contributed articles to numerous publications. She has authored a book titled “Every Woman’s Journey,” published in 2014.
Bishop Kukah is the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria – was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1976. Kukah also attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a diploma in Religious Studies. Kukah also received the Bachelor of Divinity at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome in 1976, followed by a Master’s degree in Peace Studies, at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 1980. He is the Chairman, Committee on Inter-religious Dialogue, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Nigeria; a Member, Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Vatican City; the Chairman, Committee on Inter-religious Dialogue, Regional Episcopal Conference of West African, RECOWA.
Praise Fowowe International is an integrated family life and workplace relationship and research support organisation that promotes the dignity of humanity through advisory, training solutions and effective personnel systems deployment. Praise is a Nigerian speaker, author, sex educator and child abuse activist. He is the founder of Centre for Sex Education and Family Life. Praise speaks at various churches on varying topics – to help connect the Word of Truth and daily living. He has spoken at The Elevation Church, Daystar’s Excellence in Leadership Conference – where he talked about how you should run your family like a Nigeria you want. And he continues to use his social platforms to project the things of God.
Bolaji is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC). His ministry is influenced by Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre. His liberal approach to Christianity has proven to be fertile ground for young people who do not necessarily conform to the conservative method of yesteryears but encourages them to worship God as they are while developing skills with which to live in the 21st century.
Gaise is a recording and performing artist. He is the founder of Aramanda and Light Out. Aramanda focuses on urban Christian culture, while “LightOut™ initiative is about deploying music and entertainment to counsel, inspire, guide and mentor the students to make wise decisions as they navigate their way through the critical season of adolescence.”
Evangelist Amaka popularly called Chioma Jesus came to limelight through her first song in 2003 titled “Chioma Jesus”. Ever since then, her name has been a household name and it has continued to ring a bell in the gospel music world. She was first known in 2010 after being nominated for a category in the Delta Yadah Award – an annual concert which is usually held in Asaba, Delta. Chioma Jesus is known to use the Igbo language to write and sing her songs, occasionally seasoned with English, but surprisingly, her first ever song was written in the Yoruba language. Her aim is to use her song to win more souls for Christ and to see gospel artistes becoming what God has called them to be.
Folabi is a worship leader, songwriter, music director and preacher. He is a worshipper with a difference, mixing soul, rock and jazz to create a unique sound of truth that brings you to a consciousness of who God is and his amazing love. He currently serves as Minister in charge of Music at Lifepointe Church (The Young adult expression of The Elevation Church).
David; a man anointed by God, elected by grace and sent to run with God’s divine mandate to establish His kingdom here on earth and to bless humanity. He is the presiding pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing churches in the world with ground-breaking results and branches spreading to almost all the major cities of the world. In recognition of his diligence and result oriented Ministry, the Bradley University of America awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity in 2004. He got born again in 1995 and discovered his divine call that same year. By grace, he separated himself from home and family to study under the tutelage of his mentor Bishop David Oyedepo in the Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI of the Living Faith Church). In 2014 and 2015, he started Salvation Radio and Salvation TV respectively which has blessed many homes globally. He also started a television program called the Hour Of Salvation on NTA Channel 10 Port Harcourt.
Mike is a Nigerian film actor, dramatist, producer and director. He is an evangelist and founder and president of Mount Zion Drama Ministry and Mount Zion Television. He was trained at Divisional Teachers’ Training College at Ipetumodu where he began his career. He founded Mount Zion in 1985. And his debut drama, “Hell in Conference”, was staged at the National Christian Teachers Conference in 1986 at Ilesa in Osun. He has featured, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years including “Captive of the Mighty”, “Apoti Eri”, “Abejoye 1 & 2”, among numerous other films.
Pastor Emmanuel is the Lead Pastor and Founder of Celebration Church International, where he lives out his ultimate passion to see people established in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. He also oversees two other ministerial expressions: Manifest Bible Course – an interdenominational bible training school and, Triumph30 devotional – a daily devotion platform set up to help people develop a culture of devotional prayer and bible study. He is also a songwriter and the founder and principal songwriter for Outburst Music Group – a Christian record label committed to creating Christ centered music.
For many years, Pastor Goodheart was the pillar of House on the Rock in Abuja; his teaching, swag and accessibility attracted many to the church. Goodheart is the Apostolic Leader of Horn of Revival Ministry (HORM) and RHOGIC – a global outreach ministry focused on taking the revival mandate across nations. Passionate about raising a new generation of leaders, he hosts an outreach program, “WINNING TODAY ON CAMPUS,” which, in over a decade, has positively affected several thousands of young people for the Lord. He is the host of the weekly insightful and inspirational radio program, “WINNING TODAY” and the television broadcast, “REVIVAL IS HERE AGAIN with Pastor Goodheart.” He hosts the wave-making online Global Prophetic Prayer Altar (GPPA) which airs on rhogic.radio.org.
Fondly called P.Daniel, he is an ordained Minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Lead Pastor at RCCG Living Seed Church, Ikorodu. He convenes a 12-hour monthly prayer marathons in the Holy Ghost that has accommodated individuals in their hundreds for monthly revival prayer. Interestingly, he also sings.
Adeboye was ordained a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1977 and became General Overseer of the church in 1981. The church, under his leadership, has grown to have branches in about 186 nations and 40,000 parish-churches. Pastor Adeboye once stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minutes driving distance in developed cities. In the forefront of his missionary activity out of Africa, he has achieved, through various global Christian ministries and social organs, a great following for Jesus. Adeboye has written over 60 books. His daily devotional manual (Open Heavens), with over 1 million published annually, available in English, French and other major languages of the world is globally-distributed and widely-read.
Tokunbo is a preacher of the gospel and National Director at (Kenneth Hagin’s) Rhema Bible Training Centre Nigeria. He graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center, Nagpur, India, as well as Rhema Correspondence Bible School Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He has helped pioneer works, pastored, served in administrative roles and he also itinerates both nationally and internationally. He teaches faith in the word of God and ministers healing to the sick. He is strong on the move of the Holy Spirit and the demonstration of the power of God.
Pastor Kunle is a gospel singer, songwriter, saxophonist, televangelist, music director at RCCG Worldwide and “Son of the Most High God.” Kunle has inspired many towards the things of God through his music and in 2018, he celebrated his 30 years on stage with a music concert at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. He continues to inspire!
“Pastor J. T. is a Regional Evangelist of the RCCG who deems it fit to liberate God’s people through his popular ”Anointing Service” and teachings.” Johnson believes there is nothing any man of God can do without the God of man. By his Anointing Service programme, God has used him to liberate thousands from the oppression of the devil. He is also the Special Assistant on Evangelism to Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of RCCG.
Spirit led and with a powerful voice, Monique Fabiyi has been in the service of the Lord for most of her teens and her adulthood. She has supported the ministries of other servants of God before being elevated to a leadership role herself. Firm but empathic, Monique’s love for Christ shines through in her music and her ministry. Monique has worked with many colleagues as a supporting lead vocalist and back up singer, including Kenny Saint Brown, Mike Aremu, The Compassion Band, Rasqie, etc. Monique is presently a music director of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Nike is the “Voice of love, healing and empowerment.” She is a “speaker, TV host, minister and humanitarian.” She is the founder of Real Woman International – A community working to heal, inspire and empower young women and, Real Woman Foundation LoveHome Orphanage – sheltering and empowering trafficked girls and abandoned children since 1999. The Deputy Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre is passionate about love, life and purpose. She is also a global voice for love to nations.
Apostle Arome is the founder of Remnant Christian Network (RCN), a Christian organisation with a global network of apostolic centers, churches and missions. The RCN ministry runs a hospital, TV Station and hostel facilities for just Christians to come to pray to God. He is known for preaching about the gospel of the kingdom and revival. He is the author of the books “Kingdom Calibration Vols 1&2”, “Get Into The World” and “Birthing His Excellence.”
Bishop David is a preacher, Christian author, businessman, architect and the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International. The Winners’ Chapel International network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, and in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria.
Who would have thought that an actor and singer would turn to evangelism? Especially after a successful career in music and film? While Bankole Wellington, better known as Banky W has always walked in the faith, after his cancer scare in 2018, he took it upon himself to take his ministry a step further through political activism and religious evangelism. Banky W takes time out to dedicate himself to helping people understand the Word of God – from a pulpit. You would see him on the pulpit at The Water Brook Church, Lagos, using the word of God, to tune up modern living.
Tolu is a pastor, worshiper, singer and song-writer. She is the first daughter of the late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, who was renowned for her influence on young and married people through her popular “Single And Married” programme. Tolu hopes to make her mark like her mother, by living a fulfilled life. The young pastor at the Fountain of Life Church founded by her father, Taiwo Odukoya, has ventured into music which has been her passion, having been a member of the church’s choir. Her love for women and girls also led her to set up a blog titled ‘Talk Relationships’ where she reaches out to young ladies.
Toyin’s interests span media, ministry and music, and her passion is to share knowledge through these interests to influence, impact and inspire individuals and societies. Her journey led her to establish the production company, StoryTeller Media, a media organisation creating diverse media content for individuals, corporate organisations and media platforms. In 2014, she set up Kingdom Culture with the vision to share and magnify the Life, Light and Love of Jesus to the world. By 2015, KCNG morphed into an interactive online platform where music, articles, teachings and messages are curated to impact lives globally.
Pastor Tunde is a Nigerian Prophetic-Apostolic pastor. He became born again (he is from a Muslim home) on September 24, 1974 after a unique encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He was formerly a pastor at the Deeper Life Bible Church before he left to pioneer the 1st Model parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Subsequently he founded The Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church) on April 1, 1989, and is currently the Serving Overseer of the church. He presides over Global Apostolic Impact Network (GAIN) – a network of churches, ministries and kingdom businesses committed to advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Dr. Bakare is also the President of Latter Rain Ministries, Inc. (Church Development Center) in Atlanta, GA, USA, a ministry committed to restoring today’s church to the scriptural pattern. In recognition of his years of exploits and global impact in ministry, he was honoured with a Doctor of Ministry degree by the Indiana Christian University at the instance of his spiritual father and mentor, Dr. Lester Sumrall in 1996.
Odunayo is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, producer, music and vocal director. He is known for his multi-octave voice, a heart for God, and has ministered on different platforms including RCCG Redemption Camp, Covenant Christian Center, KICC, Elevation Church, Harvesters International Christian Center, etc. He has two albums to his credit, titled “SO GLAD” and “DEVOTION. He currently serves as the Music Director/Worship Leader at The Redeemed Christian Church of God (The Lord’s Chapel), Gbagada, Lagos.
Bishop David is a Pastor of long standing experience under the ministry of his life-time mentor, Bishop David Oyedepo, who is the President of the Living Faith Church, worldwide (aka Winners Family), and also Pastor Faith Tabernacle – the largest church auditorium in the world. David is presently the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Goshen City. Apart from focusing on the core messages of the church, which include Faith, Prosperity and Signs and Wonders, he is also gifted in motivating the saints of God towards spiritual stewardship, victorious Christian living and developing intimate relationships with God. All of these, you will find in the simple, practical and life applicable teachings presented on this site, which will undoubtedly produce notable proofs in your life.
There are few people in today’s materialistic world who would be unanimously referred to as an “authentic Jesus Lover.” But this is the niche Nathaniel Bassey, creator of the viral #HallelujahChallenge has come to occupy. Nathaniel has been a household name for a while and became even more ‘household’ when he led the first Hallelujah Challenge – an Instagram praise and worship movement – that has touched the lives of many. He continues to touch lives through his grace-filled music. Nathaniel serves as the director of music at the RCCG; The King’s Court. His trumpet playing coupled with a calm singing style has since ushered many in concerts, crusades and churches into the presence of the LORD.
Sinach is a gospel music singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Loveworld. She is known globally for several gospel hits songs which include, “Way Maker“, “I Know Who I Am”, “Great Are You Lord“, “Rejoice“, etc. On March 7, 2019, Sinach became the first Gospel singer from Nigeria to obtain over 100 million views of a single video on YouTube. And in September 2019, she became the first gospel artist from Africa to tour India, headlining concerts with several thousands in attendance. She is “committed to making inspiring music that will take you to the next level!”
Gideon is a preacher, author, speaker, trainer, and reformer. He is the Lead Pastor of Manifold International Church, in Lagos Nigeria -A liquid church commissioned to impact lives and influence nations. He is the President of Choice Souls Media, an interdenominational network of believers who are deliberate, strategic, purposeful and sent to bring about the fulfillment of God’s Kingdom agenda in their spheres of influence. He is currently the national coordinator of Churches In Communities, Nigeria. In 2017, he pioneered a national day of prayer widely known as “Somebody Pray”, which has become a mobilising prayer movement for a next generation to seek God and transform Nigeria.
Tosin is a worship leader and songwriter signed under One Halleluyah Records. He is currently regarded as one of Nigeria’s hottest gospel fuji artiste. His unique style of gospel music largely consists of RnB, Hip-fuji, Jazz, Ewi (traditional yoruba chant). His vision is to become a catalyst of unadulterated worship and a positive point of reference in the Nigerian Gospel Music Industry. Tosin’s overall mission is to unleash the force of worship through the vehicle of music. His songs include, “You Are God”, “Olela”. “Testimony”, “Eledumare”, “Oga” and a host of other songs.
Tomi is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, author, nurse and producer with 6 released albums titled “I am Tomi Favored”, “YHWH”, “Jesus Christ in Everything”, “Jesus in my Words (a spoken word album and musical album)”, “Trusting Jesus”, and “Accompaniment (Soundtrack album)”. She is an established gospel music minister who has created her own unique genre of music known as Eclectic Christian Music which she uses as a medium of expressing worship to God and drawing people to Jesus.
“Pastor of KINGS”. Pastor Damilola is a dynamic speaker, inspirational writer, corporate trainer, consultant and spiritual shepherd. He believes that you can be spiritually empowered, socially relevant and economically productive. He is currently a pastor at KINGS- Kingdom Influencers in Nations, Generations and Systems – where he provides spiritual guidance and executive oversight to the growing community of Kingdom Influencers.
Sunday is the Pastor of Holyhill Church, a fast growing church given to heavyweight charity in Nigeria’s Capital City, Abuja. He is a potent teacher of God’s word with an emphasis on how believers can draw on its wisdom and give it an eloquent expression in all areas of their lives. He is the Executive Director of Holy hill Relief Foundation, a charity organisation committed to social welfare and development. He is the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Writer of the devotional “Daily Wisdom Seed”.
Olumide is a worshipper, songwriter, and producer. He has served as Music Director at Christ Chapel International Churches, Port Harcourt, Christ Chapel International Churches, Ibadan, This Present House Lagos, and he currently serves in the leadership of The Covenant Nation, Lagos. He has released six albums – Behold The King (2011), No One Like Our God (2015), and Unlimited God Volumes 1-4, Volumes 1&2 released in November 2017 and Volumes 3&4 released in November 2019.
Pastor Paul is a trained Medical Doctor, called into full time ministry with a heavy Apostolic and Prophetic mantle for the restoration of human lives and dignities. His ministrations are characterised by deep undiluted insights from the Word of God, accurate Word of Knowledge and the demonstration of the power of God in Supernatural healings, miracles, signs and wonders. Dr Paul is also the author of many destiny-defining and life-transforming books, some of which include, “21 Foolish Things People Do”, “15 Kingdom Strategies for Survival”, “21 Uncommon Keys to Financial Overflow”, “Principles and Power of Prayer”, among others.
Rev. Oshoffa is the pastor and spiritual head of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC). Oshoffa was installed as head of the CCC in December 2002 as successor to pastor Philip Hunsu Ajose, who died in March 2001. Mobiyina Oshoffa is the first son of the Pastor Founder (Late Reverend Prophet Samuel Bilewou Joseph Oshoffa) and he is the pastor of the major faction of Celestial Church of Christ, worldwide. The Diocese of France and the Overseas Départements and Territories largely founded by Ivory Coast Celestial Christians and frequented by many West Indians, among others; since 1986 has been led by Emmanuel Oschoffa. He was appointed head of the CCC Diocese of France by predecessor, Reverend Abiodun Bada in 1997. In 1989, Emmanuel Oshoffa baptised the Congolese doctor and Catholic, Malela, who had come to Paris for a surgical operation, hence starting the church at Brazzaville. In December 2002, while preparing to travel to Port-Novo from France, he was called to Imeko to pastor the church.
Prof. Osinbajo is the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 (Olive Tree provincial headquarter) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God and Nigeria’s Vice President. As a spiritual leader, Osinbajo has organised various initiatives that work towards social justice. He organizes the Liberty Schools Project that provides free primary school education with free school lunches to poor children. This Project has three sites in poor communities in Obanikoro, Ikota and Makoko, all in Lagos. Other initiatives include free health care facilities, free legal services, social rehabilitation, skills acquisition for the poor, a regular soup kitchen service, and free shelter for young people without accommodation. He is an Emeritus Ambassador for the Environment in Lagos.
Dr. Mike is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); an author and a man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord. He passionately preaches Power in the Word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 180 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe. He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor of many pastors across the globe, Dr Mike is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, author, television and radio host, a strong and respected voice in Nigeria, and an advocate of balanced Christianity. He is the Convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI), a gathering of Pastors designed for Fellowship, Spiritual Covering, Mentoring, Strengthening, and Networking, through conferences, seminars and other interactive sessions. He is a co-host of the National Ministers Conference (NMC). He is a Trustee and also a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Onos is a singer and songwriter. She is best known for her critically acclaimed song “Alagbara” which was written and produced by Nigerian Music Producer, Wilson Joel. On July 28, 2019, she released her fourth studio album, “Breathe” on music streaming service Boomplay and has continued to grace stages and platforms.
Jimmy is a pastor, actor and relationship coach and son of Pastor Taiwo and Late Pastor Mrs. Bimbo Odukoya. Pastor J became the coordinating pastor of Church 3:16 in February 2012. With a mandate to create unconventional leaders and present Christ to this generation in a radical, creative and original way, he strives daily to honour God and serve his people the way he has been called to do.
Pastor Chris is the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Being a unique minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, his Spirit-filled and anointed leadership continues to propel a dynamic, multifaceted and global ministry. As a pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host and best-selling author, Pastor Chris daily exudes an insatiable passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s manifested presence; a divine commission he has diligently focused on fulfilling for more than 30 years.
Tim is a gospel singer, music director, songwriter, producer, music teacher, vocal instructor, art training consultant and writer. He is best known for his song Nara in collaboration with American gospel artist, Travis Greene. But before then, Tim has been an active minister with his songs that draw people’s attention to the love of God. He is the founder and owner of the record label Rox Nation – Nigeria’s Finest Kingdom Group.
Pastor Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. In 1973, Kumuyi began a Bible study group with 15 students who had come to him for Bible training. This training became the foundation of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. His ministry has over 2 million members and parishes across Nigerian and beyond. He is the author of several books including “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Supernatural Supply in All Situations”, “The Spirit Controlled Family: W.F. Kumuyi”, among several others. He has become part of the Sunday evening House Caring Fellowship with a revival and miracle sermon which he delivers. The session sees him undertake a circuit tour of different locations in Lagos. Also every Saturday he preaches to the Church’s workforce, dropping nuggets of Bible truth to prepare them for worship service the following day. Despite his old age, Pastor Kumuyi has remained the fire that must retain its brightness and burning power to the end
Dr Daniel is the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM). His life and ministry is devoted to the revival of apostolic signs, Holy Ghost fireworks and the unlimited demonstration of the power of God to deliver to the utmost. He teaches that holiness within and without, is the greatest spiritual insecticide and a condition for Heaven. He trains your hands to wage war and your fingers to fight against the forces of darkness. As a Prophet, Evangelist, Teacher, Role model and Preacher of the Word, Dr D.K Olukoya continues to spread the message of God’s power to restore, break yokes and for salvation to all nations, thereby bringing about a harvest of deliverance and spiritual breakthroughs by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Taiwo and Bimbo Odukoya co-founded The Fountain of Life Church in 1992 with a stated vision “to teach men and women the art of building successful relationships and the principles of leadership so they can be all they are created to be.” With a membership of less than 20 at inception, the Church has today become one of the most influential Pentecostal denominations in the country with a congregation of over 8,000 at its headquarters, and has nurtured and released scores of local assemblies across the country. In addition, it has missions in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Switzerland and South Africa. It also has missions in Kenya, Central Africa Republic, Republic of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin and Togo. At the core of his ministry is building relationships, developing leadership and enabling (or encouraging) enterprise. Pastor Taiwo has mentored, nurtured and supported scores of thriving ministries, ministers and individuals who willingly surrender to his tutelage. A good number of men and women whose lives have been shaped by his ministry are today occupying prominent positions in government, commerce, industry and other spheres of life.
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