REV P. J. A. OLAIYA
General Overseer Livingfaithfoundation It all began in 1981/ 82 when God's servant, P. J. A. Olaiya went to the then old Sokoto state on the assignment of the NYSC. During that period and much earlier than that time he has noticed the scarcity of people in effective evangelism as there was the fear of Islam which has a large spread insss northern Nigeria. After NYSC in 1982 the vision started as teaching sessions at his own home on Thursdays, prayer for the needy on Fridays and night vigils on Saturdays. By 1983 he was being invited in Churches and was placed on TV and the kingdom of darkness began to take note of him as being dangerous.
BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO
Bishop of TREM Dr. Mike Okonkwo MFR was born on September 6, 1945 to the family of Pa and Ma Okonkwo of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile 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 Okonkwo 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.
BISHOP WALE OKE
G.O Christ Life Churches The president and founder of Christ Life Churches worldwide under the umbrella of The Sword Of The Spirit Ministries, raised and anointed by God to empower believers for the end time move of God. Francis Wale Oke accepted the call into full time ministry on the 17th of May 1982 and started the Sword of the Spirit ministries in 1983 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Francis Wale Oke has conducted crusades all over Nigeria with record crowds of over two hundred thousand people in a single service. He hosts a daily broadcast on Nigeria national station FRCN and NTA, Ibadan. He has appeared often on America’s Network and is the founder of the International Bible College Of Ministries. In 1989 after ten years of itinerary work, Francis Wale Oke founded the Christ Life Church which has grown to a membership of over five thousand adults with more than one hundred and fifty branches strategically located all over Nigeria. The Sword of The Spirit Ministries under Francis Wale Oke has also established a strong on going work in the United Kingdom, Russia and the U.S.A
PROPHET S. K. ABIARA
G.O Christ Apostolic Church Prophet Dr S.K Abiara is the general overseer of Christ Apostolic Church Agbala Itura (Vineyard of Comfort), a church that is committed to raising God fearing people who are conscious of God's will and his purpose for their life. He is the Director of Christ International Evangelical Ministry (CIEM) and Chancellor of Christ International Divinity College (CINDICO) Erinmo, Osun State, Nigeria, an Affiliate of Acadia University, Canada. Prophet Abiara, a minister divinely anointed by God for mass evangelism and the raising of dynamic soldiers for Christ, he has been in the ministry of preaching, teaching and pasturing for five decades now. Read more on his website at www.cacagbalaitura.com
PASTOR CHARLES ACHONWA
G.O of His Ministry Pastor Charles Chukwuedum Achonwa is a man who by God’s grace has built a legacy by raising servants and ministers for God and is still positively impacting the world and Gods kingdom on earth. Born on the 2nd of Feb 1954, in Mamfe Cameroun to the family of late Pa Aaron Achonwa and Christiana Ibari Achonwa, he grew up in a big family with 7 siblings and acted likewise by building a family of 7 children. Pastor Charles Achonwa is the founding Pastor of Doulos Ministries. He was the General Overseer of the same ministry up till 2010 when he handed over to another Pastor. He now devotes his time to training with a base at the Doulos Impact Institute, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. Pastor Charles is not only a widely International sought after teacher of God’s word who has ministered in over forty different Nations of the world, but also a prolific author, songwriter and Musician. He has over forty eight books and manuals to his credit with many geared towards raising and empowering servants and ministers like Christ. Pastor Charles Achonwa holds a bachelors degree in Microbiology and a Masters in Business Administration.
PASTOR BAMIDELE STURDIVANT
Head Pastor Jesturdivantministries Dr. J.E. “Bamidele” Sturdivant From the continents of North America, Africa and Europe, Dr. James “Bamidele” Sturdivant is known worldwide as a blessing to the body of Christ. His unique style of simply – yet powerfully – conveying Biblical principles has drawn millions to the Cross and set the stage for massive deliverances and healings in the lives of God’s people. A native Washingtonian, Bamidele Sturdivant has made a divine connection to Nigeria through his God appointed relationship with his Father in the Lord E.A. Adeboye. Heralded by Newsweek as one of the most powerful world leaders, Adeboye has fully received Dr. Sturdivant as a special son and poured mightily into his life in immeasurable ways. Adeboye with the care of a father named Dr. Sturdivant “Bamidele,” which is translated to mean follow me home. Their relationship mirrors that of the prophet Elijah and his protégé, Elisha. As with these Biblical men of God, Dr. Sturdivant has seen the ascension of Adeboye to great heights in the Lord. In turn, the same mantle has fallen on him. Since their divine connection, Dr. Sturdivant’s ministry has been marked by the miraculous. Countless testimonies of actual resurrections from the dead, healing from cancer and astounding breakthroughs on every level speak to the authenticity of his ministry and God’s hand on His life. Read more on his website at jesturdivantministries.org
REV. MOSES ARANSIOLA
G.O Gethsemane Prayer Ministries International Rev. Dr. Moses Aransiola is the Founder and General Overseer of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries International. The author of several bestselling books amongst which is: Practical Guide on Fruitful Intercession Read more on his website at www.gethsempray.org/
PASTOR STEPHEN RATHOD
Pastor Stephen Rathod, born and raised in the nation of India, graduated high school at the age of sixteen in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India. He entered Gujarat University in 1966 and graduated in 1970, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. In June 1974, he received his Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry from the same university. Afterward, he came to the United States to further his education. In May 1977, he received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma In September 1974, he answered the call of God to serve Him in full-time ministry. He entered RhemaBibleTrainingCenter in the fall of 1977 and received a Diploma for Ministerial Training on May 19, 1978. In August 1980, he was ordained as a pastor by the founder of Redeemed Christian Church of God the late Rev. Josiah Akiundayomi in Lagos, Nigeria. Since 1979, Pastor Rathod has done extensive missionary work in Africa (Nigeria and Botswana), Burma, India, Philippines, England and coast to coast in the United States. In India, he and his brother established a ministry called CRY (Christ Reconciling You to God) Ministries in GujaratState. He also locally ministers in the TulsaCounty jail and street ministry. Pastor Rathod has been an active member of CovenantFamilyChurch since 1980. He became a Senior Pastor in September 1994.
REV. DR. MRS. MERCY EZEKIEL
Rev. Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy O. Ezekiel is a motivator, an astute leader, a highly principled and erudite preacher of the gospel who has her name written in gold through hard work, integrity, honesty and selfless service. She attended Badagry Grammar School, Lagos, for her secondary education, and University of Lagos where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She also bagged Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Theology. Having not done in her academic pursuit, she went further and obtained another Master of Arts, this time in Christian Education, from The Christian College, Texas, and Diploma in Pastoral Education and Chaplaincy from the International Institute of Pastoral Certificates. She also bagged Christian Lady Counselor and Pastoral Cadet and Christian Pastoral Counselor and Inspector. She is married to Rev. Dr. O. Ezekiel, the General Overseer of Christian Pentecostal Mission International, and blessed with children.
Pastor John Watson
Pastor John Watson is the leader and founder of Vinesong Ministries. The vision of Vinesong originally given in 1982 to John Watson, was for the ministry to extend the length and breadth of the world and through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, to bring healing to the nations. The vision has not changed and remains the same now as it did then.
Bishop Tudor Bismark
Bishop Tudor Bismark is an apostolic voice to the nations. From the age of 17 when he began traveling to outskirt villages in the Bulawayo region in Zimbabwe, to the present where he is requested at some of the largest gatherings of Christians around the world, Bishop Bismark has been known for speaking the gospel. Since 1989, he has been serving as an Apostolic Father and mentor to ministries all over the world. He and his wife, Pastor Chichi Bismark, serve as the senior pastors of New Life Covenant Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, the headquarters church for Jabula New Life Ministries International. Bishop Bismark also serves as the Chairman of the Council of African Apostles, a wholly African initiative to bring the key apostolic voices of the African church to bear on uniquely African issues. An accomplished author, Bishop Bismark has penned more than 20 books and teaching manuals including the bestselling "The Anointing of 1000 Times More". He is a well sought after speaker and leadership expert, addressing the Heads of State at the Annual African Union breakfast and speaking at Pastor's & Leaders Conferences in the USA, The Redeemed Church of Nigeria's camp meetings (a gathering of more than one million Christians), The Experience in Lagos, Nigeria, and other significant events. He has a passion to see people empowered and awakened to their God-ordained destiny and has purposed to help facilitate networks of Kingdom-minded believers raised in his lifetime. A man of immense humility, Bishop Bismark's message is simply "I love my God, I love my family, I love my church and I love my nation."
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya
Pastor taiwo odukoya is the senior pastor of the fountain of life church, lagos, nigeria – a church with a membership in excess of 8,000. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering and worked for 12 years with the nigeria national petroleum corporation (nnpc) until his voluntary retirement in 1994 to concentrate on the ministry god had committed to him. He is a firm believer in the potential of his country nigeria, and that is why he has personally established and actively invested in various initiatives to enhance the nation morally, educationally and politically. His approach centres on what he considers the root of the problem – a value reorientation of the various aspects of our national life, particularly the leadership, with the firm belief that this is one of the main ways we can truly make a positive change in the society. Among his initiatives are: discovery for men, discovery for women, the woman leader, home affairs and grace springs medical centre. An accomplished author, he has to his credit over 300 publications, including books, articles, seminar papers, etc. His books unleash your god-given potential, created for blessing, limitless, 100 nuggets of wisdom for the man of significance (volumes 1&2), home affairs and the portrait of a champion have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally.
Pastor Mensa Otabil
Pastor Mensa Otabil born in 1959 to Dinah and Lloyd Otabil is a Ghanaian theologian, philanthropist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur. He is the founder of International Central Gospel Church headquartered in Accra, Ghana. In 2013 he was considered the twenty fourth most influential Ghanaian, in a poll run by ETV Ghana. In 2015, Ghanaians voted him as the "Most Influential Person in Ghana", according to a list published by ETV Ghana. He is also the founder and Chancellor of Central University College, and CEO of Otabil and Associates, an executive and Leadership Growth Consultancy. Otabil oversees the network of ministries of the International Central Gospel Church worldwide. He also serves as the senior pastor of Christ Temple, a ministry of the International Central Gospel Church. His work has centered on issues relevant to Africa, although he has spoken internationally at various conferences and churches. He currently serves as General Overseer of the Church and Senior Pastor of Christ Temple, Abossey Okai in Accra. Otabil has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees for his work in various fields. He was also a recipient of a Millennium Excellence Award. In 2007, he was honored by the Government of Ghana with a state award, Order of the Volta (Religion).
PASTOR J. T. Kalejaiye
PASTOR Johnson Oluwatomisin (Tomisin) Kalejaiye, a Regional Evangelist of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, believes there is nothing any man of God can do without the God of man. The Ilaje-born fisherman- turned-accountant and a Fellow of two professional bodies through his Anointing Service programme, has been used by God to liberate thousands from the oppression of the devil. He is a Teacher of the Word and indeed a worshipper whose attitude of gratitude to God takes Him a high altitude. As He would say; “Glory, glory, glory be to God”
Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor
Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, 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) on February 7, 2005, a position he held for five years. In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), the apex body of all Christians in the country. In doing so he became the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Ministries was the first to launch a Miracle crusade (Lagos Miracle Crusade) from Africa to world audience, via satellite, in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins.
PASTOR PETER AMENKHIENAN
He is currently the Provincial pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, North 5 Province, Abuja. He was president of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International for several years. a chemistry graduate of the University of Benin, also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and B.A in Theology. He is married to pastor (Mrs) Sola Amenkhienan and they are blessed with four children.