Rev. (Dr.) Apostle Godspower A. Ogbonmwan
Rev. (Dr.) Apostle Godspower A. Ogbonmwan was born in 1948
to Late Pa. Ogbonmwan Okunwague and Deaconess (Mrs.) Ruemwinyogho
Ogbonmwan of the great Ogbonmwan-Oghodu dynasty. He hails
from Emodu village, otherwise Known as Ogunmwenyi Village,
along Upper Ekehuan in Ovia North East L.G.A. of Edo State.
He received his primary school education in Sapele, where
he obtained the F.S.L.C. in 1962; Abudu Teachers' College,
Abudu, with T.C. II Certificate in 1975. Not satisfied with
a T.C.N Certificate and with a rapacious hunger for more
education, he proceeded to the College of Education, lyaro,
Benin City and obtained the National Certificate of Education
(N.C.E.) in 1982.
He had, as far back as 1970, obtained a certificate in Theology
from the New Covenant Bible College (now called All Nations
for Christ Bible Institute, Benin City. The zeal to work
for God through adequate self-enrichment and equipment took
him to Christ For The Nations Bible Institute, Dallas, U.S.A.
in 1983. He returned to Nigeria early in 1985, with a Diploma
in Theology (1984).
In recognition of his commitment to the work of the Ministry,
he was awarded the Doctorate degree of Doctor of Theology
(D.Th.) in 1998.
Godspower A. Ogbonmwan was ordained a Pastor by the Pioneering
father of Pentecostal Movement in Nigeria, Archbishop Benson
Idahosa of blessed memory, in 1978, after entering into
the pastoral ministry, eight years precedent.
Although armed with adequate formal educational certificates
that assured him a decent meal ticket, he opted for a full
time pastoral and evangelical Ministry, When he returned
from the United States he was, in 1985, appointed the International
contact Representative for Christ For The Nations Bible
Institute. In the same year (1985) he founded the Practical
School of Ministry, the aim of which is to train and equip
workers for the Evangelical Ministry. He is a member of
World Evangelization Body California and of the Christian
For Justice International, Florida, both in the United States
of America. The Rev. (Dr.) Ogbonmwan is a Jerusalem Pilgrim
(JP). He has made evangelical in-roads into Spain, Israel,
Italy, Japan, the U.S.A., Holland and the Philippines, to
cite but a few.
Rt. Rev (Dr.) Apostle Godpower A. Ogbonmwan is a builder,
humble, patient, prayerful, and a possessor of Joshua's
like Spirit. He serve patiently and he saw what many others
did not see at the fetus stage of the Mission. He trusted
God, and resigned his secular job to become the first full
time Minister of the Mission. He is the director of Etin-Osa
Christian Foundation, a feeding, training and nurturing
arm of the Mission. He is blessed with thirteen children
who are equally labouring in the Ministry. His humble wife,
Deaconess Mrs. Julie Ogbonmwan is a loving, evangelistically
oriented Minister. The G.S vision is to take the Mission
to a higher height to the glory of God.