Rt. 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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