He joined Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Ofunmwegbe Street, Oliha Quarters, Benin City, until God told him to move away to find a different Mission. On 17th August 1970, he was ordained a Prophet. On January 3rd, 1974, he founded Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission, for which he was the General Superintendent/Head of Mission, until his glorious Home-call on 3rd July, 2007. In 1980, he was ordained an Apostle.


He led crusade teams to all parts of Edo and Delta States (then known as Bendel) and many souls were converted in the process. Between 1981 and December 2006, he went round Europe, Canada and the U.S. to plant churches and to strengthen existing ones. Through his evangelical capacity, the gift of prayer and counselling, he was able to win thousands of souls to the Lord. Through him, majority of Edo people are now converted and have abandoned idol worshipping. There are presently more than 300 Branches of this Mission, both within and outside Nigeria. God told him to make The Fear of God, Love, Obedience and Patience the kernel of his messages. With these four pillars, he was able to build a formidable and successful pastoral image, church administration and mass followership.


- On 9th Nov. 1991, he was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Practical Theology, by Oral Roberts University, U.S.A.

- Edo State Government awarded him Justice of Peace (JP) on 12th Sept. 2001

- In 1999, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) gave him an award in appreciation of his Gospel work.

- In 2000, the Merit Media Network of Nigeria honoured him with a Certificate of Merit,

- In 2005, he was honoured by Vie Group as the best Edo Gospel Christian Singer in the Federation.

- In 2006, the Christian Gospel Artistes Association of Nigeria honoured him with the Year's best Edo Gospel Music Producer, after making him their Grand Patron.

- To crown it all, our Royal Father, the Oba of Benin, gave him an award of "Benin Achiever", in January 2007.

Papa Ogbonmwan's full Biography is contained in the books titled "THE MAN APOSTLE OGBONMWAN" (1995) and "YOU CAN MAKE IT OGBONMWAN'S WAY" (2007).

Yes, Rt. Rev. Apostle (Dr.) S. E. Ogbonmwan lived a fulfilled life and placed CACGM on a sound footing before he left us. His work will not die, because he selflessly laid a solid foundation for us to build upon.

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