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