Ministry President

JOSEPH IYKE IKECHUKWU OGBONNAH

Joseph Iyke Ikechukwu Ogbonnah is an Evangelist, teacher of the word, author, sociologist, and community care worker. He was the erstwhile Director of Evangelism of Royal Firstborn International Church in Ajangbadi-Ojo, Lagos Nigeria from September 13th, 1997 to October 27th 1999, and the Chairperson and later Senior Counselor of Grace and Truth Community Services in Pretoria, South Africa, where he worked voluntarily from the 9th of April 2008 till the 13th July 2018.

As an evangelist and teacher, he is engaged in ministering in crusades, evangelistic outreach, teaching in seminars, preaching in Christian programs, and writes Christian literatures and tracts. He also counsels individual, and families infected and affected with HIV/AIDS, mental, marital and other social problems. He attended 15 courses of mental health webinar session with Mental Health Academy, Australia in May 2024, and attended and participated in three sessions of Mental Health and HIV Care- Normalizing the Conversation” webinar by APIN public health Initiatives and the International Aids Society (IAS) in June 2023

He holds Master and bachelor’s degree in Christian Evangelism from Bold Christian University Arlington-Texas, USA, a certificate in Christian Theology and a certificate in Introduction to the Bible from Rocky Mountain College Calgary Canada, Certificate in Evangelism and certificate to Introduction to Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary,  Dallas Texas USA, a certificate in Discipling New Believers: Discipleship 101 and Prayer and Evangelism from EVANTELL,Dallas USA, an Advanced Certificate in Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development from the Department of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona Sweden. Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Sociology, from the Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State Nigeria, Certificate in Care and Counseling HIV/AIDS from the Department of Psychology, College of Human Sciences University of South Africa, Certificate in Pastoral Care for people living with HIV/AIDS (Hopeful Compassion) from the Centre for Contextual Ministry, Faculty of Theology University of Pretoria, Certificate of attendance in Helping the Bereaved Child from Cotlands.  He is a member of the International AIDS Society Switzerland, Public Health Association of South Africa, and National Association of Childcare Workers, South Africa and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Festac Chapter 1 Lagos and also a member of Global Church Fellowship INTERNATIONAL in Fort Myers, Florida United States of America.