Jonathan Visits Pastor Oritsejafor as he marks 40th year in Ministry; Gets private jet as gift

Oritsejafor, his wife, Jonathan, Uduaghan at the cutting of cake of the 40th anniversary of Oritsejafor’s ordainship. Photo: PM News

Oritsejafor, his wife, Jonathan, Uduaghan at the cutting of cake of the 40th anniversary of Oritsejafor’s ordainship. Photo: PM News

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria and founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor celebrated in Warri the 40th anniversary of his being called for high service in the church.

The ceremony kicked off immediately with the entrance of the President with the singing of the national anthem.

He was converted and ordained a pastor in 1972 by the late Benson Idahosa, the first pentecostal archbishop in Nigeria. He began preaching almost immediately.

He later founded his own ministry, Word of Life Bible Church based in Warri.

President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state were at the ceremony today.

Meanwhile, a gift of a private jet was presented to Pastor Oritsejafor for his birthday.

Members of The Word of Life Bible Church, in Ajamimogha, Warri, Delta state, presented the Pastor with the 10-Seater Bombadier/Challenger 601 Aircraft.

The announcement elicited a loud ovation and applause from the congregation.

Although the cost of the aircraft was not disclosed, an updated version of the 1994 series of the aircraft reportedly costs $4.9m.

Oritsejafor is also a prolific author of Christian books. He has taken the gospel to every continent of the world, having organised conferences around the globe.

In 1980 Oritsejafor started the regular and popular television programme, “Hour of Deliverance”, which presently airs in many local and international television and satellite stations, and he is also the Founder of African Broadcasting Network (ABN). Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Ministries was the first to launch a Miracle crusade (Lagos Miracle Crusade) from Africa to world audiences, via satellite, in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins.

  1. Pastor Pat Effa Reply

    Congratulations, Papa Ayo. Jubilee Word Festival is great… Keep the good work up, we love you

  2. Gogog Clinton Clever Reply

    Congrat Papa Ayo May The Almighty God Continue To Keep U and Ur House HolD. U r and Ur Family r Bless IJN Amen

  3. Gogog Clinton Clever Reply

    Congrat Papa Ayo May U Live Long and May U Live Well Sir

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