David Ibiyeomie is a famous pastor, televangelist and author. He is the founder and overseer of Salvation Ministries in Nigeria. He spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ with his wife. Today, he is among the most famous televangelists in Nigeria.
The televangelist appears dressed in a beige suit in the pulpit and laughing with his wife. Photo: @david_ibiyeomie (modified by the author)Source: UGC
David Ibiyeomie founded and began preaching at Salvation Ministries in 1997. His congregation has grown over the years.
|October 21, 1962
|60 years (as of September 2023)
|place of birth
|Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria
|Rivers State, Nigeria
|Chief Apollos Iganibo
|Banham Primary School, Borikiri Government Comprehensive Secondary School, University of Science and Technology and Word of Faith Bible Institute
|Pastor, author and televangelist
|David Ibiyeomie’s Instagram
Who is David Ibiyeomie?
David Ibiyeomie is a famous pastor, author and televangelist. He is best known as the founder of Salvation Ministries, a megachurch with an overflow crowd.
How old is David Ibiyeomie?
David Ibiyeomie’s age is 60 years old as of September 2023. He was born on October 21, 1962 and his zodiac sign is Libra.
Where is David Ibiyeomie from?
The pastor was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria. He resides in his home state to this day. His nationality is Nigerian and his ethnicity is black. He comes from the Ijaw community and his father’s name is Chief Apollos Iganibo.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie began his education at Banham Primary School. He headed to Borikiri Government Comprehensive Secondary School.
He joined the Port Harcourt University of Science and Technology in 1980 for higher studies. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. In 1995, he entered the Word of Faith Bible Institute, where he studied theology under the direction of Bishop David Oyedepo.
On May 15, 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Bradley University of America.
Not much is known about the pastor’s career before going to Bible school. In 1995 he gave his life to Jesus Christ and was born again. He had a vision of establishing and administering a Church-based ministry.
He started a fellowship house with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos, before moving to Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He founded Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997.
During his first service, he preached to a congregation of only 34 people. His congregation grew from there.
In July 1997, he moved his church to larger land. Today, the church has a congregation of thousands of people who attend services in person. His audience is millions because he reaches people through televangelism.
Salvation Ministries has several satellite churches, each offering multiple services. The pastor’s television ministry is known as The Hour of Salvation.
The program is broadcast on more than 40 television stations, both locally and internationally. Pastor David also hosts an Internet radio show. People around the world can listen to David Ibiyeomie’s messages on multiple online platforms, including social media.
In addition to the above, he is also an author. Below is a list of some of the books he has written.
- Enjoying marital happiness
- The totality of man
- How to get out of debt by David Ibiyeomie
- The power of commitment
- Keys to the top
- How to Listen to God by David Ibiyeomie (eBook)
- Live without financial pressure
- wonders of his word
- How Faith Works by David Ibiyeomie
- Supernatural abundance
- Holy Spirit my helper
- The price of power
- The real you
- Power in the Name of Jesus
- Pillars of success
Is David Ibiyeomie married?
Yes, the pastor is married to Peace Ibiyeomie. The couple married on March 20, 1996.
Paz is also a pastor at Salvation Ministries. He is passionate about alleviating poverty in society, especially among widows, orphans and motherless children. In addition to being a pastor, she is an author.
Who are David Ibiyeomie’s children? The pastor is the father of a son. His name is David Ibiyeomie Jr. Jnr was born on November 20, 2004.
The pastor is not new to controversies. In January 2017, he angered many people after making hateful comments against the Ogoni people. The community demanded an apology.
In March 2017, journalist Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo wrote a blog post alleging that the pastor had an affair with actress Iyabo Ojo.
The journalist was arrested for defamation and denied bail. She was released after spending 90 days in a Port Harcourt prison. The pastor denied having a romantic relationship with the actress.
On June 20, 2023, the pastor raised eyebrows after stating that he hated white clothing in church because it interfered with people’s destiny. He said white-robed clergy and church officials use demonic psalms and other rituals to change the fate of children.
On June 26, 2023, he shocked people when he said that he could not give the 10% tithe to God. On the other hand, he gives much more and that is why he never lacks. He called the refusal to pay tithe a form of greed among believers. He said that if he gave 10%, God would spank him.
A couple of days later, he revealed that he gave God $1 million as a church offering before he owned a home. He went on to claim that his unreserved giving of himself to God paved the way for blessings, making him one of the richest pastors today.
- He is the founder of Chockhmah International Academy and Pace Setters University, which is under construction.
- He gives back to the community through wellness plans and educational scholarship programs.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the Founder and General Overseer of Salvation Ministries. He is one of the richest evangelists in Nigeria, with a large local and international audience.
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