In 1995, God commissioned David Ibiyeomie in a vision with a divine mandate “To Establish The Kingdom Of God Here On Earth”. The task of making mankind reflect heavenly life here on earth through the undiluted and insightful teaching of the Word of God; backed by the grace of God. The commission’s headquarters is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. With a network of over 100 churches worldwide and still growing.
DAVID IBIYEOMIE David Ibiyeomie is the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing and spreading churches in the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria.
David Ibiyeomie was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria on the 21st of October, 1962 to the family of Chief and Mrs. Apollos Iganibo. Even though he was born in Bonny, his late parents were indigenes of Bolo Town in Ogu / Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State and this biologically speaking, makes him an indigene of BoloTown.
David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primay School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 1969 to 1974 for his Primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School Borikiri, Rivers state between 1974 and 1979 for his secondary education. After then, he was admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Micro-biology in 1980 as one of the pioneer degree students of the institution and graduated in 1984. He was the first Director of Socials of the Student-Union of Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
In recognition of his diligence and result oriented Ministry, the Bradley University of America awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity on the 15th of May 2004.
PASTORAL TRAINING David Ibiyeomie became born again in 1995. By Divine Calling, he is a Pastor and teacher of the Gospel. He discovered his divine calling in 1995 after he gave his life to Christ.
David Ibiyeomie’s decision was influenced through divine guidance to be trained under a great servant of God, Bishop David Oyedepo. He attended full time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute, an arm of David Oyedepo’s Ministries in 1995. In the course of his training, he was greatly influenced by Bishop Oyedepo’s Ministry standards and impact.
While in the Bible School, the vision to establish and run Church based ministry became very clear. Therefore, on Sunday April 13th 1997, with 20 persons and with a mandate TO ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF GOD HERE ON EARTH through infallible proofs, David Ibiyeomie started Salvation Ministries, the Home of Success; a ministry that has broken all records in church growth.
JOURNEY SO FAR
Barely 19years in ministry, he has become a phenomenon to the world. On the 13th of February 2011, the church started 14 satellite churches in one day, with all running five services each; a new record in the history of church growth. Today, David Ibiyeomie pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with over 130 satellite churches within and outside the country and over 200 pastors assisting him.
As part of the divine vision received from God, David Ibiyeomie runs a virile television outreach named The Hour of Salvation which started on NTA channel 10 Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 2001 but today, the same program runs in over 40 television stations both locally and internationally. Some of these stations include:
• Salvation TV; the television station of the Commission
• Day star USA
• GOD TV
• The Word Network
• WJYS Chicago
• KICC Television London
• Inspiration Television United Kingdom
• SILVERBIRD NETWORK Nigeria and lots more
He also runs a radio program on Salvation Radio which is listened to by millions of people all around the globe.
BIRTH OF 5NIGHTS OF GLORY
With the passion to fulfil the mandate God has given to him, David Ibiyeomie changed his indoor healing miracle program tagged “HEALING MIRACLE AND DELIVERANCE SERVICE which started in August 2001 to PORT HARCOURT MIRACLE CRUSADE in November 2003. The program was remodeled to NIGHT OF Glory in 2010 and in January 2013, the NIGHT OF GLORY programme metamorphosed into the 5NIGHTS OF GLORY.
5NIGHTS OF GLORY has today become a household program all-round the globe including in core Arab nations like SAUDI ARABIA, ALGERIA, QATAR, UAE, OMAN and so on.
HIS IMPACT THE ON EDUCATIONAL SECTOR Due to his love and quest for knowledge, Chockhmah International Academy; primary/secondary educational arm of Salvation Ministries were established while the PACE-SETTERS UNIVERSITY; the university arm of the Commission is currently under construction.
He also established a spiritual training Institute called The WORD OF LIFE BIBLE INSTITUTE: a school that has produced thousands of exploits-bound scholars since her inception in 1997.
PROJECTS Backed up by God, David Ibiyeomie undertakes giant projects like building an award-mega cathedral that runs into billions of dollars, acquiring over 200 Hectares of land for the university project and commencing the construction all at once without any foreign aid, bank loan or financial pressure.
AS A PROLIFIC WRITER Without doubt, David Ibiyeomie is one of the most respected authorities in Success, Excellence, Health, Prosperity and Holy Spirit. As a teacher, a prolific and erudite writer with the sole aim of impacting lives, David Ibiyeomie has authored over 55books with best sellers such as
• THE POWER OF VISION
• HOW TO COME OUT OF DEBT
• TIME TO MAKE NEWS
• WALKING IN DIVINE HEALTH
• SIX STEPS TO MULTIPLICATION
• POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS
• TOUCH OF EXCELLENCE
• HOLY SPIRIT MY HELPER
• BUSINESS SECRETS
• SEE YOU AT THE TOP among others
His love for humanity has prompted him to send relief materials to flood victims and war torn areas such as:
· BAYELSA, NIGERIA
· JOS, NIGEIRA
· LIBERIA etc;
This is because he cannot stand the suffering of the masses. He helps the needy through his scholarship programs and welfare schemes.
Committed to building a caring and loving Society, furnished with dignity and harmony, David Ibiyeomie, through Salvation Ministries renovated and donated modern hospital equipment worth over two hundred thousand U.S Dollars to the pediatric section of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH); creating a wonderful ambience to expedite the recovery of the patients .
He also rebuilt the fence of the Central State Primary School, Igwuruta, and reconstructed several roads in the city of Port Harcourt to make the environment more habitable. He is currently building a home for the elderly in Port Harcourt which will be equipped with the state of the art facilities that will suit the personal needs of the senior citizens who require some assistance with daily activities and health care; so they can age with dignity.
Papa, as his is fondly called, has touched many lives spiritually and otherwise. He is a man with a heart like God; he loves so selflessly.
He provided residential quarters, equipped with state of the art facilities for the staff and pastors’ comfort such as GLORIOUS COURT, SUCCESS COURT, KINGS COURT and TEACHERS QUARTERS
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION
David Ibiyeomie has an exceptional anointing on his life; a man of diverse parts, a revered authority in financial prosperity, success and healing; a great teacher of the Word and a man with an unusual relationship with the Holy Spirit. Through his ministrations, Ebola was destroyed in Nigeria, governors of states and senators of nations were produced both nationally and internationally.
With the uncommon wisdom God has given to him, he proffered solution to militancy in Nigeria and has yet again given another solution to Nigeria’s Economic crisis which is to produce and export petroleum by-products instead of exportation of crude oil.
David Ibiyeomie is joyfully married to his beautiful wife, Pst. Mrs. Peace Ibiyeomie and they are blessed with a son, David Ibiyeomie Junior.
Until you step out to do the impossible you can never achieve the incredible. There is something in you that can announce you to your world. Get up! and do something; you will not fail in Jesus Name!