Profile of Bishop Dr. Abraham Chigbundu
He was born in a relatively small village of Ahiaba Okpuala in the present Isiala-Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State to Elder & Mrs. Gabriel Chigbundu Njoku on the 1st of May, 1954.
Predestinated to confront and surmount challenges, his first encounter was an irregular health status at childhood. Too often critical was his health that everyone, except his mother, lost the very hope of his survival. Behind the curtains of life however, were the hands of the Almighty who healed the child in readiness of a buoyant future. Knowing what it felt to suffer, an angry fire against oppression was then lit into his infant soul. So the child grew and obtained the basic education affordable in those days.
His salvation encounter with the Lord Jesus was in 1976 at Sapele, Delta state under the electrifying and evangelistic crusade of Papa Ayo Oritsejafor. While he went on to earn a living, his passion for Christ and commitment to the kingdom of God spoke louder than his gentle voice; he has lived and still shows that “he is first a believer before he is a preacher among men”
As a young man, Dr. Chigbundu pursued a meritorious career with the National Museum, in Benin City where he again observed historical relics of ancestral commitments that would establish bondages. However in 1993, he was compelled to disengage his services with the museum because of the volume of persons that trafficked his home and office in search of counseling and deliverance. The man was therefore fully prepared by God and by his last profession to become one of Africa’s foremost crusaders against demonic bondages and the oppression of the devil.
Groomed in Church of God Mission Int’l Inc., Dr. Chigbundu served the Lord and the pastorate wholeheartedly and without reservations. He led various arms of the church such as the choir, the Drama and the youth arm of Church of God Mission International, Ivbiotor Branch, for many years before in 1982, he got married to his nightingale.
He worked with the Scripture Union as a school Visitor for many years. As an Associate Traveling Secretary, he ministers and rendered counseling in several tertiary institutions such as Universities, Colleges of Education, Schools of Nursing and Polytechnics in the then Bendel state, of Nigeria. This he did in a volunteer capacity under the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students, NIFES. He later rose to the position of NIFES sub-zonal Chairman.
Responding to a divine call, Dr. Abraham Chigbundu was welcomed into a fellowship that God has now gloriously upgraded into a household name, the Voice of Freedom Ministries. This church with the International Headquarters in Benin City, Nigeria has truly taken the Gospel to the world. This great and humble servant of God has practically taken the message of our Lord Jesus Christ to all the continents of the world. He is a vastly traveled Preacher. It wasn’t therefore surprising when in 1994, the very Arch-Bishop Benson Idahosa responded to his emerging profile by conferring on him with a Ph.D, Practical Theology, Honorary Causa.
By older minister, Dr. Chigbundu is a pride and an example of a strong ministry index for the church in a near future. With younger ministers, he had a media’s heart to connect them to their stardom. As an astute kingdom statesman, Dr. Chigbundu receives, ministers and interacts with Nigerians of all political, social, and economic linings. He is truly an AMBASSADOR OF PEACE.
Dr. Chigbundu is the Deputy President, Edo state Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and a prominent Director of the Global Network of Christian Leaders, an international pastoral connectivity association of great renown.
A voracious reader and fine Christian intellectual, Dr. Chigbundu proceeded further to an on-the-job training in Singapore where he graduated from the famous Haggai Institute, an international clergy refresher institute of research and training.
He is author of several books such as Loose Him and Let Him Go, I Believe in Deliverance, Wicked Times and Seasons, Witchcraft Manipulations Exposed, Achievers Secrets, Developing Another Spirit, From Story to Glory and Learning in the School of Marriage, Altar versus Altars, Spiritual Checkpoint etc.
He is happily married to Rev. Mrs. Florence Chigbundu, and this celebrity union is blessed with four energetic boys – Emmanuel, Faith, Mike and David.
Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you a delight and toast of modern ministry, Nigeria’s foremost ambassador on spiritual warfare and deliverance, the man Bishop. Dr. Abraham Chigbundu.
The Author of this timely book-SPIRITUAL CHECKPOINT-AN INSIGHT INTO THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT, is a renowned Minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the General Overseer of Voice of Freedom Ministries Int’l Inc. that has its Headquarter in Benin City, Nigeria.
In addition, he is a seasoned man of God with among others unique calling to set the captives free (including liberating them from ignorance) since 1981. Apart from being a global phenomenon, God has been using him to bring deliverance and restoration to God’s Children using Biblical and Practical approaches that has continuously been replete with signs and wonders. These experiences and operating under God’s anointing across the various part of the globe for the past twenty seven years have been illustrated in this book that could also be called a treatise, aka SPIRITUAL CHECKPOINT-AN INSIGHT INTO THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT.
Profile of Rev. Mrs Florence Chigbundu
This woman of God was born on the 9th of June, 1956 to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Ofulue in the bustling and commercial town of Asaba, the Headquarters of the Big Heart of Nigeria – Delta State. She had her Primary education at the prestigious Our Lady of Apostle Convent School, Sapele, where she was brought up in a sound Christian background. She later proceeded to the famous Imaguero Teachers’ Training College, Benin City. Thereafter, in her pursuit of higher education, she got admission into the State School of midwifery where she obtained an excellent grade and was thus qualified as a Registered Midwife. Still in the quest for further education, she proceeded to the State School of Nursing and also excelled and got qualified in what is known today as “Double-qualified Nurse”.
Upon her graduation from the State School of Midwifery, she got employed at the Central Hospital, Benin City and was later transferred to the General Hospital, Isheagu in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State. She worked meritoriously for a period of 15 years before finally retiring voluntarily on the 7th of June, 1994 to fully concentrate on the call of God upon her life.
This woman, Rev (Mrs) Florence Chigbundu had an encounter with God early in life while she was still at Imaguero Teachers’ Training College through the ministration of Rev. & Rev (Mrs) Peter Ejemurua. She grew in God’s word when she entered State School of Nursing and rose to become an executive member of the Scripture Union in the School, while there, she contributed immensely to the growth of the gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ. That early encounter with the Lord has been the pivot point in her activities, both in the secular and Christian circles all her life.
She was so committed to the service of God that she got noticed by our amiable General Overseer, Bishop (Dr) Abraham Chigbundu who was then the NIFES and Scripture Union Associate Traveling Secretary with the responsibilities of being the Schools Visitor of the body and so overseeing tertiary institutions as universities, Colleges of Education, Schools of Nursing/Health Technology and Polytechnics in the defunct Bendel State. Today, she is the wife of this great man of God who has transverse the entire continents of the world with the gospel.
Today, besides being the wife of the General Overseer of this great Ministry, this woman of God is the Director of welfare of the Pastors’ Wives Association - an umbrella body of all Pastors’ wives in Edo and Delta States. She is also the Head Pastor of this magnificent Ministry called Voice of Freedom Ministries Int’l Inc. This dynamic woman of God is also the President-General of the Freedom Women International Fellowship – the body that caters for the needs and necessity of all women within this great ministry. She is also actively involved in a lot of humanitarian activities that has taken her to visit the less privileged such as: prisons, hospitals and the motherless babies’ homes, and in each of these visits, smiles and succour have been brought to the doorsteps of these less privileged persons.
She is not only a preacher but a wife, a mother and a philanthropist. Her marriage to our Father-in-the-Lord, Bishop (Dr) Abraham Chigbundu, is blessed with four lovely boys: Emmanuel, Faith, Obinna and David.
PROFILE OF PASTOR ANTHONY
Pastor Anthony Osekhale Aimiomonde whose father hailed from Idumwonza Uwasan in Esan Central Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria was born in Obobaifo Village in Ovia South West Local Government Area, Edo State. Born on the 16th day of March, 1965, he attended St. Michael Anglican Primary School, Umaza, Ovia South West Local Government Area from 1972-1978, he later proceeded to Siluko Grammar School, where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate (W.A.S.C.) from September 1979-June 1984.
After his secondary education, he moved into the art industry where he obtained a Diploma in graphics/screen printing between 1985 and 1988. Between 1988 and 1998, he was self employed as a commercial artist until he received the call of God into full-time ministry in 1999. Before answering God’s calling into full-time ministry, he attended a four month course in the then Mark of Christ Fellowship’s school of deliverance where he obtained a Diploma in charismatically oriented bible studies and practical deliverance ministration from 1993-1994, after his graduation, he faithfully in the faith clinic of the ministry where he was trained as a deliverance minister.
Thereafter, between 1995-1998, he proceeded to All Nations for Christ Bible Institute International (A.N.F.C.B.I.I.). After his three year course in A.N.F.C.B.I.I., he was officially appointed into full-time pastoral work in the headquarters of the then Mark of Christ Ministries now Voice of Freedom Ministries International. Having found his ground as an assistant pastor in the ministry in 1999, he was posted to one of the biggest branch of the ministry just three months after his appointment.
Pastor Tony as he is fondly addressed moved on in search of further knowledge and in 2001 he obtained an Associate of Art Degree in Theology and practical ministry from Bethel University, an affiliate of Living Word Missions Inc., U.S.A. In 2007, he also attended Freedom Bible College for his Bachelor of Art Degree in Theology. Within the periods of being a gospel minister, Pastor Tony had participated in other Christian seminars and leadership trainings in Haggai Institute of Leadership Training, Word of Faith Bible Institute (W.O.F.B.I.), school of ministry and discipleship conferences etc.
Pastor Tony is an ordained minister of the gospel. He has been on full-time ministry for more than a decade. He speaks Esan, Edo and English languages fluently. He is married to Deaconess (Mrs.) Patience Aimiomonde who is also a committed worker in God’s vineyard. Their marriage is blessed with three lovely and God fearing children, Anthonia, Deborah and Evidence.
Currently, Pastor Tony is the senior pastor of Oghara(Delta State) branch of Voice of Freedom Ministries International Incorporated.