DAVID IBIYEOMIE BIOGRAPHY, MINISTRY & LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE
David Ibiyeomie Biography – David Ibiyeomie is a native of Bonny Island, Rivers State and was born on October 21, 1962. His late parents were from Bolo Town in Ogu local government area, River State. He attended Banham primary school for his basic education between 1964-1974. He got his secondary school education at Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Bokiri, River State, Nigeria.
His brilliance was worth noting that he finished his secondary with good grades. He got admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt where he studied Microbiology in the year 1980.
He gave his life to Christ after completing his education and was under the mentorship of Bishop David Oyedepo. He attended Bible school training at Bishop David Oyedepo’s Bible Institute, the Bible training arm of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel. After the completion of the training, he started a house fellowship with his family. Buraimo Kenku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos was where he started but later moved to Port Harcourt.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
He is happily married to Peace Ibiyeomie, who is also a Pastor. The union is blessed with a son, David Ibiyeomie Jr.
David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian televangelist, founder and the senior Pastor of Salvation Ministries. The name salvation ministries came after he finished from the Bible school. He sought the permission and blessing of His spiritual father and mentor, Bishop David Oyedepo to begin the mandate he has received from God. After being blessed and granted the permission by his spiritual father, he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997, with just a little over twenty members in attendance at Plot 17 Birabi, G.R.A Phase 2 Port Harcourt.
The hand of God was evident on him and the ministry as it expands beyond what was formerly thought of to be a small ministry. The initial church space could no longer contain the congregation and that make them relocated to another place.
In July 1999, the church relocated to a bigger Plot of land. Dated back to 2017, the ministry averaged about 50,000 attendees every Sunday service at its headquarters.
The ministry currently holds 5 services every Sunday. This is a result of the numerous number of worshippers that attend services every Sunday. Even with 5 services on Sundays, it still can’t meet up with the many members that always trooped in to worship every Sunday.
The ministry also has a primary and secondary school named Chokmah International Academy. The school is well equipped with modern teaching facilities that can compete with other schools both in the country and outside the country.
His passion for quality education and spirituality is very evident in the school. You can surely watch out for the ministries’ university soon.
Salvation Ministries started a television program “Hour of Salvation” in 2001. It was aired on NTA channel 10. Presently, it is broadcast in 47 stations both locally and internationally. They also own a 24/7 satellite television known as the salvation TV and also have an online broadcasting radio.
Due to the demanding overflow for every service, the ministry seeks the need to establish satellite churches in February 2011. It was recorded that 14 satellite churches were started in one day for live streaming.
Watch out for one of the largest church auditorium currently built by the ministry at Igwma, Ikwerre, River State, Nigeria.
WORD OF LIGHT BIBLE INSTITUTE (WOLBI)
David Ibiyeomie owns a bible college named Word Of Light Bible Institute. The college receives students from across the world to come to learn the things of God. They are trained in several programs, what it takes to be a certified and qualified Pastor.
BOOKS BY HIM
He has written many books and he will continually write them. They are anointed books changing the lives of readers. Below are some of them:
- Miracle Hands
- Six Steps To Multiplication
- Time To Make News
- Walking In Divine Health
- Wonder Of His Grace
- See You At The Top
- Unlimited Success
- How To Come Out Of Debt
- Living Without Financial Pressure
- The Prosperous Family
- How To Get Married
- The Power Of Small Beginning
- Principles Of Covenant Wealth
- Wisdom For Family Peace
- Created For Distinction
- Keys To Impacted Life
- Recovering Your Inheritance
- The Pathway To Greatness
- Lasting Exploits
- How Faith Works
- The Wonders Of Wisdom
- The Price Of Power
- Succeeding With Challenges
- Wisdom For Healthy Living
- Family with A Difference
LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE
- David Ibiyeomie biography speaks volumes of what God can do through man. He started from scratch and never shy away from the days of little beginning. The ministry grew from being a house fellowship to a multitude of the congregation. Whatever God has called you to do, never doubt the process.
- His submission to and recognition of higher graces. Though called by God, he wasn’t arrogant about those above him. He received a fatherly blessing that has made him a blessing to the body of Christ. We should be humble enough to learn and listen to those God has placed above us. They have been where we are just planning to start. God gives grace to the humble. Shun arrogance.