ARCHBISHOP DR. CHIDIEBERE ANELECHI OGBU

Biography


Was born on the 19th of May 1964 at Ezinihitte Mbaise Imo State, and was raised in Aba, Abia State where he attended his primary school at Ndoki Road Primary School and later secondary schools at Okpala Secondary School Ngor Okpala; Obizi High School Obizi Mbaise; and Naze Secondary School Owerri between 1976 and 1982.

He studied Mass Communication at Our Saviour Institute of Science, Agriculture and Technology (OSISATECH) Emene Enugu in 1991/1992, and later in 1999 studied Law under the Department of Continuous Education at the present Cross River State University of Technology (Polytechnic Calabar) Nigeria.
In 2008 while in South Africa, he continued studying Law with University of South Africa (UNISA) which he discontinued in 2010 as a result of much engagements.
Archbishop Dr. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu was involved in Teaching and Political activities from the late 80’s until he left Nigeria having taught in schools as a part time teacher for 13 years and as a political activist in Abia and Imo State respectively.
Born of the Anglican Communion and was inducted as a chorister in 1973 at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Aba, he got involved in 1977 with the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion (EFAC).
He was called into the ministry in 1990 at the Inner Circle Christ Mission Ogborhill Aba Headquarters and was ordained a Leader (Catechist) in 1994 and later a Reverend in 1995. From 1995 to 1998, Archbishop Dr. Ogbu became the Chairman Council of Elders and Prophets of Inner Circle Christ Mission which had 17 Church branches as at the time.
By the end of 1998, he left Inner Circle Christ Mission and got involved with St. Joseph Chosen Church of God Aba where he became the President, Evangelical Youth Fellowship of St. Joseph Chosen Church of God Eastern Nigeria from 1999 to 2000.
While he was a Law student of the Polytechnic Calabar (Cross River State University of Technology), he founded and became the President of “Le Christi Universale Eglise” (The Christ Universal Church) in Aba from 2000 to 2002 before he left Nigeria to South Africa after his education.
While a Priest in Nigeria, Archbishop Dr. Ogbu was also involved in many religious activities. He served as the PRO, Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) Abia State Youth Wing from 1995 to 1998; the PRO, Christian Association of Nigeria Youth Wing (YOWICAN) Aba 1995 to 1998; and the Finan-cial Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria Youth Wing (YOWICAN) Abia State 1997 to 1999.
In January 2003, he became an Associate Pastor with the Living Waters Ministries Hillbrow Police Station Johannesburg South Africa and was re-ordained as a Reverend in February 2003 by the Universal Life Church Modesto, California USA. He later became an Associate Pastor with the Jesus Mountain of Miracles Ministry Yeoville Johannesburg from September 2003 until May 2005.
In June 2004, he was ordained a Bishop by the Association of Evangelical Christian Churches (Christian Disciples) and the Evangelical Clergies of Dayspring Ministries International Texas, USA. From July 2004 to December 2007, he became the African President and Presiding Bishop of Dayspring Ministries International Trustees, a global minister’s organization that had branches in 12 African countries and also a Certified Advanced Pastoral Counselor under the Association of American Christian Therapists.
For the advancement of the kingdom work, he became the Commissioner of Oaths of Dayspring Ministries International under the Department of Justice South Africa. He was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity by the Dayspring Christian University Florida USA in 2005.
Archbishop Dr. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, in pursuant of his vision in November 2006 founded the Impact Africa Network and the Impact Africa Education Foundation, to empower the African devastated communities and less privileged through human rights and drug free campaigns. He has been involved in many human rights advocacy and drug free campaigns around the world and has presented papers at the Human Rights Events globally.
In 2012, he became the Prelate of Impact Africa Network College of Bishops, a group of ministers who are human right educators and advocates.
In 2013, he was appointed the Global Chairman, International Gathering for Peace and Human Rights in Belgium, a conglomerate of Peace and Human Rights Organizations that pursue the human rights and advancement of Africa.
In 2016 at a conference of Africans in Diaspora in South Africa, Archbishop Dr. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu was unanimously endorsed as the President of the umbrella Diaspora and civil society organization in the name of African Diaspora Union – AFRIDU.
Archbishop Dr. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu became the First National Vice President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in South Africa 2015-2016; and Director for Planning, Research and Strategy of the Christian Association of Nigeria South Africa (CANSAF) and Head of Bloc of the TEKAN/ECWA in South Africa 2016 until date.
In 2018 he founded a cultural organization in a genealogy research which took them few times to Israel and he became the President of Igbo-Hebrew Cultural Heritage Organization.
In 2019 the Impact Africa Education Foundation bid to implement the organization dream in education and dissemination of information, Impact Africa Television Network and Radio was born. Later that year, Impact Africa Technical University was also born under his auspices and Leadership.
In 2020 until date, he became involved as an Associate Professor and Faculty Chair of Chaplaincy at the International Kingdom University USA and has produced experienced Chaplain Students.


 

 

 

 


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