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.
BIRTH : David Ibiyeomie was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria on the 21st of October, 1962 to the family of late Chief and Mrs. Apollos Iganibo of Bolo Town in Ogu / Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND : David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primary 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 Microbiology in 1980.
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. After he gave his life to Christ, he discovered his divine calling, and by the reason of that, he is a Pastor and teacher of the Gospel. 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.
EARLY MINISTRY : While in the Bible School, the vision to establish and run Church based ministry became very clear to him. Therefore, on Sunday April 13th 1997, with 34 persons in attendance, and a mandate TO ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF GOD HERE ON EARTH through infallible proofs, David Ibiyeomie started Salvation Ministries, the Home of Success.
JOURNEY SO FAR : Barely 20 years 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 all over the globe through his television ministry, online ministration and with over 180 satellite churches within and outside the country and over 300 pastors assisting him.
TELEVISION MINISTRY : 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
- AIT NETWORK
- GOD TV
- The Word Network
- WJYS Chicago
- KICC Television London
- Inspiration Television United Kingdom
- SILVERBIRD NETWORK Nigeria
- and lots more
He also runs an online 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 2012, the NIGHT OF GLORY program metamorphosed into the 5NIGHTS OF GLORY. 5NIGHTS OF GLORY has today become a household program all-round the globe.
HIS IMPACT ON THE EDUCATION SECTOR : Due to his love and quest for knowledge and excellence, Chockhmah International Academy; primary and secondary educational arm of Salvation Ministries; one of the best Christian schools in the region were established while the PACE-SETTERS UNIVERSITY, which will be a centre of excellence; 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 from various denominations since her inception in 1997.
PROJECTS : Backed up by God, David Ibiyeomie undertakes giant projects like building a mega cathedral that runs into millions of dollars, acquiring over 200 Hectares of land for the university project and constructing all at once without any foreign aid, bank loan or financial pressure.
A PROLIFIC WRITER : Without doubt, David Ibiyeomie is one of the most respected authorities in Success, Excellence, Divine Health, Prosperity and The Holy Spirit. As a teacher, a prolific and erudite writer with the sole aim of impacting lives, David Ibiyeomie has authored over 55 books 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…
HUMANITARIAN SERVICES : 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. In 2016, he awarded scholarship to 634 students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. 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) Nigeria; creating a wonderful ambiance 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 large and kind heart, and 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 divine healing; a great teacher of the Word and a man with an unusual relationship with the Holy Spirit. With the uncommon wisdom God has given to him, he has proffered solution to varied societal problems especially in Nigeria.
David Ibiyeomie is joyfully married to his beautiful wife, Pst. Mrs. Peace Ibiyeomie and they are blessed with a son, David Ibiyeomie Junior.