Pastor David Ibiyeomie: The Phenomenon: Why is Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the General Overseer/Senior of Salvation Ministries (Home of Success) described as a Phenomenon? His achievements stand him out among his peers globally. The impact of his ministry, Salvation Ministries within short time has become pacesetter that to describe his person, ministry and achievements is arduous task. A man of many parts. An Evangelist par Excellence. A teacher. A Conference Speaker, a Prophet, an unrepentant philanthropist, a pastor, a resource manager, and an apostle with distinctive message of prosperity and good health. Who is this apostle of prosperity and good health? What stand him out among his peers? Why is his Church the fastest growing and populated Church in Africa and by extension the world today? We find in him and his Church, Salvation Ministries certain, distinctive.
Who is Pastor David Ibiyeomie? General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie is widely known as the Apostle of Prosperity and good health. He runs a N10 billion ministry with over 160 branches. He is arguably the biggest and richest pastor from the south-south part of the country. Just as every great empire today had a little beginning so also Salvation Ministries (Home of Success) had a little beginning. Pastor David Ibiyeomie, having completed his bible school training at Bishop Oyedepo’s Word of Faith Bible Institute, started a house fellowship with his family at 1689B, Buraimo Kenku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. He later relocated to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, specifically G.R.A., Port Harcourt. Thus Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) started on April 13, 1997, at Plot 35, Birabi Street, G.R.A. Phase 1, Port Harcourt with a little over twenty (20) persons in attendance including himself and his wife.
The Church, in July 1999, relocated from Plot 35, Birabi to Plot 17, Birabi Street (the present place) in G.R.A Port Harcourt, now reportedly worth over N1.5billion. As a result of ever surging crowd, the worship centre which is now a mega church would soon relocate to their new site with a state of the art architectural masterpiece cathedral and hi-tech facilities, at Igwuruta, along International Airport Road, Port Harcourt. The capacity of the cathedral, according to the ministry, is going to be amongst the largest in the world and is penned at N5 billion alongside other facilities. The ministry acclaimed one of the fastest growing churches in Nigeria has blossomed into over 50,000 adult regular worshippers at the headquarters alone aside its branches. By reason of the teeming population, the church runs five services every Sunday and two services on every Thursday in all their satellite churches also. As part of the divine vision received from God, David Ibiyeomie runs a virile television outreach named Hour of Salvation in several local stations which also cuts across the nations of the world like Daystar Television (U.S.A), KICC (London), GodTV, Inspiration International (U.K), and BenTV. WJYS (Chicago), MCTV (Chicago), ACBN amongst others. His television ministry is a multimillion naira project which gulps over N100 million annually.
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