BISHOP DR. MIKE OKONKWO’S PROFILE
Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedication service unto the Lord. He passionately preaches Power in the Word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 200 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe. He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a Pastor of many Pastors across the globe, Dr. Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, author, television and radio host, a strong and respected voice in Nigeria, an apostle of the GRACE message in Nigeria and an advocate of balanced Christianity.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo graduated from the Morris Cerullo School of Ministry and the Covington Theological Seminary in USA, and holds several doctorate degrees and honorary awards. He is the Convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI) a gathering of Pastors designed for Fellowship, Spiritual covering, Mentoring, Strengthening, and Networking, through conferences, seminars and other interactive sessions. A former National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and National Vice president of Christian association of Nigeria (CAN), he is a Trustee and also a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and a member of the Nigeria Inter Religions Council of Nigeria (NIREC).
He is the Patron and Founder of the Empowerment for the Less Privileged (ELP) Foundation, a non-governmental organization committed to alleviating the plight of the less- privileged in the society through donations to hospitals, establishment of free preparatory schools for students in the secondary schools, and facilitating regular public enlightenment campaign on health issues amongst others. He also pioneers a scholarship fund for talented students. Still in a bid to positively affect the less privileged, Bishop Mike Okonkwo in partnership with his wife under the aegis of the Women of Global Impact, sponsors free cervical screening for women and annual donation of food and clothing to the less privileged women with particular reference to widows in the villages.
With a pastoral staff strength of over 300 men and women, the ministry has several arms all geared at reaching the “unreached” wherever they can be found.
A peace loving man, he has risked his life to ensure the reconciliation of warring parties during the Ogbunike communal clash, which invariably led to the sustained peace the town, enjoys today. Bishop Mike Okonkwo is married to Bishop Peace Okonkwo and they are blessed with a daughter.