OUR PIONEERS



PASTOR PRINCE OBASI-IKE

Pastor Prince Okechukwu Obasi-ike was graciously made to know the truth about his sins and God’s sacrifice for his redemption in March 1982 at the Campus of The Federal Polytechnic Bida Niger State in Nigeria while he was studying Banking and Finance. God used Pastor William Oloyede, then a student of Business Administration, to preach Christ and forgiveness of sins to him resulting to the conviction of sin and need for the Saviour.

He repented of his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Since he received salvation and became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1982 he has not looked back. Not long after his salvation even as a young convert, the Lord revealed to him that he was going to serve God full time and across the nations of the world even though he was studying Banking and Finance which was then and even now a lucrative course in Nigeria. He presently holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology.

Pastor Prince believes, teaches and enforces God’s word for the total emancipation of mankind through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. His passion is freedom from every form of oppression. His core values are Integrity and Justice. He cannot stand injustice at any level. He is a missionary to the core with passion to expand the horizon of Jesus Christ here on earth in the power of the Holy Spirit. He ministers God’s Word with passion so as to impact and bring about glorious transformation in lives, resulting to every follower aspiring to become a living epistle of Jesus Christ.

God has poured His Spirit upon Pastor Prince and given him the Apostolic Mandate with the Gift of Faith and Power which he uses to minister to people who are oppressed by the devil and God gives deliverances to such in the name of our Messiah Jesus the Christ. He combines the ministry of the word of God with Prayer and Worship/Praise. He is a song writer and worshipper and has so far through grace released 11 volumes (albums) of CD (Songs) to his credit.

God’s call upon his life has taken him to so many nations of the world to preach and minister to people, God’s word with proofs of God’s calling and anointing upon his life. His passion for mission and reaching the poor with the gospel of Christ is contagious. He is a darling to people in remote or rural areas of the world as he seeks to transform their lives through Jesus Christ, the Lord.

Pastor Prince Obasi-ike is the pioneer missionary of The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Kenya and Eastern Africa as a whole. In October 1995 The RCCG Nigeria sent him and Pastor Ademola Farinu to Kenya to start RCCG. After the Church was started in November 1995 Pastor Farinu returned back to Nigeria first week of December 1995 leaving Pastor Obasi-ike to continue. From Kenya, God used Pastor Prince to penetrate and plant RCCG in Uganda, Rwanda, Seychelles, Burundi, Sudan, and Tanzania (restarting). God used him to start RCCG in Malaysia too. He was also instrumental to the restarting of RCCG Stockholm Sweden when the first parish was taken over as private ministry by the one who was Pastor in charge.

In September 1998 his spiritual father, Pastor E. A. Adeboye (The General Overseer of RCCG) who he holds dearly in high esteem, appointed him the Eastern Africa Regional Coordinator of RCCG. He held this position till August 2010 when the region was split into three regions with new countries added. By the time the split took place in August 2010, the RCCG had established real presence in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Tanzania (not yet as he had expected). He is currently the Pastor in charge of RCCG Eastern Africa Region 2 (THE PIONEER).

Pastor Prince is married to his friend, God’s wonderful daughter, Pastor (Dr) Esther Nkemdilim who he calls My Precious! They are blessed with two wonderful sons Favour Okechukwu Obasi-ike and Goodnews Chimemeka Obasi-ike.

PASTOR PRINCE OKECHUKWU OBASI-IKE HAS PUT HIS HANDS ON THE PLOUGH AND THERE IS NO LOOKING BACK UNTIL GOD’S ASSIGNMENT FOR HIM IS ACCOMPLISHED. HE, PROUDLY IN CHRIST JESUS AND WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, DECLARES EVERYWHERE THAT HE IS UNSTOPPABLE BY ANY FORCE OF EVIL OR POWER OF WICKEDNESS.

PASTOR (Dr.) ESTHER OBASI-IKE

Pastor Esther and her husband, Pastor Prince Obasi-ike, have been the pioneer missionaries of The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Eastern Africa Mission since 1995.

Pastor Esther gave her life to Christ in 1984 and was elected into Christian Union leadership in 1987. In 1996, after a succession of career growth opportunities ranging from accounts, marketing and management in various organizations, she joined her husband Pastor Prince Obasi-ike in Kenya and the two became the pioneer missionaries of RCCG Eastern Africa. She was ordained a pastor of RCCG in 1997. She doubles as both the co-pioneer of RCCG East African Mission and the pastor in charge of RCCG Solution Family, Nairobi which has over one thousand members. She is also the Founder/President of the Queen Esthers’ Generation (QEG), a dynamic interdenominational women’s movement with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The outreach is held once a month and has a membership of about 3000 women. QEG aims to Transform, Equip, Empower and Engage God’s people for Christian Service. Currently, QEG has presence in six counties of the Republic of Kenya. It has also spread its wings to Virginia, USA and Canada and as well as rolling out to other nations in Africa and beyond.

Dr. Esther is the founding CEO of Power in the Word, a non-profit Evangelistic programme that uses the media to bring souls into the kingdom of God and empowers Christians to live godly lives. For over a decade, Dr Esther has been a media personality both in radio and television stations featuring in response to matters of national concern in regard to morality. Under the platform of power in the word, she produces numerous radio and television programs which positively impact millions of people. Her media influence goes as far as her weekly broadcast on wisdom speaks radio USA.

Esther Obasi-ike is an Evangelist to the call, a dynamic preacher of the gospel and a passionate soul winner. She is also a multi-gifted motivational speaker with a unique gift in Public Speaking. A sought-after speaker for conferences, conventions, seminars, training workshops by Governments, corporate companies and non-profit organizations from all over the world. She is popularly known for her consistent messages based on leadership with integrity; capacity building, walking in purpose and fulfilling purpose.

She is an excellent communicator and prolific writer who has authored six books. Namely: From Grass to Grace, Celebrating the Lover of Women-Jesus Christ, How to maximize your Potential, Give us our Inheritance, Purpose and Promise-Driven Life that she Co-authored with her husband and her latest release; Real People, Real Issues and The Real God which has won the heart of many people. She also offers educative and informative products in form of CDs, DVDs and messages on social media cites.

Pastor/Dr Esther earned a doctorate in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary, California USA and a Masters’ degree from Africa International University Nairobi Kenya. She was also trained in the world class Haggai Institute Hawaii USA and now serves as a facilitator at Haggai Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr Esther has won three awards:
  1. The Mark of Excellence Award in Leadership and Ministry by Breakthrough Institute of Leadership and Ministerial Studies awarded for her excellence in leadership and ministry, Kenya (2009).
  2. The Nigerian High Commissioners (Nairobi) Award for Exemplary Community Service and Social Development in Kenya (2010) awarded for her contribution in community development, social and spiritual service in Kenya; and
  3. Distinguished Leadership Award for providing exemplary servant leadership in society by Africa International University, Honour Awards (2013) awarded for her extra ordinary leadership by example.

Pastor/Dr. Esther is a family woman. She is married to Pastor Prince Okechuku Obasi-ike since 1993, a man gifted and called to demonstrate God’s power gifts in the kingdom. Esther and Prince work as a team to fulfil their purpose. At the moment they have enjoyed 24 years of marriage and are blessed parents of two sons Favour Obasi-ike and Goodnews Obasi-ike.