Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), is an exemplary Christian church leader. He believes much in practical Christianity; helping out people in need.
His humble beginning, helped to shape his life in serving God and humanity. He wasn’t born with silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up doing some menial jobs like security guard, cleaner, and selling recharge cards.
Through the inspiration of God, the Apostle founded the Omega Power Ministry. As well, he floated humanitarian outfit, OPM Foundation. Some of the achievements of the foundation include: rehabilitation, empowerment, training and alms-giving. The man of God established Free-tailoring, and Computer Training centres. His church awards University Scholarship for indigenes across Nigeria.
All these laudable projects, are being financed by tithes and offerings of the OPM church. He is down-to-earth in helping the poor and destitute. He and his church, gather large number of destitute from the streets of Port Harcourt and beyond, to feed and help them.
The Church built housing estates, for people to occupy free of charge. Prostitutes and cultists are being rehabilitated there. The Apostle secures international passports and flight tickets, for members schooling or seeking job opportunities abroad. Multi-skill Acquisition Centers have been commissioned by the founder. They sponsor a lot of couple’s wedding. The list goes on.
His mode of operation is unique and different, from what we see around us. There are many wolves in sheep clothing in this part of the world. “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” –Philippians 3:18-19.
They live ostentatious lifestyle in the midst of abject poverty. They stoop low to squeeze out money from poor and jobless members, to fuel and maintain their fleet of exotic cars. The act of giving and receiving, revolve around their selfish interests. They blackmail and extort money from people; sometimes quoting the scriptures out of context.
Some persons after repenting from criminal activities, are not patient enough to go through proper training in the things of God; to change their mindset about this material world. Before you know it, they have been made ministers and assign Churches to take care of. Then, they will use that criminal mentality to bully on their members; and extort money from them.
Many Pastors scatter the flock under their care: due to very poor leadership training, and high handedness. “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, thus said the Lord God unto the shepherds. Woe to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock. The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered” –Ezekiel 34: 1-5.
God is very annoyed with many so-called shepherds, who scatter the flock. He vowed to seek for His scattered sheep and restore them. He promised to deal with the hired shepherds and judge them. Christian Church leaders need to be organizing regular leadership training, especially for ministers working under them.
My prayer is that God Almighty will continue to strengthen Apostle Chinyere in this exemplary service to humanity. May he never relent in his efforts. Let the LORD continue to provide for him; so that he will always have more to help the poor and needy. Amen.
Evangelist Joseph U. Afurobi.