Archbishop Benson Idahosa Would Have Been 85 Years Old Today

Archbishop Benson Idahosa Would Have Been 85 Years Old Today

Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher. In October 1968, Idahosa officially inaugurated the Church of God Mission International, which had started out previously, as a “small prayer group”.

Bishop Idahosa and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, GO RCCG

He was commissioned into ministry in 1971 by Pa Elton and James Gordon Lindsey and ordained a Bishop in 1981. Bishop Idahosa ordained several others, including Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide in 1989.

L-R: Late Bishop Idahosa, Wife- Magret Idahosa and Bishop Oyedepo of Winners Chapel

Idahosa was popularly referred to as the father of Pentecostalism in Nigeria. He was the founder of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Archbishop Idahosa died on 12 March 1998.He was survived by his wife, Margaret Idahosa and four children.His wife subsequently took over as the Archbishop of the Church of God Mission International (CGMI), the Christian ministry he founded.

Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s only son, Bishop Faith Emmanuel Idahosa

His only son, Bishop F.E.B. Idahosa, is now the president of BIU, founder and president of Big Ben’s Children Hospital, vice-president of All Nations for Christ Bible Institute International, among other positions.

(11 September 1938 – 12 March 1998)

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