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Brief about The Bishop,Rt. Revd. Dr. Emmanuel Olisamedualim Chukwuma and Bishop's Wife Mrs. Joyc

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Names in full:
 Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma (Bishop)

Date and Place of Birth: Asaba, 15th January 1954

State of Origin:
 Delta State
Marital Status…Married

Educational Data
…West African School Cert; Teachers Grade II Cert; Diploma in Rel. Studies; Diploma in Theology; Licentiate in Theology; Bachelors of Arts; Education; Masters of Education in Psychology; Doctor of Divinity
Contact Address/Tel. No: 042-453923; 08063443333; 08045259544 
Bishops Court, 40 Nawfia Street, Independence Layout, Enugu

Career (Working Life)
…Teacher 1974-1977; Church Ministry 1978-1981; Priest 1981-1990; Bishop of Bauchi 1990-1998; Bishop of Enugu 1998-Date; CAN Chairman Bauchi State 1991-1997; CAN Patron Enugu State 1999-Date

Record of Previous Honour/Award
…American Man of the Year 2004, Grand Patron of Jerusalem

Ground of Recommendation
 (i.e. the special spectacular contributions rendered at
Community/Local Government/State Government/Federal Government

1. The Bishop has helped in keeping peace
    among Christians and Muslims.
2. He has helped in maintaining peace between
    the Govt. and People.
3. Established School and Hospital
4. Provided employment for School leavers
5. Involved in alleviating poverty among the
    less privileged, paid hospital bills.
6. Caring for Motherless Children.
7. Chairman for Enugu State Committee for
    fostering and Adoption.
8. Defended Christian faith in England against
    the homosexuals in 1998 Lambeth
    Conference of Bishops. 
9. Planted churches in the North and South.


Brief about The Bishop

Rt. Revd. Dr. Emmanuel Olisamedualim Chukwuma was born into the family of Chukwuma Mgbeze in Asaba on 15th January, 1954. He attended Primary and Secondary School in Holy Trinity Asaba Oshogbo and Akure.
Bishop Chukwuma taught as a teacher in St. Louis Grammar School, Owo before he obtained Grade II Teachers Certificate in Ife and then taught again in Ayanbeku Grammar School Ile-ife, Olode Grammar School, Olodo-Ife before he gained admission to read Law at University of Ife but his father rejected the idea because he wanted him to be a Priest and not a Lawyer having been miraculously saved from the civil war.
Bishop Chukwuma then decided and shifted his future career from reading Law to reading Theology at Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan in 1978. He graduated in Diploma of Theology and Religious Studies University of Ibadan.
Bishop Chukwuma Emmanuel got ordained by Archbishop T.O. Olufisoye in 1981 and worked as a Curate at Christ Church Mepo Ibadan till 1984 when he was sent to St. John’s College Nottingham U. K. on CMS Scholarship with his wife. There he graduated in L.TH. (Licentiate in Theology). He came to Nigeria and was posted to work at St. James Cathedral Okebola, Ibadan where he also served as Chaplain to the Archbishop of Nigeria, Most Rev. T. O. Olufisoye.
In 1989, Bishop Chukwuma was posted to be the Vicar of St. Paul’s Church Okebola, Ibadan the then only Ibo Church. It was here that he was made a Canon in 1989 and in 1990 was elected the First Bishop of Missionary Diocese of Bauchi. He was doing another programme in Education (Religious Studies) in University of Lagos when he was elected Bishop. He transferred his studies to University of Jos where he graduated in Bachelors of Arts in Education with Second Class Upper Honours. Bishop Chukwuma was awarded Doctor of Divinity by Golden State and Honolulu University USA again at Jos University where he graduated with Masters in Educational Psychology/Guidance and Counseling with distinction.
Today Bishop Chukwuma will be remembered for his great work in the development of Bauchi Diocese, which has now given birth to Gombe Diocese. He built the Bishop’s House and the Cathedral in Bauchi and also completed the now Cathedral of St. Peter’s Gombe and planted many Churches among other developments before he was translated to Enugu in 1998 March. He was Bauchi State CAN Chairman for 71/2 years.
In Enugu now he is currently transforming the Diocese. After 29 years of Enugu Diocese he is now building the Cathedral and a magnificent Bishop’s Court and Head Quarters has been completed with a Petrol Dump that now serves the Clergy and others. He is a charismatic and evangelical Bishop and loved by everybody. He and his wife Joyce are not doing badly at all despite all odds. They have also established Schools and a Specialist Hospital in the Diocese.
Bishop Chukwuma is the only Son of Asaba both in Anglican and Roman Catholic who is a Bishop. He and his wife are not left out in the general contribution and development of Asaba Diocese. The Federal Govt. of Nigeria recently awarded him national honours of OON.


Bishop's Wife

Name: Mrs. Joyce N. C. Chukwuma
Place of Birth: Ibadan
Native of: Asaba in Delta State
Date of Birth: 10th October 1955
Schools Attended: 
(1) Anglican Girls Grammar School, Asaba
(2) Women Teachers College, Benin
(3) College of Physical Education, Afuze
(4) College of Education Benin
(5) University of Jos
(6) St. John’s College Nothingham.

She now holds B.A. Education NCE and Certificate in Theology.

Married: To Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Profession: A Teacher.

Post Held: 1. She is the President of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls Guild, Enugu Diocese.

2. Head of Department Religion in Awkunanaw Girls Grammar School, Enugu.

She has led the women to achieve quite a lot. She is involved in the education of little children which has led to the establishment of Nursery and Primary School for the women in Enugu Diocese.

The widows and the elderly are part of her care in her ministry among the women. Since she got to Enugu Diocese, the women have become so strong and recognized in the governance and affairs of the State and Church. She believes in the dignity and promotion of womanhood. She has contributed to the promotion of sanctity of marriage and happy family life.

She is a woman of mission and vision.

To God be the Glory.

Phone Tel: 042-453923; 08063443333; 08045259544
Address Bishops Court, 40 Nawfia Street, Independence Layout, Enugu


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