WELCOME to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) where Jesus takes a "nobody" and makes him "somebody" and everybody is celebrated. Our set man in this house is Dr. Mike Okonkwo, the Presiding Bishop of TREM. God is using him to touch millions of lives around the world.
We are in agreement with you in prayers that your life will be greatly impacted today. We love you and we love to have you with us
Maranatha! The Lord cometh.
The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) was officially launched on the 4th of January 1981. The ministry, which took off from a humble beginning in an uncompleted building, has grown into a household name with over 160 branches in 10 nations of the world.
The ministry has her World Headquarters at Obanikoro/Anthony Oke, Lagos. With Pastoral Staff strength of over 200 men and women of God drawn across the land, the ministry has kept the vision of Jesus Christ, which is to go to the entire world and make disciples of all nations, alive. The ministry has several arms all geared at reaching the "unreached" wherever they can be found. To this end, the ministry has the:
Prisons Outreach, which ministers to inmates in various prisons and remand homes; Word Ambassadors-this group of people organises crusades in various towns and villages; and the We Care Ministry, which ministers to the less privileged through relief items, food stuffs, soft short term loans and encouraging petty trading in order to make each individual self sustained.
Others are Dunamis Publications, which co-ordinates all literature generated from the ministry, Maranatha Power Play House, which ministers the word through various anointed drama presentations, The Singles Fellowship, set up to encourage the singles on how to enjoy and make the most of their single-hood while preparing them for the responsibilities of the married life, and The Intercessory Unit, the arm of the church that is dedicated to prayer not only for the ministry and programs of the ministry, but for the Body of Christ as a whole and Nigeria as a nation.
There are also the Counsellors, Greeters, Ushers, and God's Army Bible Training Center where ministers are trained and prepared for effectiveness in ministry, Power in the Word Network-the Radio and Television outreach of the ministry, The Music Department (Evangel Voices) which is the arm of the church that ministers the word through excellent music and has been rightly tagged the best choir in the world. Finally, the Ministries in Training, which lays the basic foundation of Christian living in the lives of new converts, and the Home Fellowship, which is the arm of the Church that makes the church small enough to reach everyone that comes in contact with her.
And also the ministry embarks on different events and projects that are geared towards reaching the common man and giving then a new face of life. Our mission statement: - This is the place where we gather together in quality praise and worship of the true and living God, equipped with the word of God for growth and fellowship with one another in covenant relationship and released to make a formidable impact in our world for the kingdom.
TREM is big enough to contain you, small enough to reach and powerful enough to deal with anything the devil brings against you. Here we do not look at the bigness of our problem at the bigness of our God.
TREM is big enough to contain you, small enough to reach you, and powerful enough to deal with anything the devil brings against you. Here we do not look at the bigness of your problem but the bigness of our God.
This is a place where we gather together in quality praise and worship of the true and living God, equipped with the Word of God for growth and fellowship with one another in covenant relationship and released to make a formidable impact in our world for the Kingdom.
ABOUT BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO
Dr. Mike Okonkwo was born on September 6, 1945 to the family of Pa and Ma Okonkwo of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. He started his primary education at Salvation Army Primary School Enugu, but later moved to Ijero Baptist Primary School in Ebute Metta, Lagos. He however completed his primary education at St. Marks Primary School, Offa in Kwara State. He started his secondary education at Mayflower College, Ikenne and completed it at Merchants of Light Grammar School, Oba Anambra State in 1963.
Bishop Dr. Mike Okonkwo (TREM)
Dr. Mike Okonkwo joined the Nigerian Ports Authority in 1964 where he worked only for 3 months before crossing over to the banking industry with African Continental Bank (ACB) with the mind of making a career in banking. He was a pioneer member of staff of the Martins street branch, Lagos from 1964 to 1966. Dr. Mike Okonkwo was deployed to the eastern branch of ACB during the civil war, which eventually interrupted his banking career.
During the war, he underwent the military training but had no opportunity to practice what he had learnt because the war ended the very night he was deployed to the warfront. After the war, he continued with his banking career at the Ogbete road branch of ACB where he was a pioneer staff.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo had an encounter with Jesus in November 1970 and for the 1st time, he started attending Church services regularly in the United Church of Christ, (UCC) which has her headquarters in Enugu. The call of God upon his life was evident and so he was ordained into the ministry in 1971. He took up his first pastoral responsibility in Lagos in November 1972 with UCC. He was released as an Evangelist on the 20th of June 1976 and was instrumental in establishing most branches of the Church in Lagos.
He served faithfully in UCC under the leadership of Apostle Egbo from 1971 to 1980. It became obvious due to circumstances beyond his control that he had to leave UCC, because God has a plan for his life. The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM was founded on the 4th of January, 1981.
In 1980, Dr. Mike Okonkwo received a certificate of license from International Deliverance Churches, Dallas, Texas. In 1981, he graduated with a diploma degree from the Morris Cerullo School of Ministry, San Diego, California, USA. By 1982, he earned diploma with International Bible Institute and Seminary, Orlando, Florida. The same year, he bagged a Bachelor of Bible Theology in the same university. The Covington Theological Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA gave him a waiver for Masters Degree and he went in for a Doctorate degree program in Divinity which he successfully completed and was conferred with Doctor of Divinity degree with all rights and privileges pertaining thereto. In 1984, the Board of Directors of International Bible Institute, Orlando, Florida, USA, upon recommendation by the Faculty conferred on him a Doctor of Letters Degree. In 1987, the United Christian International Bible Institute, Cleveland, Tennessee, USA awarded him a Doctor of Divinity certificate.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo is a holder of the ordination certificate and the certificate of fellowship of World Ministry Fellowship Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He is also a holder of ordination certificate from the National Christian Fellowship Conference, (NCFC) USA, the Church of God Mission International Nigeria, United Christian Church & Ministerial Association, USA.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo was awarded Attestation of Pilgrimage by the Government of Israel, thereby authorising him to bear the title Jerusalem Pilgrim.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo is a holder of Meritorious Achievement Award from the International Affairs Leadership Parliament, by the Golden State University, University of Honolulu, Ephraim Moore University, International Theological Seminary, Spiritual Life Ministries, all in USA and the Trinity College of Ministerial Arts in Nigeria.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo was awarded the prestigious Scenic Center of the South Certificate by the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee USA, in 1989. The Faith Christian Fellowship International Church Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, through his able leadership extended the right hand of fellowship by awarding an Associate Church Certificate to TREM.
In 1997, Bishop Mike and Dr. Peace Okonkwo had the honour of having their names inscribed on the Jerusalem 3000 scroll number 6571 and is thus recorded in the history of Jerusalem with a certificate awarded thereby.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo was consecrated the Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) on the 7th of May 1988.
On the home front, Dr. Mike Okonkwo is a member of the founding fathers of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), the 1st National Secretary General and former President of PFN, currently he is a member of PFN National Advisory Council. He is an executive member of the National Ministers Conference (NMC), which organises conferences for ministers around the country. He is convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI), past National Vice President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He is a speaker in great demand around the world for Seminars, Conferences, Crusades, Conventions and ministers’ training. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Church, Arlington, USA. He is the Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). He is the Chief Host of the popular Television and Radio network, Power in the Word. He is a father of fathers, a Pastor of Pastors, an Apostle of our time.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo is a man who believes in the integrity of the Word of God. But not only that, he believes in integrity as a man of God and has lived a life of integrity before the multitudes that God has drawn into his ministry. He is a man easily touched by the feeling of the people and thus has become a man of prayer. He spends hours on his knees praying for the flock over which God has made him the Overseer. His long hours of prayer and fasting have brought forth testimonies that have beaten the imagination of the learned.
He is the Patron and Founder of the Empowerment for the Less Privileged Foundation, a non-governmental organisation committed to alleviating the plight of the less-privileged in the society through donations to hospitals, establishment of free vocational training centres, running free preparatory schools for students in the secondary schools, and facilitating regular public enlightenment campaigns on health issues amongst others. He also pioneers a scholarship fund for talented students.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo has authored several books in English and two translated to French. He is a widely travelled man, who has gone far and wide for the spread of the gospel.
He is married to Dr. Peace Okonkwo and they are blessed with a daughter, Uche.
ABOUT BISHOP PEACE OKONKWO
Bishop Peace Okonkwo was born on the 10th of June 1952, at Idemili Local Government area of Anambra State. Dr. Peace is a great woman of God, whose love for women folk and children is exceptional and this is seen in her readiness to go an extra mile for these groups of people.
Bishop Peace Okonkwo (TREM)
It was her love for them that gave birth to the International Women Prayer Conference, an interdenominational gathering of women that holds every month at the TREM HQ in Lagos. The program also holds twice a year in Port Harcourt and Abuja and other cities in Nigeria, and has spread to other nations including Gabon, Cote D’Ivoire, United Kingdom, Israel and the United States of America.
She is the Proprietress of Word of Power Group of Schools, and founder Rehoboth Homes and Skill Acquisition Centre a place for stranded ladies. She is a member of Board of Trustees and Advisers of TREM. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Nigerian Woman of the Year Award by the Media Dreams Network and also the Eastern Nigeria Role Model Award. She is a woman of many parts. She is a wife, mother and a friend. She is a woman whose life has challenged several
DEDICATION OF THE REDEEMED EVANGELICAL MISSION`S INTERNATIONAL HEADQUATERS.
Today July 13,2011,The redeemed evangelical mission (TREM) did the dedication of their international headquarters cathedral`CHAPEL OF HIS GLORY`.The general overseer of the ministry Bishop Mike Okonkwo cutting the tape.
Governor of Lagos state,Babatunde Raji Fashola unveiling the logo.
L-R Mrs Abimbola Fashola first lady of Lagos state,Governor of Lagos state Babatunde Raji Fashola,The general overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye,The host Bishop Mike Okonkwo,Bishop Peace Okonkwo wife of the host,Governor of Anambra state Peter Obi,Esther Gonda permanent secretary special service,office of the president, representing the president and senator Oluremi Tinubu were all present at the dedication.
L-R wife of Lagos state governor Abimbola Fashola,Lagos state governor Babatunde Raji Fashola,Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Bishop Mike Okonkwo.
L-R Abimbola Fashols,governor of Lagos State Raji Fashola and Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
L_R Governor of Anambra state Peter Obi.Esther Gonda and Senator Oluremi Tinubu at the dedication of TREM`s international headquarters.
R-L Bishop Peace Okonkwo in a mode of worship,Bishop Okonkwo, Fashola and Abimbola his wife.
L-R Bishop Peace Okonkwo,Peter Obi,Esther Gonda and Remi Tinubu all in the mode of worship.
Pastor Adeboye the invited preacher,preaching the word of God at the service.
Worshippers in the cathedral.
Bishop Mike Okonkwo
L-R Senator Oluremi Tinubu,Bishop Godwin Elemobor,Babatunde Raji Fashola Lagos state governor and Pastor Enoch Adeboye at the dedication of the cathedral and the thirthieth anniversary of The redeemed evangelical mission
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