Archbishop Professor Fidelis Oshiomuofuoya Itsuokor is a distinguished religious leader, scholar, and humanitarian with a remarkable career spanning over three decades. Born on the 5th of June 1963 to the family of Mr Umoru John Itsuokor and Mrs Margret Ego Itsuokor (nee Ogboalo) of Ivhiochie quarter Ogbona, Avianwu clan, Etsako-Central Local Government, Edo State, Nigeria. He has risen to become a prominent figure in the Christian community, known for his evangelistic zeal, academic excellence, and leadership prowess. He is a renowned revivalist, author, scholar, and theologian with experience in the religious and academic communities. Proven track record of leadership, evangelism, and humanitarian services. Skilled in public speaking, teaching, and administration.

Fidelis attended Imhakhena Primary School, Ogbona from 1971-1977. He gained admission to the prestigious St.John’s College, Fugar in 1978 and graduated in 1983.

In 1985, Fidelis wrote and passed the entrance examination into the Nigerian Paper Mill Industrial Training Institute to study Pulp and Paper Technology. He worked briefly at the Nigerian Paper Mill Jebba. It was while here that he felt a strong burden for full-time ministry. The hand of God was so strong upon him for evangelism.

Fidelis left Jebba for Lagos where he attended International Ministerial Bible College, Lagos, where he studied for a Diploma and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and graduated with a first-class and set an academic record in that school that has not been rivaled after many decades. Fidelis was instantly retained as a lecturer in the school and was recommended for a Master’s in Theology Degree at Faith Christian Theological Seminary an affiliate of Ogun State University.

He gained admission to study for a Masters in Theology at Faith Christian Theological Seminary. He also earned a Doctorate Degree in Theology at Faith Theological Seminary in 1992.

His quest for secular academic knowledge drove him to the University of Lagos where he studied Industrial Relations and Personnel Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. He also studied Masters of Business Administration MBA Marketing at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Prof.Fidelis is a Doctoral Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management and a Professor of Christian Theology and apologetic. As a Scholar and Theologian of repute, Fidelis has lectured in several Bible Colleges and Seminaries. He was a Rector of Pentecostal Theological Seminary for many years.
Fidelis is the President/Founder of Light of LIfe Ministries A.K.A. Overcomers Chapel with headquarters in Lagos with branches in South Africa and Canada.
Fidelis was ordained a Bishop and later elevated to Archbishop by the West African College of Missionary Bishops.

He is a frontline leader both in the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN). He is one of the few privileged Nigerian preachers to have faced over a million audience in a single night in Reinhard Bonnke’s crusade in Lagos in 2006. Fidelis was the pioneer chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN) Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos State. He was also Director of programmes in (PFN) Lagos State for several years. Recently, Fidelis was appointed a board member of the State Advisory Council, the highest decision-making body of the PFN, Lagos State.

Fidelis has taken the gospel to several countries of the World including the United States of America(USA), Israel and South Africa.

As an Evangelist, Fidelis held his first crusade in Ogbona in 1986. He is one of the earliest pioneers of Pentecostalism in Ogbona. It is worthy of note that the first-ever medical outreach in Ogbona was his brainchild, he shared the vision with people who he knew could buy into it and it was executed.
Now what is burning in his heart is how to render humanitarian services in the form of welfare, and empowerment of the less privileged, widows and the disabled in Ogbona. God willing, this will start in earnest. He is trusting God right now for partners who would support and invest in this vision. His dream is to see Ogbona develop and her sons and daughters become so great that everyone is contributing their quotas to the development of Ogbona. He has participated in most of the major crusades and prayer programmes for Ogbona. Because Ogbona is so dear to his heart, he is a member of the Ogbona Christian Association. His wealth of experience and maturity is always seen whenever he makes his contribution.

Prof.Fidelis is married to Pastor Mrs. Kerina Fidelis (nee Eleta). Though they waited on God for the fruit of the womb for twelve years today they are blessed with three boys, Marvellous, Miracle and Moses. Fidelis has great visions and plans for Ogbona. He believes strongly that God will do great work through him in Ogbona. He has initiated many ideas of how Ogbona can be won for Christ. He believes that at the appointed time God’s will shall be done in Ogbona.

Fidelis is the author of the best-selling Christian books Rekindling the Fire of Pentecost and Victorious through Prayers. He is a recipient of several awards such as the Long Service Award, and Meritorious Award, by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN) Lagos State. His classmates ‘83 set at St.John’s College also gave him an award due to his immense contributions to the activities of the class.

Recently, Prof. Fidelis Itsuokor was appointed as the adviser on National matters to the President of the Charismatic Bishops Conference of Nigeria(CBCN). He is also the National Vice President, Mobilization and Inauguration of the National Coalition of Apostles, Bishops and Archbishops and Cardinals(NCABAC).

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