What You Should Know About Pastor David Ibiyeomie
David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian pastor, televangelist, author, and educationist. He is the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Pastor David attended Banham Primary School Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria from 1969 to 1974 for his primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Rivers -State, Nigeria. After then he was admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Microbiology in 1980.
In recognition of his diligence and result-oriented ministry, the Bradley University of America awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in Divinity on 15 May 2004.
He became a born again christian in 1995 which prompted him to enroll for a Bible School training at Bishop David Oyedepo’s Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI).
After completing his Bible School Training Ibiyeomie started a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. He later relocated to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997, with a little over twenty members in attendance.
He then relocated the church in July 1997, to a larger plot of land on Birabi Street in G.R.A. Phase 1, Port Harcourt. As of 2017, Salvation Ministries averages about 50,000 attendees every Sunday at its headquarters. On the 13th of February,2011 , Salvation Ministries started 14 satellite churches in one day, with all running five services each; a new record in the history of church growth.
Today, Ibiyeomie pastors millions of worshippers spread all over the globe through his television ministry, online ministration and with over 300 satellite churches within and outside the country and over 600 pastors assisting him.
Besides being a pastor, he is also a humanitarian and has made countless number of contributions to his state. He has sent relief material to people who have been affected by wars and natural disasters in places like Jos, Bayelsa, Liberia, etc.
His ministry contributed thousands of dollars to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. The contributions were used to renovate and buy modern equipment for the pediatrics section of the hospital. He also reconstructed the wall surrounding a primary school and many roads in Port Harcourt.
He also has a foundation, The David Ibiyeomie Foundation’s (DIF) which focuses in the areas of scholarship, skills acquisition and empowerment programmes, social welfare and medical support. Its vision is to be a “channel of blessing to society through different avenues of giving”, support and care.
Pastor David is an author of over 55 books. Some of his best sellers are;
- Miracle Hands
- Unlimited Success
- How To Get Married
- The Pathway To Greatness
- See You At The Top
- The Power Of Vision
Pastor David is happily married to Peace Ibiyeomie who is also a pastor. They are blessed with a son, David Ibiyeomie Jr.