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The general overseer of Christ Chosen Church Of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua E.E.O. Osasuyi, JP, MFR is dead.

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He was reported dead on Thursday, 12th July 2018. The Apostle died at the age of 82.

Meanwhile, ALL NAIJA ENTERTAINMENT is still trying to source out the cause of his death and how he died.

The report of his death started from social media where members of the Church took their timelines to broadcast the loss.

Most Snr Apostle Dr Joshua Edenabuohien Osemwegie Osasuyi JP MFR at the age of 71 took over as Spiritual Leader / General Overseer and Chairman Church Council on Saturday, 1st September 2007. As part of his reform agenda, the title “His Grace” used by previous Spiritual Leaders was scrapped. Also, the widows of all the previous spiritual leaders who should have received their pay for five years are now on the pay roll of the church for life.

Today, the church has an imposing Global Office built and commissioned by this great man of God at one international headquarters in Km 8 Benin Agbor Road, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Apostle Osasuyi has also built a magnificent axis at Abuja for the Christ’s Chosen Group of Schools at Gwaripa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

May his soul rest in peace.

 

BIOGRAPHY OF Joshua Edenabuohien Ehimwenma Osemwegie Osasuyi

By special and divine grace of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Edenabuohien Ehimwenma Osemwegie Osasuyi, JP, was born at Erua in the year of our Lord, 15th of March, 1937 into the God-given family of late Pa Osasuyi Orumwense and late Madam Edomwande Osasuyi (nee Erhunmwunse) both from Erua in the then Eghobamien Council now known as Uhunmwode Local Government Area – Edo State, Nigeria.

Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi attended C.M.S. School , Erua, where he obtained Standard School Certificate. From there, he proceeded to Oghada Secondary Modern School to obtain a Modern Three Certificate. He also attended Agric College , Akure between 1958 and 1959.

In January 1963, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Edenabuohien Ehimwenma Osemwegie Osasuyi, received and answered the glorious call of God to serve as a Minister in the Lord’s vineyard. As a result of this important call of God, and his zeal for the spread of the gospel, he then attended Christ’s Disciples Seminary where he obtained a Certificate and later Diploma in Theology respectively. Before joining Christ’s Chosen Church of God in 1959 (then St. Joseph Chosen Church of God), Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi had spent about nine years in the Anglican Church at Erua.

His Pastoral Journey

Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi, JP has passed through the rank and file of the pastoral ladder of Christ’s Chosen Church of God since he answered the call of God in 1963. By God’s grace, he is one of the Ministers who have maintained unbroken chain since he joined the ministry in 1963; receiving his first promotion in 1967, his second promotion in 1972, the third in 1978, the fourth in 1993, the fifth in 2002 and the ultimate in the ladder on the 1st of September, 2007.

His Pastoral / Apostolic Portfolios

Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi JP started his Gospel Ministry as a Station Minister first in his home town at Erua in April 1963. Thereafter, he served in various capacities as Group Head and District Head respectively in Stations such as: Uhi, Oza, Ugieghudu, Uzama, Iguobazuwa, Abbi , Virginia (twice), Iru, Auchi, Abudu, all in the former Bendel State and Jos in Plateau State . As the Church further expanded by the emergence of more branches, Divisions were created for effective administration and Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi was saddled with the responsibility of overseeing many of these branches as Divisional, Area / Zonal Head. Such Divisions included: Agbor, Ajegunle, Port Harcourt, Uromi, Kano, Sapele, Virginia, Asaba, GRA (Benin City) and Aba.

To the glory of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi JP has lived up to the call of his master as demonstrated by his passionate interest in church planting for the singular purpose of soul-winning. His laudable landmark achievements in Stations, Districts, Divisions, Area / Zones are there for the present and up-coming Ministers to emulate. Apart from the above-mentioned offices, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi was also favoured by the Lord to be appointed in other official responsibilities to display his God-given talents and potentials all to the glory of God. These included:

  • Chairman – Land and Building , Benin Area;
  • Supervisor, Upper-Lawani / Iguobazuwa Divisions in Edo State
  • Director, Estate Department
  • Director, Health Services
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Committee
  • Director of Administration
  • Director of Lands and Housing, Vice-Chairman, Church Council all at the Church International Headquarters

Before becoming the Vice-Chairman, Church Council and a Trustee of Christ’s Chosen Church of God Worldwide in 2003, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi JP had spent nearly 40 years in the Ministry, working in virtually all the States of Nigeria. Amongst the laudable landmark achievements include being the pioneer Minister and initiator of planting a church in Abuja from where other branches are now springing up. A widely traveled man of God whose missionary journey has also taken to Canada – precisely Montreal and Toronto.

On the 1st of September, 2007, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua E.E.O. Osasuyi JP, the apostle of Truth, was crowned as the Spiritual Leader and Chairman Church Council of Christ’s Chosen Church of God Worldwide, an organization founded in 1949 with 736 full time Ministers of the Gospel, 690 Auxiliary Ministers and 220 workers scattered in more than 740 Branches of the church in Nigeria, Europe, Canada and America. Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi JP is the President of the Christ’s Disciples’ Seminary, Proprietor of Christ’s Chosen Group of Schools made up two Nursery, two Primary and two Secondary Schools and the Executive Producer of the Chosen Hour of Salvation, a Chosen Television Programme from where his messages of hope, truth and redemption are packaged for the millions of viewers across the globe via the satellite and local television stations in Nigeria.

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Awards of Honour

In recognition of his exemplary dedication to hard work and propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Edo State Government rewarded Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi, with the conferment on him ofJustice of the Peace (JP) in 1994. In the year 2000, he bagged the prestigious award of Doctor of Divinity(D.D.) from J.B.C. University and Seminary , United States of America . Also in 2003, he received double honours of Excellence first as a Patron of the Gospel Singers, Edo State Chapter and second as that of the Boys Scout of Nigeria.

His Pastoral Journey

Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi, JP has passed through the rank and file of the pastoral ladder of Christ’s Chosen Church of God since he answered the call of God in 1963. By God’s grace, he is one of the Ministers who have maintained unbroken chain since he joined the ministry in 1963; receiving his first promotion in 1967, his second promotion in 1972, the third in 1978, the fourth in 1993, the fifth in 2002 and the ultimate in the ladder on the 1st of September, 2007.

By God’s special grace coupled with the love to serve humanity, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi JP is a Major General in the International Chaplains Corps Inc. and an Official Member to the United States Chaplains Association and International Association of Christian Chaplains – U.S.A.

On the 26th of July, 2008, the People State and Resource (PSR) Magazine in a ceremony that attracted Captains of Industries, Jurists, Administrators and Leaders of all sorts in Abuja conferred on Apostle Joshua Osasuyi the Development in People Merit Award (DINMA) in Religion.

Following this and in recognition of Apostle Osasuyi as an International Cleric, he was conferred with the prestigious award of an Ambassador for Peace (AFP) to the United Nations on Saturday the 18th of October, 2008.

In a similar development, the Nigerian Students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) conferred on Apostle Joshua Osasuyi the prestigious award of the Grand Commander of the Nigerian Students (GCON) on Thursday the 1st of October, 2009.

His Marriage Life

Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi JP got married to his amiable wife, Most Senior Rev. (Mrs.) Grace Imuwahen Osasuyi in 1965 who has given him nine children – five boys and four girls and many grand children to the glory of God. Together they grew through the ministerial ranks of the church from the lowest to the highest of Most Senior Apostle. To his credit, through the special grace of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi has remained faithful to his wife since 1965.

For the records, it must be pointed out that this man of God who has been in the Lord’s Royal vineyard for 53 years is a patient, unassuming, committed and focused cleric who is an inspiration to the present generation and upcoming ministers of God. It is interesting to note that this man of God was inaugurated as the Chairman of the Benin City Christian Community on Sunday, the 8th of March, 2009 in recognition of his unifying role in the Body of Christ.

 

HISTORY OF CHRIST CHOSEN CHURCH OF GOD INTL.

The history of Christ’s Chosen Church of God international holds great teachings and testimony for any believer who understands the steadfastness, uprightness, and uncompromising nature of God. The history of the church shows the awesomeness and the mighty working power of the Holy Spirit.

The church was born with the name, “St. Joseph Apostolic” into a Nigeria world in which the people’s struggle was mainly political and against colonial rule. Nigeria was forming and the organizing political scene was filled with negotiation both at home for party supremacy and in Britain for national recovery, alongside this struggle, the conventional churches also had this struggle largely about their character, their method and rituals.

Converts came to the church not only from the cracks on the conventional churches, but also from the strongholds of worshipers in the heathen environs. More and more homes were getting disillusioned with idol worshiping and were increasingly finding solace in the lord Jesus. In a short time, St. Joseph’s Apostolic Church spread branches all over Bendel (then part of We stem Region of Nigeria).

The leader of this new church was Joseph Ikechukwu Anyanwu, known more by his faithful as, “the Elect of God” He soon dropped ‘Anyanwu’ from his name and retained his first name because, according to him, it was Joseph Ikechukwu that God called, not Anyanwu. He was a man of exceptional ability.

Ajagbodudu in Sapele area of old Bendel State, ( now Delta State) was where the earliest root of the church was planted. It was the village where Joseph Ikechukwu was called in 1949 from his daily labour in palm oil production to the vineyard of God.

The rules and Conducts of St. Joseph’s Chosen church of God was presented In 1964 as the constitution of the church

By 1967 the ministers of God in the Service of the church had increased greatly. The classifications only seek to highlight the trends in the church’s career plan. The ministers in the active service, who benefited from this plan and survived the founding rigors of the time, rose to be the ones blessed with leadership positions in later years.

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The years of Ikechukwu ascendancy, ending in 1967, were the glorious years in the history of St. Joseph’s Chosen Church Of God. Thereafter, it faced a withered state, a parting of the ways, then a metamorphosis upon which Christ’s Chosen Church of God became a rejuvenation.

Apostle Joseph Ikechukwu however succumbed to the tempting of the Devil during the period of the Nigeria Civil War of 1966 – 1969. In order not to mislead the flock of Christ by strange and ungodly doctrine of polygamy, the Church hierarchy was force into a prolonged legal battle with Ikechukwu. The name Christ’s Chosen Church of God International was the divine product of the legal Victory.

Meanwhile, after the 1970 excommunication order on Ikechukwu and through the directive of the Holy Spirit, a new leader was chosen for the church and appointed Apostle in 1971. The man Samuel Eriamiatoe Agbonifo who took over rule until 1992 when he joined the saint Triumphant. Technically & legally speaking, Samuel Agbonifo thus became the founding Spiritual leader of Christ’s Chosen Church of God International. As spiritual Leader, he governed the church as chairman, church council with councilors who were very vibrant and robust. The man, most Snr. Apostle Samuel Agbonifo was a well-traveled missionary who took the church for the first time to Asia and Europe.

From 1993 to 1st May, 2003, another technocrat, by the name Joseph Omosefe Eguasa ruled the church. As leader of the church, he was known and addressed as ‘His Grace Most Snr. Apostle Prof. Joseph Omosefe Eguasa, JP Spiritual leader and Chairman church Council. In his time, the church expanded nationwide and internationally, opening an Apostolate in Canada and more than 300 branches in Nigeria. As part of his work, he opened six schools, Nursery, Primary and secondary known as Christ’s Chosen Group of Schools, three in 1997 and the other three in 2000.

Building on the vision of Apostle Agbonifo who had given the church a big Cathedral, Apostle Egusa purchased a large expanse of land adjoining the cathedral complex and subsequently did the foundation laying in the year 2002 for an ultra-modern 60,000 seater auditorium. He was 86 years when he completed his work on the 1st of May 2003, His Grace Most Snr. Apostle Prof. Peter Osagiede JP., Apostle Eguasa’s deputy, took over officially August 2003 as spiritual leader and chairman church council. His period witnessed the growth in the overseas apostolate, a revival in the youth and women fellowships of the church and the commencement of construction work in the auditorium project started by Apostle Eguasa. A well – traveled missionary, Apostle Osagiede died at the age of 67 years on the 24th of June, 2007.

As God will have it Most Snr Apostle Dr Joshua Edenabuohien Osemwegie Osasuyi JP MFR at the age of 71 took over as Spiritual Leader / General Overseer and Chairman Church Council on Saturday, 1st September 2007. As part of his reform agenda, the title “His Grace” used by previous Spiritual Leaders was scrapped. Also, the widows of all the previous spiritual leaders who should have received their pay for five years are now on the pay roll of the church for life.

Today, the church has an imposing Global Office built and commissioned by this great man of God at one international headquarters in Km 8 Benin Agbor Road, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Apostle Osasuyi has also built a magnificent axis at Abuja for the Christ’s Chosen Group of Schools at Gwaripa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


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