Apostle Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere was born on October 22nd 1973 a young boy was born into the family of late Mr. and Mrs. Chinyere Nwankwo of Ohanku village in Ndoki, in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State.
He grew up to attend Seabird Nursery School in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Shortly after that, he had his primary education at the army children school in Port Harcourt where he obtained his first school leaving certificate.
I am talking about the man, whom the spirit of God took from his comfortable home and school to the wilderness to share the experience of neglect, rejection and poverty. On his return from his wilderness journey; he secured a menial job with the Nigeria airport authority, he was a security guard, a cleaner and sold GSM recharge cards.
He was from the Jehovah Witness religious sect, but had decided to toe the line of Pentecostalism. He discovered the mountain of fire ministry where he became a house fellowship teacher. He left the Mountain of Fire Ministry and became a freelance preacher of the gospel. Four years later, through the inspiration of God, he founded the Omega Power Ministries popularly known as (OPM), where he became the Apostle and General Overseer of the ministries. Backed by the anointing of God upon his life, he floated a humanitarian outfit called OPM Foundation, a foundation that launched the man of God to the world as many souls were positively affected across the globe by his humanitarian services.
Some of the achievements of the foundation include rehabilitation empowerment, training and alms-giving.
In 2010, the foundation had opened and commissioned the Free Computer Training Centre at Elele prison. Today so many prisoners including the prison warders have graduated from the scheme. See Independent Monitor vol. 16, no 77, page 4 of September 30, – October 3, 2010 and the South-South Report of October 5, 2010.
The OPM Foundation had over the period, trained over thousands of Nigerian in basic computer programming, Microsoft excel, power point and other computer packages through the establishment of free computer training centre in Nigeria. Most of the beneficiaries are now potential computer gurus in most of the public and private sectors. See Port Harcourt Telegraph vol. v, N. 22 of October 2-8, 2010. For over three years today, the foundation had embarked on the award of university scholarship programme that started with each indigene from the federated unit of Nigeria.See Today’s Top News of vol. 11, No 36, page 4 of September 5-11, 2012 and tide, vol. 13, no 111, of September 7, 2012.
In 2012, the Foundation commissioned free tailoring and Computer Training Centre at Rumuji town in Emuoha LGA of Rivers State where multitudes of people in the area including non indigene have benefited from the programme.
As if, it was not enough, the foundation had also provided and commissioned water borehole to the people of Rumuji and other communities in Nigeria to alleviate the problem of water scarcity experienced in the Area. See OPM GoodNews Magazine of vol. 1, No. 5 of June 1-30, 2012.
Presently, there is an ongoing OPM Free Restaurant that catered for the downtrodden Nigerians established about 4 years today.
A free nursery and primary school is ongoing at Ohanku in Abia State where children of the less privileged were given the opportunity to have the basic Education.OPM Free education is also running in Port Harcourt with free four sets of uniform, free sandal, free launch, free computer training, free text and exercise books, fully air conditioned class room and equipped laboratory. This is courtesy of the OPM Foundation.In other to help the less privileged children which many of them came to school with empty stomach, OPM introduced free feeding in the school.
Foundation also in September 2013, commissioned the first free ICT base nursery/primary school in Rivers state, restricted to children from poor parental background.
In 2015, Apostle Chibuzor sponsored less privileged children to Paris for educational excursion. At Nkpukpuwa community in Abia State, the Foundation had provided a free water borehole for the indigenes of the area. See National Network vol. 9, No 43, page 10 of October 31-Nov. 6, 2012. A foundation that in October 2011, assembled a large number of destitute from the streets of Port Harcourt and beyond at OPM Church headquarters at Eliozu, fed them, clothed them and provided some financial packages to the beneficiaries. See the Verite newspaper vol. 7, No 44 of Nov. 1-7, 2011. A foundation that have built housing estates at Rumuokwurushi, Rumuoigbo and Aluu community for Nigerians to occupy, free of charge. Lest I forget the construction and provision of two bedrooms flat to so many widows. See also the National Network vol. 9. No 43, page 10 of October 3-9 2012.
This foundation, in a bid to taking his humanitarian services across the globe had left the shores of Nigeria to Houston Texas, particularly at down town street, USA, where the American destitute were not only ministered to but were also fed. See OPM GoodNews Magazine vol. 1 no 5. Of June 1-30, 2012.
Recently, a Multi Skill Acquisition Centre such as oil and gas, carpentry work, tailoring, rig welding, free driving school etc was commissioned in Port Harcourt by the founder of this foundation to train Nigerians on oil and gas and other specialized areas and over 6000 Nigerians has completed training.
The Foundation also re-constructed an Ikuorie Comprehensive secondary school that has being in sorry/bad state for more than 10 years in Ohanku Ukwa East LGA of Abia State and equipped it with computers and powered it with generator.
Recently, Apostle Dr. Chibuzor sponsored 140 couples that participated in the wedding ceremony and he offered the men funds to pay for the bride price to their shocked in-law, many of whom have given up such honor will ever come their way. He went ahead to pay for the wedding gowns and suits for the couples and there was refreshment for the invited guests at the reception ceremony.
The founder of this foundation is a man who has bagged international and local awards from Prestigious institutions and organizations including the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from the Freedom University and Theological Seminary, Philadelphia USA in 2011. He is recipient of honorary degree on Illusions and Evangelism from the School of Ministry and Mentor Academy, Houston, Texas USA. A RECIPIENT OF AN AWARD, AS THE PILLAR OF HOPE BY THE NDOKI COUNCIL OF CHIEFS. The National Association of Nigeria Students on September, 2012, conferred on him a Golden Award as an outstanding philanthropist.The GoodNews Magazine conferred on him the award as the fearless preacher of the year 2013.He is a recipient of the ambassador for peach award by the inter-religious and international federation for the world peace.He is an associate fellow of institute of industrial administration.He was also honored with an award as the peace advocate/youth empowerment by the Niger Delta Non violent Movement.The most philanthropic man of God award by Weekly Watch Newspaper.He was honoured with the man of great vision award by the national union of Ndoki students
The most Humanitarian Pastor of The Year award by association of field reporters.He was conferred with the peace setting leadership award by the Verite newspaper.Evangelical award by ambassador Desmon Akaawor, the Nigeria Ambassador to South Korea.
The prestigious award of excellence by the proactive Rivers Youth Organization worldwide.Honour they said is given to whom honour is due, he is an Apostle with class, a dynamic leader, the founder of the most populous and the fastest growing church in Nigeria, a man with large heart, an anti-poverty crusader, an advocate of the true doctrine of Jesus Christ, a great philanthropist with difference, the president and General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry world-wide, he is Apostle Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere. He is married to Evangelist Dr. Nkechi Juliet Chinyere and blessed with a daughter Princess Chibuzor Juliet Chinyere.