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BRO. JOSHUA IGINLA celebrates birthday, 25 years on the pulpit inside N10 billion 80,000 seater – auditorium


+ Dashes out 22 cars

‘I owe no bank because it’s gods vision’

It was celebration galore as millions across the world joined Champions Royal Assembly in celebrating the birthday of their General Overseer, Bro. Joshua Iginla on Sunday, June 28, 2015, inside their on-going 80,000 sitting capacity auditorium labelled City of Wonders tucked inside the Chikakore axis of Kubwa, Abuja.

The celebrated prophet who was a year older enjoyed a triple celebration that day. Aside his birthday, he also dedicated and presented the 33 classic books he authored all at once which is a rare feat and 25 years behind the pulpit.

He also used the occasion to unveil the multi-billion naira 80,000 seater City of Wonders which began mid last year.

Interestingly, celebrities such as Alex Osifo, Ejike Asiegbu, Tony Umez, Francis Duru, Fathia Balogun, Ireti Osayemi, Funsho Adeolu, Paul Obazele, Larry Koldsweat, Bruno Iwuoha, Blessing Patrick, Thelma Nwosu, Ngozi Orji, Ayo Emmanuel, business moguls, politicians and several others across the globe all identified with the powerful clergy who simply love to be identified as Bro. Joshua Iginla.

According to them while congratulating him in Champions Television founded by the minister, they said he has touched their lives and lives around the world and that he is a “true example of humility, love and genuine clergy who practiced what he preaches,” which is the reason they are celebrating him.

The colourful event was spiced up by the superlative performance of guest artistes such as Onyeka Onwenu, Tope Alabi, Chris Morgan, Asu Ekiye, Solomon Lange and several others.

The birthday boy who is incurably a true giver also splashed a whooping 100 million as gifts on the less privileged, ranging from cash to car gifts.

ENCOMIUM Weekly learnt he dashed out 22 new cars. The beneficiaries were six celebrities and 16 others in the congregation. Fathia Balogun, Funsho Adeolu, Zack Orji, Tope Alabi, Larry Koldsweat and Ireti Oshayemi were the lucky artistes.

Iginla gave Funsho Adeolu and Fathia Balogun a Toyota Camry each, an Islander jeep to Zack Orji, Mazda to Larry Koldsweat and an exotic car to Tope Alabi.

Meanwhile, the executive Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom who was at the event has revealed that the backbone behind his emergence as governor was Prophet Joshua Iginla. The amiable governor, while giving a remark at the birthday thanksgiving held in honour of the Shepherd in charge of Champions Royal Assembly inside their ongoing N10 billion 80,000 sitting capacity auditorium in Kubwa, Abuja, said against all odds it was Bro. Iginla who revealed to him emphatically how he would emerge governor.

According to him, “He even predicted I would face a lot from rejection from my good friend, the former governor of my state (Gabriel Suswam) and my exit from PDP. I was shocked that all he predicted came to pass according to his words. His message to me one- on- one was even before all those things happened and that’s why I have come to celebrate with him.”

We also gathered that the international headquarters of the ministry called Champions City of Wonders cited at Chikakore, Kubwa, Abuja is near completion.

A record- breaking 80,000 capacity auditorium which is touted the biggest in the world when completed sits on two hectares of land with 350 toilets and four floors. Surprisingly, the world- class ultra modern auditorium has 12 escalators, nine electronically operated elevators and three hectares of car park.

Speaking about the new auditorium during the Ministers Conference on Saturday, June 27, 2015, entitled, Fire in My Bone, held at the new auditorium, the amiable clergy said, “This is surely the work of Grace as we owe no bank a kobo nor did we borrow any money from any bank to build this City of Wonders. In fact, it’s the architect and the engineers I am waiting for to complete the structure as the materials are on ground. As regards the issue of who my spiritual father is, I can tell you that my appearance is not magical. I have spent 25 years behind the pulpit and my spiritual father as directed by God is Yonggi Cho”

It would be recalled that Bro Joshua Iginla dashed veteran actor, Larry Koldsweat a brand new 2014 Infiniti jeep not long ago.


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