Bishop Kwakpovwe shares secrets of ministry with pastors, workers
Following the vision he received from God, the General Overseer of Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry, Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe recently organised a three-day Battle-Axe (Fire) International Conference for Ministers and Workers. The programme, which held from March 24 to 26, took place at the ministry’s headquarters in Ogudu, Lagos, where the publisher of Our Daily Manna shared with them the hidden secrets of power, success and ministry. The auditorium, which was filled with pastors and ministers from Ghana, Kaduna, Aba, Enugu, Jalingo, Taraba, Bauchi, Calabar, Jos, Adamawa, Gombe, Uyo and Edo State, among others, include Prof. Okereke, the popular Nollywood actress, Apostle Eucharia Anunobi.
Speaking with The Guardian on the last day of the programme, Bishop Kwakpovwe said the purpose was to raise genuine pastors, apostles and prophets in accordance with the vision God gave to him, after spending 27 years in God’s vineyard. He regretted that a lot of things are happening in Christendom and therefore, there is need to distinguish genuine pastors from the fake.
He said: “Why are we baking ministers that have no passion for the Bible or for Jesus Christ, but only have passion for denominational church? This is the first and it’s going to be every year. Quite different from what you see out there because most pastors and general overseers will never tell you the secret of their ministries. But what I’m doing here is to give them my secrets and then, they can go and reproduce them. And I will continue to do it. It is now once in March of every year. The ministers’ conference is not only meant for members, but also for ministers from other denominations.”
The Conference witnessed the presence of other guest ministers, such as Rev. Dr. Mrs. Chinwe Onyekwe and Evangelist Peter Ndeche, who spoke on managing anger; strategies of delegation and dealing with dryness in ministry.
Some of the participants said they had benefitted immensely from the programme. Apostle Eucharia Anunobi, actress and member of the church said: “This is the first of its kind and it is what I call conference of revelation, secrets of how ministers should prepare, how they should live and how they should be able to function effectively, as ministers in God’s Vineyard. Any minister that was not at this first conference should make it a point of duty to be here next year. I want to give God the glory that I was part of the organising committee, because we’ve been planning over months towards this meeting and it’s glorious.
“Any minister who wants to function effectively and prepare for the kingdom need to be here, equipped and empowered for God’s work because we have a hurting world out there, a world that needs healing and being prepared for the return of the bridegroom. Ministers, who know that the battle-axe is in their hands, should make it a point of duty to always avail themselves of the oil that is flowing from this mountain.”
The Coordinator of ODM in Ghana, Pastor George K. O. Asare said: “It has been wonderful because I have been attending different conferences organised by different men of God, but this one is like impartation because Bishop was revealing the secrets of his ministry to us, whereby we can also succeed in our own ministries.