Bishop Emmah Isong
As the best graduating student of the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Calabar in 1987, the cozy environment of the banking sector should naturally have been Bishop Emmah Isong’s forte but he abandoned it for the mission field of envangelism and the pulpit.
For family members, it wasn’t a surprise because he was answering to a divine call which began at his birth. The story is that he stayed in the mother’s womb for 14 months until an angel appeared unto her and informed her the baby will be a prophet in his lifetime.
Today, that prophesy has been fulfilled.
Bishop Isong is one of the most vocal and established Pentecostal pastors in Nigeria. He is Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Christian Central Chapel International in Calabar. The church has grown remarkably from it’s little beginning, and its services now hold in a 25,000 capacity auditorium.
The son of a school Headmaster has always been involved with the things of God. He was General Secretary of The Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship and served as Usher to the late Pentecostal great, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, while serving in Benin.
He is a well known speaker at conferences and is author of books.
A respected voice in the Pentecostal circles in Nigeria, he has at various times held offices at the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, as Chairman of the Cross River State chapter, National Publicity Secretary and Vice Chairman, South South.
Holder of a Honorary Doctorate degree, the Iton Odoro, Ikono-born Bishop is an alumnus of the Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim, the Ministry Training Institute, Malaysia and a member of the International Pastors and Ministers Conference, New Jersey, USA. He’s also President, Association of God’s Servants.
Bishop Isong is also noted for philanthropy and community service, and was recently appointed Chairman of the Cross River State Anti Tax Agency by Governor Ben Ayade.
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