Biography Of David Ibiyeomie

Biography Of David Ibiyeomie

Pastor David Ibiyeomie

David Ibiyeomie; a man anointed by God, elected by grace and sent to run with God’s divine mandate to establish His kingdom here on earth and to bless humanity.

David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian televangelist, and founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

He is the presiding pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest-growing churches in the world with ground-breaking results and branches spreading to almost all the major cities of the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in the Rivers State of Nigeria.

He was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State Nigeria on the 21st of October 1962 1962 to the family of late Chief and Mrs Apollos Iganibo of Bolo Town in Ogu / Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Education background

David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primary School Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria from 1969 to 1974 for his primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Rivers State, Nigeria. After then he was admitted into Rivers State University, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Microbiology in 1980.

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Salvation Ministries (Home Of Success)

After completing his Bible School training at Bishop David Oyedepo’s Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI), Ibiyeomie started a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos; he later moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997, with a little over twenty members in attendance.

In July 1997, the church relocated to a larger plot of land. As of 2017, Salvation Ministries averages about 50,000 attendees every Sunday at its headquarters. In February 2011, Salvation Ministries started 14 satellite churches in one day, with all running five services each.


Ibiyeomie has been controversial on multiple occasions. In January 2017 Ibiyeomie is alleged to have made prejudiced comments against the Ogoni people, leading the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People to demand that he apologise.

In March 2017, journalist Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo alleged that Ibiyeomie was having an affair with Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo. Olunloyo was subsequently arrested and refused bail for defamation. However, she has been released. Ibiyeomie strongly denies the allegations.

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