Rev Abel Amadi Biography, Age, Net Worth, Church, Family
Rev Abel Amadi has been elected as the new General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria. Rev. Amadi was the District Superintendent of Owerri East District of Assemblies of God Nigeria before his election. Continue reading to find out about this new leader of the Assemblies of God Church.
Who is Rev Abel Amadi?
Until his election early Thursday morning, Rev Abel Amadi was the District Superintendent of Owerri East District of Assemblies of God Nigeria. Rev Amadi, a member of the now dissolved Executive Committee, was elected at the 4th Elective ballot at the ongoing 37th General council meeting of Assemblies of God Church holding at Evangel Camp Okpoto.
Biography of Rev Abel Amadi
Rev Abel Amadi who hails from Imo State Nigeria, is a serving pastor under Assemblies of God Nigeria over 2 decades. His love, passion for the gospel has made him produce a lot of results as a minister. Continue reading his full biography below.
THE MAN; REV. DR. ABEL AMADI (General Superintendent Elect, Assemblies Of God Nigeria)
Born the sixth child but the fourth son of late Mr. Amadi Ozurumba (of Mpama Egbu, Owerri North Local Govt. Area of Imo State) and late Mrs Eugenia Amadi Ozurumba nee Okwu.
Young Abel had his primary school education at Central School Egbu, while secondary school education took him to the famous Comprehensive Secondary School, Egbu. For his tertiary education, A. U.
Amadi, as he is very popularly known, obtained his Diploma in Theology, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Education from the Assemblies of God Divinity School of Nigeria, AGDSN, Umuahia, Abia State.
His insatiable search for knowledge took him to the University of Calabar, UNICAL, Cross River State from where he came out with Post-Graduate Diploma, PGD, and Masters Degree, all in Education. Abel Amadi got to the apogee of his academic pursuit at the Imo State University, Owerri with a second Masters Degree, this time in Religion, and a Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D degree in Religious and Cultural Studies.
The Lord God Almighty captured the now Rev. A. U. Amadi, Ph.D, very early in life. He gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1975 while in the primary school, and from that point there was no looking nor going back. After secondary school, he worked briefly at A. S. Ashamu Group of Companies Lagos, before leaving to answer the call of God on his life.
Ministerial posting first took him to the Assemblies of God Church, AGC, Umuezegwu, Ihitte-Uboma (1981 – 1986), then to AGC Umuaka (1986 – 1993), and AGC Ogwa (1993 – 1997) where he became both Sectional Leader and District Treasurer.
His next tour of duty was at the AGC Ikenegbu (1997 – 2009) where he revolutionised the pattern of erecting Assemblies of God Church buildings by puting up the present exemplary ultra-modern auditorum that became the cynosure of all eyes, and challenged many others who could not but follow suit.
He also changed the hitherto stereotypical Sunday School October Enlargement Campaign by renaming it Kingdom Enlargement and Music Festival that attracted notable gospel music artistes who drew crowds of people every Sunday of the month to the church. There at Ikenegbu, he remained both Sectional Leader and District Treasurer until he was elected DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT of the then newly created OWERRI-EAST District in 2009.
From then till date, he has been consistently re-elected at the nominative ballot.In 2014, Rev. Amadi was popularly elected as the Executive Committee Member representing South-East Zone 2, a position he holds till date. As the saying goes, a gold fish has no hiding place.
Also, the reward for good work is more work. It is, therefore, not surprising that Rev. Amadi is regularly and continuously entrusted with high tasking and challenging statutory and/or adhoc responsibilities by either the Board of Administration, BoA, or the Executive Committee, E.C.
Such responsibilities include the chairmanship of the National Projects Committee (2014 – 2020), National Men’s Board (2018 – 2021) and the AG Press and Bookshop Board (2020 – Date), in addition to various committees and panels.
As a missionary minded priest and leader, Rev. Amadi has sponsored a lot of missionary activities that led to planting and building of new churches as well as the growth and development of existing ones.
A well celebrated lover and promoter of education, he pioneered and ensured the founding of the high flying EVANGEL MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL OWERRI, a flourishing full boarding boys and girls citadel of learning owned by the Owerri-East District of the Assemblies of God Nigeria.
Also, he is the initiator of a scholarship scheme for the children of indigent pastors and members. A revivalist, holiness preacher, focussed heavenly conscious minister, humane and Godfearing servant leader, human development facilitator, and more importantly, a loving husband and caring father-cum-grandfather.
At the Ongoing 37th Council Meeting of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Abel Amadi has been Elected the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria to lead over 14,000 branches, over 16,000 ministers and over 2.5million Members of Assemblies of God Nigeria.
Rev Abel Amadi Wife and Kids
Rev. Abel Ukachi Amadi is happily married to his one and only wife, Rev Mrs. Best Chioma Amadi, joyfully and thankfully blessed with four God-worshipping children – Godspower, Ihechiluru, Favour and Gift – all graduates, and four grandchildren.
Rev Abel Amadi led Owerri East Presbytery Held Banquet for Pastor in the District – Dec, 2018)
Pastors and their wives in Owerri East District of Assemblies Of God Nigeria on Tuesday went home smiling as the District Presbytery under the able Leadership of Rev Abel Amadi(Phd) held the 4th edition of the Pastors and wives get together at the District Headquarters Toronto Road Safety Road Owerri.
As a way of putting smiles on the faces of Pastors in the District, the District Presbytery organized a banquet to appreciate them for the Corporate for the year 2018.
The election, which commenced early on Wednesday, stretched into the night.Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Council Meeting, Rev. Isaac Mpamugo said Rev. Dr. Abel Amadi polled 3233 as against the current General Secretary of the Church, Rev. Dr. Godwin Amaowoh who polled 1208 to come a distant second.
Rev Amadi, from Owerri in Imo State, will now take over from Rev. Pst Ejikeme Ejim who is now retired after reaching the mandatory 70 years retirement age. Election into the Offices of Assistant General Superintendent, General Secretary, Treasurer and members of the Executive Committee resumes today, Thursday.
Event prior to the election: Rev Godwin Amaowoh Steps down from contesting the office of the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria after 4 Ballot.
He said “I don’t want Assemblies of God to suffer, he said” He stepped down after the 3rd elective ballot where he polled 2211 Votes against Rev Abel Amadi who polled 2915 Votes. However, the projected winner must emerge with the constitutional required two third majority of the total vote cast.
Names of other candidates
1:Rev Amaowoh 2:Rev Dr Abel Amadi 3:Rev Gabriel Michael 4 Rev Ogba Onyeije.