Emmanuel Oje Ehimika (Preacherman)
Emmanuel Oje Ehimika, known as Preacherman is a minister of the gospel, and one of the leading influencers of people of influence around the world.
He was born on June 30, 1960 and hails from Okpuje in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, South-South Zone of Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of St. John’s College, Fugar, Edo State Nigeria; Ibadan Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and the University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria where he bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in the year 1981.
In 1982, he completely veered off the field of Economics to pioneer the art of Academic Motivational talks in Nigeria, with overwhelming testimonies and commendations.
On May 22, 1996, the Federal Government of Nigeria through her agency; Federal Ministry of Education organised a national symposium where Emmanuel addressed the first-ever lecture on Character Formation in Nigeria, targeted at inculcating in the nation’s youths, the development of excellence in Character and Success in academic pursuit. That epoch event was chaired by the then Honourable Minister of State for Education, Chief (Mrs.) V.I Anisulowo, who later wrote Emmanuel that his presentation was the best amongst other notable speakers.
On May 30, 2013 Her Excellency, Nneoma N. Rochas Okorocha, Wife of the Executive Governor, Imo State, Nigeria in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs invited Emmanuel to speak to over 2,000 youths on the topic: Emerging Leaders. The occasion which was chaired by the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Rochas Okorocha was the first of its kind in the state and it achieved its goal to redirect the minds of youths to be purpose driven.
On January 30, 1994, Emmanuel, started the Roots Christian Centre Church which was later closed down in 2004 after it served its purpose of preparing him to minister to pastors, through the Ministers Alive Magazine platform.
The magazine, (hard copies), which were given out free of charge world-wide is reputed to be one of the most guileless and practical Christian literatures, distinctly cutting across all denominations; with testimonies and commendations from both renowned and up-coming Christian leaders about its impact, from across the world.
On April 28, 1993, Emmanuel pioneered the first Christian television ministry Hour of Refreshing in Abeokuta City, Ogun State, Nigeria, same city where the first Church building in Nigeria is located.
In the year 2000, his Radio and Television motivational talk programme titled - Splashes Of Challenge was one of the earliest motivational talk shows in Nigeria, solely aired free on OGBC II, Abeokuta, LTV and Eko FM, Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2001, Emmanuel founded the Strategic Mothers vision aimed at instructing mothers in guiding their children into fulfilling their divine purposes. He published the Strategic Mothers book that was circulated world-wide and was rated by world celebrious ministers as one of the best books on motherhood ever written.
Indicatively, in 2010, Emmanuel outset The Jesus Dream (TJD) annual World-Wide one hour prayer of unity, observed in unison throughout the whole world. It’s an experience which has now translated into The Jesus Dream Worldwide Worship Hour (TJD).
What many thought as an impossible feat initially has steadily grown over the years. Information about the gathering has been translated into 13 of the most spoken languages in the world (Hebrew, English, Chinese, German, Portuguese, French, lgbo, Hindi, Yoruba, Russian, Hausa, Spanish and Arabic). The meeting has attracted sponsorships running into millions of dollars free of charge across the nations of the world. In 2022, responses concerning participation in TJD were received from over 2,000 cities across the world making TJD one of the Most Unifying Christian Experiences in the world today.
In 2015 Emmanuel wrote the Foreword to the world-famed and celebrated book, Living Waters for Kings And Presidents, a book received exclusively in the Palaces of Kings and Queens, and in the Executive Offices of over one hundred and seventy five Presidents of nations of the world, several Mayors, Judges, Governors, Captains of businesses in market places, across the world with heart-warming testimonies flowing in from Presidents of nations, Governors and Kings, their ilk around the world, underscoring the unmistakable relevance of the book.
Emmanuel and his 'early’ wife Bisi, (who departed to be with the Lord, on July 2018), are blessed with children and grandchildren. On November 26, 2020, Emmanuel got married to his second wife, Christie Motunrayo, who stands with him in ministry.
Emmanuel is blessed with a team of very dedicated and selfless staff and ministry partners consisting of believers and ministers of the gospel.