Benson Idahosa

Church: Church of God Mission International (CGMI)

Web: Personal website; church website.

Biography: Benson Idahosa (1938-1998) was born in Benin City, present-day Edo State. He attended school there and began working for his grandfather as a shoe salesman in the 1960s. In 1968, he began leading the prayer ministry at CGMI, which grew out of a prayer circle founded in 1962. Under Idahosa’s leadership, the CGMI grew rapidly in the 1970s, and in 1985 he was consecrated as CGMI’s archbishop. (Sources: 1; 2; 3)

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