By Frank Ulom
Bishop (Dr) Emmah Gospel Isong is an Apostle, Prophet, and Evangelist, well-known in conferences, Television, Radio, crusades and revival meetings because of his sensational healing and deliverance anointing.
He has travelled extensively to preach the Gospel in more than 27 countries on 5 continents in the past 12 years. Bishop Isong is the Founder and General Overseer of Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI) aka Faith Mansion World Headquarters, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria, and also the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD
Emmah Isong was born in Ituk Mbang – Akwa Ibom State on the 26th of October 1964 to the family of Elder Isong Ntuen of Iton Odoro, Ikono L.G.A., and Late Madam Nwoko Ukut of Nung Udoe, Ikot Ekpene L.G.A. both in Akwa Ibom State. This second son of a retired headmaster stayed in his mother’s womb for 14 months until an Angel appeared to the mother and said “Fear not, you shall surely bring forth this child, and he will be a Prophet” and so Emmah Isong grew up under a religious parentage of this Methodist Church Elder, who knew nothing else than to go to Church and worship Jehovah God.
After his basic Primary School Education and completion of his Secondary School at the then Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim; Isong proceeded to the University of Calabar (UNICAL) where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance as the best-graduating student in 1987. He did his compulsory NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) in Benin City, where he rose in the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) as the General Secretary. He attended the Church of God Mission and served as an Usher with the Late Archbishop Benson Idahosa for two years while in Benin.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
Apart from his formal Education, Bishop Isong holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity, a member Institute of Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, Alumni – Ministry Training Institute (MTI) Malaysia; Fellow, Institute of Administration Managers of Nigeria; Member, International Pastors and Ministers Conference (IPMC) Sayreville, New Jersey, USA.
Dr Emmah Isong is the Presiding Bishop/General Overseer of Christian Central Chapel International based in the City of Testimonies, 8 miles, Calabar, Nigeria where thousands of people gather to worship the Lord in Holiness, Power and Prosperity every Sunday in the multi-million Naira, an architectural wonder, 25,000 capacity seat auditorium called “FAITH MANSION WORLD CENTRE” and he runs an international, interdenominational programme known as “The Morning Dew” every 1st Saturday of the month by 6am with several people from different parts of the world in attendance.
He is currently the Chairman – Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Cross River State and by extension a member of the National Executive Council (NEC); Chairman, Niger Delta Christian Leaders Forum-Cross River State; Vice President – Pentecostal Bishops Communion of Nigeria (PEBICON), South-South; the International President, Association of Gods Servants (AGS), an association with over 2000 Pastors; Patron, Nigerian Union of Journalist – NUJ, South-South Zone; Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Compassion International (a life-changing, Non-Governmental, Faith Based Organisation involved in charitable activities). He is a Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP) and was nominated by the Newswatch Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Pastors in Nigeria.
CALL AND MINISTRY
Emmah Isong left his banking profession to respond to God’s call of “Go and tell my people to be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” (John 16 vs. 33). On the 9th of January 1984 by 1.30am on the road to Malabor, University of Calabar (UNICAL), he surrendered his life to Christ in a dramatic divine encounter; and 3 months later was baptised by the Holy Spirit and in water by immersion. During his NYSC, he felt the call of God so strongly in his life and in 1990; he totally yielded to that call where he started “Good Cheer Partners Inc…”, which later in June 1996 added a Church arm “Christian Central Chapel International” a church that started with 120 people and now fast-growing into several thousands with branches spreading across Nigeria and USA.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Emmah Isong is married to Lady (Magistrate) Helen Emmah Isong of Ekwo family, (Nduo-Eduo Eket – Akwa Ibom State) and Opusunju family (Opobo – Rivers State). This union of 22 years has been blessed with 3 lovely children: Miss First Emmah Isong a graduate of the Department of Economics – University of Calabar, Master Gideon Emmah Isong a student of Business Administration – United Kingdom, Master Ephraim Emmah Isong studying Law in the United Kingdom. They live very happily serving the Lord together till Jesus returns. Currently, some of his children are married.
Emmah Gospel Isong is a well-known Speaker in Conferences, Crusades and Revival Meetings because of his prophetic grace and apostolic mandate, deep revelation and exposition of the word of God, very descriptive and incisive word of knowledge/wisdom, confirmed healing miracles and deliverances, with a record of many cripples, the blind see, the dumb speak, creative miracles have been reported to take place during his ministrations and souls are saved. Emmah Isong has been known to give publicised prophesies that have never failed for over a decade covering all strata of society both at the National and International levels. He is an author of several inspirational books including “Problems Are Not Forever”, “Running Over”, “I Need A Miracle”, “Your Story Will Change”, “The Chains Are Broken” etc. and has travelled extensively to preach the gospel in over 40 Countries within 5 continents.
• Your Story Will Change
• Choosing to Live
• I Need A Miracle
• Problems are not forever
• The Crown of Thorns
• The Arrow of Deliverance
• The Calling without Repentance
• The Sin of Unthankfulness
• How To Develop A Personal Praying Habit
• Cheerfulness In Storms
• Free Indeed
• Sayings of A Prophet
He has also held a lot of praise conferences/seminars to address national and International issues. His prophecies from the prophetic night of Passover have been known for accurate fulfilment.
Bishop Emmah Isong is the President of Good Cheer Partner Inc., President of General Overseer Christian Central Chapel Int’l, and President Association of God’s Servants (AGS).
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