The Authority Icon: ARTHUR NWACHUKWU
For significantly impacting his region, country and continent using the message of Christ; for his consistency and courage in illuminating the negatives of humanity and providing quality, inspirational leadership and game-changing interventions, His Lordship, Bishop (Dr.) Arthur Nwachukwu, is The AUTHORITY Icon.
He uses the timeless message of Christ to touch and change humanity, a reality stemming from his compelling grasp of spirituality and deep insight of life. Meet Bishop Dr. Arthur Nwachukwu, founder and presiding Bishop of Rhema Deliverance Mission Church Inc., with headquarters at Umunya in Anambra State and boasting over 30 branches across Nigeria, South Africa, Holland and United States.
A native of Ajaakpani village, Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, he was born as the first child to Chief Godwin and Christiana in 1942, at Otuocha in Anambra State. For his primary school education, he attended St Gabriel School Aguleri. As a pupil he was a notable footballer and was nicknamed the golden boy in the field of play.
Though he lost his father at age 13, he struggled to raise money to fend for himself and his younger ones. He effectively combined his studies with a domestic job of caring loads for farmers from their farms to the market places.
Thereafter he undertook correspondent studies and obtained University of London College General Certificate of Education which was equivalent to West African School Certificate (WASC). He subsequently went to University of Nigeria Nsukka to study Public Administration.
He bagged an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Pacific Christian University in California in 1995. He began his working career as a teacher at Ikem Nando in Anambra State in 1960 and later got a job as a civil servant in the old Eastern Region in 1962.
In 1967 he joined the Biafran Army and actively participated in the civil war. After the war he went back to the civil service and held several positions before resigning to answer the call of God.
A man hugely endowed with the gift of prophesy, vision and revelation, he has within his 75 years on earth proved by all standard to be a man of all round goodness. He is a teacher, counselor, healer, developer, builder, manager, changer, leader, goal getter, philanthropist and a unique family man. Most interesting is his ability to raise a wave making church in this 21st century. He is the immediate elder brother of Bishop Paul Nwachukwu, the founder of Grace of God Mission International.
The church has a cable network television station known as Rhema TV that reaches viewers in over 70 countries. Rhema is one of the fastest growing indigenous Churches in Nigeria. And he continues to give healing and hope to troubled humanity.
He is married and blessed with wonderful family of five males and a female - all graduates and many grand children.