How 8 Repentant Militants & Kidnappers Become Pastors At OPM
No fewer than eight repentant Niger Delta militants and kidnappers undergoing rehabilitation in the Omega Power Ministries rehabilitation centre are now pastors, the General Overseer of the church, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, has said. Chinyere said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.
The General Overseer said the repentant militants turned a new leaf after a divine encounter through evangelism organised for some of them in their various camps.
He said, “I preached to them and lots of them hearkened to salvation call and gave their lives to Jesus Christ.
“Before I launched into this flow, I bought some estates to relocate them. Initially, after I preached to them, due to the fact I could not relocate them out of their area, it was easy for them to go again to their antique methods.
“So, I decided that the high-quality way to approach them is to change their environment and that have become the first step of their recovery method.”
The cleric stated he took them to the estate, were given them baptised and started to educate them the phrases of God.
“These kidnappers have other halves and youngsters, so what we did became to position their youngsters in the loose school operated with the aid of the church and on the equal time established agencies for his or her wives.
“We began teaching them distinct capabilities and through the grace of God, once they received the abilties, a few stated they desired to be pastors.
“And, presently we've got eight of them which are full-time pastors in OPM branches.
“Others are into extraordinary talents like carpentry, pipeline welding, scaffolding, and mechanic,” Chinyere stated.
According to him, about 10,000 youths were rehabilitated and reintegrated into society under the OPM rehabilitation programme for youths particularly for repentant militants and business sex workers.