El-Shaddai Bible Church (ELBC) was founded in 1987 by the late Arch Bishop (Dr.) Joseph Olanrewaju Obembe as a purpose-driven ministry to transform lives, empower and equip people to fulfill God’s purpose on earth as revealed by Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our mandate aligns with the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ following his resurrection, when he said:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” Matthew 28:18-20.
We are a community church that is fostering godly leadership, discipleship and community impact. We are committed to raising pious disciples to carry on the mandate of Christ and also exemplary leaders of the 21st century church. We have continued to make immeasurable impact in the communities we serve.
- The infallibility of the Holy Scripture (the entire sixty-six books of the Holy Bible, including 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament)
- The trinity of the God head (Father, Son and the Holy Spirit)
- The sinful nature of men and new creation realities (John 3)
- The baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:1-4, Acts 10:44-46,1 luke3:16, acts 19;1 -6) and water baptism by immersion.
A brief biography of the Founder and President of ELBC, Late Archbishop Joseph Olanrewaju Obembe
Archbishop Obembe was a devoted preacher of the word of God. After he became born again in 1979, he answered his calling to become a minister of the gospel in 1983.
Despite being a qualified Engineer who was admitted into the Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineers (London) in 1985, he later became a full-time preacher in 1986. After pioneering two Foursquare Church parishes both in Isolo, he founded the ELBC.
He was Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Lagos Chapter (2002-2005). He held three distinctive doctorate degrees in Missiology, Systematic Theology and Christian Education. He also obtained an honorary doctorate degree from an affiliate of Oral Roberts University, USA.
He was a prolific writer who authored many books, including Breakthrough Prayers, The Miracle of Praise, Divine Cure, The Dynamic Power of Faith, Surviving Hard Time, and Conquering Wicked Forces.
Archbishop Obembe was born on 24th of February, 1956 and went to be with the Lord on 1st of May, 2019 at the age of 63. He has been succeeded by his lovely wife and life partner, Bishop (Dr.) Oluremi Kindness Obembe, as the head of the ministry.
Apart from his wife, he was survived by five children: Funmilola Obembe, Opeyemi Tayo Gaji, Damilola Olanrewaju Obembe (Snr), Taiwo Esther Obembe and Kenny Deborah Obembe; and two grandchildren: Precious Special Gracious Tayo Gaji and Prince Barak Tayo Gaji.