Archbishop Benson IDAHOSA Biography
Benson Andrew Idahosa was born on the 11th of September, 1938 in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria into an impoverished family. And because of that, he had a poor education background. He started school at the age of 14, but before then, he was always sent to the farm to work.
Benson Idahosa got born again in 1952 in Assemblies of God Church, Benin, and since that time, he began taking God and the gospel serious. Sooner or later, he was filled with the Holy Spirit and began teaching in different villages.
In many of the meetings he held, there were diverse kinds of healing and miracles and because of that, the news spread across many other villages which enhanced the work of evangelism.
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It was in 1968 that Idahosa received the mandate of preaching the gospel with signs. So he began a Bible study group near a store before moving to a bigger facility.
He was ordained in 1971 by his mentor, S G Elton and Freda Lindsey. He is the founder of Church of God mission International, with the headquarters currently located in Benin City, Edo State.
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He was married to Margaret Idahosa and their union was blessed with four children. Benson Idahosa died on the 12th of March, 1998.