Apostle Johnson Suleman is the President and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, a church which he established in 2004.
Not one to be media shy, news coverage of his many controversial prophesies and contentions with government officials and the likes are a common occurrence.
Apostle Suleman’s Early Days
Johnson hails from Auchi in Edo State Nigeria, but was born in Benin to Muslim parents who at first discarded a prophecy given to them by a travelling group of missionaries, who brought the message that he was to be a prophet of God and minister in His presence.
Apostle Johnson Suleiman was however to grow up to fulfill that call. He was in Auchi his hometown for his secondary school education when he met Christ and gave his life to spreading the gospel.
He showed signs of a love for the things of God early on, eagerly going out to evangelize and partaking in church activities against pressure from his parents. On June 20, 1994, an encounter with Acts 10:38 of the Holy Bible, was to jump start his actual work in ministry.
Johnson Suleman’s Call To Ministry
He first served as an Assistant Pastor in the Armor of God Church, Lagos, which he joined in April 1998. However, after a series of encounters with the Holy Spirit which he says formed the background of Omega Fire Ministries which he went on to establish in 2004.
Omega Fire Ministry
Omega Fire Ministries International, under the leadership of Johnson Suleiman believes in the fire operation of the Spirit of God that refines, purifies and equally destroys.
The church has a global reach as messages are distributed through Facebook as well as a 24 hour Christian television channel called Celebration TV and its radio counterpart a 24 hour Christian radio station, “Voice of Fire Radio”.
Apostle Johnson Suleman who trained as a mass communicator and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Human resource Development, has over twenty bestselling books to his name.
The church’s International headquarters is also a hub of many entrepreneurial pursuits as the grounds have restaurants, a printing press and numerous other employment creating ventures present.
Apostle Johnson Suleman travels widely and is said to have preached in practically every country on the African continent as well as others around the world. He has a reputation of openly confronting political and economic rulers in his home country Nigeria and dishing out prophecies on a plethora of future national or world events.
Apostle Suleiman prior to the controversies that followed him in 2015, was said to submit himself to the ministerial oversight of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the leader of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), a protégée of late Archbishop Idahosa. More currently, he has been linked in that capacity to Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
On The Apostle’s Personal Life
Apostle Johnson Suleman is married to Reverend Lizzy Johnson and their marriage is blessed with four children. Apostle Johnson Suleiman is also widely touted to be a generous giver who does not withhold from anyone in real need.