Pastor Jerry Eze is a Nigerian pastor and televangelist known for being the founder of Streams of Joy International Church. The 41 year-old is also the brain behind the online prayer streaming platform, NSPPD, which has a record of over 1 million views daily.
The cleric has grown to become a household name in Nigeria as far as Christendom is concerned. In addition to his work as a pastor, he prides himself as a writer with his devotional book titled Streams of Joy Daily Devotional which is distributed and read across the globe.
Pastor Jerry Eze Hails From Abia State
Pastor Jerry Uchechukwu Eze was born on August 22, 1982 in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. He hails from Item, a village in Bende Local Government, Abia State.
Jerry was raised by his mother who was a single parent. He had his childhood at Umuahia, though it was not quite rosy as his mother struggled to cater to him. This experience taught him humility and simplicity and also drew him closer to God. There have been no records on whether he has other siblings.
He is Very Well Educated
With regards to his education, Pastor Jerry attended Ibeku High School, Umuahia. Afterward, he got admitted into Abia State University (ABSU) where he majored in History and International Relations and obtained his first degree.
Later on, he got accepted into the University of Greenwich, London where he obtained an MBA in entrepreneurial management. He also acquired a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.
Pastor Jerry Began Preaching as a Student
Pastor Jerry Eze revealed in an interview that his humble background while growing up was part of what inspired him to draw closer to God, a decision that has led him into becoming a pastor. During his study days, he became the pastor of the school Chapel, known as All Saints Chapel.
In 2009, he quit his job at the World Bank Project to switch to full-time ministration. He started spreading the word of God and was able to establish his church and Ministry known as the Streams of Joy International in 2011 in Abia State.
What Is The Full Meaning Of NSPPD?
NSPPD is an acronym that stands for New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations. It is an online streaming prayer Ministry organized by Pastor Jerry Eze, the founder of the Streams Of Joy International church. According to the pastor, the NSPPD platform was not a premeditated idea from the establishment of his ministry. It rather emanated from the 2020 Covid-19 government restrictions on worship centers across Nigeria.
Due to the situation which affected all churches, he got furious about the fact that the devil was trying to triumph over Christians by restricting them from going to worship God. That was when Pastor Jerry Eze decided to take his ministry online. His intention was to get the gospel to every nook and crannies despite the restrictions. And that was how NSPPD online prayer stream came to life.
With tons of views recorded when it was launched, the pastor then decided to intensify his efforts and the prayer ministry continued growing. The live streaming often starts at 7 am throughout the week. The 7 am prayer is part of what brought him into the limelight and has gone a long way in making his popularity soar.
The online service cuts across every denomination and is quite impactful as lots of people are now praying online whenever he is streaming live. The pastor has also testified that through the NSPPD, people are receiving their miracles as he has gotten several testimonies of people who have been healed from their ailments through the platform.
The NSPPD 7 am prayers have attracted millions of followers from all over the world, and is now one of the biggest online prayer streaming platforms in Nigeria, raking over a million views daily, since it started streaming. Pastor Jerry Eze has also turned himself into a highly sought-after pastor and preacher as he is often invited to preach or speak in various Christian gatherings, churches, and occasions.
Where is Pastor Jerry Eze’s Church Located?
Pastor Jerry Eze’s church headquarters is located at Klm 4 Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia in Abia state. The church is said to have over 5,000 members from its different branches across the country, including celebrities such as Princess Maureen, Frank Oshodi Richards, Gentle Jack, and Moses Bliss to mention just a few. The church usually holds six Sunday services which are mostly between 6:30 am – 1:30 am.
Aside from its headquarters at Umuahia, the church has been able to set up a total of 12 branches across the country as well as overseas. The Stream of Joy church branches are:
- Streams Of Joy International, Umuahia
Location: K/m 4 Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, Abia State
- Streams Of Joy International, Abuja
Location: M & M Event Center, 11 TafawaBalewa Road, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
- Streams Of Joy International, Owerri
Location: 1st Floor, Union Bank Building, Opposite Mann Street, Okigwe Road Round About, Government House Bus Stop
- Streams Of Joy International, Aba
Location: Eldorado Hotel (Oluchi Hall) beside Abia Poly, along Aba/Owerri Road, Aba, Abia
- Streams Of Joy International, Uyo
Location: IBB Avenue, Uyo, Nigeria 520261.
- Streams Of Joy International, Old Umahia
Location: Wonderland Event Center, ISI-court, Old Umuahia, Abia
- The Refreshing Point – Youth And Singles Church
Location: Chaise World Hotel Umudike, Abia, Nigeria
- Streams Of Joy Houston-Texas
Location: 14800 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77082.
- Streams Of Joy Atlanta
Location: Hilton Atlanta, Northeast 5993, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
- Streams Of Joy Nottingham-UK
Location: Hyson Green Youth Club, NG7 6ER Nottingham.
- Streams Of Joy Birmingham-UK
Location: Tanhouse Community Center, Hamstead Road, Great Barr. Birmingham (B43 5EL)
- Streams Of Joy Calgary – Canada
Location: Multipurpose Hall B, Genesis Centre 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary AB T3J0C9
- Streams Of Joy Edmonton, Canada
Location: Park View Community League, 9135 146 Street NW, Edmonton AB, T5R 4L5.
Who is Pastor Jerry Eze’s Wife?
Pastor Jerry Eze’s wife is Eno Jerry, a native of Calabar, Cross River State. Their conjugal bliss is blessed with two children whose names are Samara and Jerry. Meanwhile, it was love at first sight for Pastor Jerry Eze when he first met his spouse Eno at the university where he was invited to preach.
The pastor recalled in an interview that as soon he heard the name of his wife among the members of church officials, he heard a voice telling him that she is his wife, and he immediately approached her and told her to marry him.
Eno his wife has been very supportive of his ministry. She is the resident pastor of the Refreshing Point, the youth and singles ministry. Pastor Eno is the author of the book titled “I Almost Ruined My Marriage” a true story about her marital challenges.
Lady E, as she is fondly called, is also the convener of Pastors Wives and Women in Ministry. Eno is also the founder of Women on Fire Network, a platform for empowering and raising pastors’ wives and women in ministry. Her platform has garnered huge members from several countries across the world.
Pastor Eno attended the Entrepreneurship Institute Australia where she obtained an MBA in 2008. Afterward, she attended the University of Greenwich, London, and obtained a Master’s in International Human Resource Management. Being an experienced Human Resource Manager and Consultant, she is the Lead Consultant, MD and CEO of Jeno Consulting, a Human Resource company. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State.
So far, Pastor Jerry Eze and his wife are waxing stronger in their conjugal bliss while they raise their children. Moreover, Eno has hitherto been quite instrumental in the success of the ministry.