Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa is a Nigerian IT professional and minister at The Waterbrook Church in Lekki, Lagos State who recently gained massive public recognition as the husband of Mercy Chinwo, the famous Nigerian gospel singer.
Even though Blessed Uzochikwa has been a pastor for some years at The Waterbrook Church, nothing much was publicly known about him. This was not until June 2021 when he pooped the big question to the singer. Mercy Chinwo has been active in her singing career for a decade now and has gained the hearts of many with her adorable and sonorous voice. Know more about this lucky man that will soon be walking down the aisle with the delectable singer.
Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa is a Delta State Native
Blessed Uzochikwa was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Uzochikwa in Delta State, Nigeria. He belongs to a mixed ethnical race. Findings revealed that he celebrates his birthdays on 31st May of every year but his year of birth is not certain. Speculations however have it that he was born between 1986 and 1989.
This means that he is around 36 and 33 years old. There are yet no details about his parents and siblings.
Pastor Blessed spent his early years in his hometown where he also received his primary and secondary education. After that, he got admitted to the University of Port Harcourt and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. In 2016, he acquired Stanford Advanced Project Management Program Certificate from Stanford University.
Given that the man of God just made it to the limelight, nothing much is yet known about his family background and personal life. But, we believe he will shortly be granting interviews through which more about his family information will be revealed. He currently lives in Lagos State where he serves as a pastor.
Besides Being a Pastor, He is an IT Professional
Pastor Blessed is a Microsoft-certified IT professional with an advanced project management certificate. Before he took up the mantle of ministerial leadership, Uzochikwa worked as a Network Engineer at Microware Solutions/IBM Partners and was an IT administrator at Tetra Pak.
He also worked as an IS/IT Business support for South Africa and Sub Sahara Africa in AstraZeneca and was promoted to the rank of Associate Project Manager. Currently, Pastor Blessed Uzochikwas is working as Process Automation Capability Leader and Associate Project Manager at AstraZeneca company. He has also been working on the project of Airtel VAS Security and has been with the company for 9 years – since March 2013.
Does Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa Own a Church of His Own?
Pastor Blessed Uzochika does not own a church of his own but is a resident pastor at The Waterbrook Church (TWB). The church is located at La Madison Place Block 2, Plot 1 Okuanda Bluewater Scheme, opposite Blue Moon Hotel, beside Glitz Event Center, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Founded in 2009, TWB has the mandate of reaching out to the “unchurched” and making the church exactly what Christ wants it to be – a place of love, honesty, peace, and power. Pastor Blessed has a huge belief in Jesus Christ and Christianity. His acts of selfless service and kind words draw people close to him and that earns him much love from them.
At the Waterbrook Church, Blessed Uzochikwa has been serving devoutly for some years and many people have huge faith in him. He once mentioned that his spiritual father is Tony Rapu, a leading pastor of the House of Freedom Church in Asaba, Delta State. The Lagos preacher is also a human rights activist. In 2020, he supported the fight against Xenophobia in South Africa.
Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa and Mercy Chinwo Got Engaged in June 2022
On 23rd July 2020, Pastor Blessed got engaged to the renowned Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo. Both of them announced the news via their different official Instagram handles alongside their engagement photos. Looking at the photos, one can apparently see that the couple is extremely excited about each other.
The celebrity spouse wrote, “I am the man the Lord showed MERCY! Mercy Chinwo, Thanks for saying YES! I Love You Dearly
On her own side, Mercy Chinwo posted a number of photos displaying her sizable diamond ring. “I am blessed to be blessed with the blessed official. The thought of doing the next phase and the rest phase of my life with you makes the blessing more real… I love you Sweet”, she captioned.
The news of Mercy Chinwo’s engagement thrilled her fans and the general public. Many people poured in congratulatory messages to them and went ahead to repost their photos. Just a few hours after the announcement, their photos had dominated all social media platforms. It is not known exactly when they met each other or how long they dated. Meanwhile, Mercy Chinwo and her husband got married on August 13, 2022.
Mercy Chinwo is a well notable gospel musician who has established herself in the Nigerian gospel music scene with her hit records. Some of her famous songs include Excess Love, Amazing Love, Na You Dey Reign, Obinasom, Chinedum, Omekannaya, Akam Di Na Elu, Tasted of Your Power, Udeme, Oh Jesus, and many others. She has in no doubt launched another level of fame after she got engaged to the Lagos-based pastor.
Other Interesting Facts About Mercy Chinwo’s Fiance
- Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa loves dogs and has a couple of them at his home
- He has certificates of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
- He is skilled in Microsoft Office and Windows Server
- Pastor Blessed is an ardent football lover and also loves to play it whenever he has the chance
- He is used to sharing numerous motivational quotes on his social media handle
- Mercy Chinwo’s fiance is reportedly living with some of his family members in his beautiful and well-furnished apartment in Lagos.