Biography of ArchBishop Benson Andrew Idahosa

Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa was born on the 11th of September, 1938 to non-Christian parents in a predominantly non-christian community. He was rejected by His father for being frail and sickly, he constantly had fainting spells as a child. He grew up in a poor household. Like most of the surrounding houses, his family was a mud house. This reality denied him access to education until he was fourteen years old, when he was able to attend a Local Government School. They were so poor that he could not afford a pair of shoes until he was 18 years old.

Full Biography of ArchBishop Benson Andrew Idahosa

In 1952, ArchBishop Benson Idahosa became a believer in an Assemblies of God Church by one Pastor Okpo. After his conversion he read the whole of John's gospel and decided he had to evangelise to his friends, he was so active in evangelism, making sure many come to the light of Christ. He later sought for the experience of the Holy Ghost baptism and asked the pastor to pray for him. After which He was filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in new tongues!

Afterwards, he met one of the Apostolic church Missionaries, S.G Elton and they became good frends, Pa Elton later became ArchBishop Idahosa's mentor. Idahosa is the founder of Benson Idahosa University in Benin City, he also pioneered a TV ministry tagged 'Redemption Hour'. This made him become the first TV evangelist in Africa. 


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He is regarded as the father of Pentecostalism in Nigeria. He was the Founding President of PFN (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria). Many prominent Nigerian pastors like Bishop David Oyedepo,  Chris Oyakhilome, Wale Oke,  Mike Okonkwo were his proteges.

Idahosa was married to Archbishop Margaret Idahosa with whom he had a son and three daughters. He died on March 12th, 1998 at the age of 59.


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Archbishop Benson Idahosa: His Mother Death While On Crusade Archbishop Benson Idahosa raised the dead like drinking coke.. He was in America when they send a message that his mother is dead. He said; my mother can't die because God did not tell me. The last time I checked in my spirit, my mother was well. If God must take her, He has to tell me. Put her on my bed, when I return, I will wake her. They asked him; When are you coming back? He said; 10days time. They told him, she will smell. He insisted they should put her on his bed. If she smell, it's my room. PUT HER THERE! The first miracle for 10days, the body did not smell. The colour of the mother changed from black to ash, totally dead for 10days.. Archbishop Benson Idahosa said; He's not coming back until he finishes his crusade. When he finished his crusade, he landed in Benin airport, and he said; take me home. They took him home... when he entered his room, he said; mama, I'm back, stand up and give me water to drink. Mama said; my son, welcome....

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  1. God bless arcbishop Benson Idahosa

  2. Can I get his full details as to how he started ministry and other related events

    1. Search on YouTube himself tells very clearly

  3. May is soul keep resting in the Lord


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