Biography of Pastor David Ogbueli

Biography of Pastor David Ogbueli

Pastor Chukwudi David Ogbueli was born on 28th April, 1968 in Alor, Anambra, Idemili South, in Anambra State, Nigeria, to Mr. Justin and Mrs. Felicia Ogbueli. He is a Nigerian pastor, minister and the General Overseer of Dominion City Church, one of the fastest growing Pentecostal Ministries in Abuja, Nigeria. Pastor David Ogbueli is a powerful charismatic faith preacher with a mandate to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, a vibrant and radical ministerial soldier, a healing preacher and a servant of the most high God.

He had his primary education at the Umuoshi Primary School Alor and his secondary education at the Orifice Boys Grammar School, now known as the Boys Secondary School, Oraifite. He then gained admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to study Industrial Chemistry, graduating with a bachelor of science degree.

Pastor David Ogbueli started a campus fellowship in 1991 called The New Covenant Family, at the University of Nigeria; a fellowship that expanded its meetings to other tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In 1995, the Dominion City Church started off as a small fellowship at Marcus Garvey Street, Enugu with a mandate to "raise leaders that transform society". The church has grown to over 750 chapters across all the major cities in Nigeria, with chapters in Accra, Kampala and Johannesburg. Dominion City also has a presence in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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Dominion City started as a house fellowship in Mummy Onyegbule's house at No. 2 Marcus Garvey Street, ENugu. It began with a few nurses who were Mummy Onyegbule's friends and their children and from that humble beginning, God has enlarged the ministry to its current stand today. Also, from that time till now (as at March 20, 2022 - which was her 85th birthday), Mummy Onyegbule has remained the ministry's foremost intercessor and Matriarch.

Pastor David is the host of the TV and Radio Program Expand Your World, which runs on TV and radio stations across Nigeria. He is also the President of the Golden Heart Foundation, a non-governmental organization with a mandate to raise dynamic leaders that will be agents of national transformation. The organisation has its central focus is value-reorientation, leadership education, youth empowerment and entrepreneurial development. The Foundation convenes the annual National Youth Summit in partnership with the Institute for National Transformation. 

Pastor David Ogbueli is an icon of transformational leadership excellence. His passion for Personal Transformation and national Transformation has produced various initiatives and ministers causing a stir among youth, government, corporate institutions, media and other stakeholders both in Africa and globally. He is one minister who is also an authority in the government body as a management and a consultant who speaks nationally and internationally in organizations, government houses, embassies and church.

Pastor David Ogbueli is the author of several books.As a widely read author, he has written books that has transformed the lives, mentality, vision, and mindset of so many. His books are available in digital and hard copy formats and can be purchased on recognised book stores globally. His published works include:

  • Discipleship Codes: Installing the Divine Nature in Every Believer
  • Praying Through the Gates of Time 
  • The Glory of the Eagle
  • The Dominion Mandate
  • Essence of Life 
  • Building friendship
  • How to choose Political Leaders
Pastor David Ogbueli married Pastor Mrs. Sarah Ogbueli (who also graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka) in 1996. Together, they have four children, two sons and two daughters.


*He Commenced Christian Ministry at the age of 12, pioneering campus fellowships as an undergraduate, the core of which metamorphosed into Dominion City Worldwide.

*He is the President of the Dominion Leadership Institute, a training body that seeks to equip Christians for success in their fields of endeavour.

Pastor David Ogbueli’s ministry of teaching, healing and mentoring, started out in his fellowship on campus during his university days. Pastor David Ogbueli is married to Pastor Sarah Ogbueli who he met in the university as an undergraduate. Pastor David Ogbueli commenced Christian ministry at age 12, pioneering campus fellowships as an undergraduate, the core of which metamorphosed into the birth of his church “Dominion City Worldwide”. He is a graduate of Microbiology from the great university of Nigeria, Nsuka. The church (Dominion City) started as a small gathering of nurses in 1996 with a small space at Marcus Garvey Street, Enugu before moving to 95 Chime Avenue, Enugu and has spread to over 450 chapters in Nigeria and about 60 more scattered across cities in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Pastor David Ogbueli is the founder of the New Covenant Family Ministries, a campus focused arm of the ministry with a presence in most universities in Southern Nigeria, and Pastor David is the senior Pastor of Dominion City International. He is currently the president of the Dominion Leadership Institute, a training body that seeks to equip Christians for success in their fields of endeavour. Pastor David is also a regular resource person and senior facilitator at the Institute National Transformation (INT). He has authored hundreds books on spiritual, mental, and leadership knowledge amongst others. He is a social reformer who hosts the Satellite TV and Radio Programme “Expand Your World” running on various TV and Radio stations across the nation. Pastor David Ogbueli is also the host of Dominion City’s Annual Camp Meeting, a three Day Spiritual retreat held during the Easter weekend and attended by delegates from over 4 continents.

David Ogbueli and Dominion City

Dominion city church is also known as the New Covenant Family (NCF) which began in 1996, with an immense growth ever since then. The New Covenant Family is now one of the most established and well-known ministries in Nigeria. It currently has 40 city churches ( including in Enugu, Lagos and Abuja) campus churches and fellowships spread all over Nigeria with healthy membership numbers and over 70 pastors serving under the vision of Dominion City Church.

According to Pastor David Ogbueli, the vision of Dominion City Church is to preach to preach the undiluted gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry started from an apartment in New Haven, Enugu, Nigeria and its success today is a marvel to the Christian community. The ministry has a mission arm called the Global Mission Network which has made a name for its self through philanthropic gestures ministered to the less privileged in the society.

The Dominion City Church have their goals as winning countless souls for Christ with a quest to empower members of the society. The church seems to be ever prepared to lend a helping hand to those in need of it. Human empowerment is one of D.C key watchwords. In the year 2015, the headquarters of Dominion city church Enugu branch conducted a free medical outreach which stormed Akpuoga Nike Emene Enugu East Council Area of Enugu state during which they had a routine for free medical exercise and treated dozens of members of the poor and neglected community with different diseases and ailments. The exercise was carried out in partnership with Abiding Fruits Maternity and clinic.

Sermons by Pastor David Ogbueli




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