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How The Christian School in Nigeria Came to Be
In memory of her son Bishop Harford A. Iloputaife, Jessie Iloputaife opened the Bishop Anayochuku Iloputaife Christian School and Orphanage at the Iloputaife family compound in Inyi, Nigeria. She maintained this free tuition Christian school in Nigeria with her salary as a teacher in California until her retirement in 2006. She continues to support it with income from her house in Lagos Nigeria and partial donations to Proclaim International Ministries California, United States
ABOUT BISHOP HARFORD ANAYOCHUKWU ILOPUTAIFE ___ 2.12.1959 to 2.9.1995
***A preacher from Inyi Nigeria, Bishop Harford Anayo Iloputaife was born on the 12 of February 1959 in Lagos Nigeria. He was the sixth child of Capt. H. A. Iloputaife, MBE, NAEC, who was the grandson of Maduekesi (Madu) King of Inyi at the time the British invaded that land in the 19 Century. On his maternal side his grandfather John Anyaji a
fervent preacher and renown healer was first to introduce Christianity to the people of Inyi from Ogidi where he had gone to apprentice as a lumberjack (sawyer). Bishop Iloputaife was called to the Christian ministry when in 1980, at the invitation of his mother Jessie Iloputaife (nee Anyaji,) he joined her at YWAM (Youth with a Mission) at the University of the Nations in Hawaii USA. From Hawaii he
accepted an invitation to preach in Canada. A few months later Anayo Iloputaife returned to Nigeria to minister at the Holy Church of God in Christ, a church founded by his mother on Badagry Express road, Oluti Lagos Nigeria.
In 1985 Anayo decided to start his own ministry which he named Victory Christian Church. Together with the students at his Bible Faith Training Center he went around buses and other public places winning souls for Christ. By 1991 when Harford Anayochuku Iloputaife was consecrated Bishop under the umbrella of the Pentecostal faith, his Victory Christian Church then situated near Satellite Town Lagos, boasted a membership of over ten thousand. As a Bishop he had pastors in more than 20 cities such as Awka, Ughelli and Ojo in Nigeria who came under the auspices of Victory Christian Church. His method of ministry included televangelism through which he preached the gospel to Nigerian audiences over the Victory Television Broadcast. Through his Faith Revival Ministries World Outreach he traveled the world preaching the gospel wherever he was invited. Bishop Iloputaife published several books and recordings; the most popular of which is Dynamics of Biblical Prosperity by Bishop Harford Anayo Iloputaife. An ardent preacher, counselor and healer who spoke out against the ills of society and callous neglect of the suffering poor by the government of his day, Bishop Iloputaife escaped several attempts on his life by armed assassins. Finally, on that fateful night of the 4 of February 1995, he was shot at very close range by assassins who followed him home from where he went to pick up his mother on her arrival from the United States to join him in the celebration of the 10 anniversary of the founding of Victory Christian Church. Five days later on the 9 of February 1995, Bishop Harford Anayochuku Iloputaife passed away.
***Extract from: Bishop Harford Anayo Iloputaife 2.12.1959 to 2.9.1995 ___ Assassinated But his Legacy Lives On, by Omah Diegu, http://bishopanayoiloputaife.blogspot.com/