By Gabriel Omonhinmin
Dunamis is a Greek philosophical concept that means “Power”, Potential”, or Ability.
It is not a surprise, therefore, that the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, founded in 1996 by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche and his wife, both Medical Doctors, who abandoned medical practice for the Pulpit, have within a period of 26 years grown in bounds and lips as the church is now ranked among the World Class Churches in Africa.
What could have been their secret? And why are the Dunamis Pastors flying so high when other pastors and their churches long established are still struggling to take off? Ms Ene Ede, a long standing member of Dunamis church, will always tell whosoever cares to listen. “I believe that the Founding Pastors have over the years adopted the philosophy and concept of Dunamis, which is Power, Potential and Ability in the way and manner they run the affairs of the church. Dr Pastor Paul Enenche on a daily basis and over the years displayed God’s enormous power in the way and manner he preaches the gospel, The Trumpet, gathered.
“A keen follower of the church growth will notice that the Senior Pastor has exhibited great potential and ability in the way and manner he manages his church administration.”
The church was established on November 10, 1996, its inaugural Sunday service was held on the first floor of the Abuja Centre for Arts and Culture in Area 10, Abuja, for two weeks, before the church service was again moved to the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers, where the church services were held for six months.
Since then the church has not looked back, it has grown all the way. It now has one of the largest church Auditoriums in Nigeria and Africa.
Now read one of Dr Pastor Paul Enenche preaching where he let out the secret of flying high in life. Hear him: “It has been confirmed that behind every attention-commanding result, there are secrets. It is not possible to see a person flying high in life without secrets. That is why life remains a struggle until secrets are discovered or certain principles are upheld.
“Now, one of the secrets of flying high in life is unhidden spirituality. Prayerfulness is a key to usefulness. You cannot be prayerful and be useless on earth. Your spiritual base determines your destiny base.
He explains “To seek God first is to have all other things (Mathew 6:33). Some people say, “But there are people who do not know God but are successful.” The truth is, you need to find out how well they are doing. Find out about their dreams in the night, the symptoms in their bodies, the fears of their lives, and the dangerous evil covenants they may have entered into to acquire and sustain the so-called success.
“Beloved, success is not just about having money; it is not about flying around the world. Success is having peace with God and being established in the Centre of God’s Will and Plan for your life. It does not matter how much money you have or what position you occupy, if you do not have peace with God, you are a failure.
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“Daniel had an unhidden life of spirituality and prayerfulness (Daniel 6:10). And he was flying very high in his days (Daniel 6:1-3). People could not find anything against Daniel except it pertained to the Law of his God (Daniel 6:5).
“Beloved, there is nothing to be ashamed of in serving God. Those who are serving the devil are serving him shamelessly. Why should we serve God shamefully?
He then roared like a Lion, “As from today, receive fresh fire for unhidden spiritual intensity in Jesus Name.”
And the Church service for that day ends with the prayer, while all the congregants shouted Amen.