Bishop Peace Okonkwo has always been at the forefront of the Christian Pentecostal faith movement in Nigeria, serving beside her husband, Dr Mike Okonkwo, the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). She was with him in establishing TREM and still together doing good works for humanity and the body of Christ around the world.
For example, she told all her admirers around the world to celebrate her 70th Birthday by doing something good for society and serving the less privileged. Thus, TREM, Atlanta (God’s Embassy, Smyrna Ga USA) kicked off her birthday festivities in North America on 4th June 2022, by feeding the poor and homeless in downtown Atlanta.
According to Mrs Bisi Olaoye, one of the parishioners, who organized and took part in feeding the homeless at the event, said, “it is a hallmark of Bishop Peace Okonkwo, that the church must serve and cater for the needs of the poor”.
But more importantly, is Bishop Peace Okonkwo’s strong advocacy for women and education of the girl-child. Okonkwo created the International Women Prayer Conference (IWPC), a non-denominational annual gathering and prayer conference of women around the world focusing on the family as the building block of a wholesome Christian faith through worship and support network.
The head of the IWPC in Atlanta and wife of the host Pastor of TREM, Atlanta, Pastor Chi Imuseh and Director of Operations, Mrs Rolly Okome, both agree that the IWPC is now a major Christian event in North America and around the world supporting scholarships for girl education.
That is why Mrs Tilda Dike, a long-time parishioner of TREM, Atlanta (God’s Embassy, Smyrna) is grateful to God for granting Bishop Okonkwo the grace and leadership in strengthening families through the IWPC and providing the framework for women’s engagement in supporting one another and promoting good deeds in Christendom.
The host Pastor of TREM, Atlanta (God’s Embassy, Smyrna), Pastor Fred Imuseh congratulated the woman he calls affectionately ” big Mom” on her birthday and profusely praised and thanked God for her life of service and devotion to God and the Christian faith.
**Kingsley Dike, a former Foreign Affairs Reporter with The Guardian newspapers in Lagos, Nigeria, is a Parishioner of TREM (God’s Embassy, Smyrna), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.