Evangelist Esther Imoh is one of the rare servants of God who operate in almost all the five-fold ministries. She’s a teacher, prophetess, an Apostle, Evangelist and now, Pastor of the New Testament Believers Ministry, a fast-growing church in Iju, a Lagos Suburb.
She ran an outreach for 13 years before she launched her church five years ago. Her flagship programme, 14-day vigil every first week of August has ran since she launched into ministry, with manifestations of signs and wonders. She’s set for this year’s programme.
In this interview, Evangelist Imoh, who is married to Rev. Chike Imoh, spoke on a wide range of issues.
Can you share your experience after 18 years of ministry?
Well, I thank the Almighty God for all these years; it has not been easy but the grace of God has been upon my life so I decided not to look at the mountains. I have kept my eyes on God alone who is the Author and Finisher of my faith. Glory be to Him alone.
As an Outreach, it was a bit easy since we open mainly on fellowship days, but now as a full-blown church we are open every day of the week and I am always there for the people of God as the resident Pastor. As mother and as a counselor, it is highly tasking but God has never failed me both in strength and wisdom.
When you look back and remember your calling as a minister of God, what is your message to up-coming ministers of God?
My message to fellow ministers of God is to put in their best, for God is looking for men and women who will fully represent Him on earth. Truly the road is rough and rugged but our God is able.
For all these years as the General Overseer of The New Testament Believers Ministry, what have been your challenges?
The challenges are numerous, I cannot list all but none of them has brought me down, rather God has been keeping me stronger and stronger in faith and in health. Indeed, God has always shown His power to help and deliver. The problems of my members and children of God worldwide are also a burden to me – these burdens give me sleepless at nights, for I have to be on my knees interceding and seeking God’s mercies. The problem of funding to run and build the church is another big challenge but God who never fails will not fail me.
Proliferation of churches has been on the increase lately, and on the other hand; sin, crime wave and insurgency have been on the increase. Who is to blame- the Church or government?
Yes, it’s true! Criminality has been on the increase but that is the fulfillment of the word of God in the Book of 1Timothy 4:1-2, 2Timothy 3:1-5 and in Matthew 24:1-14. Well, no one is to blame, but ministers of God should be up and doing, lets focus on the word because prophesy will fail and flashy things of this world will also fail, but the word will always stand. Our government should step up the war against corruption and ask for God’s wisdom and guidance; rule in righteousness – it is only the hungry and idle man that becomes the devil’s workshop.
Would you say the church is still on track?
I can only talk about the church I know which is “The New Testament Believers Church”. It is still on track. We speak the word undiluted and without fear or favour. We rely on the power of God. We stand on the truth, which is Jesus Christ, the Most High.
Your August annual programme tagged “14-night” is around the corner. What are your expectations?
Our expectations are high. Souls will be won for Christ. The kingdom of Satan must be de-populated. People’s lives will be uplifted from poverty to prosperity for God will give the jobless jobs through this programme. The sick surely will be healed and souls that are thirsty for the word will be satisfied. In the previous 14-night programmes we have always recorded tremendous miracles- this year’s 14-night will be very great, in fact it would be parallel to none.
What is your message for our government and Nigerians all over the globe?
Well, we are seriously praying for our nation, so that we all embrace Christ and let the will of God be done in Nigeria. I appeal to Christians all over this nation to rise up in righteousness and pray for our leaders. Let everyone that God has lifted up in any leadership position lead with the fear of God and be a good example for the people to follow.
So far the people are emulating bad examples of corruption, cheating, misrule and cultism. Confidence in our politicians and government is waning. Consequently, there is no more respect and value for life. Our moral values have been thrown to the winds and insurgency has taken over.
We must all go back to God and ask for His mercy. God loves this nation but we have drifted away from His presence due to our sinful life-style yet He still loves us and wants us to come back to Him.
If Nigerians all over the world realize that righteousness exalts a nation then God will begin to prosper us and make Nigeria a better place to be. God bless Nigeria.