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Benson Idahosa's 80th Posthumous Birthday Is Today


Benson Andrew Idahosa (11 September 1938 – 12 March 1998) affectionately called PAPA or BABA by his followers, was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher, and founder of the Church of God Mission International with headquarters in Benin City, Edo State. As the first Pentecostal archbishop in Nigeria, he was renowned for his robust faith. T. L. Osborn remarked on him as the greatest African ambassador of the apostolic Christian faith to the world.

Born
11 September 1938
Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

Died
12 March 1998 (aged 59)

Spouse
Archbishop Margaret Idahosa

Children
1 son, 3 daughters

Occupation
Televangelist, author, pastor

Benson Andrew Idahosa is the founder of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria.

A claim made by Idahosa that he had raised eight people from the dead was dropped when challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority, who sought evidence that the individuals concerned had in fact been dead.

He was the founding president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)

He was once the President of All Nations for Christ Bible Institute.



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