Â It is an incontestable fact that several Nigerian pastors are making waves in South Africa. But among the lot, Apostle Simeon Joshua, Founder and Senior Pastor of Command of Faith Miracle Ministries Worldwide (CFM Ministries), is said to be leading the pack.
Born of devout Christian parents, his mother is said to have vowed to God that if He gave her a son, he would be a gift to the body of Christ. Mercifully, her prayers were answered with his birth several years ago. Evidence that he is born to be great in life first manifested when he had what could be described as a â€˜Damascusâ€™ experience in his early 20â€™s. His experience, at that time, could be likened to that of the biblical Apostle Paul who had an encounter with God.
When he later ventured into business, he made a success out of it. But his mother was not under any illusion that he was born to work in the vineyard of the Lord. Initially, he didnâ€™t plan to be a pastor; all he wanted was to live a life of a champion. But after an encounter with the Lord at the ageÂ of 24, he gave his life to Christ and began to tow the path the Lord had mapped out for him. He, thereafter, attended the Word Of Faith Bible Institute, Lagos. While observing a 40-day prayer and fasting, the Lord appeared to him with a divine instruction to establish the CFM Ministries Worldwide.
While he was growing up, Apostle Joshua had valued diligence and excellence as his personal virtues. No wonder, this has become an integral aspect of his CFM Ministries Worldwide. He obtained his Ph.D in Theology at the Jordan Institute of Mission & Ministerial Acts (J.I.M.M.A).
Today, Apostle (Dr) Joshua Simeon and his wife, Pastor (Mrs. Blessing Simeon, are committed to winning more souls into the vineyard of God