Pastor Paul Enenche is a well-known Nigerian Christian minister, televangelist, songwriter, author, and founder of Dunamis International Gospel Centre. He was born on June 12, 1968, in Orokam, Benue State, Nigeria, to the family of Chief D.E Enenche, a former Commissioner of Police in Nigeria.
Early Life and Education
Paul Enenche was born in 1968 in Benue state Nigeria. Benue state is located in the north central part of the country. He is from Benue state and of the Idoma tribe. Not much is known about his early background; However his mother had a revelation of Jesus in the year 1958, instructing her to serve God wholeheartedly which she did diligently. Paul Enenche recalls that his mother tried to raise him up along with his siblings in the way of the Lord ensuring they woke up on time for a family morning devotion. That devout upbringing had an impact in his life which remained till he became famous.
Pastor Paul Enenche grew up in a Christian family and was raised in the ways of the Lord. His father, Chief D.E Enenche, was a devout Christian who served as a lay preacher in the Church of Christ. This upbringing instilled in Paul Enenche a deep love for God and a passion for serving the Lord.
Enenche had his early education in Nigeria and later went on to study Medicine at the University of Jos, Plateau State. He graduated in 1988 and went on to serve as a medical doctor in the Nigerian Army. During his time in the army, he was posted to various parts of the country and gained a lot of experience as a medical practitioner.
Encounter with Jesus
Paul Enenche was raised up as a Methodist; but when he enrolled in the University of Jos, he was actively involved with the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship. Paul Enenche salvation experience is unique as he noted that he repented after series of inward convictions and questions about his eternity gripped him. He started really following the Lord hard while on campus with the Deeper Life Bible church, being the church he continued with.
Finding Love and Marriage
Indeed whoever finds a good woman has found someone of great value. Paul Enenche met his wife Becky Enenche on campus while still zealous for God with Becky more like a spiritual daughter. They both fell in love and as the Lord willed, they got married in 1994. Becky Enenche herself is a medical doctor whose parents were medical professors. They are married with four children. Becky Enenche has been very supportive of her husband with many drawing inspiration from their exemplary blissful marriage.
Call to Ministry
Medicine and Ministry
Paul Enenche has always been known to be a man with an unquenchable, unquestionable passion for God. As a medical student, Paul Enenche notes that whenever he hears of a patient’s death, he becomes miserable with thoughts about how he could have helped the patient to survive if he could. Hence, evangelizing to patients while on ward rounds was something he always did; praying for the sick and preaching to them while doing his job as a medical doctor; with numerous miracles attributed to those encounters.
Despite having a promising career as a medical doctor in the army, Enenche felt a strong calling to serve God in full-time ministry. He had always been passionate about preaching and sharing the gospel with others, and he knew that his true calling was in the ministry.
In 1991, he resigned from the army and enrolled at the Redeemed Christian Bible College in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied at the college for three years and graduated with a diploma in Christian Ministry.
Ministry and Achievements
After completing his studies, Enenche went on to establish Dunamis International Gospel Centre in 1996. The church started with just a handful of people, but it has since grown into one of the largest and most influential churches in Nigeria.
Enenche’s ministry focuses on the message of salvation, healing, and deliverance. He is known for his powerful preaching and teaching, and his messages have touched the lives of many people around the world. He is also a prolific songwriter and has written several gospel songs, including “I Will Praise You”, “Close to You”, and “You Are My Life”, Mantles are falling, Lord I cannot do without you, Restorer of my Life, There is a Place, There is a Name.
Apart from his work as a minister, Enenche is also an author and has written several books on various topics, including faith, prayer, and the Holy Spirit.
Some of his popular books include;
“21 Foolish Things People Do”,
“Reasons Why People Fail”,
“The Force of Freedom”.
Enenche is also a philanthropist and has used his ministry to impact the lives of many people in Nigeria and beyond. He has established several programs and initiatives aimed at helping the less privileged, including the Dunamis Food Bank, which provides food and other essentials to the needy, and the Dunamis Medical Outreach, which provides medical care to people in underserved communities.
Enenche’s ministry has received several awards and recognitions over the years, including the International Icon of Excellence Award, the National Peace Award, and the Nigerian Role Model Award, among others.
Pastor Paul Enenche is married to Dr. Becky Enenche, who is also a minister and serves as the co-pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre. The couple has four children and is known for their strong commitment to each other and their ministry.
Enenche is also a strong advocate for social justice and has spoken out against corruption and other societal ills in Nigeria. He is known for his boldness in speaking the truth and standing up for what is right.
Pastor Paul Enenche is a true servant of God who has dedicated his life to preaching the gospel and impacting the lives of people around the world. I have followed God’s servant Dr Pastor Paul Enenche since my undergraduate days and I can say, I am so glad to be connected to him, his ministry and life as impacted to many of us, and he is yet raising even much more leaders across the length and breath of the nations.
He also plays a major role in heralding the move of God and revival in Nigeria, the Church Dunamis today, is known for signs, wonders and miracle, an unusual move of God is at work in the commission, and the backing and covering is so tangible,