David Ibiyeomie is the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing and spreading churches in the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria.
Born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria on the 21st of October, 1962 to the family of late Chief and Mrs. Apollos Iganibo of Bolo Town in Ogu / Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primay School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 1969 to 1974 for his Primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School Borikiri, Rivers state between 1974 and 1979 for his secondary education. After then, he was admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Micro-biology in 1980.
In recognition of his diligence and result oriented Ministry, the Bradley University of America awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity on the 15th of May 2004.
David Ibiyeomie became born again in 1995. After he gave his life to Christ, he discovered his divine calling, and by the reason of that, he is a Pastor and teacher of the Gospel.
His decision was influenced through divine guidance to be trained under a great servant of God, Bishop David Oyedepo. He attended full time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute, an arm of David Oyedepo’s Ministries in 1995. In the course of his training, he was greatly influenced by Bishop Oyedepo’s Ministry standards and impact.
While in the Bible School, the vision to establish and run Church based ministry became very clear to him. Therefore, on Sunday April 13th 1997, with 34 persons in attendance, and a mandate TO ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF GOD HERE ON EARTH through infallible proofs, David Ibiyeomie started Salvation Ministries, the Home of Success.
Barely 21years in ministry, he has become a phenomenon to the world.
On the 13th of February 2011, the church started 14 satellite churches in one day, with all running five services each; a new record in the history of church growth. Today, David Ibiyeomie pastors millions of worshippers spread all over the globe through his television ministry, online ministration and with over 350 satellite churches within and outside the country and over 370 pastors assisting him.
David Ibiyeomie takes great pleasure in helping the less privilege. This has led to the establishment of David Ibiyeomie Foundation (DIF) which has contributed immensely to the society through her welfare programmes and schemes such as scholarship, welfare packages, free medical outreaches, gifts to the orphanages, prisons, physically changed amongst others.
David Ibiyeomie through the church- Salvation Ministries is constructing schools which will be equipped with the state of the arts facilities for the general public. Through the Church, he has constructed a home for the elderly in port Harcourt, reconstructed several roads in the capital city of Port Harcourt (Nigeria), and sent relief materials to war torn areas such as Bayelsa State (Nigeria), Jos-Plateau State (Nigeria), Makurdi-Benue State (Nigeria), Liberia in the Sub-saharan region to mention but a few. David Ibiyeomie is intensely involved in community service with a commitment to building a society furnished with dignity.