BACKGROUND

Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry – CGTM – is the outworking of a vision God gave to Joseph C. Ibekwe on February 17, 1995. During a session of three days fasting and personal inquiry while in Lagos, God spoke specifically to him from Isaiah 58:12b in this manner: “Go raise the foundations of many generations; those that come out of thee shall build the old waste places, and you shall be called The repairer of the breach, The restorer of the paths to dwell in”. This vision led him to inaugurate a non- government organization on April 17, 1995, now called Foundation for Leadership & Education Development (FLED). Later on in 1999, he founded Fled International Leadership Institute, a graduate professional leadership development Institution with the mandate to train and mentor transformational leaders in Africa.

Joseph and his wife, Maryann, started Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry in July 2012 in the husband’s office in Karu Site, Abuja, Nigeria. The Church is to expand the mandate originally given to him, “to go raise the foundations of many generations…”

Joseph is a professional journalist, and his wife is a Professional Public Accountant as an employee of the Federal Government of Nigeria. In the past 30 years, they have individually and collective served as supportive Ministers in different Ministries, including Christ Chapel International Churches, under Dr. Tunde Joda; Household of God Church, Lagos; under Rev. Chris Okotie; Living Faith Church under Bishop David Oyedepo, and The Summit Bible Church under Dr. Andrew Osakwe.

Joseph is a graduate of Kenneth E. Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Centre, Nigeria, were he specialized in spiritual and societal leadership; while his wife, Maryann, is currently a Student at Rhema Bible Training Centre, Nigeria.