Ituah Ighodalo:A man of God with Intellectual leadership
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is the General Overseer of the Trinity House Ministries International. He was born on April 6th1961 in Ibadan. He attended one of the famous schools in Nigeria called King's College International school and later proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he obtained combined honours in Economics and Accounting in 1982 and later University of Hull, England. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Nigerian Institute of Mangement.He is the Editor-in-chief of the Timeless newspaper and a partner at SIAO( A firm of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants).Two months ago he marked his 53years birthday bash on earth with extra-ordinary legacies.
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is a member of several charitable foundations because of his love for humanitarian services to the society. He gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1993 and was ordained as a Pastor in 1995 at Freedom Hall now named as' Hope Hall'. He pioneered many Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parishes both local and International and City of David. As a called servant of God, Pastor Ituah is a man of many parts with academic and religious discipline in all ramifications. As a young man growing up, he had a tall dream of becoming the best among his equals and that was why he determined to excel in his academic pursuit. He is fondly called by his admirers as' a man of God with leadership integrity'. Trinity House Ministries International is a denominational, free flow worship centre with the authentic vision to build leaders and professionals for God's kingdom. The Trinity vision to change lives, fulfilling destinies and transforming nations. Trinity House was founded just few years ago and now has ultra-modern 5000 capacity church with digital operation in service of God.
Pastor Ituah's vision to make world class leaders that would make great impact in the religious bodies and others. As a humble servant of God, he believes that ministry is all about giving quality insight of leadership that would make the world a better place where everyone can fit in and bring the impact of Christianity beyond. He has since supported several NGOs like courage education, Eden's field and others. One thing that distinguished Pastor Ituah Ighodalo from other ministers of God is that he believes on quality education that a parent can give to his or her child. He has devoted much time in helping many less privileged ones to fulfil their dreams in education.
Few years ago, precisely when Patitosgang was still on air Pastor Ituah Ighodalo's view on the gang with Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Editorial Board chairman of the Guardian Newspaper and now the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan was very educated. I picked my interest on him as then the junior parliamentarian of the gang. He was one of the guest analysts that kept Patitosgang alive when the CEO, Professor Patrick Utomi was pursuing his presidential ambition and others. His creative and progressive contribution kept the programme growing then. He was never afraid to air his views. As one of the senior pastors of RCCG then, he was committed to the service of God to the core. He was one of those that made Patitosgang as an interesting talk show in Nigeria because his points were centred on leadership development of Nigeria and nothing more. Pastor Ituah believes that anything we do on earth today, we must put God first.Patitosgang was a programme that spoke the minds of Nigerians then. Though leaving RCCG to start his own ministry was the making of God in his life and with the support of his dearly wife was able to weather the storm of destructive criticisms from the media. Everyman on earth has its special calling and anointing which other highly respected Nigerian ministers of God have demonstrated and so Pastor Ituah Ighodalo must not be different. He is a great preacher with integrity. I also loved him when he gave awards to some top Nigerian professionals included the former CBN governor and now the new Emir of Kano State, Mallam Lamido Sanusi and others. He is a detribalised minister of God. His calling into the ministry was exceptional package to fulfil God's promise in his life. God vineyard is opened to everybody that is ready to work with him. Everyman on earth has its shortcomings and faults, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has demonstrated love he has for God over the years through his selfless service to the society. At 53, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is committed to the things of God. Today, Trinity House International is divided into different departments with timeless vision to make great leaders with reputation and imbibe the fear of God. He is a man of God who has graciously attained the ladder of success but not carried away and ready to associate himself with the less privileged ones. He is a man of God with extra-ordinary legacies. He has also invited top leaders to his church for intellectual teachings and others. Trinity House also honoured some credible Nigerians too. As a chartered accountant cum economist and a pastor who believes that adequate preparation of God's word gives quality knowledge on people. Nobody that attends Trinity House once will remain the same again. His daily transformational messages have helped many people in Nigeria to realise their potentialities in life. One thing you cannot take away from Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is that, his humility to his members is exceptional. He has also written several books and publications to his credit. He is a friend to the media. He was one of the movers and shakers of City of David parish of RCCG. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo got it right when he took the decision of marrying his lovely wife, Ibidun whose vision and aspiration match together in life. She is a virtuous wife to behold.
Finally, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is the leader of leaders, mentor of mentors, teacher of teachers, economist of economists, evangelist of evangelists, entrepreneur of entrepreneurs, accountant of accountants, speaker of speakers, public analyst of analysts, publisher of publishers, reader of readers, charity contributor of contributors, preacher of preachers, taxation expert of experts and others. He is a role model to this generation of youths in Nigeria. Once again, happy birthday sir.
By Godday Odidi
08058124798. Lagos Public Affairs Analyst.