Silas John: An Indomitable Man Of God With Prophetic Legacies
Rev Dr. Silas John is the General Overseer of the Faith Renewal Ministries International (FRM) whose National headquarters is located in Ajegunle Apapa, Lagos. The Delta-born cleric is one of the renowned ministers of God who knows his importance of calling in Ajegunle.
Rev Dr. Silas John started as deliverance ministry in his own room and parlour apartment in 1994 which fellowship was focused on spiritual deliverance of sickness, diseases, attacks from broken-hearted people. As a young minister of God then who knew what God wanted him to do, he never gave up his calling in spite of his daunting ministerial challenges of the ghetto city called'Ajegunle'.
As Faith Renewal Ministries International started growing speedily, the room and parlour apartment was no longer accommodating the growing members for Christ again.
Rev Dr. Silas John decided to move to a primary school and as the growth proceeded with numerous testimonies under the fellowship of the great prophetic servant of God, Rev Dr. Silas was moved to acquire permanent site along Wema under bridge in Ajegunle for the church. In September 1995, the church was divinely approved by God into full-blown cathedral of over 15 000 capacity.
Dr Silas John is fondly called by his faithful admirers as 'Papa Silas' while his lovely wife is fondly called as' Mama Silas'. Faith Renewal Ministries is known as Tabernacle of God is ablaze by enthusiasm to equip and empower people to fulfil their potentialities in Christ Jesus.
Rev Dr.Silas John has ingeniously distinguished himself from the crowd because of his divine calling. The celestial mission of Faith Renewal Ministries International to propagate the Christian faith by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed through the Holy scriptures in all places, by all means of communication, whether visual, verbal, written or by personal example. His eleven mission statements steadily fulfilling by Rev Dr.Silas John who understands the fundamentals of his divine calling.
He is a prophetic teacher with extra-ordinary legacies 'who says Ajegunle cannot produce renowned pastors in Nigeria which Dr. Silas has exhibited to the world in Christ Jesus. Faith Renewal Ministries Cathedral has international standard and remains the best architectural design in Nigeria.
Dr. Silas John is a down- to- earth minister who understands his ministerial background than anybody else. Faith Renewal Ministries under the leadership of Rev Dr. Silas John has moved from just a ministry of clapping hands without vision to a digitalized ministry of mandate. He has a distinguished training in Christian leadership that has equally helped him to excel among his fellow ministers of God in Nigeria.
His church programmes are well- co-ordinated with inspired members of vision.
Barely few years ago when I met Rev Dr. Silas John in one of the Pentecostal churches, he was invited to as a guest speaker at a waterlogged area of Ajegunle called Eradiri lane, Ugbowankwo Street, the church was in Pako structure but Rev Dr. Silas John humbled himself as a guest speaker to minister without hesitation. Though he came with a brand new Mushibishi Jeep with some of his ministers then. His ministerial message was implausible and all the members were blessed. He is a minister of God who encourages young ministers of God to grow in life.
Faith Renewal Ministries International is one of the centres for grooming young pastors for ministerial leadership on yearly basis where first class ministers of God are invited. He is one of the fast- growing pastors in Ajegunle that pays his ministers very well and spiritually equipped them to do the work of God. Crème da la crème of pastors have been invited through the anointed servant of God, Rev Dr. Silas John. His ministers are well trained to counsel both members and non-members that seek for any assistance that concerns the things of God and nothing more.
Faith Renewal Ministries International that started from the slum city is now aired on national television stations on regular basis on TVC, Supercreen TV, LTV, Hosanna, You Tube, Twitter and others. He has undiluted word of God with prophetic leadership to his credit. Faith Renewal Ministries International has grown beyond just a church but a mega one. Today, Rev Dr. Silas John is now a mentor to many pastors in Nigeria.
Rev Dr. Silas John knows the value of electronic, print and social media. He is not carried away by his prominence in God's kingdom but ready to put smiles on the suffering Ajegunle dwellers. He is one of the Ajegunle General Overseers that cares for his pastors in terms of welfare and others. He has ministered in intellectual conferences and seminars across the world.
In the recent research carried out by the Mindset Media Limited, Mindset Hall of Fame Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs, Mindset Hall of Fame Women of Integrity and Mandate online newspaper on the 5th of May 2014 in Ajegunle on pastors that patronise media regularly, Rev. Dr Silas John took second position among the 20 famous Ajegunle Pastors while Bishop Professor Leonard Nwoma Umunna of the Bible Life Church Cathedral (BLCC) International emerged first position while Dr Ben Obi of Word of Fire Miracles Ministries International came third position. He is reputable for the word of God and passionate to use the media to propagate the message to the people.
One of the dedicated members, who is the CEO of Aj.Live TV Mr. Joseph Bassey testified the goodness of God in the life of Rev Dr. Silas John whom God used to assist his media vision few years back. He is one of the best pastors I have ever seen in my life he said. Another dedicated youth Mr. Tobi Kingsley, the CEO of Tobi King Travel and Tours sees Rev Dr. Silas John as a role model to his career. He is my spiritual father in the lord. Many Christians have been blessed with Dr.Silas John's ministration over the years.
He does not look down on people but see everybody as the same. His leadership disposition in faith is creditable to be emulated. He is an articulated and seasoned cleric with a difference. He has able to carry his five ministers along his ministerial success like Pastor Elijah Olutomole , Headquarters Co-ordinator, Pastor Dennis Odili, Head of Deliverance, Pastor Austin Inanila, Programmes Director, Pastor Clement Cheke, Personal Assistant to the Rev Dr, Silas John and Pastor Clement Amoko and others.
Finally Rev Dr. Silas John is the pastor of pastors, teacher of teachers, author of authors, writer of writers, prophet of prophets, leader of leaders, mentor of mentors, philanthropist of philanthropists, media patroniser of patronisers, Evangelist of Evangelists and others. Rev Dr. Silas John is due for Bishopric position because of his manifold legacies in his ministerial calling. He is married to an upright wife, Rev Mrs.Silas John and blessed with a gifted child Kelita.
Godday Odidi Public