Pastor Joshua Iginla is a gospel minister and general overseer of Champions Royal Assembly. He is also the founder of the church which has its headquarters at Plot 1133/1134 Chikakore, Kubwa, Abuja, in Nigeria. He is also known as, a role model by his church members, philanthropist, and mentor. Just like in most Pentecostal churches, Pastor Joshua Iginla is addressed as “Papa” because of his philanthropic gestures.
Joshua Iginla Biography
Joshua Iginla was born on May 21st, 1969, in Ado-Ekiti State. He was born into a Muslim home but he accepted Christianity as his religion and became a pastor.
His switch to Christianity was not without resentment from parents and relatives. According to Pastor Iginla in an interview, he was treated like an outcast. He faced difficulties being a Christian from a Muslim home. He carried out gospel outreach and crusades in his village when he was a member of the Evangelical Ministry (OPEM).
Joshua Iginla Ministry
After many years under the Evangelical Ministry (OPEM), Pastor Iginla established his own ministry which according to him was God’s will. He drew illustration from the bible where Gid asked Abraham to leave his father’s land to another land. Pastor Iginla said he left Ibadan for Abuja when he got the revelation, on a borrowed transport fare.
In Abuja, it was not a rosy start, Pastor Joshua Iginla was once the assistant of Pastor Reverend. Joseph Yusuf Haruna. While Pastor Joshua was in Buari, God started speaking to him that it is time to raise a champions generation.
Years later, Joshua Iginla became a founder and leader of the Champions Royal Assembly. N70,000 funds to start the church was given to him by Reverend Gbenga. The Champions Royal Assembly started in an abandoned house. Currently, The Champions Royal Assembly which is at Blessed Chapel Rd, Abuja is now a megastructure 80,000 seat auditorium.
Joshua Iginla wife
Pastor Joshua Iginla was once married to Yemisi and blessed with 3 lovely children. However, things went south with his marriage. In March 2019, Prophet Joshua Iginla announced the end of his marriage with his wife, Yemisi over infidelity issues.
Joshua Iginla Predictions
On March 9, 2014, Pastor Joshua Iginla predicted that former president of Nigeria, Obasanjo would quit PDP. He also predicted the Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon. Joshua Iginla predicted the World cup 2014 winner. He one time predicted the impeachment of the former Anambra State governor. Bomb attack at INEC office and accidents with Boko Haram female bombers were also predicted by Pastor Iginla. Including the Ebola threat, and the 2015 fire outbreaks in Lagos.
Joshua Iginla Net Worth
Pastor Joshua Iginla is currently one of the richest and most influential pastors in Nigeria. His church has branched all over Nigerian including Rivers state. He is called a philanthropist due to his car donations to celebrities. Pastor Iginla presented a number of cars to celebrities and actors in 2015 – He gave out 22 cars and also presented 32 cars as a gesture of generosity.
Being one of the richest and influential pastors in Nigeria, Pastor Joshua Iginla has an estimated net worth of $4.2 million.