By Special divine grace of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Edenabuohien Ehimwenma Osemwegie Osasuyi, JP, was born at Erua in the year of our Lord, 15th of March, 1937 into the God-given family of late Pa Osasuyi Orumwense and late Madam Edomwande Osasuyi (nee Erhunmwunse) both from Erua in the then Eghobamien Council now known as Uhunmwode Local Government Area – Edo State, Nigeria.
Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi attended C.M.S. School , Erua, where he obtained Standard School Certificate. From there, he proceeded to Oghada Secondary Modern School to obtain a Modern Three Certificate. He also attended Agric College , Akure between 1958 and 1959.
In January 1963, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Edenabuohien Ehimwenma Osemwegie Osasuyi, received and answered the glorious call of God to serve as a Minister in the Lord’s vineyard. As a result of this important call of God, and his zeal for the spread of the gospel, he then attended Christ’s Disciples Seminary where he obtained a Certificate and later Diploma in Theology respectively. Before joining Christ’s Chosen Church of God in 1959 (then St. Joseph Chosen Church of God), Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi had spent about nine years in the Anglican Church at Erua.
His Pastoral Journey
Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi, JP has passed through the rank and file of the pastoral ladder of Christ’s Chosen Church of God since he answered the call of God in 1963. By God’s grace, he is one of the Ministers who have maintained unbroken chain since he joined the ministry in 1963; receiving his first promotion in 1967, his second promotion in 1972, the third in 1978, the fourth in 1993, the fifth in 2002 and the ultimate in the ladder on the 1st of September, 2007.
His Pastoral / Apostolic Portfolios
Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Ede Osasuyi JP started his Gospel Ministry as a Station Minister first in his home town at Erua in April 1963. Thereafter, he served in various capacities as Group Head and District Head respectively in Stations such as: Uhi, Oza, Ugieghudu, Uzama, Iguobazuwa, Abbi , Virginia (twice), Iru, Auchi, Abudu, all in the former Bendel State and Jos in Plateau State . As the Church further expanded by the emergence of more branches, Divisions were created for effective administration and Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi was saddled with the responsibility of overseeing many of these branches as Divisional, Area / Zonal Head. Such Divisions included: Agbor, Ajegunle, Port Harcourt, Uromi, Kano, Sapele, Virginia, Asaba, GRA (Benin City) and Aba.
To the glory of God, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Joshua Osasuyi JP has lived up to the call of his master as demonstrated by his passionate interest in church planting for the singular purpose of soul-winning. His laudable landmark achievements in Stations, Districts, Divisions, Area / Zones are there for the present and up-coming Ministers to emulate. Apart from the above-mentioned offices, Most Senior Apostle Dr. Osasuyi was also favoured by the Lord to be appointed in other official responsibilities to display his God-given talents and potentials all to the glory of God. These included:
Chairman – Land and Building , Benin Area;
Supervisor, Upper-Lawani / Iguobazuwa Divisions in Edo State
Director, Estate Department
Director, Health Services
Chairman, Disciplinary Committee
Director of Administration
Director of Lands and Housing, Vice-Chairman, Church Council all at the Church International Headquarters.