Who We Are
About Olivet Bible Church
Olivet Bible Church is founded as the anchor of the larger ministry, Total Impact Ministry. It had its first service on Sunday January 2, 2005 at an events venue – The Choicest Place, 24 Road, FESTAC Town. It was subsequently inaugurated on May 8, 2005 at the same venue. The church moved from the The Choicest Place to another events venue, Jupams Centre at 202 Road, FESTAC Town in August 2006. It purchased its permanent site located on 13 Road / 6th Avenue, FESTAC, Lagos.
The name of the Church is derived from (Acts 1:12; Lk. 22:39). It’s a place where Jesus habitually went to for communion with God and from where He launched out to impact His world. Olivet Bible Church is conceived as a place of inspiration where you are equipped for maximum impact in society.
The purpose of Olivet (Why we exist)
(a) The five (5) purposes of the Universal Church are as follows (Mt. 22:37-40; 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47): Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship and Discipleship.
(b) The purpose of Olivet is to develop men and women for positive impact in society (2 Tim. 2:2) – a term of reference (2 Tim. 2) given to our founder in 1989.
Our Core Values – Our standard of measurements.
O – Oneness
L – Love (I Cor. 13; Lk. 10:30-37; Jn. 34, 35).
I – Integrity (3 Jn. 3-4; Ps. 51:6; 2 Cor. 8:21)
V – Virtuous Living (2 Cor. 5:21; Job 2:3-9)
E – Excellence (Dan. 1:8; 5:14-16; 6:3, 4)
T – Teamwork (Eph. 4:16; 1 Cor. 3:6-10)
Our Vision Statement (What we intend to do)
“inspiring the saints, impacting the world”.
Our Mission Statement (How we intend to do it)
“To raise disciples for Christ, equip them for effective living and service, and as leaders who will raise others for Christ to the glory of God.”
Meet our Pastors
Pastor Owen Nlekwuwa
Pastor Owen C.C. Nlekwuwa is a graduate of the school of Environmental Design of the University of Lagos. He was in private practice as an architect until he answered the call to the pastoral ministry in 1993. He is The Senior Pastor of Olivet Bible Church in FESTAC town, Lagos.
A teacher, and pastor by calling, he is also an author whose books which include The Lame take the Prey, Take that Risk, The Search for the Ultimate, and A Battle of Champions have made remarkable impact in the lives of many.
Committed to human uplift with a vision to raise men and women for positive impact in society, and a strong passion for youth development, he is the founder and president of Total Impact Ministry. He also plays host to the weekly “Vertical Cruise” radio broadcast. He is married to Ngozi Nlekwuwa and the union is blessed with three wonderful children.
Pastor Ngozi Nlekwuwa is a Pastor with the Olivet Bible Church, FESTAC, Lagos. Wife of the Senior Pastor, Owen Nlekwuwa and they are blessed with 3 children. She holds a masters degree in history from the University of Lagos.
She worked for more than 25 years in the civil service, first with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and then with the National Theatre Lagos, from where she voluntarily retired in January 2013 as a Deputy Director, Corporate Services.
She has a passion for women and children which prompted the establishment of a women breakfast fellowship “Today’s Woman” in 2008. The fellowship equips and impacts women positively for their own good, the good of their families, environment and the society at large “…Today’s woman impacting her world”.
She heads the women fellowship of the church “Women in Ministry” and the children’s department “the Royal Champions”.
Pastor Ngozi Nlekwuwa
Our Faith Statement (What We Believe)
- There is one God existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4, Matt. 3:16, 17; Phil. 2:6).
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God and final authority in all matters of doctrine and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; I Thess. 2:13).
- All men need to be saved (Rom. 3:10, 23)
- Jesus is the only way to being saved and reconciling with God the Father (Jn. 12:16, Acts 4:12).
- We believe that Jesus bodily resurrected and ascended to heaven (I Cor. 15:4, ….), and that the dead in Christ shall rise again (I Thess. 4:16, 17)
- Baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation (Jn. 14:16, 17; Acts 19:1-7)
- Jesus Christ is coming again (Acts 1:11; Rev. 5:10; Rev. 20:6)
- Water Baptism by immersion (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16).
- The Lord’s supper (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:23-33)
- There is a hell to shun, and a heaven to gain (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20; Jn. 14:1-3)
- Tithes and Offerings for financing God’s work and prospering His people. (Mal. 2:10-12, Heb. 7:8)
First Time Visitor?
Welcome to Olivet Bible Church! We are happy you took your time to go through our site and we feel this was organized by God to help you experience him in an extraordinary way. At Olivet, we believe we are made to shine and we would like you to shine too. Please feel free to stop by at any of our services – we would love to have you!
7:00 AM • 9:00 AM
Plot D 6th Avenue / Cavera 13 Road, Festac Town.