Mission Statement

This is a place where we gather together in quality praise and worship of the true and living God, equipped with the Word of God for growth and fellowship with one another in covenant relationship and released to make a formidable impact in our world for the Kingdom. TREM is big enough to contain you, small enough to reach you, and powerful enough to deal with anything the devil brings against you. Here we do not look at the bigness of your problem but the bigness of our God.

Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord. He passionately preaches Power in the Word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 180 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe. He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor of many pastors across the globe, Dr Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, author, television and radio host, a strong and respected voice in Nigeria, and an advocate of balanced Christianity.

Dr. Mike Okonkwo graduated from the Morris Cerrullo School of Ministry and the Covington Theological Seminary in USA, and holds several doctorate degrees and honorary awards. He is the Convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI) a gathering of Pastors designed for Fellowship, Spiritual Covering, Mentoring, Strengthening, and Networking, through conferences, seminars and other interactive sessions. He is a co-host of the National Ministers Conference (NMC). He is a Trustee and also a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

He is the Patron and Founder of the Empowerment for the Less Privileged (ELP) Foundation, a non-governmental organisation committed to alleviating the plight of the less-privileged in the society through donations to hospitals, establishment of free vocational training centres, running free preparatory schools for students in the secondary schools, and facilitating regular public enlightenment campaigns on health issues amongst others. He also pioneers a scholarship fund for talented students.

With a pastoral staff strength of over 250 men and women, the ministry has several arms all geared at reaching the “unreached” wherever they can be found. To this end, the ministry has a Prisons Outreach, which ministers to inmates in various prisons and remand homes; Word Ambassadors-this group of people organises crusades in various towns and villages; and the ‘’We Care’’ Ministry, which ministers to the less privileged through relief items, food stuffs, free basic medical care, soft short term loans and encouraging petty trading in order to make each individual self sustained.

Others are Dunamis Publications, which co-ordinates all literature generated from the ministry, Maranatha Power Play House, which ministers the word through various anointed drama presentations, The Singles Fellowship, set up to encourage the singles on how to enjoy and make the most of their single-hood while preparing them for the responsibilities of the married life, and The Intercessory Unit, the arm of the church that is dedicated to prayer not only for the ministry and programs of the ministry, but for the Body of Christ as a whole and Nigeria as a nation.

Still in a bid to positively affect the less privileged, Bishop Mike Okonkwo in partnership with his wife under the aegis of the Women of Global Impact, sponsors free cervical screening for women in rural areas and annual donation of food and clothing to the less privileged women with particular reference to widows in the villages. A peace loving man, he risked his life to ensure the reconciliation of warring parties during the Ogbunike communal clash which invariably led to the sustained peace the town enjoys today.

Bishop Mike Okonkwo is married to Bishop Peace Okonkwo and they are blessed with a daughter.

Presiding Bishop

Dr Mike Okonkwo MFR

Bishop Peace Okonkwo is the Resident Pastor of the Headquarters Church of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), and Proprietress of the Word of Power Group of Schools. She is a pillar of hope for the Body of Christ and reflects a contagious joy and peace that only comes from God. Her passion is giving hope to women and children around the world.

Standing behind the scenes giving a hugely supportive role to her husband the Presiding Bishop has brought her into the limelight; truly her gift made a way for her and brought her before kings. Her love, care and concern particularly for women and children sent her to her knees to seek God’s face on how to reach these two groups. In 1998, this desire gave birth to the International Women Prayer Conference, a monthly meeting for women, which holds every last Thursday of the month at the world Headquarters of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).

This meeting has become interdenominational and holds not only in the TREM World HQ but also in other states of Nigeria and other nations of the world including United Kingdom, Israel, United States of America, Republic of Gabon, and Cote D’Ivoire amongst others.

In a bid to ensure a solid foundation for children, she established the Word of Power Group of Schools. She is also the  Founder of the Women of Global Impact and has expanded her outreach to the desolate and street ladies by creating a home for them called Rehoboth Homes and Skills Acquisition Centre. She is a recipient of several awards which include: Nigerian Woman of the Year Award (2005), SUMA Humanitarian Support Award (2006), International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Award (2007) amongst others. She is married to Dr. Mike Okonkwo MFR, the Presiding Bishop of TREM and they are blessed with a daughter, Uche.

Dr. Peace Okonkwo

Bishop Peace Okonkwo

Kayode Ajayi is the resident Pastor of TREM Church in Calgary, he is a privileged servant of The Most High called into the ministry of reconciliation and service. He preaches simple and powerful Message of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ connecting and pointing people to their maker.

Pastor Kay‘s soul purpose is soul-winning, lifting up people’s spirit with The Word of God, encouraging everyone to live a life victory. His one major heart cry is to see all men walk with The Lord in Spirit and in truth, free of any satanic encumbrances.

Pastor Kay is happily married to dear wife, (Olanlesi) of almost 20 years and they blessed with the most wonderful children in the world.

Pastor Kayode Ajayi