In Nigeria today, there are many revered men of God who are as powerful as they are influential. In this league are some powerful Catholic Reverend Fathers whose integrity are still very much intact, in spite of all the rot and sacrileges in Christendom these days. These Reverend Fathers are holy and still keep to their calling, leaving no room whatsoever for compromise or deviation from all Catholics norms and doctrines. Unlike many men of God nowadays who are meddling in politics, making names and money for themselves in the process, these Reverend Fathers are apolitical. Most of them own prayer ministries, and even schools. They are renowned for accurate predictions, healings and life-changing counseling, coupled with parishes that each one of them coordinate.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ede is one of these powerful and influential Reverend Fathers in Nigeria. He is the founder of Catholic Prayer Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Elele, Rivers State. Fr. (Father) Ede as he is called, is perhaps the first Catholic Priest whose miracle works remain very popular and unequalled in the history of Catholic church in Nigeria. He is a household name in the area of breaking of curses/yokes, and healing of the sick through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
A power-packed monthly miracle programme he holds at Pilgrimage Centre, Elele town, Rivers Sate, usually attracts thousands of Christians, and even non-Christians from all parts of the country who always besiege the place, every month for breakthroughs in all areas of life. Beyond the transformation that this fire-brand Priest has brought to the pattern of worship in the Catholic Church, he is the proprietor of 2 reputable institutions of higher learning. He is the proprietor of Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology, (OSISATEC) Enugu State and Madonna University Okija, Anambra State.
Another of such Reverend Father is Ejike Mbaka, in Enugu, a very popular firebrand preacher of the gospel. Signs and Wonders usually follow his powerful ministrations. Mbaka’s weekly all-night adoration crusade at Emene, Enugu, has continued to be a big crowd-pulling programme as many Catholic faithful always throng the round to attend the programme. Though many of his ministrations and preaching’s are controversial, and sometimes anti-government, this has not in any way diminished the ever-soaring profile of the priest. His miracles have, in no small way, helped in letting many young parishioners stay put in Catholic, because all they would have got in Pentecostal, miracle-happening churches, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mabaka makes happen in Catholic Church. His miracles have brought Pentecostals, Methodists, and Anelicans etc to swell the Roman Catholic crowd. People come from abroad to attend his crusade. Fr. Mbaka is not just a charismatic preacher, he is also an anointed singer. His recorded messages on DDs, DVDs and audio tapes are fast-selling in the market.His AQUARAPHA sachet water is second to none in the South East.
Rev. Fr. Dominic Nwobodo, the director, Vincentian Retreat Centre, Lagos, is another revered Catholic Priest who usually performs miracles and win souls for Christ in Nigeria. Convinced that Nwobodo has the divine gift as a miracle worker, the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos gave him the approval to establish the Vincentian Retreat Centre in the Ojodu area of Lagos. Today, the Centre has become a pilgrimage of some sorts, as miracles-seeking people troop to the Centre in search of divine solutions to their myriads of problems. Programmes he organize include, counseling for couples, monthly midnight vigil and breaking of curses. Fr. Dom, as he is fondly called, has successfully carved a niche for himself in this regard.
Fr. Basil Gbuzue is another Catholic Priest whose exploits for God cannot be underestimated. He is renowned for his prayers and never-seen-before miracles.His prayers and miracles have transformed many lives, from the path of destruction, abject poverty to fulfillment and abundance, in all area of their lives. There are testifiers to the goodness of God through the hands of Fr. Basi Gbuzue. He uses a particular Holy Water, which we gathered, works wonder. This has continued to draw different caliber of people in need of spiritual help, to him from all over the world.
Another top Catholic Priest worth mentioning is Rev. Fr. Paschal Tochukwu Ekediegwu. He is the Parish Priest at St. Mary’s Church, Akuke, Enugu State. He is highly respected, as a result of his miracle works, and his life-transforming miracles to many. He has been severally invited, even outside Nigeria for Prayers.