Oral History Interviews with Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai
Scope and Contents
Oral history interviews with Adonai. Topics discussed include family background and childhood in Nigeria, his conversion and the development of his Christian faith, graduate education in Poland; ministry among university students through the Christian Student Association of Poland (ChSA) and the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES); African students in Poland; Pentecostalism in Poland; founding of the Victory in Jesus Church in Lodz, Poland; impressions of the Wheaton College Graduate School. The time covered in the interview was 1965 through 2010.
Raymond Osuchukwu Adonai was interviewed by Bob Shuster on March 12 and April 19, 2010 in the offices of the Billy Graham Center Archives and in Rev. Adoani’s home.
- Adonai, Raymond Osuchukwu. (Person)
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Full name: Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai
Birth: April 1, 1965 in Owerri, Nigeria of the Ibo people
Parents: Nelson and Antonia Osuchukwu. Father was a pastor
Siblings: Four brothers, four sisters
Marital Status: Married Rosemondeff Mbaegbu on September 24 & 29, 2001 (civil and church weddings)
Conversion: November 8, 1981, through the Scripture Union Fellowship in his school
Ordination: April 1996 ordained to student ministry; was ordained by God’s Church in Christ, Poland in May 2001; In May 2005 his church, the Victory in Jesus Church Lodz, Poland, was officially registered by the ministry of Internal Affairs, listing Osuchukwu as pastor
1980-1982 - Government Secondary School, Owerri, Nigeria. Graduated with a General Certificate of Education (GCE) O’level
1984-1985 - Mbieri Secondary School, Mbieri, Nigeria. Graduated with a GCE O’level
1987-1988 - Six months language school in Lodz, Poland
1988-1993 - Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. Graduated with a M.Sc. in Engineering, with a specialization in Road Construction. Attended on a scholarship award from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education
2009-2011 - Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Graduated with a MA in Biblical Studies
1986-1987 - Saving clerk and cashier at the Progress Bank Nigerian Ltd. In Amakohia, Nigeria
?-1987 - In Mbieri, Nigeria, one of the early leaders of the Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion, Nigeria (EFAC)and evangelism secretary of the Scripture Union. Also preached by invitation occasionally in his home church
1994 - Six months profession practice with the PHU “BUDOTRAKT” construction company as a site engineer
1995-2005 - Coordinator of International Students for the Christian Students Association of Poland (a member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) in first in Wroclaw, then in Lodz, Poland
2004-? - Missionary work aimed at church planting, which resulted in the founding of Victory in Jesus Church, Lodz, Poland of God’s Church I Christ, Poland which he served as pastor
2007 - Founded a branch Victory in Jesus church in Wroclaw, Poland
Other significant information:
Father died when he was seven; mother became the breadwinner in the family as well as raising the eight children
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Raymond Osuchukwu in March and April 2010.
Accession: 10-15, 10-19
August 17, 2020
- Adonai, Rose.
- Anglican Communion -- Nigeria.
- Bible -- Devotional use.
- Catholic Church -- Poland
- Chinn, Lisa Espineli
- Christian Student Association of Poland.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion (EFAC) -- Nigeria
- Evangelistic work -- Poland.
- Holy Spirit.
- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
- McDowell, Josh.
- Occultism -- Nigeria.
- Pentecostalism -- Anglican church.
- Pentecostalism -- Nigeria.
- Pentecostalism -- Poland
- Scripture Union.
- Victory in Jesus Church (Lodz, Poland)
- Wheaton College (Ill.). Graduate School
- Wright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas)
- Oral History Interviews with Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai
- Bob Shuster
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