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Oral History Interviews with Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai

 Collection
Identifier: CN 655

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.

Dates

  • 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai

Birth: April 1, 1965 in Owerri, Nigeria of the Ibo people

Family:

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

Education:

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

Career:

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

Extent

2 Sound Recordings

202 Minutes

Language of Materials

English

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

Bob Shuster
Title
Oral History Interviews with Raymond Okebaram (Osuchukwu) Adonai
Author
Bob Shuster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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