Emmanuel Oshoffa

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Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa (full name Emmanuel Mobiyina Friday Adebowale Abiodun vihan Oshoffa, born 25 December 1948[1]) is a pastor and spiritual leader of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC). Many church members consider him the successor to pastor Philip Hunsu Ajose, who died in March 2001; however, a rival faction considers Paul Suru Maforikan to be leader of the church.[2][3] Oshoffa was installed as head of the CCC in December 2002.[1]

Oshoffa was born in 1948 at Kpave, French Dahomey (now Benin), but attended university in Paris, earning his bachelor's degree in animal biological science in 1976 and a master's degree from the University of Biological Science, Nancy, France in 1977.[1] He was appointed head of the CCC Diocese of France in 1997.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Tabiti, Niyi (25 July 2016). "Pastor Mobiyina Oshoffa Set To Receive Meritorious Service Award At Makoko's Annual Harvest". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Yemi Akinsuyi (October 11, 2003). "Celestial Church: Oschoffa Renews Call for Peace". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  3. ^ BISI ERETAN. "Cele: Maforikan succeeds Jesse". Celestial Church of Christ. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  4. ^ Mabayoje, Alex (28 Feb 2003). "Over, At Last". Newswatch (Nigeria) (published 10 March 2003). 37 (9). Archived from the original on 29 Jan 2013. Retrieved 7 Apr 2017.