Bishop (Dr.) Festus Akhimien, a man favoured by God, is an author, an ordained minister of the Church of God Mission Int. and a reputable educationist. He has an unquenchable and burning zeal for Christian education in Nigeria and Africa.
He is an alumus of the University of Benin and Oral Roberts University. He is the Administrator-General of the Word of Faith Group of Schools in Nigeria, an arm of Church of God Mission Int. (C.G.M.I). A combination of his belief in God as a thoroughly bred minister of the gospel under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and Archbishop Benson A. Idahosa fired his zeal to champion Christian education in Nigeria. He is an unrepentant believer in the use of education as a tool for the development of the total child; physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.
He is the Resident Teacher, Faith Miracle Centre of CGMI and an Associate Pastor to Archbishop M.E. Benson Idahosa. He is also a member of Council of Benson Idahosa University.
He is widely travelled and had featured as conference speaker in Christian and education fora both at home and abroad. He holds the prestigious award of the Best School Administrator of the year 2000 by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA). He is an elected Board Member of the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship, Tulsa Oklahoma, U.S.A. 2011.
He is a lover of sports and recreation, an inspirer, researcher, counselor and a teacher who is faithful, available and teachable.
Rev. (Mrs.) Julie Akhimien is an ordained minister and educationist. She is happily married to Bishop (Dr.) Festus Akhimien. The birth of their son, Samuel on a beautiful Easter Sunday morning in April, 2011 in their twentieth year of marriage has continued to glorify the name of God and is a living testimony of their love, faith, trust and belief in God. She can be reached on Juliefestus@yahoo.com