Senior Pastor of the Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi,celebrates his birthday on Tuesday May 3, 2016
The man of God is one of the most respected and sought-after ministers in Ghana and beyond.
Here are 20 other things you might not know about him.
1. He was born to a Church of Pentecost elder, Elder Daniel Kwame Kobi and Mrs Grace Achampong Kobi in Gyinyasi, Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
2. As a child, he was sickly and faced many challenges, including the death of his father.
3. He is an Author, Motivator, Conference Speaker and a Spiritual father to many.
4. He founded the church, Glorious Wave Church International on January 1st, 2000.
5. The church, Glorious Wave Church International began at his D14 Sakumono estate’s residence with 11 members.
6. He operates series of Empowerment programmes such as Rulers Mission International, Kingdom Bible College, Heaven Minister’s network and Heaven Movement International for members and non-members alike to develop leaders and future pastors.
7. As a prophet, he correctly predicted the death of Nelson Mandela, President John Evans Attah Mills, President Umaru Yar’adua, Muammar Gaddafi, Hugo Chavez, Michael Jackson among others.
8. He is a Prosperity preacher .
9. He is known as a Celebrity pastor, for having a huge chunk of celebrities from Ghana and Nigeria attending his church, including Nollywood Actors such as Kalu Ikeagwu, Patience Nzorkwor ‘Mama Gee’ and Elo Obokia. OAP Amanda Jisseh, Black stars players; Prince Tagoe, Matthew Amoah, Afriyie Acquah among others.
10. His spiritual father is Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah.
11. Bishop Elisha Salifu Amoako is Apostolic mentor.
12. Bishop David Oyedepo is Ministry mentor.
13. He is married to Lady Pastor Gloria Kobi.
14. His family is blessed with four children, Ernestina, Daniel, Davida and Emmanuel.
15. He is well known for his clear message of hope, prosperity, healing and empowerment.
16. He has a burning passion to see the rehabilitation of his generation, Ghana and Africa.
17. His ministry’s vision is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ for the transformation from poverty of any kind to abundance of every kind, thereby making evangelism more meaningful to Christians and Christianity more attractive to the rest of the world.
18. He is also the Founder and President of the Glorious Foundation; a charity based organization committed to social reformation, education, provision of healthcare and relief work for the downtrodden and disadvantaged in Ghana and West Africa.
19. He has given out over 140 cars, including 8 on his birthday.
20. He is the spiritual father of Otunba Ola Babatunde, publisher of Pleasures Magazine