meet our pastor
Our Pastor and the General Overseer, in the person of Rev Stanley Oriaku, who was led as a missionary to come to republic of Benin by revelation.
Rev. Stanley Oriaku is the senior pastor of GRACE TABERNACLE INTERNATIONAL, he is a missionary called by God, when he was still an undergraduate, from his school days while he started noticing the call of God, he was no more pretending he did not know what was happening, he led different fellowships and Christian gatherings while he was in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, while he Left school, he went to Lagos and worked with Word Base Assembly Lagos, and went to Warri and had bible school training and returned to Lagos. He later came to the Republic of Benin where he was deployed by God to start the church base. He became married in the mission field of Cotonou to Mrs. Pleasant Oriaku who is also a gifted instrument in the hand of God for the Missions work.
WHAT LED TO THE PLANTING OF THE CHURCHES
Like Nehemiah of the captives, I went in to seek the lord, in a seven days praying and fasting in seeking for God’s directives for my life, my family and for my beloved continent of Africa. At a point when everything was falling apart in my life and it seems like all hope is gone, but in the midst of my seeking His face, God showed up in an encounter that I can never forgot, in the month of July 1997, I heard him clearly say, ‘Awake I will take you through the continent of Africa and other parts of the world with my power and with signs and wonders, and where ever I will take you to, the works of darkness will be defeated.‘
He commanded me to go and start in the West Coast of Africa that he has opened a door that will take me to all the nations of the world, he warned me not to settle in any place because of money or material things, rather I should make Africa the base of the mission works. He concluded by saying that, if I can be faithful he will make me great.
This is the beginning of what is today, The Grace Tabernacle Church. I want to welcome you to a church established under God’s directive. Everything we do is to please Him and to expand His kindgom while we anticipate His second Coming. Welcome Once Again!