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Late Rev. Dr. Okewulonu

Rev. Dr. Polycarp Chukwuemeka Okewulonu to be laid to rest today

Late Rev. Dr. Okewulonu

Avutu Obowo, Imo State – born cleric, the Rev. Dr. Polycarp Chukwuemeka Okewulonu will be laid to rest today, Friday, May 21, 2021.

According to the burial plan released by the family of late Chief Godwin Okewulonu of Umuololo Amaeke, Avutu in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, a funeral service in honour of Rev. Dr. Okewulonu will take place at Community School field, Avutu, Obowo LGA, by 11 a.m.

The service will, according to the notice released on behalf of the family by Chief Emmanuel Okewulonu (Ikeoha Obowo), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the bye-election for the Imo North (Okigwe) senatorial district seat, be followed by interment at his country home, at Okewulonu’s Compound.

Rev. Dr. Polycarp Chukwuemeka Okewulonu was 64 when he passed on to glory.

A Tribute to the clergyman, titled “The Life and Times of Rev. Dr. Chukwuemeka Polycarp Okewulonu,by Chief Emmanuel E. Okewulonu (Ikeoha) reads:

God in his infinite wisdom gives every generation a great soul of unmatchable courage, who becomes a human instrument in the hands of God for all round generational impact.
The Okewulonu family in the rustic community of Amaeke Avutu in Obowo local government Area of Imo State, was endowed with such an instrument of God on the 15th March, 1957.
That was the day when angels and men welcomed the birth of Chukwuemeka Polycarp into the family of Late Chief Godwin Uchewuba Okewulonu and his wife, late Mrs. Agnes Patience Ego di mma.
His parents, late Chief and Mrs. Uchewuba Okewulonu were a wonderful couple, enterprising and of great repute and influence in Obowo and Umuahia.
Chukwuemeka Polycarp was the first child of his mother and the eldest of his direct siblings.
As a young child with sharp intellect, Chukwuemeka Polycarp started his education carrier at St. Michael’s Primary School, Umuahia.
He later proceeded to Community Secondary School, Ikenanzizi, where he successfully completed his secondary school education in 1979.
The young Chukwuemeka Polycarp Okewulonu who grew to become an epic era of evangelical history, also blazed the trail in the world of business and academics.
This initial educational background was a fulcrum for higher accomplishments both in the secular and Kingdom businesses.
Owing to his unbridled quest for knowledge and in preparation for the “Great Commission” in the vineyard of the Lord, he further equipped himself academically.
He enrolled at Ascension College of Ministerial Arts, Trinity College of Ministerial Arts, Aba, Abia State and University of Leadership and Sound Doctrine (ULS), Marietha Georgia.
Having excelled in these institutions, he bagged the following academic laurels: Diploma in Theology, (Dip Th), Masters of Arts (M.A) and Doctorate degree (Ph.D) all in Theology.
It is instructive to note that Dr. Polycarp Okewulonu made giant strides in his business concerns before moving fully into the kingdom ministry.
His business was an immeasurable blessing to many who benefited from both his direct mentoring and support.
He set out as a soft drinks merchant at Umuahia, Abia State and grew to join the league of big distributors for Golden Guinea breweries, Coca Cola company and Odutola Biscuits.
He moved to Aba and founded Palm Brook Nigeria Limited and Fabric Tech Nigeria Limited.

With these companies he ventured into Polymer production and supply.
Dr Chukwuemeka Polycarp was once an importer of various goods from China.
Some of the goods he imported were Ethanol, tailoring materials and textiles.
Owing to his business acumen, he was inducted into the membership of so many business institutes.
He was a member of Business Executives London, Chartered Institute of Education Management and Administration U.S.A among others.
In the Kingdom ministry, he became an example of a modern day man of God who led lost souls to our Saviour Jesus Christ.
He immersed and saturated himself in the kingdom message he preached,.
God took him through spiritual training and knowledge in some churches before he founded the Christian Life Bible Church Mission in 1988, headquartered in Aba.
The church recorded growth as it took the lead in depopulating the Kingdom of darkness.
As the President of Gospel Project Africa (GOSPAFRIC), a Non Governmental Organization that discovers and nurtures budding talents and awards scholarships, Dr Polycarp Okewulonu’s philanthropy cut across tribes.
He moved to Lagos and founded Ark of Redemption Bible Church Okokomaiko in 1997, which he oversaw.
He was the President of Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Okoko branch.
A supremely gifted man of God with a heart beat for the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, Dr Chukwuemeka Polycarp Okewulonu was married to his dear wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Chidinma Okewulonu and they both had two children – Mr ThankGod Chukwuemeka Okewulonu, a final year medical student in Russia and Barr. Goodness Ginikachi Okewulonu.
May God bless and keep alive the memory of his devoted life and faith.

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