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How Bishop Patrick Anwuzia of ZOE Ministries World-wide Fell from Grace to Grass

Published by on July 26th, 2020.


Pastor Patrick Anwuzia

The founder of ZOE Ministries World-wide. He was was a very popular pastor who was famous in the 80s and 90s.

His name will still ring a bell in the Nigerian Christendom. During the mid-90s, Rev. Patrick Anwuzia was the talk of town. He was accustomed to wearing sparkling flowing wide-sleeved Agbada attire with rich colours.

Patrick Anwuzia’s version of Christianity was more of the Prosperity Gospel. He took after the Late Bishop Idahosa and held crusades in most big cities in Nigeria where he established ZOE Ministry branches in almost all the states in Nigeria.

He used to have branches in the UK and other parts of the world. He was once accused of commercializing the word of God in his crusades because of how he raised funds.

At some point, ZOE Ministries dominated the South East and had a strong base in Lagos and other South-South states.

Like a tsunami, Zoe Ministries shook the Christian community of Nigeria, they were everywhere, in the airwaves, newspapers, Television houses, etc.

But, begining from 2017 like a tide, Patrick Anwuzia’s name and fame began to dissipate. The flamboyancy that characterized his person began to fade away and the church began to experience a decline in membership, some branches began to fold up until the reign of Zoe Ministries Worldwide ebbed away.

The last time he was seen on Facebook was August 21, 2017.

Unconfirmed rumour had it that his ministry started experiencing diminishing returns after Anwuzia was allegedly curse by a popular paayor at Tafawa balewa square (TBS) in Lagos.

It was reported that pastor Anwuzia interrupted the pastor’s ministrationshile in a ministers conference, by driving into the the venue in a motorcade blazing siren disturbing the message of the Man of God. He was said to have walked with his escort and protocol to the stage ignoring the man of God. It was said that at that instance, the Man of God told him he would go down for disrespecting him.

It was also gathered that he got enmashed in financial scandal as a result of some shady deals he got himself into.

Punch newspapers reported that he survived an assassination attempt and flew to US. But he was forced back to Nigeria when he could not explain the source of his wealth.

Writing about him in Premium Times newspaper, Pastor Dr, Aribisala of Healing Wing Ministries, under the article titled Articles of Faith, said he ran into Bishop Anwuzia some time ago at Victoria Island Lagos where he confessed and apologized to him for all the ‘rubbish’ he was doing in those days as a pastor.

Pastor Aribisala who said he used to be a member of ZOE Ministry, stated he did remember how the man of God, Patrick Anwuzia used to used all sorts of tricks to collect money from his church members.

Today, Pastor Patrick Anwuzia whose posters used to be spread all over Nigeria and across the globe has gone into oblivion. Just as he was allegedly cursed, his ministry ended abruptly as he started.

The question on the lips of those who knew him back in those days is: where is Bishop Patrick Anwuzia?

Pastor Anwuzia is reported to have gone back to his village, Ogwashi Uku in Aniocha South local Government area of Delta State.

He is believed to have a church called”Mountain” where people in the area go to pray.

Recently, pitiful pictures of the one time great man of God surfaced online. He is believed to be suffering from kidney failure and needs to be flown abroad for treatment..

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