My name is Obinna Ofoegbu. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2002, at age 18, I moved to the United States of America to continue my academic studies. I attended Temple University, and then University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
I met my wife, Chinelo, while we were teenagers in the youth group at our church in Lagos, Nigeria. We physically parted ways to go to college in the United States, but we stayed connected, and we eventually got married several years later. We have been married for over 12 years years, and God has blessed us with 5 children so far.
Although I grew up in “church” (first Catholic, then Pentecostal), as the son of a Pentecostal pastor, I eventually became a Pentecostal pastor myself in 2014, with my wife and 2 children by my side. In 2016, a series of events led me to research the doctrine of “Once Saved, Always Saved.” In my attempt to disprove it, my online research led me to YouTube videos by Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. After several months of watching and listening to sermons, I was eventually convinced when I watched the documentary “New World Order Bible Translations” which showed a clear difference between the different Bible versions. The New King James Bible that I had been reading told me I was “being saved,” but the King James Bible was saying something different:
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us WHICH ARE SAVED it is the power of God.” - 1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)
In November 2016, I and my wife finally understood the gospel, and believed the gospel, and accepted the gift of salvation.
At the beginning of 2017, I began preaching the truth in the church, from the pulpit to the pews, and started soul winning in the Northeast Philadelphia area where the church was located. For the next two years, I slowly transformed the church in doctrine and in ordinances, while simultaneously learning and growing as a true believer. During that time, I got baptized by Pastor Steven Anderson in 2018 when I attended the Marching To Zion Conference in Atlanta. I also denounced The Redeemed Christian Church of God, the organization that the church was originally a part of, and I changed the church name from “RCCG Love Assembly” to “Love Assembly Baptist Church” to reflect the Biblical direction of the church.
By 2019, the church was a far cry from its 60+ members. Many parishioners left because they did not believe the gospel, or did not agree with the biblical doctrines I was implementing. With myself, my wife, our 4 children at the time, and only 6 remaining members, the church could no longer afford to remain in its location, and so in April 2019, I moved the church to a smaller location in Montgomeryville, PA, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia, where I continued preaching the truth, and soul winning in the new area.
Shortly after, I sought biblical ordination, and for several months, I worked towards that with Pastor Tommy McMurtry of Liberty Baptist Church, Rock Falls, Illinois. In November 2021, I was officially ordained, and hands were laid on me by Pastor Tommy McMurtry.
I have a zeal to reach the lost, and to feed the flock of God. I am very zealous when it comes to false prophets and “so-called” pastors, and I preach hard against works salvation.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.” - Matthew 23:27 (KJV)
It is a privilege to serve in this capacity as the pastor, and I’m honored. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for this church as we continue to do His will.
Pastor Obinna Ofoegbu