The Senior Pastor and anointed man of God, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is very popular within the Christian fold. He is also very prominent within society. He is one of the pastors who have strong connections in the different strata of society. He plays big in his field of endeavour and has achieved some uncommon feats for himself in the recent past.
If you are a person who attends events a lot, you would have noticed Pastor Ituah’s presence in very many A-List parties. He is someone whom many celebrities love to invite to their events. He is charismatic and his door is always open to everyone who has issues especially the needy. He is the most sought after pastor when it comes to social events.
No major event passes by that pastor Ituah will not either be officiating or be there as a guest. He has friends in all sectors of society, be it in the ministry, politics, academics, business and all, he is well-grounded.
He is simply the pastor whom many celebrities call for their weddings, birthdays, house opening, luncheons and most importantly funerals.
His pastoral call as a man of God was well defined when he lost his wife, a popular Event Planner, Elizabeth Ibidun Ighodalo to the cold hands of death after a year ago, since then he has been the pastor whom many invite for the funerals of their loved ones because he has this soothing flow of words for people who have lost their loved ones.
He is the most preferred of all the men of God so much that his calendar is always full of activities.
The calmness and faith with which he carried himself all through the mourning of his wife while celebrating her well lived life endeared him to the hearts of many. And also his words of wisdom and consolement during that period were some of the things many love about him.
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is good at everything: pastoring, modern philosophy, reformative activism, writing, even financial accounting. With a passion for transforming lives for the better, Ighodalo does not hesitate to serve others and put into effect the manifold grace of God upon his life.
To most people, Ighodalo is simply the vibrant, persuasive and diligent pastor of Trinity House Church. An exalted status you may say, What many do not understand is that this pastor is also vibrant, persuasive and diligent in every other thing that he does. Thus, he has managed to climb into the Nigerian elite’s ranks, those few that sit on company boards and dictate the affairs of the corporate sector.
He sits on as many executive boards as there are letters in the English language. These include FAMAD Nigeria Plc., FINATRUST MFB, The Clinix Diagnostic Center, NSIA Insurance, Standard Bearers School, Courage Education Foundation and Courage Center TV series, Edensfield Health Initiative, ELPIS Mental Health Initiative, Heritage Homes, Trinity Media and Films, etc. Also, he is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Timeless Media Group.
Barring his natural aptitude and a good head for understanding people, Ighodalo maintains this height because he is book-smart. With a combined Bachelor’s combined honours degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Hull, England, Ighodalo is a chartered accountant and an alumnus of the Boston Harvard Business School. Moreover, the man has many fellowships in many high-ranking institutions and councils.
Nevertheless, he uses all these to the benefit of all and sundry. His efforts in this regard have significantly increased since he has to take up even the responsibilities left behind by his late wife, Ibidun Ighodalo.
He gave his life to Christ in 1993 and was ordained as an Assistant Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1995 while in City of David, Victoria Island and full pastor in 2000 while Pastoring RCCG Christ Church, Gbagada. While with the RCCG, he was actively involved in the setting up of International missions, helping to pioneer several RCCG Parishes locally and abroad.
He is a Christian of great repute, who practices what he preaches and is very passionate about the transformation of the nations through the active renewal of the mind with the word. He is presently the Pastor in Charge of Trinity House, a non-denominational, free flow Christian worship centre and is married to late Ibidunni Ighodalo, CEO of Elizabeth R, a leading event management company.
Ibidun Ighodalo died on Sunday 14th June 2020 of suspected cardiac arrest in a hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She was aged 39, a few weeks shy of celebrating her 40th birthday.
Ituah Ighodalo was the Assistant Accountant PriceWaterhouse, Chartered Accountants, Lagos 1982-84, in 1987, Ituah Ighodalo founded Ighodalo & Co. He is also an Associate at, Nigerian Institute of Management (ANIM) (1992) and the American Institute of Management. Pastor Ighodalo trained and qualified as a professional with the firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1986. As a former Managing Partner, Ighodalo & Co, Pastor Ighodalo brings to the firm 20 years of experience in Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, Human Resources and Financial Advisory Services.
He is also a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Pastor Ighodalo sits on the board of 12 nongovernmental organizations. He also chairs Uni-Courage Web Media Ltd, among other businesses and organisations.