JOE JESIMIEL  OGBE MINISTRY is the  mother- ministry of Young Disciples International (Ydi), Successor Leaders Institute, Young Disciples Press (publishers of Foundational Books), Witty Class Academy and Greathouse Mandate Church, which the Lord God has graciously delivered into the hands of His servant PASTOR JOE JESIMIEL OGBE and his wife, PASTOR HETTIE OGBE to impact their generation for Him.


Sometime in 1994, while in PR/Advertising business, Pastor Joe Jesimiel started sensing a nudge in his spirit to reach out to greater number of young people  with the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially those at risk, not just to those under his tutelage in church. Then he was a youth pastor in Living Faith Church, aka Winners chapel, Lagos.   He even toyed with the idea of using an office space at Johet Communications Ltd, a company which he co-founded with his wife, Hettie to attend to the youth on the street. 

In 1995, he organized a three day prayer retreat with some brethren at Redemption Camp to seek the face of God concerning his vision. After the retreat he was moved to share the vision with his mentor and father in ministry, Bishop David Oyedepo who readily blessed and encouraged him. By December 31, 1995, he and his wife were commissioned into full time ministry.

January 30, 1996 a month after the commissioning, a take off ceremony was conducted by Bishop David Oyedepo and the doors of Ydi were opened to young people. 

It is evident for all to see that Young Disciples International ( Ydi ) is a foremost Christian youth ministry in Nigeria today.

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