Since 2005 we’ve been empowering people in rural communities of Nigeria with the knowledge and experience of the salvation we have in our Savior, JESUS CHRIST. We provide them with the tools they need to succeed in life and help them discover the confidence to dream great dreams for themselves and their families!
Luke 14:23 “Go out into the highways and hedges and compel [them] to come in, that My house may be filled.”
There is unimaginable poverty, suffering, and premature death in many rural communities of Nigeria. The very sick, troubled, at-risk youth, over-burdened, under-trained, afflicted people with little hope for the future need all the help we can give them and compelling them to come into the Kingdom of GOD! The mission of this ministry is to:
- Reach out to all the people in any given community with the Gospel of Life!
- Reach out to troubled, heavily laden, weary, and overburdened individuals who are seeking to better their lives through the knowledge of JESUS CHRIST.
- Provide discipleship and leadership training through prayer, Bible instructions, seminars, workshops, etc., in order to build up faithful men and women of GOD who have a vision for the local evangelism.
- Providing training opportunities to the under-skilled, encouragement to the faint-hearted, and hope to the hopeless through the main objectives include empowering people with skills and spiritual base that build individuals’ self-worth.
- Provide aid to poor faithful believers who will, in turn, help others as well as support the local ministries.
- Consolidate plans with local ministries, brethren, and church leaders to volunteer and host skill training, seminars, and crusades and provide adequate support to new converts.
- Promote the oneness of CHRIST’s body through collaborative efforts with Christian Churches and local Ministries whose visions and beliefs are like ours.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
The word Beulah means “to be master; hence…to marry” (Strong’s Concordance). It was translated “married” six times in the Old Testament. This describes an individual who becomes the delight of GOD; that individual shall no longer be termed forsaken. The persons goes from being desolate to being married to the Lord!
Beulah……..no longer desolate, destitute nor forsaken; No longer solitary, without a companion. No longer afflicted or seemingly deserted by GOD; nor deprived of comfort. No, not any more…! (Isaiah 62:2-40)
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Dr. Ifeoma Okechukwu is a wife, mother of five children, and a career woman who resides in Detroit, Michigan.
A former atheist, Dr. Ifeoma, encountered the Lord and got saved, February 8, 1986. Dr. Ifeoma soon joined the Deeper Bible Church until she migrated to the USA in 1995. Dr. Ifeoma’s ministry to women started in Nigeria, where she was the Cell Leader of women’s home fellowship for two years before the opportunity presents itself for Dr. Ifeoma and her family to relocate to the USA.
In Michigan, Dr. Ifeoma joined the Word of Faith Christian Church, International, Southfield. She served both as the outreach team member and as a team leader for many years.
In 2004 Dr. Ifeoma obtained the Word of Faith International Christian Center Bible Training Center diploma and become a licensed ordained minister in 2007 and has since joined and become an associate pastor of Second Olivet Baptist Church, Detroit. Michigan in the United States.
Upon graduation from the Bible school, Beulah Club was founded in response to a need for the woman’s understanding of the practical application of God’s teaching and instruction regarding her purpose in life and how to stay healthy to achieve that. To reach more women, and to allow for the inability of many of the women to participate in the Beulah Club meetings, a radio show, Arise and Shine, was born. “Arise and shine” is the inspirational broadcast ministry of minister Dr. Ifeoma aimed at the discouraged and all who seek a closer walk with God. Tune in every Sunday at 2:30 PM. WLQV AM-1500 Detroit. In January 2014, she started hosting The Gospel Truth show started airing on Orient FM 94.4, located in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, Nigeria. She also hosted The Gospel Truth in four other Southerners states of Nigeria. Dr. Ifeoma is the President and Founder of Beulah Ministries, USA Inc., and Favoured Beulah International, Nigeria Inc., an NGO that is committed to helping widows and their children realize their life goals. As a Christian missionary, Dr. Ifeoma travels yearly to a different part of Africa and the Caribbean to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus. While in these countries, Dr. Ifeoma and her team she ministers to widows, the youth, and men and women in the rural African communities as a missionary. Some of the countries she has visited are the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Jamaica, and Nigeria.
Dr. Ifeoma is passionate about sharing her faith in unbelievers as well as help believers to learn how to maximize their potentials in Christ Jesus!
Dr. Ifeoma is also an educator, who took early retirement from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education as a Senior Education after ten years to move to America.
After moving to the United States in 1995 with her husband and three children, Dr. Ifeoma went to work for a prominent civil rights organization in the state of Michigan named Focus: HOPE, which provides higher education to underprivileged inner-city minorities. There she went from being a math teacher at the Machinist Training Institute to Department Head of Mathematics and later became the Manager of the Pre-Engineering Program and eventually Manager of the Center for Advanced Technologies Engineering Program. Over this time period, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Lawrence Technological University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University in the city of Detroit, Michigan.
In 2000 Dr. Ifeoma obtained a Michigan State teaching certificate for mathematics and biology, in 2003, a Master’s degree in Mathematics, and in 2019, a Ph.D. in Individual and System’s Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit.