|Birth||21 October 1962, Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria|
David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian televangelist, and founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
David Ibiyeomie attended Banham Primary School Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria from 1969 to 1974 for his primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Rivers State, Nigeria. After then he was admitted into Rivers State University, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Microbiology in 1980.
Salvation Ministries (Home Of Success)
After completing his Bible School training at Bishop David Oyedepo’s Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI), Ibiyeomie started a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos; he later moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997, with a little over twenty members in attendance.
In July 1997, the church relocated to a larger plot of land. As of 2017, Salvation Ministries averages about 50,000 attendees every Sunday at its headquarters. In February 2011, Salvation Ministries started 14 satellite churches in one day, with all running five services each.
Ibiyeomie has been controversial on multiple occasions. In January 2017 Ibiyeomie is alleged to have made prejudiced comments against the Ogoni people, leading the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People to demand that he apologise.
In March 2017, journalist Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo alleged that Ibiyeomie was having an affair with Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo. Olunloyo was subsequently arrested and refused bail for defamation. However she has been released. Ibiyeomie strongly denies the allegations.