Sonny Bello: A Spirit-filled Preacher cum Author with Distinction

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Pastor Bello Sonny



Pastor Bello Olayiwola Osigwe Sonny is one of the radical preachers and church planters of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG),doing great in the kingdom assignment in Africa and beyond over the years. He is from a royal family and an indigene of Ibienafe, a village in the Ibie clan of Etsako West Auchi in Edo State of Nigeria. He is a prince by virtue of birth to the royal house of Garuba’s family in Ibie-nafe.

He attended Army Children school 111 now Military Primary School,Ojo Cantonment 1980-1986 and Army Cantonment Boys Secondary School in Ojo axis of Lagos State and proceeded to Universal College of Technology in Ile-Ife,Osun State where he studied and bagged his Ordinary National Diploma(OND) in Banking and Finance and Higher National Diploma(HND) in Accountancy both with UPPER Credit(G.P.A) and thereafter attended Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife where he studied politics/public sector administration with a distinction.

As a student in his university days, he was fondly called by friends and admirers as ‘CBN’ and today many called him as a’ leader with repute’. Pastor Bello is one man of God in Nigeria that cherishes education to the core. As someone that has love for good education, he decided to advance his career for 21st century knowledge in Africa. He had Advanced Diploma in Administrative management; Advanced community education service Canada affiliated to Abia State University,Uturu.While still a student then in O.A.U,he took up a part-time teaching job at Esan Training centre-Agbowo,Ibadan to make ends meets then.

 In his childhood days, he hawked purified natural water and groundnut in the streets of Lagos to support his mother’s low income. As a rugged fellow and a goal-getter, who was determined to bring poverty to his feet coupled with the grace of God upon his life?

He attended several mission schools to back up his kingdom assignment on earth: R.C.C.G certificate of stewardship, the R.C.C.G, School of Disciples; the Redeemed Christian Bible College with Distinction; Word of Faith Bible Institute(Winners Chapel) with Distinction; New Life Correspondence School Norway(Diploma);Vision International Christian Ministry(VICM);Participant in the training on the 360 degree leader; CFAN(Christ for all Nations)2000; Morris Cerollo’s Mission to all the world(Africa 1999);Sure Word Leadership School-Excellence in Pastoral Leadership(2009):Grace Spring Bible Institute(Fountain of Life 2000/2001) and Deal Institute of Leadership 1&2-2008/2009.

He is a man of God crowned with leadership positions from his school days to his present calling in God’s kingdom. He was the former Vice-Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (Kilo/Ikate Chapter) 2008/2010, Lagos Coordinator and Apostolic Discipleship Commission. He had also received a Letter of Appreciation on Tax matters from the former Lagos State Governor now Minister of Power, Mr.Babatunde Fashola.

He is a full-time pastor by ordination in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and for the space of 21 years he has pastored several parishes of the church. He has received several awards from different organizations across the globe. He recently bagged another Masters Degree from one of the renowned foreign Christian universities (Continental Bible University College) with distinction.

According to his beloved wife, Pastor Mrs. Ruth Sonny described her husband as’goal-getter, a perfectionist, very neat, gentle and handsome bobo.

He is a pastor, evangelist, a motivational speaker, social media advocate and author. He has written two books and one of the best-selling Christian literature writers in Africa and beyond. He remains a man after God’s heart.





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