About Us
The Carpenter’s Ministry’s Vision
The Carpenter’s Ministry is a growing Bible believing Christian ministry located in the heart of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The Vision for The Carpenter’s Ministry was given by God to Pastor Charles Omofomah to achieve excellence through the message of power, direction and integrity to this generation and to generations yet unborn. As with every God-centered vision, The Carpenter’s Ministry has grown in phases over the years, birthing other God-given initiatives, which continue to impact people all over the World.
Our History
The ministry began with the birth of the local assembly known originally as Royal Evangel Church in Port Harcourt, Nigeria over 32 years ago (July 1990). This was a week after Pastor Charles arrived in Port Harcourt having left his previous appointment in Northern Nigeria. He arrived in Port Harcourt with about N250 (approximately $1.25 US, as at 2016) with no idea where he would sleep that night. He had not previously lived in Port Harcourt. From that day, the story has been one of God’s miraculous direction, provision and increase.
Name Change
In 2001, Pastor Charles Omofomah, the Founding Pastor who was then the Presiding Pastor, changed the name of the church from Royal Evangel Church, to The Carpenter’s Church. Since then we have been known by that name. Someone may wonder why the name: “The Carpenter’s Church.” The inspiration of the name comes from the verse Pastor Charles read from, the day he announced the change to the congregation: “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” (Mark 6:3). When Jesus was on this earth, He was called “The Carpenter” as He was engaged in carpentry work before His ministry. This is still His spiritual title today, since His present day ministry through the church is all about designing, making, mending and restoring men’s lives, just like a carpenter would. He does this through His Word and power. We make bold to say that this local assembly – The Carpenter’s Church, is named after Him. Our church like a carpenter’s workshop is one place where He carries out His work of making and mending men’s lives.