Pastor Chris Delvan Gwamna Biography, Ministry & Family
Chris Delvan Gwemna is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, pastor and preacher. He is the founder of Chris Delvan Gwemna Ministries International, a ministry with a mandate to reach the world in line with the Father’s instruction to make disciples of all nations until the knowledge of the Lord covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Born on the 12th of December 1960 in Kagoro, Kaduna State, he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a degree in history and political science in the 1980s. Chris Delvan Gwemna is married to Pastor Annie Gwemna, his wife of over thirty years with whom he has two children, Joel and Salamatu.
Pastor Chris Delvan Gwamna Biography, Ministry & Family
In his ministry, Pastor Chris Delvan has shown great passion for the northern parts of Nigeria and seeing that God’s will is established in the North where he was born and where his ministry is based. The Chris Delvan Gwemna Ministries has different arms like the Arewa Christian Initiatives, The Freshlife Assembly, House of Jeduthun, Methahost Partnerships, The New Life Pastoral Care Centre and Koinonia Cultural Development Centre.
Pastor Chris Delvan is the presiding Pastor of The New Life Pastoral Care Centre which aims at modelling an ideal local assembly with the mandate of being an educational centre for nurturing, discipleship, redefinition and revival. The Arewa Christian Initiative was founded by him for the North. It is a Northern Christian Initiative which is a teaching, building and continuing ministry.
Pastor Chris Delvan is a man whose heart burns for God and is sold out to reaching and blessing people, especially the young. This is a truth about the Pastor that is not only recognised but has been awarded by the Institute of Monitoring and Career Coaching Nigeria, IMCCN. The IMCCN honoured Pastor Chris Delvan with an award of fellowship and an icon of monitoring for his sacrifice to humanity and exceptional qualities of making life meaningful to others around him. On receiving the award, Pastor Chris Delvan said the following golden words which shows where his heart is: “ I take prime interest in people because I have failed many times but I made it a life goal to ensure that people coming up do not fail. I do all I do casually but seriously with the most influence and this award is a call to come up higher to be the salt and light of the world”. From these words, it is clear that Pastor Chris Delvan has set his heart on people and ensured that his life is a blessing unto many to the glory of God.
The life and ministry of Pastor Chris Delvan is truly inspiring and impactful one with many witnesses. At the Award Ceremony of the Institute of Mentoring and Career Coaching Nigeria, IMCCN, his wife, Pastor Annie Gwemna described him as a passionate, sacrificial and selfless man of God who would go to any length to ensure that as many broken lives the Lord brings his way are built and given direction for their lives.
The President of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce, Architect Gregory Icha who is a very good friend of Pastor Chris also said at the ceremony that Pastor Chris Delvan is a very humble man who truly demonstrates what mentoring is. The Director General of IMCCN, Rotimi Matthew said Pastor Chris Delvan as the recipient of the award was carefully picked because of his meritorious contributions in shaping the lives of many people beyond his immediate ministry. He also mentioned that the ministry of Pastor Chris has influenced countless people and mentored many whom the Pastor himself has never even met.
Among many, Pastor Chris Delvan is known to be the spiritual father of Pastor Chingtok Ishaku who served under him for many years before founding his ministry, The God Life Assembly International. The extent of Pastor Chris Delvan’s influence and the impact that he has made in the lives of many is fully known by God alone.
The ministry of Pastor Chris Delvan as a singer and songwriter has also been a fruitful one. He has released different albums like In The Days of His Power, To The Ends Of The Earth, Sontalk, Newnation. He has also released single songs that have been a great blessing to people and the body of Christ, one such song is the popular “You Are The Holy Ghost”. Pastor Chris Delvan is known for his unique way of singing, his prophetic chant-like songs and psalms.
He also plays musical instruments and is very good with the guitar. He has ministered with different Christian ministers and in different Christian programmes including the Inter-Denominational Praise and Worship at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. He was also one of the guest ministers at the Men of Issachar Vision’s Conference in Ibadan which the current Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo was also present. His ministry both in songs and God’s word has taken him to different parts of Nigeria and the world.
Pastor Chris Delvan has contributed to the advancement of God’s kingdom and has been actively involved in promoting God’s agenda in Nigeria and in the world at large. He was involved in the translation of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible into the Hausa language for the Bible League of the United States of America and the project was successfully completed in 2003. In 2018, he was listed by YNaija as one of the 100 most influential people in Christian Ministry in Nigeria among many others like Mike Bamiloye, Joshua Selman, Paul Eneche, and many others.
He was also honoured with an award in 2017 by the Institute of Monitoring Career Coaching Nigeria, MCCN for his great contribution to making the lives of people meaningful. The life and ministry of Pastor Chris Delvan is indeed one that has impacted many and is still impacting many.
The life and ministry of Pastor Chris Delvan is one that shows that a Christian should live for God and go all out to affect lives to the glory of God. His ministry is a witness that people no matter their failures, background, brokenness should not be neglected and that God’s power can fix anyone and everyone. A significant lesson that his life rings out is to take prime interest in people. The world and the body of Christ is indeed blessed to have the gift of Pastor Chris Delvan.[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 15616,15615,15614″]