Eseni Ibiam Orji grew up in Eastern Nigeria. His father was a school teacher and the family moved around for his job. Ibiam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Education, a Master’s in Educational Media Technology, certificates in Mission from Calvary Ministries, Nigeria (CAPRO) and Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2), children’s ministry from Equip, as well certificates in computer, leadership, and more. He is a fourth-generation Christian, and he felt God’s call into ministry in 2010. Now, he travels around the world serving in ministry. Ibiam and his wife, Silvia Oluwatosin Ibiam, live in Lagos, Nigeria. They have two daughters, Bethel and Jubilee. His hobbies include singing, traveling, listening to music, reading and research, innovative and creative thinking, surfing the internet, and relating with people.
Ibiam enjoys mobilizing businessmen and women to use their businesses as tools for fulfilling the Great Commission. He believes that businesses play an active and sustaining role in reaching the world with the Gospel.J.D. Greear said. “Answering the call of God is as pertinent for the business professional as it is for the pastor.” Ibiam agrees with that sentiment and believes that businesses have a God-given power and potential for good in the world. Often, Christian business people have not been affirmed in their call to business, but BAM is impacting business people for the Kingdom.
Ministry: Business As Mission (BAM) Nigeria and Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2)
Business As Mission (BAM) Nigeria was started in 2013 as a result of the Lausanne Movement. The Lausanne Movement, or Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, was founded in part by Billy Graham to mobilize worldwide evangelization.Ibiam was a founding member of BAM Nigeria. BAM primarily serves as a grassroots movement in Nigeria and in major cities across Africa. A growing global business initiative, BAM brings like-minded Christians together to provide business opportunities for the most vulnerable communities in developing countries. BAM trains, mentors, and mobilizes entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, impact their communities, and share the Gospel. They specialize in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing, information and communication technology, media, training, business development, and consultancy. A major goal of BAM is to create business opportunities and funding from within Africa, to affect sustainability. They offer summits, trainings, consultations, and funding for entrepreneurs.
Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2) was originally founded in the United States in the late 1800s. At that time, the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missionswas mostly sending Western missionaries throughout the world. Today, SVM2 is supporting and encouraging grassroots efforts, as well as foreign missions, to reach the unreached people groups of the world. Through education, worship/prayer meetings, and training to mobilize local church leaders, the Gospel is being proclaimed through culturally-relevant means. They are reaching unreached people through many organizations, denominations, and church networks. Ibiam serves as the National Alliance Lead Facilitator for Nigeria.
Catalyst For Africa is proud to partner with Ibiam as he impacts young people and entrepreneurs towards fulfilling the Great Commission. CFA provides connection, synergy, networking, and partnership for the grassroots ministries, which are reaching people with the Gospel. By working together, the Great Commission can be fulfilled.
Please keep Ibiam, Business As Mission (BAM) Nigeria, and Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2) in your prayers! Partner with Catalyst For Africa as we partner with leaders like Ibiam!