In June 1989, Emmanuel Oje Ehimika, (Preacherman), his “early” wife, Bisi, and two daughters were on their way to Lagos, South-West Nigeria from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, when they decided to take a detour for sightseeing in the famous city of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, South West, Nigeria, where the first Church in Nigeria is located.
As soon as they arrived at the city, he heard God say, “Stay here.” Without batting an eyelid, he told his wife that God just told him they should stay here. Then as they drove further into the heart of the City, he located the office of an Estate Agent and approached the agency for an accommodation in the estate.
The agent offered him a duplex in Asero Estate which he accepted; but told the agent he didn’t have the means of instant payment since he had only seven naira ($0.02) on him which he didn’t want to part with. However, he assured the agent that he had just been instructed by God to stay in the City and that the bill will be paid later.
For a while, the estate manager stared at him strangely but eventually gave him the keys to the apartment and his family moved into it without furniture and all the necessary home accessories.
They did not know a single soul in the City neither did they have any business deals to lean on for financial support.
As soon as they moved into the house, he returned to Benin City to get all his motivational booklets, and started delivering motivational talks in secondary schools to generate funds. As time went by, he started a Christian magazine titled Joint Heirs.
Precisely in 1990, God instructed him to invite all the Christians living in the Estate where they live, irrespective of their denominations to start a fellowship in his house with the aim of fostering unity among the brethren. It was named Asero Christian Fellowship, (ACF).
They prepared a feast in preparation for the first meeting. Surprisingly, many turned up; including extremists who rarely mixed with other Christians. On retrospect, this meeting aptly signified the foundation of what is today known as The Jesus Dream (TJD).
The Fellowship continued for some years until they moved out of the Estate. However, it was unknown to him that the foundation for a worldwide gathering had been laid. Thereafter, he started one of the earliest Christian telecasts in the State, as well as a Church, which God later instructed him to close down in 2004.  
In November 2004, God instructed him to write and publish a magazine titled Ministers Alive, to encourage ministers who, though often times are celebrated publicly yet they bleed most times in their closets. The magazine was also to foster the unity of ministers, since their unity is crucial to the unity of the entire Body of Christ.
However, the wealth of experience he gained while running the Church subsequently helped him to minister to Pastors.
All over the world, amazing testimonies from ministers of the gospel, (both influential and the unknown ones), began to flood in having received the hard copies that were freely distributed. This largely brought about massive healing among ministers with comments from renowned Christian leaders worldwide. You may log on to the website: for more details.
In 2010 when he was about clocking 50 years of age, he asked the Lord, “What would you want me to do to mark this milestone? Why was I born in the first place?” God began to enlighten him.
He now fully understands that birthdays are designed for Christ to be revealed in us and through us to the world. (Gal. 1:15-16).
Therefore, God said to him: ‘Call for Christians all over the world to pray for one hour for the unity of My ministers’, (John 17:11). That distinctly marked the rebirth of The Jesus Dream (TJD) unity worship hour which is usually observed on June 30 of every year since its inception in 2010. Largely, this explains how he forfeits celebrating his birthday for the annual global worship.
Since he had closed down the Church, and was also divinely led to stop motivational talks from which he earned money, the proceeds from the sale of their Church building was used to advertise the first TJD gathering in the media, (both electronic and print).
However, many Christians around the world participated in the maiden gathering of The Jesus Dream.
During the 2011 and 2012 gatherings, focus was on praying for reconciliation and unity of ministers of the gospel worldwide.
Some ministers in Abeokuta City decided to gather at the TJD headquarters for monthly prayer meetings for TJD. Out of many that started, only two have remained committed and God is using them mightily, along with the TJD ministers at the TJD international office.
At this time there was no money to continue advertising TJD. However, as God would have it, we began to receive a couple of freewill adverts in foremost Nigerian newspapers.
Unexpectedly, God began to raise people who used their influence to motivate more people to be part of this ever rising spiritual gathering of Christians in which God dwells, (Eph. 2:21-22). For instance, a man in the USA, who runs a cyber-based ministry, was inspired to send TJD message by e-mail to over 5 million people around the world to participate in the TJD 2012 gathering.
The vision continued to grow as the Holy Spirit began to enlarge Preacherman’s understanding, giving him insights for the vision. Each passing year, he had fresh insights to be shared with the body of Christ around the world.
By the Spirit’s leading, he informed Christians to offer God thanksgiving for reconciling us to Himself during the 2013 TJD hour. The response worldwide was awesome. Then, God began to stir up hearts of Media Executives to promote TJD free of charge. The initial sacrifice of using money from the sale of the former Church building to pay for adverts began to yield harvest in Nigeria, and this began to spread from Nigeria to other Nations of the world.
In addendum, between 2013-2015, Dr. (Mrs.) Catherine Okpareke, FCA; mni, former President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), also acted as the TJD Global Campaign Executive and spread TJD in the USA, Ghana, Ethiopia, Australia, even to the Fiji Island, China, and Nigeria. She also reached out to media houses that aired TJD adverts as well as selling TJD vision to Christian organizations that supported TJD.
While Lady (Mrs.) Ezinwa Ezeka former Director, National Environmental Standards & Regulations Enforcement Agency. She reached out to Churches in Austria, U.S.A., she, and Mrs. Miranda Amachree were used by God to break into Israel with TJD while Lady (Mrs.) Constance Nnadi, Director, Department of Private Universities, National Universities Commission (NUC). She reached out to Churches and media houses in U.S.A. and UK.
On July 1st, 2013 after the fourth gathering of TJD, the Holy Spirit instructed Preacherman that henceforth they should worship at every TJD hour by declaring the wonderful works of God. This understanding became the mode of worship for subsequent years by declaring the wonders of God as it was done on the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts 2:11.
Back at the home front, precisely on June 14, 2013, the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), threw her weight behind the vision when the National President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor in a joint press briefing at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria called on all Christians in Nigeria to observe the TJD hour as it is a unique move of God from Nigeria to bless the world.
In May 2015, more media houses in some nations of the world after reading the contents on TJD website began to promote TJD, and thus, it began to spread across the world speedily.
In 2016, the Holy Spirit instructed Preacherman again to announce that all Countries of the World should correlate their TJD time with Jerusalem time. He didn’t understand at the time but simply obeyed. A year later, the Holy Spirit opened his eyes to Ezekiel 5:5 and he saw that Jerusalem is the center of the nations of the world, and Israel is God’s time clock for the world. In the same year, the spread of TJD was angelic. In the morning hours of June 30, 2016, the ministry received two letters; one from Jerusalem, Israel and the other from Texas, USA informing us of their readiness for TJD. It became a concrete sign of the broken walls between the Jews and Gentiles in worship. More media houses came on board across the world during the 2017 and 2018 TJD gatherings.
Before the June 2018 TJD gathering, Preacherman’s “early” wife, (those who sleep in Christ will rise first so they are not “Late”. Insight given me as I preached on her home going), with whom he started TJD prayed in a public meeting passionately for him before she slept in the Lord on July, 25, 2018 which was exactly two months after Preacherman’s mum had gone to be with the Lord.
More media houses came on board for the June 2019, edition and during the lockdown in June 2020 the TJD gathering was even more understood by believers because the advert had been worship from wherever you are. Since the lockdown kept most believers at home they believered more in the vision since Jesus had said worship was no longer from a place but from wherever two or three are gathered in His name.
On November 26, 2020, Emmanuel got married to his second wife, Christie Motunrayo Ehimika who assists him in the ministry.
The ministry has about twenty committed members who have stayed on for years sacrificing all and fellowshipping with Preacherman to advance the ministry.
Millions of believers across the world on reading the revelations backing TJD willingly spread the vision through their platforms.
Certain Christian men, women, and ministers of God, (TJD partners), who hunger to see the Lord’s passion in John 17, (unity of His body globally), come to manifestation, regularly support the ministry with their free-will offerings since this ministry is strictly under divine instruction from God not to run a Church, school or sell anything to make profit.
Numerous renowned men and women of God across the world have identified with TJD in prayers, publicity and the likes. Among the growing number of such dignitaries are: Bishop David Oyedepo, Dr. David Yonggi Cho, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S, Pat Robertson, Apostle Frederick K. C. Price.

  • On June 23, 2010, when the maiden gathering of TJD was made public, Bishop David Oyedepo, of Living Faith Ministries Worldwide, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria was the first Christian leader to call Preacherman personally to encourage this move of God.

Others wrote:

  • �“�deeply touched by your passion for unity�in the whole world� I appreciate your ministry for the Kingdom of God, and will come in agreement with your prayer�”

Dr. David Yonggi Cho
Chairman, Church Growth International,
Seoul, South Korea,
Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

  • Glory be to the Most High for His support of the past editions of “The Jesus Dream.” Be assured of our continuous love and prayers.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
General Overseer; The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide,
Lagos, Nigeria,
April 21, 2016.

  • “Know that l have you in my prayers...”

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S
Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, U.S.A.,
July 2, 2018.

  • “We thank God for your good work…and pray that He will continue to bless you as you exalt Him through The Jesus Dream.”

Pat Robertson
Founder & Chairman of the Board,
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN),
(The first Christian Television Network in United States of America
& one of America’s 100 cultural Elite (Newsweek)).

  • �“I trust that it will be blessing to all those who participate and that lives will be forever changed...”

Apostle Frederick K. C. Price
Presiding Prelate,
Crenshaw Christian Center, Los Angeles, U.S.A.,
July 22, 2011.

  • We recognize your efforts towards His worship of God and unity of Christians. May the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of unity bond us together in the love of Christ our Lord.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos,
Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria.
June 10, 2019.

  • “The Jesus Dream is a unique move of God from Nigeria to bless the world. Everyone should join to support and promote it.”

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
The National President,
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
June 14, 2013.
As the Holy Spirit gives the Preacherman insights for The Jesus Dream (TJD), he puts them out obediently and the Lord in turn inspires discerning executives of media houses, (electronic & print), unknown to the ministry to advertise TJD free of charge worldwide, thus mobilizing Christians from all denominations to worship our heavenly Father in unity.
Imagine the innumerable people across various denominations who have heard and read about TJD and have participated worldwide through the organized media and social media platforms. It can only be imagined. This is the finger of God.

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