Jerry Needam, pastor, publisher, seeks closer ties with his Maker as he celebrates birthday


* Hails his boss, Felix Obuah

Pastor Jerry Needam, a Port Harcourt-based publisher, who chucked another year, has expressed desire to get closer to God. The publisher of National Network who was once editor of Ogoni Star, recalled his life history and how he overcame all encumbrances that included police detention for weeks.

Pastor Needam is a father of five, Synod Media Communicator of Christ Army Church of Nigeria, and presiding Priest of St. Luke’s Christ Army Church of Nigeria (CACN), Kono, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He said besides God, he would ever remain grateful to his boss, and Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro Felix Obuah and his family to whom he has also dedicated the birthday anniversary.

He described Bro Obuah whom he serves as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity as a great instrument with which God has shown him special favour and wonderful support.

Pastor Needam prayed God to continue to bless his ‘boss friend’ with sound health of mind and body even as he (Obuah) continues to render selfless services to humanity.

Also sharing in his birthday messages of gratitude are the Archbishop and Supreme Head of Christ Army Church of Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev. Abel Vurasi, the Bishop of Bori Diocese, Christ Army Church of Nigeria, Bishop Macjob Nkparo, members of the Christ Army Church of Nigeria, the great Kono friends and well-wishers for their unceasing prayers.

His professional colleagues particularly the leadership of the Rivers State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Rivers State Independent Publishers Association (RIVPA) are also not left out in the thank you message.

“I am really humbled by the avalanche of goodwill messages I received through several media of communication particularly on the social media rejoicing with me and wishing me long life in good health.

Neither gold nor silver do I have to pay you back but my prayer to God is to also celebrate you and meet you at the points of your various needs in Jesus name, Amen,” Pastor Needam prayed.