Biography of Archbishop Margaret Idahosa

Born on 29th July 1943, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa is a Nigerian preacher, author and the Archbishop of the Church of God Mission International. She is the first African female Archbishop and the wife of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa who was the founder of the Church of God Mission International.

She is the Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University. She was conferred with the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) by the federal government of Nigeria in 2008.

Archbishop Margret Idahosa was born to a royal family in Benin Kingdom of Edo State, Nigeria. She obtained a Diploma in Home Economics from Leeds Polytechnic in the United Kingdom.

She obtained a master’s degree in Divinity from Friends International Christian University. She also has Masters of Education degree which she acquired from Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma, USA.

She was inducted into the ministry on 24 May 1983, and became a bishop on 5 April 1998. She is the author of The Womb of harvest, Tearing the veil, The Female minister, and Expansion without Limit.

Idahosa is the first Nigerian woman to be ordained as archbishop and the first female chancellor of a university in Africa (Benson Idahosa University). She became an archbishop in November 2009.