Ordination April 19, 1976
Born May 20, 1947 (age 70)
Akpugo, Enugu State, Nigeria His name is Reverend Father Emmanuel Matthew Paul Edeh, MSSP. Bushy haired and well built, the dark skinned popular priest is widely known as ‘Father Edeh’ because of his Catholic Prayer Ministryand the Pilgrimage Centre for Eucharistic Adoration and Special Marian Devotion which he sited in Elele, Rivers State. A native of Akpugo in Enugu State, .Unarguably a billionaire, Father Edeh has interests in education, health, publishing, merchandising, real estate, agriculture, hospitality, banking, to mention but few. The irony, however, is that in spite of giving birth toall these, everything is still in the name of church. Especially because he’s a Holy Ghost priest and members of that congregation are not permitted to own anything.
The founder of Madonna University(in Okija, Ihiala, Anambra State),Caritas University(in Emene, Enugu State),OSISATECH Polytechnic(also in Enugu),Our Saviour College of Education,Our Saviour Primary and Secondary Schools, his investment in the educational sector is massive and monumental.
Also the brain behind Our Saviour Diagnostic Centres and Madonna Hospitals, the Fathers, Sisters and Brothers of Jesus The Saviour Congregations were also set up by him. Likewise mayfresh mortage Bank. Richly endowed with trading skills and acumen,Triumph Water, Truimph brevages, Triumph range of cosmetics, etc also belong to him. Equally into the production of sacramentals, there are very, very few priests that can compete with him in terms of industry and resourcefulness, both here and abroad.
Overflowing with anointing, thousands throng his pilgrimage centre monthly for blessings, freedom and prayers. Naturally self-effacing, it’s his good works that have been giving him away. Born in 1947, his healing ministry commenced in 1985, soon after his ordination, in Elele, a rural community in Rivers State. But soon grew to become one of the top Catholic pilgrimage centres in the world.
Educated at Holy Angels Catholic Primary School, Akpugo, Enugu; Holy Ghost Juniorate, Ihiala, Anambra;Holy Ghost Scholarsticate, Awo Omama, Imo; Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu; Urban University, Rome, Italy;De Paul University, Chicago, USA and Loyola University Medical Centrecum Mary Ann Jay Hospital, Illinois, USA, the professor’s deeds of charity and volume of humility resonate far and wide.