He’s Alive Chapel is a missions based church under the leadership of Pastor Austen Ukachi and a Board of Trustees. Our vision is “God’s People Prepared, Equipped and Bringing in a Global Harvest of Souls for His Kingdom and Glory”. We pursue this vision through our mission, which is to “Spread the Gospel Everywhere by means of Evangelism, Discipleship, Church Planting, Missions, Prayer and Building Strong Families”.
The name ‘He’s Alive Chapel’ is derived from prayers and is taken from Revelation 1:18. The church began as a House Fellowship with 11 brethren gathered in Satellite Town, Lagos, in the home of the Ukachis on April 22, 1990. A sign board pointed to He’s Alive Chapel along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The road to the Church was muddy and swampy, but it did not deter men who sought the word of life from trooping to this new worship centre. The needy saw it as place of replenishment, the tired a place of refreshment, the weak, a place of strength, to the wanderer, a place of rest, the destitute saw it as a place of solace, the thirsty and the hungry, a place of spiritual satisfaction and fulfilment.
What began as a house fellowship in Satellite Town, Lagos is no longer a mere concept or an experiment but now a church with no fewer than 32 branches spread across Nigeria, West Africa and Europe. With well-tailored activities, lives are daily touched, homes are made. Children, women and men are raised in the service of the Lord.
Services are spirit filled with testimonies to the glory of the Lord. The Word of God is the focus in He’s Alive Chapel and it is preached in its simple form. In He’s Alive Chapel, everyone is given the opportunity to serve and express their God-given talents and gifts through the activity and natural groups.
Today, we testify to God’s faithfulness in the last 25 years.
Join us in this great journey….there is room for you!
Pastor Austen Ukachi
“Intercessor, Missionary, Pastor, Revivalist, Writer”
Austen Chimdi Ukachi is the founder and Senior Pastor of He’s Alive Chapel. He has been involved in Intercession, Missions, and the quest for revival at the national and continental levels. A prolific author, his most recent book is the History of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Revivals in Nigeria from 1914 to 1990s.
Pastor Ukachi is one of the pioneers of the contemporary prayer movements in Nigeria and has pioneered the advancement of Intercession and Spiritual warfare in Africa. He has served as national co-ordinator for Prayer, AD 2000 and Beyond Movement and the national co-ordinator, Global Day of Prayer.
Currently, Pastor Ukachi serves as:
-National Coordinator, One Year Prayer for National Transformation (OYP); the Continental Co-ordinator, Strategic Prayer
-National Coordinator, Intercessory Network (SPIN) for the Movement of National African Initiatives (MANI)
– West African Regional Co-ordinator, International Prayer Council (IPC);
-Executive Board Member, International Prayer Council (IPC);
Also, he is the Chairman, Watchman Ministries, Chairman of the Christian Evangelical Social Movement of Nigeria (CESM), and Chairman, New Fountain Group of Schools.
Austen Chimdi Ukachi was born in Kano, Nigeria on 6th May 1953.
He spent the first 14 years of his life in Sabon-Gari Kano where he did his primary school at the Ibo Union Primary School, Kano. He later attended Methodist College Uzuakoli, 1967 to 1973. His secondary school education was interrupted by the Nigerian civil war. After the war, he went back to Federal Government College, Kano 1973-1975 to complete his higher school education. In 1978 he graduated with a BA (Hons.) in History from the University of Ibadan.
At the University, Austen Ukachi was elected the Secretary, Ibadan Varsity Christian Union (IVCU) from 1976 to 1977, and later the President of the Union from 1977 to 1978. During the same period, he was also elected as the Chairman of the Christian Students’ Social Movement of Nigeria, (CSSM now CESM), an inter university Christian students organisation that was founded in 1977 to sensitize and mobilize Christian students to pray for the nation and to engage in social action.
He worked with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from 1979 till 2003. During this period, he worked as a Human Resources and Development Officer. From 1986 to 1989, he was attached to the defunct Arthur Andersen Consultants and was among the project team (Commercialization Reorganisation and Capitalization CRC) charged with the task of reorganizing NNPC during the period.
From 1980 to 1998, he was the Special Assistant to the Group Executive Director Services, NNPC. From 1999 he was appointed the Zonal Manager, NNPC Benin and by 2000 redeployed to Lagos as the Zonal Manager, NNPC Lagos. Throughout his years in secular employment Austen Ukachi was a bi-vocational minister.
He is married to Oluyide Folasade whom he met for the first time in 1975. They got engaged in 1978, and got married on June 27th, 1981. The marriage is blessed with four children: Chimdi, Enyinnaya, Adaeze and Oreoluwa.