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Who Are Faith House Missions?

Faith House missions is a non-denominational Christian organization committed to the advancement of Christian ministry in unreached people groups (tribes with no and negligible presence of effective Christian witness.

Faith House Missions was founded by missionary couple Richards and Grace Akonam on September 30, 1992, in response to the call to unreached people group in Northern Cross River. Over time, God has used them to raise indigenous missionaries from different parts of Cross River and Cameroon, where the work has expanded into.
The ultimate goal is to spread into other parts of the continent of Africa.

Grace Richards Akonam

Grace is a co-worker with Richards. Since their marriage in Sept 1992, she has held strong to the call of God to do missions alongside her husband, Richards, among the Utanga and Becheve tribes of Cross River and Cameroon.
Grace received training at Rev. Maiwa'zi Dandaura's led Prevailing Faith Ministries Int'l., Jos, Plateau State. She heads the medical unit of Faith House Missions and coordinates the Aged-Care and Women arms of the ministry. Grace and friendsGrace and friendsShe is a trained Community Health Practitioner and is pursuing her degree in Physical and Health Education in the University of Calabar.
Grace Richards Akonam

Abine Fidelis

Village: Asongol, Imale.
Tribe: Becheve
Fidelis was given as a seed-gift from the father to pastor Richards. He has joined Richards in most of his field thrusts. He assists in teaching along side the resident Missionary in Keyi.

Abine Fidelis

Alphonse Atietie

Village: Imale
Tribe: Becheve
Allphonse assists the resident missionary in Keyi. He is passionate about seeing God's will done in his life and in the lives of his fellow tribes men.

 

Alphonse Atietie

Collins Emuwo

Village: Imale
Tribe: Becheve
Collins as a boy accompanied Pastor Richards to do prayer walk in Kajinga, Cameroon. That trip marked a turn in Collins' life. He has been part of the Church leadership in Imale and has pastored the Keyi Church too.
He is married with children.

 

Collins Emuwo

Oscar Awashima

Village: Esa, Akwaya, Manyu Division, Cameroon.
Tribe: Becheve
Oscar was approaching Ten years old when we encountered him with God's Word.
We had worked and taught in his community for over Fourteen years and were never allowed to start a fellowship. At God's appointed time, a young man reached with the Gospel became an instrument to be used to begin a community Church in Esa. A worship center has been erected in his community where villagers from adjourning Nigeria and Cameroon villages come to hear God's Word and enjoy fellowship with other Christians.

Oscar Awashima

Clement Oyor

Village: Esa- Cameroon
Tribe: Becheve
Clement was one of the young men that surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus during an outreach held by Akonam Richards in the late nineties. He was taken out of the village and sent to a secondary school in Obudu. He has since been working along side the resident missionary in Esa, South-West Cameroon.

 

Clement Oyor

Cletus Alagbo

Village: Kajinga, Akwaya District, Manyu Division, Cameroon
Tribe: Becheve
Cletus gave his life to Christ and is been used of God to provide pastoral care for people his people. He is married and blessed with a child.

 

Cletus Alagbo

Sylvanus Okpan Indah

Village: Kundeve II,
Tribe:Utanga
He was reached with the Gospel at a tender age and has for over fifteen years provided pastoral care over people from his tribe.
He pastored the Church in his village for more than Ten years before moving to Boggo Water-side where he is presently serving as the resident missionary.
He graduated from Christian Missionary Foundation (CMF) school of Mission, Idere, Ibadan. He is married and blessed with children.

Sylvanus Okpan Indah

Ignatius Anyel

Village: Imale
Tribe: Becheve
Ignatius was about twelve years old when he received Jesus as Lord and Savior. Over the years, he has been part of our pioneer missionary team and has grown to pastor his own people. He received missions training from Christian Missionary Foundation (CMF), Idere, Ibadan.

 

Ignatius Anyel

Eno Udo

Village: Ekput, Ibiono L.G.A., Akwa Ibom State.
Works among the Becheve tribe
Eno joined Faith House Team as a volunteer in 13 January, 2010. She is the pioneer missionary pastor of the Ugbakoko field.
She had had trainings in Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, Christian Missionary Foundation and had worked with Men of Issachar Vision before joining Insight Bible Church, Uyo – where she was released by the Church to do missions. She is a director with Global Discipleship Training Alliance. She holds a B.sc degree in Microbiology from University of Uyo, Nigeria.

Eno Udo

Michael Amush

Village: Mangblan, Utalpane, Kwande L.G.A., Benue State
Tribe: Becheve
Michael gave his life to Christ when the gospel first entered his village in December 2004. He took over the pastorate in Mangblan in 2010.and has been used of God to boost the work of evangelism in Mangblan and neighbouring Tiv communities.

Michael Amush

Robinson Elum

Village: Esa, South-West, Cameroon.
Tribe: Becheve
Robinson is a second generation convert whose devotion to the Master's course is contagious. He provides assistance in children ministry in Esa, Cameroon.

 

Robinson Elum

Alfred Eshond

Village: Boggo Water-side
Tribe: Utanga
Alfred surrendered to the Lordship of Christ with the planting of the only church in his community. He has grown to being the assistant to the resident missionary in his village. He is married and is blessed with children.

 

Alfred Eshond

Pastor Akonam Chybuikem Richards

Akonam Chybuikem Richards is the Missions Coordinator of Faith House Missions. Richards served with Church On the Rock Mission Abattoir as the National Music pastor.

For more than twenty years now, Richards and wife Grace have been involved in pioneer missions in Cross River State and Cameroon. They have planted churches in several communities where no Christian witness had been. God has also used them to raise indigenous believers who now provide pastoral care for their own tribesmen. They are blessed with many children and their three biological children – Glorypraise, Preacher and Enoch-Chinonso.

Education


Among other trainings, Richards holds a B.ed degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of Calabar while Grace holds a diploma in Community Health Technology and pursuing her B.ed degree in Health Education.
Richards and Grace speak in Missions Conferences and enjoy ministering in songs; they have three music labels.
Richards serves as Patron, Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (Obudu/Obanliku) -1996 – date; Volunteer Counselor, Pro-Health International - 2000 – date
Served as President, President, Christian Union, University of Calabar- 2005 – 2006
Joint Campus Christian Fellowship (JCCF) – 2006 – 2007

Grace & Richards Akonam

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