Dr. Mensa Otabil is a Pastor, Lecturer, Author, Consultant and a motivational speaker. He is the Founder and General-Overseer of the International Central Gospel churches, which has a network of local assemblies in Ghana, Europe, the United States, Canada and other parts of Africa. He serves as Senior Pastor of ‘Christ Temple’, ICGC’s mother–church, in Accra, and also is the Chancellor of Ghana’s premier private University: The Central University College (CUC).
The International Central Gospel Church (aka ICGC) is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church, officially inaugurated on the 26th of February, 1984, in Accra, Ghana. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with a total of twenty people. Currently, membership runs in the tens of thousands, with over 450 branches planted in various parts of the world.
Dr. Otabil presents a radio and television program called “Living Word” where he addresses life-issues, such as religion, education, economic development, family life, and politics. He has authored numerous books; his simple, but yet profound rendition and teaching of scripture, make him a highly sought-after speaker at major conferences and many mega-churches around the continents of the world.
Dr. Otabil resides in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. He is a devoted husband to his wife, Joy, and father to their four children, Sompa, Nhyira, Yoofi and Baaba Aseda.