Pastor Innocent Utulu and Pastor Christy Innocent-Utulu trained as Attorneys at the University of Lagos Nigeria and were called to the Nigerian Bar. Pastor Innocent Utulu is a Texas Licensed Attorney.
They both practiced successfully as Attorneys up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria before their call into full time ministry with a mandate to build men and structures for the Lord with a passion for excellence which mandate the Lord has helped them to successfully execute over the years. Pastor Innocent Utulu currently practices as an Attorney in Texas.
Pastor Innocent Utulu is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London (FCIS). He equally holds a post Graduate Diploma certificate in Theology from the Redeemed Christian Bible College.
Pastor Innocent Utulu started his ministry in the Redeemed Christian Church of God as a trainer of workers and ministers in the Ikeja family with headquarters in the Acme Parish Ogba, Ikeja, in which capacity he trained over 550 workers between 1993 and 1995, who are currently doing exploits for the Lord in different parts of the world.
On the 30th of April 1995, he pioneered The Redeemed Christian Church of God Gateway Parish (now a Provincial Headquarters) with a set of his newly trained and graduated workers. Within two months, the Parish witnessed unprecedented growth after which he was transferred back to the headquarters in Acme.
On the 10th of December 1995, The Lord granted him another opportunity to birth a new ultra modern Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God named Maranatha Chapel ( now a Provincial Headquarters) in Gbagada, Lagos.
Within three years, The Lord granted him grace to build Maranatha Chapel into what is know today as the first purpose built cathedral of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
He was appointed to the position of Provincial Pastor in 1999 in which capacity he had oversight function over about 100 churches of the RCCG. He served in this capacity between 1st September 1999 and 31st August 2010 and had the privilege of serving in all the major geographical regions in Nigeria in the same capacity. He received grace from God, over this period, to build four mega Church buildings for God in almost all the locations he served.
The Lord used him to envision a 10,000 sitting capacity auditorium called The COVENANT SANCTUARY in Oluyole Ibadan. The foundation of this ultra modern auditorium was laid by the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor E A Adeboye on the 24 th of December, 2006. By August 2010, the project had gotten to roofing level;about 65% completion.
In September, 2010, he was promoted to the position of Regional Pastor and transferred to Region 14 comprising of four Provinces and about 700 parishes located in the Akwa Ibom and Cross River States respectively .
With the help of the Almighty God, Pastors Innocent and Christy have pioneered and sent missionaries to pastor churches of the Redeemed Christian Church God in Gabon, Mombassa Kenya, Warsaw Poland, and Sardina Island Italy. Together they inaugurated a house fellowship in February 2005 in Dubai that eventually metamorphosed into the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Maranatha International parish, Dubai.
Pastors Innocent and Christy are widely travelled and have jointly ministered the word of God with great grace and manifestation of the power of God in different parts of the world including but not limited to South Africa, United Arab Emirates, East Africa, France, Holland, Poland, Spain, Italy, The UK, Canada and the United States of America.
They successfully carried out their God given mandate in Nigeria, with the help of God, until they were divinely mandated to relocate to the United States of America to raise a people victorious on earth and prepared for heaven.
Pastors Innocent & Christy Utulu are presently the Senior Pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mercy Hall Katy Texas.
Pastor Innocent & Christy Utulu, have written seven books and they are columnists in The Redemption Light, the official Magazine of the RCCG and jointly they were divinely mandated in August of 1999, with a programme FIRE FROM HEAVEN, to minister to the spiritual and material needs of the Total Man and bring transformation in all areas of their lives. This programme remains one of the main stay of their ministry till date.
Pastor Innocent Utulu and the wife are very passionate about the next generation and in furtherance to that, between 1999 and 2006, they started and operated four elementary schools for the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria. Pastor Innocent & Christy are happily and joyfully married and remain till date companions in ministry. They are blessed with three gems; Chiedu, Grace of God and Oseloke.