Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma Biography,wife,sons and Ministry

Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma Biography, wife, sons and Ministry



Gideon Ekele Odoma


Mrs Hassanah Odoma




Fortress Ministry




Kogi State, Nigeria

Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma Biography


Reverend Gideon Ekele Odoma is a seasoned Bible Teacher known globally for his Christian Apologetic teachings and engagements. Born a native of Ugwolawo in Ofu local government area, Kogi State, Nigeria, A Preacher, Thinker, Christian Apologist, Strategy consultant & civility advocate, he is the Founder and Set man of the Fortress Ministry based in Jos, Plateau State. He is also the Director of Christian Apologetics Training Institute (CATI), Nigeria and the convener of the monthly program “Word Count Abuja”. Reverend Gideon is a full-time itinerant preacher with evangelism, apologetics, Bible teaching, and leadership development as his core areas.

Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma
Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma
Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma
Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma

Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma Biography

Fondly called Apostle Odoma by his spiritual brother and friend, Apostle Arome Osayi, with whom he shares a great bond, Reverend Odoma is a lecturer at the Adullam School. Adullam Bible Seminary is the Bible School of Remnant Christian Network. Adullam is a ministry training program designed with a learning environment that has an intense atmosphere of Heaven accompanied by Spiritual impartations. A forge for turning charlatans into champions.

Apostle Gideon Odoma speaks regularly on University Campus missions and Covers a range of topics including Doctrines, Christian Exclusivity and Religious Diversity, the moral argument for God’s existence, Science and Religion, and more. His teachings also awaken the thoughts around “Why I am a Christian.” and “Can man live forever?” (Eternal Salvation) among others. He has also been part of RZIM missions as an adjunct based in Nigeria.


Growing up, Reverend Gideon Odoma attended and graduated from the Federal Government College (FGC) Ugwolawo with his SSCE and thereafter proceeded to the University of Jos where he attained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography. As an itinerant speaker, Christian Apologist and an Experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institution’s industry, Reverend Gideon Odoma is skilled in research, public speaking, human resource management, Nonprofit Organization, Strategic Planning, and Volunteer Management. He is a strong leadership development professional. He is also a graduate of Christian Apologetics from the University of Oxford (CTPS 2013) and is currently pursuing a Masters’s in Theology at Chester university.


Talking about Apostle Gideon Odoma won’t be complete without mentioning Pastor Ameh Amana who God used to help his servant grow in the Lord and a host of many others like Evangelist Sunday Ogwuche, Daddy Gbile Akanni, Apostle Emmanuel Ibrahim.

President  Fortress Ministry Jan 2007 – Present · 15 yrs 4 mos.


Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma
Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma


Rev. Gideon Odoma is a seasoned minister of God and a full-time teacher of God’s word.

Apostle Arome usually refers to him as Apostle Gideon Odoma. He is into campus ministry. In a bid to raise a generation of God fearing youths, he moves from one campus to another in Nigeria and other international campuses to preach the gospel on invitations.  Reverend Gideon Odoma also preaches in churches as he is invited.  He holds a monthly program called “word count” and a weekly bible study called “Tuesday Ignite”.

Reverend Gideon Odoma is an educated man of God, an expression that is evident in his sermons.
Reverend Gideon Odoma is a seasoned Bible Teacher and a Christian Apologetic teacher, globally. He is a lecturer at Adullam Bible School pioneered by Apostle Arome Osayi.  Reverend Gideon Odoma is well established and grounded in Christian Apologetic teachings. Reverend Gideon Odoma Director of Christian Apologetics Training Institute (CATI), Nigeria.

He also has a bible training institute where people are trained and equipped for ministry. Reverend Gideon Odoma is also the Director of Mamre Christian Institute (MCI). MCI is an initiative of the Fortress ministry for training and certifying students on an intensive 2-weeks bible study. MCI focuses on courses such as apologetics, doctrine, missions, spiritual disciplines and theology.

No man rises in ministry without being mentored by another. The Church is a living organism that has many parts. Reverend Gideon Odoma has a good brotherhood with Apostle Osayi as they attended the same secondary School and have been long time friends. Reverend Gideon Odoma has also received mentorship from Reverend Segun Adeyinmi Olugbemi,  Apostle Ele Adejoh, Late Reverend Ravis Zacharias and a host of others. As a man under authority, Reverend Gideon Odoma’s spiritual father is Pastor Ameh Amana, the lead Pastor of the Gospel International ministry Ugwolawo, Kogi state. Reverend Gideon Odoma, he acknowledged and described Pastor Ameh Amana as a critical voice in his life and ministry for about three decades now.

Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma
Rev Gideon Ekele Odoma

Reverend Gideon Odoma is married to Mrs Hassanah Odoma. They got married on 28th June 2008. The family is currently blessed with three children – Tehiilla (June 17th), Duke and Asher Odoma (June 24th).

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