LABOURERS IN THE VINEYARD
The Chapel upon inauguration was manned by then ordinand Dr. Sam Ike, a consultant Physician and Cardiologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
After a stint at the Trinity Theological College, Umuahia, he was made a deacon on December 12, 2004, and was priested December 16, 2006, preferred a Statutory Canon in 2008; and an Archdeacon in 2011, by the Bishop of Enugu Diocese (now Most Rev. Dr. E.O Chukwuma OON). (Now) Ven. Prof. Sam Ike has continued, under God and at the Bishop’s discretion, to steer the affairs of the Chapel these past ten years.
Dr Uzochukwu Aniebue (a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with UNTH, Enugu) and Dr Ifeanyi Onah (a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu) were posted to the Chapel, as ordinands, in July 2007. In December 2007, they were made deacons. They helped in no small measure to advance the evangelistic thrusts and welfare concerns of the chapel. While Rev. Dr. Onah was posted to the sister Chapel of Pentecost at the Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Rev. Dr. Aniebue has remained at the Chapel. (Now) Rev. Prof. Aniebue was later priested in December 2009 and has continued to be a veritable instrument of God in ministering to the people.
The then Diocesan Hospital Chaplain, (then), Rev Canon Dr. Ernest Onwasigwe (later promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Nigeria), was collated Archdeacon by the Lord Bishop (then) Rt. Rev. E.O Chukwuma (OON) in July 2007, He supervised the Hospital Chaplaincy Archdeaconry, including the Chapel with his amiable wife Prof. Mrs. Chika Onwasigwe.
Following the advent ordination on 15th December 2013, three doctors from the Chapel were made deacons. These include Rev. Dr. Chuks Ajare, Rev. Dr. Chukwudi Aniagor and Rev. Dr. Azubuike Okeke. Rev. Dr. Chukwudi Aniagor has, since March 2014, been posted to continue to serve at the chapel of Restoration (Old Site) UNTH, while Rev. Dr. Chuks Ajare and Rev. Dr. Azubuike Okeke have remained at the Chapel, to join in building up God’s people.
The Chaplains wives under the leadership of Mrs. Ruby Ike and assisted by Prof. (Mrs.) Nonye Aniebue, as well as Mrs. Chidinma Ajare and Mrs. Ozioma Okeke, have all thrown in their strength to the work. They render all possible support in areas including welfare, counseling, visitation and follow-up especially among women and the young people
Other ministers of the gospel in the chapel who join in building the spiritual life of the congregation include Venerable Sam Onuegbu (Rtd), Rev Goddy Ezeali (National Director Research/Resource Mobilization Scripture Union Nigeria) ,Rev Stanley David —Otimkpu Jesus;[ Leader All Nations for Christ Liberation Ministries.]