Reverend Father Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka is the Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish GRA Enugu. He is the initiator and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria. On this post, we’ll view Rev Father Mbaka’s Biography, Early Life, & Career.
Father Mbaka is the only son of late Chief Humphrey Ogbuefi and Felicia Mbaka of Amata Ituku Awgu L.G.A, Enugu State. Ogbuefi Mbaka’s family is famous for their exceptional ability in palm wine tapping in the community (Ituku).
Rev Father Mbaka’s Biography, Early Life & Career
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka’s Early Life
From the beginning, Mbaka, though fully absorbed by his house tasks, still secure adequate time to communicate with God. He helped his mother in other domestic duties, accompanied his father to their famous business of wine tapping and ensuring that all that was tapped was sold except the one reserved to entertain their daily visitors.
Father Mbaka conducts Block Rosary Prayers where he frequently acted the character of Francisco (one of the three children visited by Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima in Portugal in the year 1917) He was also extremely involved in the transformation of Charismatic group in St. Anthony’s Parish Ituku where he controlled the prayer warrior squad.
However his dad was a pagan but at that period, he accepted his local runs in the Christian happenings in the town, but the moment father Mbaka made his intentions to join the priesthood, everything transformed radically. Pa Ogbuefi and his kinsmen not only opposed the idea but also oppressed father Mbaka and made life an unhappy experience for him.
After his secondary school education at St. Vincent’s secondary school Agbogugn in Awgu L.G.A of Eungu state, he advanced to Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri and St Joseph’s Ikot Ekpene for his drill, and development to calling.
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka Career
Father Mbaka was ordained a priest of the Holy Roman Catholic Church on 29th July 1995. He was sent to the Holy Ghost Cathedral, the main office of Catholic Church in Enugu Diocese as the Assistant Diocesan Administration.
He didn’t only differentiate himself as a knowledgeable administrator but also offered the church in Enugu diocese the long wanted like apostolic flavor and zeal to develop forward.
He later learnt the need to go on an evangelical mission outside the cathedral with a purpose to getting more people and by so doing, it landed him to Capuchin and G.T.C Enugu where he conducted masses for the congregation.
While at G.T.C the conception of having adoration to the Eucharistic Jesus was conceived; hence the birth of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN). It was formerly known as the Word Prayer Centre of the Eucharistic Jesus.
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka Awards
Father Mbaka plays and creates music. He has numerous albums to his credit and variously respected by Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PIMAN).