Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa is a popular Nigerian pastor who got engaged and married the most loved Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo. His prominence started in June 2022 when photos of his engagement with Mercy Chinwo were floated on social media in celebration of their union. He is also the pastor of famous Nigerian celebrity couple Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi.
Other than being the husband of Mercy Chinwo and his work as the resident pastor of The Waterbrooks Church, which is located on the island of Lekki, Lagos State, Pastor Blessed is an Information Technology personnel. Below is more about him.
Pastor Blessed’s Profile Summary
- Name: Blessed Uzochikwa
- Alias: Pastor Blessed
- Day of Birth: 31 May
- State of Origin: Delta State
- Ethnicity: Igbo-Delta
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Religion: Christianity
- Education: University of Port Harcourt, University of Stanford
- Profession: IT Expert, Pastor
- Name of Church: The Water rook Church (TWB)
- Relationship Status: Married (2022)
- Wife: Mercy Chinwo
- Height: 1.8 m
- Weight: 76 kg
- Instagram: theofficialblessed
Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa’s Early Life and Education
Much of his years were not in Lagos state. Hailing from Delta State, he had a majority of his childhood days in the state until he moved to the University of Port Harcourt to pursue a degree in Computer Science between 2004-2008. Eight years later, Pastor blessed went to further his education by studying Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAMP) at Stanford University. This must have been fueled by his determination to build a professional career in what he already loved doing.
Pastor Blessed is also known to have been raised in a Christian home; this is so because it reflects in his religious activities. His recent popularity has not exposed his early and private life in the media sphere, so little is known about his family members. What is known is that he has a spiritual father, Tony Rapu, a man who is believed to be a major force in his life goals and ambitions.
Pastor Blessed’s age can only be provided in speculation, although his birth month and particular date are known to be May 31. Gathered from all sources on the internet, Pastor Blessed is speculated to be between 33-36 years of age. The mixed tribe pastor’s speculated year of birth is then believed to be between 1986 – 1989. Given that he is married to a woman who has dedicated her life to singing and has become very popular, it is okay to say that he would be seen more in the media with interviews and information as time goes on.
Pastor Blessed is also an IT Expert
Pastor Blessed worked in line with his academic qualification, unlike some other pastors who tend to focus on their religious careers. Being an IT practitioner, he started working with Microware Solutions as a Network Engineer. At a point, he also worked with Tetra Pak as an IT administrator (2012). The following year (2013-2014), he worked with IBM Partners as a network engineer.
Pastor Blessed has been quite fulfilling in his career. The reason is that he once had an international job in South Africa where he worked as an IS/IT business Support. He is currently working with AstraZeneca as Process Automation Capability Lead in Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has also been promoted to the position of Associate Project Manager. Simultaneously, he is on a 9 years project with Airtel VAS Security (2013 – present).
The good-looking pastor who seems to have everything perfectly aligned for him is certified as a Microsoft Certified IT, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified Technology specialty, and skilled in Windows Server and Microsoft Office.
The Waterbrook Church was established in 2009, and this is the highlight of Pastor Blessed’s religious life. He had served diligently and was deemed worthy to be ordained as the resident Pastor. His religious journey undoubtedly started in his Hometown and has been worth the effort in relation to his current position at his church. The story is closely linked with his earlier mentioned Godfather, who is a life coach and senior pastor of the House of Freedom Church in Asaba. The Waterbrook’s church is currently located at La Madison Place Block 2, Plot 1 Okuanda Bluewater Scheme, opposite Blue Moon Hotel, beside Glitz Event Center, Lekki.
Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa and Mercy Chinwo’s Relationship Broke the Internet
Pastor Blessed and Mercy Chinwo got engaged on June 23, 2022. Following their engagement in June, they got married on August 13, 2022, in Mercy’s hometown (Port Harcourt), with many celebrities gracing the occasion. Their union broke the internet with congratulatory messages and a bit of antagonism due to the fact that a throwback video was brought up.
In that video, Pastor Blessed introduced Mercy as his sister to a friend of his. What might have seemed misleading may have been an attempt to keep confidentiality This otherwise means that they had known each other for some time and may be true to the rumor that he is her pastor following her frequent ministerial visitation to the church.
Who is Mercy Chinwo?
Mercy Chinwo is the star of Nigerian gospel music and the wife of Pastor Blessed. She came into the limelight when she won the Nigerian Idol (2012). She focused her childhood on developing her singing ability in church (The Apostolic Church, Rumodara) while growing up in her hometown, Port Harcourt. She also attended the University of Port Harcourt to study a course in management sciences which may have been around the period Pastor Blessed was pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in the institution.
She is the first daughter and first child of six children who were raised single-handedly by their mother after having lost their father at a very young age. Not long after winning the second season of the Nigerian Idol, she tried venturing into acting and was cast in the movie “House of Gold” by Yvonne Nelson. She had other engagements until 2017 when Mr. Eezee ThankGod endorsed her into his music label. Some of the popular songs she has released through this record label are “Testimony,” “Excess Love,” “Chinedum,” and “Akamdinelu,” among many others.