Dr C. J. Anude has always wanted to be a hand and a voice: a hand to lift hurting people and a voice for the voiceless. However, he is different things to different people: a lover of God and people, Bible teacher, physician-scientist, pastor, motivational speaker, life and personal development coach, philanthropist, and leadership empowerment specialist. A quintessential multi-talented person, Dr Anude has a contagious passion to motivate people to discover their purpose, develop their potential and deploy their power through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to fulfill personal destiny and bring glory to God. As the lead minister and servant-leader of Soteria Assembly, Dr. Anude is committed to empowering people to live a life of service to God and other people.
Prior to Soteria Assembly Church, Dr Anude was a preaching elder at the Gospel Faith Mission International, House of Change, Baltimore. He has also led Christian groups and mission outreaches in Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Guyana and the US.
He is also the President of MaxUrLife Foundation Inc. consisting of the Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Initiative, the Family Life and Marriage Enrichment (FLAME) Initiative, The Barnabas Group (TBG) and the International Partnership for African and Caribbean Health and Development (iPACHAD).
Dr Anude is a physician by training and has his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees both from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. He has participated in numerous Christian bible school and ministry training programs.
He is married to Dr Ndidi Anude and they are blessed with five children including a set of male triplets.
Favorite books: The Bible and All of John Maxwell’s, Myles Munroe’s and Max Lucado’s books
Favorite authors: Paul of Tarsus, John Maxwell, Myles Munroe, Derek Prince
Favorite sports: Soccer and Tennis
Favorite past time: Watching war movies and hanging out with family
Favorite places visited: Reykjavik, Iceland, Paris, France, Bangkok, Thailand and Montego Bay, Jamaica
Favorite bible teachers: Derek Prince / T. L. Osborn / David Jeremiah
Favorite preachers: Matthew Ashimolowo / Myles Munroe / Martyn D. Lloyd-Jones / Mike Okonkwo