Dr Mike Okonkwo, the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), and his lovely wife, Dr Peace Okonkwo, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary Today.
The couple got married on July 5, 1980, according to bishop peace okonkwo, her husband (Dr Mike Okonkwo) was too shy to ask her out, in an interview granted by punch newspaper, she explained that Bishop is a very shy person and he could not talk to me. After the Civil War, everybody started to go to church because there was nothing to look forward to; he could not propose to me. It was his elder sister that walked up to me on his behalf. The lady just liked me, she is a pastor now. He told his sister that he liked me and she promised to talk to me on his behalf. The first time she spoke to me on his behalf, I shrugged it off and told her that we fought every day in church because I felt that he was arrogant. He drove his father’s car while we always trekked and whenever he got to church, he always wanted his voice to be heard but that was his nature. When you look at him at first glance, you would think he is a proud person but on the contrary, he is very down to earth and simple.