The students of Uniport would argue that Mr Ime Ekong has been preaching for over 50 years in Uniport even though Uniport is 44 years old.
Two years ago, The picture of Mr Ime Ekong, 43years, popularly known as Jesus Brother as nicknamed by a Uniport student, went Viral on Facebook with the Caption ” if you no Know this man, u know come uniport” On the picture was Mr Eme carrying his one and only working megaphone in his usual manner while preaching.
Well the preacher, who students of Uniport assumed must have been preaching for close to 40 years, came into Uniport in 2011 as a security guard, before then Jesus Brother was an “Okada” rider on Ogbogoro road, pH when he had his call.
“I dae for dream, I dae preach the gospel Everytime, na e I take know say God call me” he said.
While he was working as a security guard on a constant night shift in Uniport, he uses the day to herald the gospel in several communities in Emowa, PH, until he finally stopped to be a full-time times preacher in 2012 .
“Na 2012 I Kon stop the security job, I Kon dae preach morning till evening for Uniport, on Thursday I dae go preach for rumokoro while on Friday na rumoula I dae go” he said.
Jesus Brother, despite the terrible state of his health presently and since last year, (typhoid and malaria; which has seriously affected his sight and caused him shortage of blood) still preaches consistently on his feet from morning till evening in Uniport.
Although he has stopped going to Rumokoro and Rumoula due to his health condition.
“When I don well, na I go dae go Rumoko and Rumoula, he said”.
The consistent preacher who lives in Rumchakara has got no family because according to him “he wants to seek the kingdom first, so every other thing shall be added unto him” including wife and children.
Jesus Brother made mention of those who supports his ministry although he said most of them have slacked in supporting him. He however needs by a drum and a keyboard.
Aside his usual daily preaching, he also prays for people on phone.