PROFILE OF THE MAN OF GOD
Pastor Michael Marinus Kwar Uluva, Tiv by tribe, was born in a small village called Torkula, in the
North Eastern part of Benue State, Guma Local Government Area. According to his late father, he was born the 25th of March, 1960. He is the third child of his parents, out of eight children.
Michael Uluva started his education in 1970, at L.G.E.A. primary school, Gboko South, Benue State, Nigeria, up to 1973. He then transferred to St. Mary’s primary school, North Bank, Makurdi, from 1973 to 1975. He, thereafter, gained admission into the prestigious Mt. St. Gabriel’s secondary school, Makurdi, from 1975 to 1981 (with one year extension due to ill-health, resulting to a surgical operation in 1976). After that, he enlisted with the National School of Salesmanship, Manchester, England, and studied from 1981 to 1982. He gained employment with Great Nigeria Insurance Co. Ltd. in 1982, in Kano City of Kano state and worked as a Production Clerk from 1982 to 1987. He resigned his appointment with the company and joined Confidence Insurance Co. ltd. in Kaduna as a Branch Manager. Here, he worked up to 1993, then, resigned again and joined Perpetual Assurance Co. Ltd. and stayed up to 1998 as Area Manager (North) when he finally resigned his appointment. It was during this period that he went further in his educational pursuit with Obafemi Awolowo University to study Public Administration. It was during this time also that the veil was removed and he saw the light of Jesus Christ and began to pursue it with all zeal and vigour till date.
Pastor Michael Uluva is married with six children.
Early- life experience.
Soon after his birth, the devil saw the future of the boy and launched series of attacks on him. According to his mother, the first attack came in a form of blindness, at nine months of his birth. She had to sneak out of the village to her people with the baby for native treatment, based on the advice of one of the village elders. The elder had privately told her that the baby was marked for destruction, and, if she continued to nurse him in the village, the child would be permanently blind. Taking that advice was a wise decision as the treatment was a success and blindness was averted for the child. Six months after, according to her, while she was in bed with the child, at about 2am in the morning, she observed that somebody was peeping at her and the baby, through the window. She struggled to get up and see the face of the person to no avail, until well after the figure had disappeared. Two days after, she noticed a boil on the left arm of the baby. The boil grew and resisted all local treatments. She eventually took the baby to the Hospital in Makurdi, for treatment. A big lump of pork meat was removed from the swelling, thereby avoiding the amputation of the arm and the likelihood of the death of the child. The scar of the operation is still there to date.
In 1976, now a grown-up, Michael Uluva underwent a major surgical operation due to another evil attack in the name of an ailment called “Schistosomiasis”. According to the doctors, it is an ailment resulting from chronic Bhilharziasis which causes painful urination with flow of blood along with the urine. A transplantation of the Ureters was carried out to save his life at ABU Teaching Hospital, Kaduna.
While in primary school, the young boy, Kwar Uluva (as he was called then), was always in the habit of preaching in his local church in the village during school holidays. During the holidays, many villagers in and around the village would be eager to witness and hear the preaching of the young boy. The village witnessed a larger attendance while the holidays lasted. At St. Mary’s Primary School, he was nick-named “Fada” (Rev. Father). However, all that went off for some years till 1998 when the real transformation of the man of God took place on a higher level, leading to this present status. The man of God was eventually ordained at the Living Word Bible Ministries, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, about forty years after.