Pastor (Dr.) larry Ovie is a Nigerian-Irish pastor and a serial entrepreneur, born to the family of late Pa and Madam Jonathan & Lady Ovie of Orogun, 55 years ago in Delta State in Nigeria. He had his early education in Delta and Lagos States,
Nigeria. He later became a major furniture maker, distributor and retailer through his first company: Larry Best Furnitures Ltd in Lagos Nigeria. Building on his investment returns from the furniture business, he subsequently diversified and created more companies in Communication and Security businesses: Larry Best Communications and Larry Best Securities to provide development and employment for over 70 persons at the time. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion for providing employment and economic development for local communities enabled him to again venture into importation and sales of cosmetics and fragrances business in Nigeria.
MIGRATION TO IRELAND
He migrated to Ireland in 2001, and upon the call and leading of our Lord Jesus Christ, gave up his life to serve, pastor and shepherd men to Christ. He founded the Faith Christian Fellowship Ministry. Faith Christian Fellowship quickly became not only a church and home to Africans migrants but a multicultural melting pot for salvation and redemption of all race and creed in Ireland. The church doctrine and focus on raising conscientious Godly citizens for the love of God and country attracted the appreciation of the Irish people, as captured in the Irish Times of 2008 and Connacht Tribune of Friday, November 2014, with the caption: “Pastor Larry’s dream of clean souls and homes”
While pastoring and overseeing Faith Christian Fellowship Ministry, he carried on his personal business, and created in 2002 Faith Cleaners, a facility and After Builder cleaning company. As a certified Irish contractor.
Pastor Larry Ovie has worked since his arrival to Ireland in 2001 for multiculturalism and social inclusion in Galway County, his efforts included assisting new migrants to access information on State support and services, providing translation, financial and charitable support to mostly pregnant migrant women, he started a crèche at the Eglinton hotel for the immigrant families which was later handed over to the department of education which is still operational till today and caring for vulnerable children. He introduced the Zumba dance in conjunction with well acclaimed Zumba dance instructor, Leighton Morrison tagged, “Ireland Dance with Larry” to encouraged general well-being. And to mention, he re-enacts the Passion of Christ every good Friday in Galway City.
Pastor (Dr.) Larry Ovie is holder of Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Enterprise & Community Development from Athlone Institute of Technology, and also a Bachelor of Honour in Social Enterprise, Leadership and Management. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Theology and Divinity on Saturday 13th July 2013, he is an author 3 books, which are;
Is blessing now a Curse
It is too Late to Fail
Power of a Cycle
COMMUNTIY ENGAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
Apart from his pastoral services and leadership, Pastor (Dr) Larry Ovie founded the Jesus Love Club (JCL) socio-charitable club that seeks to promote local initiatives to cater and support each other and be one`s neighbour keeper so as impact communities. At the same time touching lives through the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to the JLC, Pastor Larry Ovie co-founded with Mr. John Rabbitte a non-for-profit organisation, The Society Against Delinquency (SAD) with the aim to helps people dealing with addiction or vulnerable addiction.
Pastor Larry and Gloria Ovie convenes yearly Singles & Married Conference to a healthy relationship and strong family bond.
Pastor Larry Ovie is a responsible and dedicated family man, married to Pastor Mrs Gloria Ovie.