Born in the Ancient City of Kano, Nigeria. Pastor Chingtok Ibrahim Ishaku Gokir is the fifth of seven children born to Mr. Ishaku and Mrs. Keziah Gokir. He completed his primary school education at the Police Childrens’ School in Kano, and earned his senior secondary certificate education from the Federal Government College, Jos. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, with a Bachelor in science degree from the Political Science Department.
A Call to Service
While on campus, he served in various leadership positions and also pioneered a revival on the campus. Pst. Chingtok sensed a call to ministry around the year 1995/96. He joined the Oasis of Love Church, Zaria in the year 2004, where he served as the assistant Pastor until the year 2009. It was also his year of departure from the Oasis as he founded the God – Life Assembly under the pastoral covering of Reverend Chris Delvan Gwamna, pastor of the New Life Assembly, Kaduna in the same year. The God- Life Assembly, Zaria blossomed and saw Pst. Chingtok inaugurate ten other pastors to help oversee the running of the assembly. During his time in Zaria, Pst. Chingtok birthed several spiritual events such as the Feast of Eagles (Zaria), the Zaria Praise Festival (an annual worship event that sees the gathering of musical ministers from all over Nigeria) The GLA annual Camp meeting (a convocation of believers from all over Nigeria, gathered to camp for over three day in a thorough spiritual fast, The last Camp meeting tagged “Balanced” held in Jos, different from the usual location, Zaria). The Kingdom Adance began in Jos and is a moving train bringing the whole Truth to a city near you.
However, the year 2015 marked a significant year in the history of the God-life Assembly, and also Pst. Chingtok’s life as he migrated from Zaria to begin a new arm of the God-Life Assembly in the capital of the Plateau, Jos.
He is married to the beautiful Pastor Sarah Chingtok, whom he met in 2002 during his undergraduate years in the university, and the pair got married in the year 2007. Zoe, the first child of the Chingtoks was born on the 6th of April, 2008. Three years after, they welcomed their son, Zion on the 20th of december, 2011, and after him followed Zipporah who was born on the 3rd day of October, 2016.
In the year 2011, Pastor Chingtok ishaku launched the worship expressions project, a musical album that featured songs like the Sujada Medley, Naka ne, You are Lord. In 2013, he reloaded the album bringing in musical gifts such as Nathaniel Bassey, Olumide Iyun on the project, also adding the track ” Lion and the Lamb”.
The year 2016, was year another remarkable year, as Pst. Chingtok released the worship expressions 2 in the 7th month, a live worship session recorded at the City of Refuge Studio, Warri overseen by the Reverend Igor. The album was met with a Tour round the six geo political zones of the Nation.
About Pastor Chingtok
Quite in contrast to his serious look, Pst. Chingtok Ishaku is a jovial, fun loving person as is evenly reflected when he is on the pulpit, He also speaks English, Hausa and Ngas quite fluently.
When you listen to him, you realize he carries a special grace from God that enables him to seamlessly match the texts of the scripture with a vivid life-like imagery that keeps his congregation steadfast, and puzzingly hooked when he speaks.
He is also a minister of the third day, a minister of the Spirit, with an amplified voice to declare the praise of Jehovah in songs, hymns, and spiritual songs, with or without his instrument of worship, the Guitar.
His infallible passion lies in his desire, ” to see the body of Christ enter into the fullness of the truth of the gospel and even become accurate witnesses of the full stature of Jesus, as we take the kingdoms of this world and submit them to our God and his Christ.” This forms the crux of the teachings, the music, jokes…everything the Man Chingtok lives and would always live for.