Meet Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha

Founder and President of Vision Africa

Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha was born on Sunday, March 22, 1964, in Item, Abia State, Nigeria. His English name, Sunday, is very common in Nigeria to first generation Christian families. In 1967, a civil war broke out and cost nearly one million lives. Sunday and many other Nigerian children from the Igbo tribe in Eastern Nigeria (Biafra) suffered greatly from hunger, nakedness and homelessness during the three years of conflict. The pain of these events began to shape the leader he has become today..

On May 25, 1978, Sunday was part of an evangelical group attending a camp meeting where the story of God in the person of Jesus Christ was told once again. On that day, Sunday saw in Jesus a God who cried on the cross. In the midst of the cries of Jesus, God did not leave him alone. Right then, at age 14, Sunday decided to spend his life sharing that same love with others. Sunday’s family and others on Igbo land suffered economic hardship, and Sunday was unable to attend high school. Instead, he moved to the city of Aba, became a tailor, and began independent study for the equivalent of a high school exam for college admission in Nigeria.

In 1983, God’s grace found Sunday and he was accepted to go into the ministry of the Methodist Church in Nigeria. He attended the Methodist Theological Institute Sagamu, Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan and earned his B.A. from the University of Ibadan, all in Nigeria. He served as a pastor to several churches, taught at seminaries, and was involved in mission and outreach in Nigeria. He was also the first Chairman of the Youths for the Abia State government, Nigeria. Sunday moved to the United States in 1995, where he completed his Masters and earned a Doctorate from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas, Texas. Sunday’s Doctoral thesis bore the title: Vision Africa. In it, he carefully developed a method through which Americans and Africans can be in partnership to bring hope to the African people. And since then and continuing today, he is living out (implementing) his thesis.

Sunday Onuoha’s passion for his people gave birth to Vision Africa, a new organization that could change the way Americans and Africans approach international aid.

Founded in 1997, Vision Africa activates networks of faith communities to provide and share God’s love and bring vital services to the people of Nigeria. Vision Africa empowers Nigeria’s indigenous people to solve problems and cure society’s ills from the inside out. Sunday is supported almost entirely by individuals who believe that this model for international aid will lead to sustainable change. He is looking forward to expanding on this ministry’s opportunities.

Sunday’s passion is sharing God’s love.

Yes, I want to hear more about Sunday!