Pastor Anelechi was 28 years old when he was saved in 1990. He subsequently served as a home church pastor through Glory Tabernacle Ministry in Western Nigeria. In 1993, he was called into full time Ministry. In 1994 he enrolled in cross-cultural mission training under Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) in Jos, Nigeria. Upon graduation he became a member of the full time staff of CAPRO and served among different unreached people groups in northern Nigeria for many years. Bidemi was also a full time missionary with CAPRO.
In 1998 Pastor Anelechi and Bidemi beccame engaged and on July 3rd 1999 they were married. From the onset of their marriage they both desired to see the children of the poorest of the poor raised for Christ, and to help them develop a firm foundation in the Word. In 2006, after many years of service under CAPRO, they asked for their release of duty and for prayers for their new calling, the Crown of Life Outreach Ministries (COLOM), which they founded and officially registered with the Government of Senegal in June 2008.
Being trained under Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) they share a similar belief. Crown of Life Outreach Ministries
(COLOM) is a non-profit organization that lives by faith and trusts the
Lord for provision. Moreover, it is a non-denominational global
Christian missionary movement of African origin, taking the gospel to
Africa and to the remaining un-evangelized parts of the world, as God directs.
Pastor Anelechi and Bidemi have taken in numerous
children over the years, caring for them as any loving parents would.
Emilie and Diatta both came to live with them 10 years ago. The Crown of
Life Outreach Ministries
(COLOM) started its operation through this children outreach. Their
faith reaches far beyond the walls of their
home and into the community of Passy, Senegal.
In 2013, they had their first child, a baby girl named Covenant Elisabeth after 14 years of marriage.
In 2005, Pastor Anelechi and Bidemi's vision grew to build “Ker Boroom Bi” which means “The Lord’s House” in Wolof, the indigenous language in Passi. Through Ker Boroom Bi (KBB), they will minister to the children of the poorest of the poor by providing them with their most basic physical and spiritual needs.