Agu Irukwu

Pastor Agu Irukwu

Agu is a law graduate from the University of Warwick, a Barrister and former investment banker. He was ordained a pastor in August 1993 and took over as Senior Pastor of Jesus House in April 1994, two months after it was birthed.

Agu also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Head of the Executive Council of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the United Kingdom which acts in a supervisory capacity over the 600 parishes located in the United Kingdom. In addition he is Chairman of the Festival of Life organising committee.

In 2017 he was appointed the Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE) for the period of October 2017-September 2021.

In accepting this appointment, Pastor Agu takes a place as one of the six presidents of CTE. Please pray for God’s continued guidance for him in this new capacity.

Other presidents include:

  • Archbishop Justin Welby
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols
    The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
  • Revd Dr Hugh Osgood
    The Free Churches Moderator
  • The Revd Canon Billy Kennedy
    The President nominated by the New Churches, the Religious Society of Friends (ie the Quakers) and the Lutheran and German-speaking Churches
  • Bishop Angaelos
    The President for the Orthodox Churches


He is the founder of the Mandate Men’s Ministries which is dedicated to building men of integrity who will be role models in their families, churches and society at large.

Agu’s interests include swimming, current affairs and reading; he is also a passionate supporter of Chelsea football club.

He is married to Sola and they have three children.