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ABOUT US

Justified Connect is a non-denominational Christian Network Founded by Pastor Ernest Chigozie Mbanefo

Justified Connect is a Non-denominational Christian Network of Youths, Singles and Married Couples in pursuit of Righteousness, True Love and Fun. #JustifiedConnect. Justified Connect was founded in 2017 by Pastor Ernest Chigozie Mbanefo. Pastor Ernest had served as Youth & Singles Pastor for over three years (2009 – 2013) at Winners Chapel Johannesburg.

3 X 3 DEFINITION OF JUSTIFIED CONNECT

  1. Youth – Singles – Married Couples
  2. Righteousness – True Love – Fun
  3. Network – Family – Revolution

CORE COMPETENCES (What we do)

  1. Online Christian Forum.
  2. Singles Fellowships.
  3. Ministry Contractors.
  4. Social Events (In Groups).
  5. Seminars and Conferences.
  6. Singles Match (Offline).
  7. General Counselling.
  8. Field Outreach & Volunteering

Justified Connect strives to foster a very Godly and healthy connection type, network type, friendly christian relationship among Christian Youths, Singles and Married Couples, by providing the enabling environment, championing this by organizing;

  • fellowships,
  • seminars,
  • conferences,
  • workshops,
  • outdoor events including picnics,
  • movies,
  • road trips,
  • campings,
  • skating,
  • bowling games,
  • basketball,
  • netball,
  • soccer games etc.

For Enquiries, Questions, Counselling, Email Us:

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THE VISION BEARER – PASTOR ERNEST CHIGOZIE MBANEFO
Justified Youth & Singles Ministry was founded by PASTOR ERNEST MBANEFO. He was always addicted to the cause of the Youths, Single and Young Couples, after serving as the Youth and Singles Pastor of Winners Chapel Johannesburg for three and half years (2009 – 2013), on the 1st of March 2015 Justified Connect was officially launched. A very passionate lover and advocate of the Christian youths, singles and young couples Pastor Ernest C. Mbanefo takes this ministry as a divine assignment entrusted to him to relevantly impact, timely empower and direct Christian Youth, Christian Singles and the Young Christian Couples in the church of Jesus Christ today.

Justified Youth & Singles Ministry metamorphosed into Justified Connect in 2015. Pastor Ernest, during his time of reflection spent at D-Section in Johannesburg received the clear instruction and detailed directives on and how to form and set up Justified Connect. The design of the all-powerful Justified connect International Christian forum (http://www.justifiedconnect.com/), an online discussion platform was completed and open for engagement by November 2017. The Justified Connect’s Fredman Street, Sandton Office was opened to public on the 1st of December 2017. The Announcement of Justified Connect Fellowships and Recreational Events will be out on or before the 20th of January 2018.

Birth, Siblings and Parents
Born on the 10th of August 1975, Chigozie (as he was fondly called at home) was born into a very strong Christian home, with a mother (Mrs. Mary O. Mbanefo) graced with an undying passion for Christ and kingdom business. Chigozie’s father; Mr. John O. Mbanefo went to be with the lord on the 21st of August 1984, Chigozie had just celebrated his 9th birthday.

Pastor Ernest is first of five children, the three girls; Surveyor Ijeoma Regina, Rev. Sister Maureen Obianuju and Chattered Accountant Chinwe Grace come after him in that order and his only brother (Rev. Fr. Fidelis Ikenna) is the last.

Education
Chigozie, had a privileged elitist educational background; attending the Nazareth Nursery and Primary School, Festac Town, Lagos State, Nigeria. He attended the Federal Government College, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria and completed his tertiary education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1995 to 1999, where he graduated in 1999 where he bagged a Bachelors degree (with Honours) in Zoology and Botany.

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Marriage and Family Life
Chigozie met his wife Chidimma Maureen in 2003 in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. They fulfilled all the marriage requirements and rites, with their traditional wedding taking place in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria on the 10th of November 2007 and the Church Wedding taking place in Festac Town, Lagos State, Nigeria on the 1st of December 2007. They are blessed with three beautiful children; Commander Chimkasi, Adanna Grace and John Chukwumuaya.

A member of the Winners Family.
Chigozie joined the Living Faith Church (AKA Winners Chapel) in December 2001 in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, where he attended he attended the Word of Faith Bible institute (WOFBI) and bagged the Basic Certificate Course (BCC), while in South Africa he went on to attend the WOFBI again in Winners Chapel, International, Johannesburg and added the Leadership Certificate Course (LCC) and the Leadership Diploma Course (LDC) to his collection of ministry-based academic accolades.

 

Ordination by Bishop David O. Oyedepo on 23rd April 2011 (Proxy by: Pastor Isaac Folaji)
Chigozie was ordained as a pastor (part-time) under the Winners commission on the 23rd on April 2011, where he served in the Youth and Singles Ministry leadership for three and half years, first as the assistant to Pastor Franly M. Nkulu; the former Resident Pastor, Winners Chapel, Sandton (in Johannesburg North) and then as the Youth Pastor. His service in the Youth and Singles Ministry ended in March, 2013 and he has been a member of the pastorate, where Pastor Isaac Oyedepo was both the Senior Pastor and the Resident Pastor.

Winners Journey by dates:

  • 2001, December, – Joined Winners Chapel, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • 2003, February – Discipleship Class (Winners, Awka)
  • 2003, February – Water Baptism by immersion (Winners, Awka)
  • 2003, May – Completed WOFBI Basic Certificate Course (BCC), (Winners, Awka)
  • 2009, July/August – Completed WOFBI Leadership Certificate Course (LCC)
  • 2011, July/August – Completed WOFBI Leadership Diploma Course (LDC)
  • 2011, April 22nd – Ordained a Pastor (part-time) by Bishop David Oyedepo.
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  1. Online Forum
  2. Justified Connect Fellowships (For Youths OR Singles OR Married Couples)
  3. Ministry Contractor (Starting up youth and Singles Ministries for Churches)
  4. Social Events (Groups)
  5. Seminars and Conferences (Including Marriage Seminars & Singles Conferences)
  6. Marriage Matching (Offline Matching Agency)

ABOUT JUSTIFIED CONNECT GROUPS AND CLASSES

Justified Connect is a non-denominational Christian Network of Youth, Singles and Married Couples in pursuit of Righteousness, True Love and Fun.

TARGET AND SCOPE

1. Youth:

The Justified Connect Youth is a Non-denominational Christian Network of Youths in pursuit of Righteousness, True Love and Fun. Justified Connect Youth serves all youths within the ages of 15 years to 35 years, as well as the Leadership of Youth Ministries. Pastor Ernest (Justified Connect Founder and President) insists that the Youth be split into a minimum of two distinct groups, reflecting the different needs, and required very specialized approach in dealing with them; Justified Connect Youth is broken into the following two group;

  • Youth 1: 15 – 25 Years
  • Youth 2: 23 – 35 years

The age overlap accommodates those who may feel the need to continue to identify with Youth 1 or to identify with Youth 2.

2. Singles:

The Justified Connect Youth is a Non-denominational Christian Network of Singles in pursuit of Righteousness, True Love and Fun. Justified Connect Singles serves all Singles of all ages, especially and including;

  • The Never Married
  • The Engaged
  • The Divorced
  • The Married but Separated
  • The Widowed
  • The Single Parent

3. Married Couples:

The Justified Connect Youth is a Non-denominational Christian Network of Married Couples in pursuit of Righteousness, True Love and Fun. Justified Connect Married Couples identifies three distinct groups;

  • Married Couples 1: Newly Weds – 5 Years in Marriage
  • Married Couples 2: 4 Years – 9 years in Marriage
  • Married Couples 3: 10 years and Above

JUSTIFIED CONNECT MEMBERSHIP 1 (Base Groups)

Justified Connect Membership is split into four (4) levels, including;

1. Justified Friends (JF):

  • Unregistered for whatever reason.
  • Attend justified Connect Events (Non Fellowships).
  • Attend Justified Connect Fellowship.

2. Justified By Christ (JBC)

  • Registered, but not Born Again.
  • Registered, but not baptized.
  • Registered, but not committed.

3. Justified For Christ (JFC)

  • Registered and Born Again.
  • Registered and Baptized.
  • Registered and Committed.

4. Justified Partners (JP)

  • Financial Partners (Registered or Unregistered).
  • Pastors and other Anointed Men/Women.
  • Authors and Editors (Registered or Unregistered).
  • Advisors and Mentors (Registered or Unregistered).
  • Volunteers (Registered or Unregistered).

5. Justified Elders (JE)

  • Registered members above 50 years old.

JUSTIFIED CONNECT MEMBERSHIP 2 (Classes)

The justified Connect leadership, based on the experience of its Founder and president, identifies that “Life is in Phases and Men are in Sizes” and uses this membership classification to protect all interests, they include;

1. Justified Connect Alpha (α) 

  • Annual Membership Fee of $120 (R1,500)
  • Pay basic minimal entry fee into events.
  • No Entry into 5 – Star rated events.
  • All friends pay non member rates for events.
  • Standards cost of events operations apply

2. Justified Connect Beta (β)

  • Annual Membership Fee of $320 (R4,000).
  • No entry fee for basic events.
  • Cost for 5 – Star Events TBD by organizers.
  • Maximum of two friends allowed into events, for FREE.
  • Standards cost of events operations apply
  • 5 – Star Events include Premium business meetings & Matching.

3. Justified Connect Gamma (γ)

  • Annual Membership Fee of $950 (R12,000)
  • No entry fee for all events, including 5-star rated events.
  • Maximum of five friends allowed into events, for FREE.
  • Standards cost of events operations apply.
  • 5 – Star Events include Premium business meetings Matching.

THE OFFICIAL RELEASE of Pastor Ernest Chigozie Mbanefo by Pastor Isaac Oyedepo from Winners Chapel International, Johannesburg (Now in Wynberg, Sandton) to begin his Ministry which started as Justified Youth & Singles Ministry – Justifiedysm, but upgraded into the current Justified Connect.

Pastor Ernest was not commissioned to start a full church, rather to start and run his Youth and Singles ministry in line with the Vision God has given him and independent of the Winners Chapel Church, especially as to avoid a conflict of interest with the youth and Singles Ministry existing in the Winners Chapel, Johannesburg church. Pastor Ernest and his family are still members of Winners Chapel, Wynberg, Johannesburg, at least as at 29th December 2017.

Resident/Senior Pastor:

  • Pastor Isaac Isaac Oyedepo

Assistant Resident Pastor:

  • Pastor Uche M. Ofoegbu (Currently (29th December 2017) Resident Pastor Winners Chapel, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Date of Release:

  • Wednesday, 28th January 2015.

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