Bishop (Dr.) Ransom Bello was born into a Royal family in Ondo State, Nigeria. He had his primary education at St. Luke’s Primary School, Irun-Akoko in Ondo State. After a four years delay he started his Secondary Education in 1970 as a pioneer student of the Baptist high school, Ekinrin Ade, kwara state Nigeria He completed his secondary education at Ife Olu Grammar school Osogbo, oyo State, where he had one of the top best result in 1974.
By virtue of his excellent academic performance, he was employed as one of the pioneer teachers in Irun/Ogbagi grammar school, where he pioneered the first student Christian fellowship in 1975. In the same year he authored his first Christian book and established his first church which marked the beginning of his pastoral journey. He pioneered the first student Christian Union at the Ansar-u-Deen College, Isolo-Lagos, Nigeria, where he obtained his G.C.E ‘A’ level and his Higher school certificate in 1977.
He proceeded to the University of Lagos where he was better known as a pastor rather then the accounting student that he was. He was the president of Lagos Varsity Christian Union. His unique life style and high level of integrity impacted on the Christian community at the University of Lagos where he met with Pastor W.F. kumuyi, a Pastor of one the largest churches in the world, who became his mentor. Dr. Ransom Bello served under W.F. kumuyi as the kano State Overseer of the deeper Christian life Ministry for about 10 years.
It was at this time that he raised and pastured what became the single largest church in Kano State and the whole of Northern Nigeria, with over 9,000 members.
He also planted 45 branches of the church in all the local government areas of Kano state. He left Deeper Christian life ministry in 1990 to pioneer a new work after he was duly released and blessed by his spiritual father with strong positive pronouncement and prayer.
Dr. Ransom Bello is undoubtedly one of the most respected Bishops in Nigeria today, especially in the Pentecostal circles. His simplicity and humility has endeared him to various people irrespective of tribe and religion. He is a role mode who has raised so many ministers who today occupy various leadership positions. Bishop Bello is a father to so many ministers.
He was one time National Vice president of Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), taking oversight of all the Pentecostal churches in North-west Nigeria (comprising Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Katsina State) and currently the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kano State.
Bishop Bello also functions in various leadership levels with several international Christian organizations, such as the International Communion of Charismatic Churches, International Ministerial Council of Great Britain and United Council of Christian churches.
He is listed in the almanac of the Christian world (published in USA 1992 edited) as a pastor of one of the fifty largest churches in the world. He is the president, Global leadership fellowship network: networking ministers and church workers for effective training.
Recently Bishop Bello was appointed as a friend of the Bayero University, kano, Nigeria and also one of the director of the board of the Kano state Dala orthopaedic hospital. He has received numerous awards including the National Christian prestigious award (NCPA) by Christendom Information Bureau of Nigeria; The Inter-community Relations Award by the Northern Minority people Forum and the merit Award from the Benue Peoples’ forum.
He is a great instrument of peace, unity and stability within the Christian community in Kano state. Because of his strong commitment to peace and stability and his great influence and acceptance within the Christian community he was appointed as a patron of the center for inter Religion Co-existence in Kano with the state Governor and the Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero as Grand patrons.
Bishop Bello finished his advanced diploma chaplaincy and pastoral study with distinction. He holds a Bachelor of biblical studies degree. He obtained his masters and doctorate degree in theology from Slidell Baptist seminary, Louisiana, USA. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Julie and they are blessed with five children among whom is Dr Philip Ransom Bello.
Dr. Philip Ransom Bello is the senior pastor of The StandPoint Church based in Abuja. He is a Medical Doctor by training, and he was a two time president of both the Christian Fellowship International (CFi) and Christian Community on Campus (CCC) at Igbinedion University Okada.