Benson Andrew Idahosa (September 11, 1938 – March 12, 1998) affectionately called PAPA or BA by his followers, was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher, and founder of the Church of God Mission International with headquarters in Benin City, Nigeria.
As the first Pentecostal archbishop in Nigeria, he was renowned for his robust faith. T. L. Osborn remarked on him as the greatest African ambassador of the apostolic Christian faith to the world.
Archbishop Idahosa was proud to father (in the faith) Bishop Michael Reid. The two would go on to travel the world together preaching the gospel and becoming very close friends.
Mr Idahosa would visit Peniel Church (Brentwood Essex) many times during their friendship. One sermon ‘title’ in particular “Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude” became Benosn’s famous catchphrase. You can watch the sermon below.