Dag Heward-Mills

Dag Heward-Mills (born 14 May 1963) is an evangelist, pastor, author, and conference speaker based in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder and presiding Bishop of the United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC), formerly known as Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI) and the United Organization of FirstLove Churches in 190 nations (UO-FLC 190).[1]

Heward-Mills in 2006

The Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center (ABMTC) is one of the largest Bible schools in Africa, is located at Mampong in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It was founded by Heward-Mills. He served on the board of directors of Church Growth International[2] and the executive committee of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Dag Heward-Mills was born on May 14, 1963 in London to Elizabeth and Nathaniel Heward-Mills. They moved to Ghana where he attended Achimota School.[4]


Dag Heward-Mills attended University of Ghana Medical School and graduated in 1989.


He heard the Lord say to him; "From now, you can teach." He started a fellowship of 5 people in 1985 in a canteen. During that period, he preached in the morning. In 1988, Heward-Mills started Lighthouse Chapel International. They would meet in canteens in 1985. They bought a local theater in Korle-Gonno[5] in 1991.[6]

Anagkazo Bible SchoolEdit

He founded the Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center (ABMTC) to train men and women[7] in the practical work of the ministry. The Bible School campus is located in the Akuapem mountains, and is one of the largest privately-owned campuses in the country.

The First Love ChurchEdit

In 2011, Heward-Mills became pastor of First Love Church, now known as the United Organization of First Love Churches in 190 nations (UO-FLC 190).[8] This happened, he says, when he received a clear instruction from God to go back to his “First Love".


The evangelist created churches that are known now part of the UD-OLGC;[9]

  • Qodesh Family Church (QFC)
  • Qodesh Family Church North and South America (QFC Americas)
  • Shepherd House International (SHI)
  • Loyalty House International (LHI)
  • The Makarios Church
  • Jesus is the Answer Church
  • Lighthouse Chapel International Kenya
  • Healing Jesus Missions International (HJMI)
  • Catch the Anointing Center (CtA)
  • Greater Love Church (GLC)
  • Machaneh Church International
  • The Mustard Seed Chapel
  • Anagkazo Assemblies


  • The Loyalty and Disloyalty series of ten titles[10]
  • The Mega Church.
  • The Art of Leadership
  • The Art of Hearing
  • The Model Marriage
  • Forgiveness Made Easy
  • Know your Invisible Enemies and Defeat them [11]


In January 2023, Heward-Mills was recognized and listed among the 100 most reputable Africans.[12][13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dag Heward-Mills is an African Evangelist and a mega church pastor". Dag Heward-Mills. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  2. ^ "Directors of Board – CGI". Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  3. ^ "24th Pentecostal World Conference". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  4. ^ "Dag Heward-Mills | University of Ghana Alumni Relations Office". ar.ug.edu.gh.
  5. ^ "Korle Gonno, Greater Accra, Ghana". gh.geoview.info.
  6. ^ "History of Lighthouse Chapel International 1988-2011" – via www.youtube.com.
  7. ^ "Home". Pastorshepherd.org. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  8. ^ "First Love Church". www.firstlovecenter.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  9. ^ "SHOMCOM 2021 -DAY 3 -SESSION 1" – via www.facebook.com.
  10. ^ Heward-Mills, Bishop Dag (2013). Loyalty & disloyalty. [Place of publication not identified]: Christlight Books. ISBN 978-1-909278-98-1. OCLC 935984679.
  11. ^ Heward-Mills, Dag (2006). Model marriage : a marriage counselling handbook. [Place of publication not identified]: Parchment House. ISBN 9988-596-50-2. OCLC 946879258.
  12. ^ AfricaNews (2023-01-03). "'100 Most Reputable Africans' in 2023 announced". Africanews. Retrieved 2023-01-17.
  13. ^ "2023 100 Most Reputable Africans: Naana Jane, Heward-Mills, Sam Jonah, others listed". GhanaWeb. 2023-01-03. Retrieved 2023-01-17.

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