The founder of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); Bishop Mike Okonkwo surprised his wife of 37 years Bishop Peace Okonkwo on Sunday, June 11, by asking her to marry him again. This happened right after they had a thanksgiving session during the service to mark her 65th birthday.
About the first time he proposed, Peace had told Kemi Filani that:
“Bishop is a very shy person and he could not talk to me. After the Civil War, everybody started to go to church because there was nothing to look forward to; he could not propose to me. It was his elder sister that walked up to me on his behalf.”
However, 36 years of marriage has made him bolder as he proposed in front of his congregation without any shyness or shame.