Dag Heward-Mills was born to Swiss mother Elisabeth and Ghanaian father Nathaniel Heward-Mills on May 14th, 1963. During his younger years, Dag enjoyed horse-riding and hanging out with friends.
Dag gave his life to Christ when he was about sixteen years old and under diligent mentorship, grew in the faith during his high school and university years.
He became a pastor at the age of twenty-five and was later formally ordained by Pastor Michael Bassett of the Victory Church in London, and subsequently consecrated as a Bishop by the International Ministerial Council of Great Britain.
Bishop Dag was converted to Christianity while having his secondary education at Achimota School. He joined Christian youth campaigns such as the Scripture Union as well as the Calvary Road Singers (which later became Harvest Chapel International immediately after his conversion.
He proceeded to the University of Ghana Medical School, where he was trained as a medical doctor. He started the Lighthouse Chapel International while still a student in Medical school, having felt a strong call of God to start a church. In his fifth year of medical school, Heward-Mills started the church in a little classroom in the School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, with no more than 15 members. Amidst persecutions in various forms and with his academic work demanding time and effort, he saw this little church grow until it now filled the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Canteen.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills Ministries
Dag Heward-Mills, an African Evangelist is the founder and general overseer of the United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC, formerly Lighthouse Chapel International). A qualified medical doctor, Dag gave himself wholly to the work of God in 1991 and has never looked back. Dag Heward-Mills has a multifarious ministry that has transformed and continues to impact millions of lives across the globe.
The UD-OLGC has a presence in 94 countries and on all habitable continents. In over three decades of ministry, Dag Heward-Mills’ passion for God’s work has been characterized by building churches, training pastors, helping the needy and invalid, authoring, producing music, speaking at conferences, pastoring young people, and holding massive evangelistic campaigns in many nations.
He has been welcomed by many presidents, chiefs, and leaders of nations, and has personally led several of them to Christ. Dag Heward-Mills is greatly admired for his candid and down-to-earth teaching and writing style.
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Over 30 million books by Dag Heward-Mills are currently in circulation worldwide. Translated into 53 languages and dialects, Dag Heward Mills’ books have revamped the lives of christians, leaders, and ministers of the Gospel everywhere.
With over 80 titles including bestsellers ‘Loyalty & Disloyalty’, ‘The Art of Leadership’, and ‘How You Can Preach Salvation’, Dag Heward-Mills has influenced, encouraged, and revitalized people all over the globe. Books written by Dag Heward-Mills are used as teaching material in several Bible schools and ministry-training centers.
Heward-Mills met his wife Adelaide who was, at the time of his education in the University of Ghana, a law student. After a few years of courtship, they married in 1989 and have been married for more than 30 years with four children.
Adelaide Heward-Mills supports Dag in his vision to win souls, plant churches and raise leaders. She speaks in women’s and young peoples’ conferences all over the world.
Adelaide Heward-Mills has been involved in Christian ministry all of her adult life and has served alongside her husband throughout their entire marriage. As an insightful speaker, she draws heavily from her education and background in law.
In addition to raising two sons and two daughters, she serves as executive director of the Daughter You Can Make it Ministry. She also speaks across the country on women’s roles in supporting their husbands, and she is in demand by women’s organisations throughout the nation as a celebrated speaker on issues concerning marriage and family. With echoes of her husband’s preaching style, Mrs. Heward-Mills boldly challenges women to serve as blessings to their husbands and families.