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Bishop Nii Apiakai Tackie-Yarboi of Victory Bible Church International was born on the 14th November 1958 in Kumasi to the late Nii Amugi Tackie-Yarboi and Madam Vivian Atswei Sowah. Bishop Tackie-Yarboi comes from the Amugi Royal Family. He attended Darley ‘2’ Middle and Primary School Accra and the Ebenezer Secondary School for his secondary education.
In 1974, at a scripture Union electing, a brother named Peter Dzandza preached and Tackie-Yarboi accepted Christ. During the 1978/ 79 academic year, he was elected as President of the Scripture Union at Ebenezer Secondary School. Later during his secondary education, Tackie-Yarboi had short stint with Youth for Christ and the Ghana Evangelical Society.
During his fellowship with Rev. Agbozo’s Ghana Evangelical Society, he was mentored by Rev. Nii John Gashong who is currently the Founder and Senior Pastor of World Bible Missionary Church in Accra. In about 1982 he met Bishop Clement Asihene. Tackie-Yarboi was made President of the Jesus People Fellowship. Bishop Asihene introduced Tackie-Yarboi to John Alex Coffie of Christian Evangelical Ministry. It was then that he entered into full-time Christian Ministry.
Bishop Tackie-Yarboi came into contact with Pastor Mensa Otabil, Rev. Obeng Darko, Rev. Michael Essel, Rev. Isaac Quaye, Evangelist Ampiah Kwofie and Rev. Eric Kwapong when they had a prayer meeting at Rev. Kwapong’s mother’s house known as the “Emmanuel Villa House of Prayer”.
They shared common experiences as they circulated amongst themselves books written by John G. Lake, Moody, Spurgeon, Finney, E.W Benyon and Kenneth E. Hagin. The attendants of the Emmanuel Villa House of Prayer turned out to be the cream of the Neo-Pentecostal movement.
Bishop N.A. Tackie-Yarboi was ordained in 1986 by Reverend Jimmy Watson, a White missionary from the Faith Fellowship Bible Institute, United States of America. Bishop Tackie-Yarboi is currently the Presiding Bishop of Victory Bible Church International and the Chairman of the Executive and Apostolic Councils, governing bodies of the church.
Bishop N.A. Tackie-Yarboi also oversees hundreds of churches within and without Ghana and is the Senior Pastor of the headquarters church (Dominion Sanctuary) at Awoshie, Accra. Bishop N.A. Tackie-Yarboi hosts a daily radio broadcast dubbed ‘Voice of Victory’ and he is the President of Victory Bible Training Institute, a Ministerial school.
Tackie-Yarboi has authored – books; “The Believer’s Mind”, “Dreams of the Night”, “Overcoming Depression”, “Making the most of what you have, “Financial Empowerment” and “Fulfilling your destiny.
Bishop Tackie-Yarboi is also a member of the Minister’s Fellowship International headed by Dirck Iverson, Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance headed by Thomas D. Jakes and the Faith Fellowship Assemblies headed by Jimmy Watson.
He has undertaken the Special Chief Executive Programme for Church Managers and Chief Executive Programme for Church Managers all at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Bishop Tackie-Yarboi and his wife Rev. Dora Tackie-Yarboi got married on 20th December 1986 and they are blessed with three children; Nii Sorse, Nii Dromo and Naa Ashardey.