He studied chemical engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He began his work as a minister of God as an undergraduate, preaching and sharing the gospel to fellow students in school with the help of his friends.

History of Joshua Selman

Joshua Selman Nimmak (born 25 June 1980), also known as Apostle Joshua Selman is a Nigerian Gospel minister, instrumentalist, Chemical Engineer, conference speaker and televangelist. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Eternity Network International (ENI).

The (ENI) have a program, Koinonia, a gospel fellowship that holds weekly in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, as well as Abuja, Nigeria


On June 25th, 1980, Joshua Selman Nimmak was born in Jos, Plateau State. Selman was raised in a Christian home, according to Christian tenets. He said in an interview at the Household of David Church, Lagos, that his maternal grandfather was the first president of Church of Christ In Nigeria (COCIN).

He studied chemical engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He began his work as a minister of God as an undergraduate, preaching and sharing the gospel to fellow students in school with the help of his friends.


Selman began his Christian ministry as a preacher to student congregations while in campus, alongside friends, at various gatherings they got invited to. He afterwards founded Eternity Network International (ENI) in March, 2011] commonly called Koinonia, created to impact lives by way of worship and studying the Word of God.


He was listed by YNaija in December 2018 and April 2020 as one of the 100 most influential Christian ministers in Nigeria

Source: Wikipedia.

He studied chemical engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He began his work as a minister of God as an undergraduate, preaching and sharing the gospel to fellow students in school with the help of his friends.
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Apostle Joshua Selman Biography (2021 Edition) – Early Life, Education, Wife, State of Origin, Age, Net Worth, Etc.

Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak is a renowned revelational teacher of God’s word, and the founder of Koinonia (Eternity Network International) Kaduna state.

This is the full biography of Apostle Joshua Selman.

Kindly read through…!


Apostle Joshua Selman hails from Jos, Plateau state in Nigeria but was raised and schooled in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The supernatural manifestation of Gods power in his life attests to the fact that he had received an early calling to serve God.

He got born again as a child, during a Sunday School session.

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In his Secondary school days, God brought a mentor his way who helped him formulate a quiet-time time table and also taught him the basics of Christian character.

This really helped as he had complex issues and also the challenge of how to reconcile his dreams with all he was seeing around him.

Therefore, he was opened up to the motivation that he needed as he really loved God. He then began to pursue God truly and sincerely from his heart.

As a teenager, his unwavering love for God even at the time caught the attention of a lot as he had an inclination for spiritual things.

Growing up the Apostle was always found alone reading and studying the bible diligently while his peers were playing.

That helped in preparing and shaping him for the task ahead.

Shortly, he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit after a man of God who was invited ministered and thus began his ‘journey’ to the realm of the supernatural.

Himself and four other friends began to do the extraordinary in their school by simply applying their faith. Amongst other miracles, this birthed the healing of a stammerer.

Along the line, some of the things he walked in were called heresies.

This made himself and his friends backslide but that changed by the encounter he received on the 2nd of December, 2002 where someone tapped him on the hand while he slept and as he awoke, he knew it was Jesus though he couldn’t explain how he knew.

This was his first encounter with Christ. He then began to cry profusely as he rededicated himself for the Master’s use.

Record holds that he had a dream in which he was ministering in the university and also started having encounters with heavenly personalities and notable apostles of God.

Therefore, it is only right to say that the boy already had an idea of what was waiting for him before he stepped his feet in the university.


Not much has been documented about his primary and secondary schools respectively but he had his tertiary education at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria where he studied chemical engineering and also had the opportunity to begin his work as a minister of God as an undergraduate preaching and sharing the gospel to fellow students in school with the help of his friends.


Apostle Joshua Selman’s ministry started when he was on campus – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

While in the University, his hunger for God grew. He would often go to the dam to pray and ask God to reveal to him his purpose in life.

One night, he had a vision in which he was standing in front of a tower that looked like one of the University hostels, suddenly, he saw a sea of people having no end.

They were all crying and sobbing saying there was no food and water. He immediately felt immense compassion for them.

In the vision, it became like he had the key to their solutions and they affirmed that he was the reason they were where they were. He then told them he was coming to rectify that right away after which he woke up.

This was when he knew that God had called him to be a preacher and a minister.

His most dramatic encounter was when Jesus Christ Himself appeared and stood before him. All Jesus did was stretch His hand towards him and a great beam of light came upon him.

That encounter brought a level of anointing and understanding into his life as he began to have extraordinary insight into the Word like never before.

Along with his friends, Apostle Joshua Selman maximized the privilege they got to share with their fellow students the love of Jesus Christ.

They continued in that trend and preached at every program that they were permitted to.

History has it that the anointed man of God was heavily used by God during his university days in prophetic, in healing the sick and performing miracles.

It was in the light of his discovery of the powerful anointing upon him and following the leading of the Holy Spirit, wasted no time in founding a ministry called Eternity Network International in Zaria, Kaduna State in March 2011.


The ministry organized a program named KOINONIA in the same year of 2011 and the same venue.

The term Koinonia is a Greek word which literally translates to “a Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly with fellow Christians”.

And truly it has been a source of miracle and blessings among Christians as indicated by the testimonies of people who have attended the program.


Koinonia was established with the sole aim of serving as a medium of reaching out to God with worship, love, miracles, sharing, listening to the word of God and experiencing the true intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

It is a weekly program slated for every Friday of the week and is hosted by the Apostle himself.

Koinonia has four main cardinal mission with which it uses to operate and they are;

1) To seek and to save the lost: it was launched to help in the salvation of human souls, through messages and sermons.

2) Equip and perfect the saints by the revelation of God’s word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

3) Demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit through signs, wonders and miracles to confirm that Jesus is alive. This is conveyed when his presence is made manifest in worship.

4) To reveal the wealth of the kingdom and finance Gods end-time agenda: through the messages, there will be increase in the wealth of the kingdom and it will help to finance God’s end-time agenda.

Also, the core values of the program are;

1) Faith.

2) Anointing.

3) Evangelism.

4) Character.

5) Intimacy and fellowship.

6) Purpose and kingdom.

7) Love.

8) Prosperity.


Which state is Apostle Joshua Selman from?

Apostle Joshua Selman is from Jos, Plateau State.



How old is Apostle Joshua Selman?

Apostle Joshua Selman is 41 years old as at the time of writing this piece. He was born on the 25th of June, 1980.



Who Mentored Apostle Joshua Selman?

Apostle Joshua Selman has been mentored and influenced by a wide number of heavily anointed men of God. He is a product of many graces/ divine impartation and this is seen when he talks about the different men of God that have at one time or the other imparted his life.

A Few amongst the mentioned names are Benny Hinn, Bishop David O. Oyedepo, T. L. Osbourne, Reinhard Bonnke, etc.

That said, the man of God, through the help of the Holy Spirit has also mentored powerful ministers of God, including Pastor Jerry Eze, and many others.



Who is Apostle Joshua Selman wife?

When is Apostle Joshua Selman getting married?

As of the time of writing this biography Apostle Joshua Selman is not yet married. Although according to the Apostles best friend as gathered and goes by the name Olufukeji “Ejimi” Adegbeye in a message to Lady Sandra Areh’s social media page in 2019 on her birthday indicates that he (the Apostle) was set to get married in year 2020.

The Apostle who has dedicated large path of his youth to obeying the call of God upon his life is now set to marry Lady Sandra Areh whom is also referred to as Selwoman after the Apostles surname “Selman”.


The message on her social media page read thus:

“we all in Zaria, Nigeria and indeed the global Koinonia family can’t wait for the bigger celebration of the Apostolic union next year! Thank you for standing by Apostle through the year’s ma! You have sacrificed so much of your personal and private life just to support him into being the mighty man of God he is today. And we bless God because your sacrifice and support is evident in his life and ministry today!”

The wedding was set to take place after the Covid-19 pandemic, probably between July and December, 2020.


The true net worth of this man of God can be quite hard to calculate, this is because asides assets and ministration earnings, there may be other hidden people that may feel blessed with the teachings of the man of God and end up gifting his fortunes.

With that said, as of 2020 Apostle Joshua Selman net worth is estimated to be $450,000 per annum which is equivalent to N173,250,000 presently with the exchange rate of N385 to a dollar.

He has an established ministry; one of the influential and wealthy pastors in Nigeria.



As at the time of writing this biography, Apostle Joshua Selman has no private jet yet, but it is our prayer that he is able to acquire one so as to help facilitate his travels abroad and spread the message of Jesus Christ.



Apostle Selman was once a music director and coupled with his dexterity at vocal control launched him into the music scene and made him lead worship songs in church before he started his sermon. Some of the songs by Apostle Joshua Selman include the following;

1) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

2) Ebenezer.

3) Have your way.

4) He leads me and guides me.

5) Here I am.

6) Stirring the water

7) I see the glory of the Lord.

8) I’m under the shadow.

9) You have taken all the shame

10) Let the fire fall from your altar to touch my body.

11) Nothing in this world could satisfy.

12) Your goodness is real.

13) Sujanah

14) You who reign and rule over all.



The Apostle Joshua Selman books are a set of pdf and eBooks and also has a number of magazines published by him. Some of his books include:

  • A call to deeper realms
  • Altars and Foundations
  • A discussion on Kingdom truths
  • A night of prevailing prayers
  • The book of remembrance
  • Activating breakthrough (the ministry of destiny helpers).
  • Above the storms
  • Accessing the deep things of God
  • Activating breakthroughs
  • Admonitions



Some of the quotes by Apostles Joshua Selman which also can be used as life points include:

1) “The price for all of God is all of you.”

2) “The birth of anything valuable is painful, that includes your destiny.”

3) “No matter the level of your anointing, respect age.”

4) “A spiritual man is one who places utmost value on God’s word”

5) “Your pain is a track record”

6) “It is risky to not know how to respond to life-threatening challenges.”

7) “If trees can hear, your unborn child can hear you.”

8) “Dominion is a joke to anyone who trivializes prayer.”

9) “God will always look like He will not show up until He shows up.”

10) “A track record is what validates you for qualification”

11) “Bible study without the Holy Spirit will turn you into a religious person. The goal is not to cram Scriptures, but to be an expression of God.”

12) “Something you do not know is responsible for your limitation”

13) “The level of your walk with God reflects in your love for people



There is no direct phone number to Apostle Joshua Selman anywhere but you can contact the Koinonia Public Relations Team via the following numbers:

1) +2348147214444

2) +2347087777765


Given that the Apostle Joshua Selman keeps a very low profile, he is not on any social media platforms and there is no WhatsApp number for the Apostle in all our investigations conducted.

All enquiries are to be directed to the Public Relations phone number given above.

Please beware of scammers and don’t be deceived.


The only way to invite the Apostle Joshua Selman to your program is by calling the public relations office and discuss with them on how to book a date ahead of the time that will be convenient by the Apostle since he is a very busy man of God.

To invite the Apostle, kindly contact the official Protocol line via these lines and you will be properly directed.:

(+234) 07087777765

(+234) 08100289892

(+234) 09077777853



You can download all of Apostle Joshua Selman’s messages by visiting: https://naijasermons.com

He is also the senior pastor of Christ Gospel Church located in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

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2 thoughts on “History of Joshua Selman

  1. I have fallen in love with Apostle Selman’s ministration of the word . Each time I listen to him am lifted and encouraged . Surely God bless you Martha from Uganda

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