Chinelo Dillimono is a Pastor, Music Minister and Author. Songwriter, Author and Radio Host. She is the co-Pastor of The Place of Grace, a thriving church in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Chinelo has travelled all over Nigeria, her home country to minister to many people. She has also had the opportunity to minister in other countries like Gambia, Sierra-Leone, South Africa and Britain in concerts, churches, seminars, conventions, crusades and outreaches.
Pastor Chy, as she is warmly called, began her singing ministry soon after her baptism in the Holy Ghost, before which she had never sung publicly. She soon joined her home church choir and continued in her university fellowship choir. Chinelo became a member of the all-female quartet - HighCall and also sang backup for gospel greats such as Dr Panam Percy Paul. She has had the honour of ministering alongside some of the best worship leaders in Nigeria and other countries.
A singer and songwriter, she has successfully launched four music albums- Indebted to You (1999), Keeper of My Heart (2004), Because You Live (2010) and New Dawn (2016). Chinelo had the honour of being a featured guest on The 700 Club television show. She has also worked with CBN Africa in some of the video productions for her ministry videos.
Chinelo is primarily a worshipper whose deepest drive is to see the worship of Jesus fully and truly expressed in and by the church. She also wants to see lives healed and transformed as she leads people to the feet of Jesus in worship. As part of her mission to achieve this, her music ministry hosts a bi-annual worship concert called #ATHISFEET.
Pastor Chy also hosts a radio magazine show called EVERYWOMAN with Chinelo Dillimono. Through the show, Chinelo expresses her passion to enhance the face of the African Woman, teaching her to harness innate God-given potential, maximize it and positioning herself for success.
She has authored five books – Worship at His Feet, The Minstrel, Adam & Eve-The Power of the Homefront, The Other Side of God's Love; and the Best Selling Wise Reflections for Everywoman. She has been called upon to speak publicly on various matters at many events around the country.
Chinelo has a strong online following of over fifteen thousand people whom she fondly refers to as her online church. She ministers to her online church through a daily inspirational and motivational series called #BeEncouraged across social media. Her eponymous blog on the other hand, focuses on worship, women and marriage, encouraging people to live life to its fullest.
Pastor Chy holds a first degree in Biochemistry and Botany from the University of Nigeria Nsukka as well an LLB in Law from the Nigerian National Open University.She is married to her friend, Rev. Frama Dillimono whom she describes as ‘the blackest, the finest, the tallest and the best’; they are blessed with four children.
Pastor Chinelo seeks to conquer greater grounds for the Kingdom and indeed through her music, teaching and media ministry, show the world that the gospel of Christ is truly authentic.