It was two days to Christmas in 1989. The harmattan was on. Mr Alex Ibru and his family were inside their serene and expensive Delta country home at Agbarha-Otor. Something made him leave the room for a garden chair in the patio. Soon, he realized that God was inspiring him to give up his personal use of the vast country home and instead deploy it for spiritual use.
It was a clear dialogue with the Holy Spirit, and he returned to the lounge to disclose to his wife, Maiden and their children this experience and its content. The reaction expectedly was disbelief. Mr. Alex Ibru had a choice either to give heed to this voice or not. There was no element of compulsion. But, Maiden, his wife and their children made no attempt to discourage him: ‘Remember there had been before now a strong feeling of contentment at God’s generosity,’Mr Alex Ibru recalls.
The next couple of hours witnesses the conflict between the flesh and the spirit. To beat off succumbing to temptation, Mr. Ibru hit the road to Warri to discuss this strange experience with the Roman Catholic Bishop for a joint effort at discernment. After reflection, dialogue and prayers, it became clear that God has entrusted Mr. Alex Ibru with a service.
After that, Mr. Ibru finalized the decision to make the country home available as Spiritual Centre by the Christmas of 1989.
For the efficient and expansive usage, the centre was handed over to Trinity Foundation on March 01, 1995.
It is interesting to note that the Trinity Foundation is now fully under the control and management of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion ably led by the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh.
From this date on, religious denominations who wish, have had consistent continual use of the centre made available to them and to the public for Spiritual Growth.
Currently, the Centre makes conscious effort to meet the various needs of people whether rich or poor, highly placed or lowly, educated or not, sick or well, male or female, adults or children!