John and Precious Agbo
John & Precious Agbo: Their cup runs over

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications


If you’ve been around Crenshaw for at least a few months, you may have seen John Agbo come forward to make a large offering to the church as well as give separate checks to either Apostle Frederick K.C. Price or Pastor Frederick K. Price Jr. He’s made such offerings several times.

Agbo said he’s been so blessed by the ministry that he wants to give back.  Giving is just a part of what he learned from Crenshaw.

“I picked up everything,” he said. “I have gradually day by day applied the Word to my life. When I joined the church, I wasn’t yet married. I bought my first house in 1998. I have a lot of rental apartments. God has been gracious.

“Everything that Apostle Price has taught I have applied. Every tape he made I sent back to my home area in Africa.” A lot of those in the area who are ministers today have listened to those tapes, he said.

Agbo met his first wife, Felicia, when his brother Felix was graduating from medical school in Nigeria. His brother now practices medicine in Florida.

John and Felicia enjoyed considerable success in business.  Besides the rental units, they established an in-home healthcare service.

He and Felicia, whom he married in the late eighties, had given the church some of the proceeds from those businesses a couple times before she passed away from cancer almost three years ago.

While he worked in aerospace. Felicia started the health-care business, which is called Hemet Home Care. After a while he quit his job to help her run the business, which mainly serves those in the Riverside area.

He hires nurses who care for the patients. “We bring the hospital to people’s homes,” he said. “We do everything but surgery. Otherwise, we do everything they do in the hospital.”

Agbo was born and raised in Eastern Nigeria in an area once known as Biafra. He arrived in the United States in 1979 at the age of 22 with a desire to learn “what makes airplanes fly.” At the time he had about 500 naira in Nigerian money, which was worth about $1,500 in U.S. dollars at the time.

He entered Northrop University in Inglewood to study aerospace and worked on weekends while attending school on weekdays. He graduated with a master’s degree in aerospace management technology.

“When I finished, I was driving taxis,” he said. But a year after graduation, he began work in aircraft inspection. During that time, he lived in a studio apartment in Inglewood. He remained in aerospace for 17 years.

Agbo, the second oldest of four brothers and four sisters, was brought up in a Christian home. His father had been trained by Christian missionaries and was an overseer in the church.

“I lost my dad in the Biafran War when I was eight years old,” he said. “My mom raised all eight children and put us through college.” In fact, Agbo also played a big part in helping to putting his siblings through college.

Agbo said a friend invited him to Crenshaw the first year he arrived in the country.  After joining, he became involved with the Highways and Byways auxiliary and has been an usher for about 20 years.

Agbo met his second wife, Precious, at the airport in Nigeria after he had gone home to get one of his sisters to come to California to live with him. He and Precious exchanged numbers, but he misplaced it. A few months later he found it and called her. She said she had been trying to call for him months but didn’t know how to dial the “foreign” number.

He said when he was courting Precious he returned to Africa every three months. They had a “court marriage” in March 2016 but were married in a church a little more than a year later.

Among his achievements is a degree from Apostle Frederick K.C. Price Ministry Training Institute.

The Agbos believe in Crenshaw, and they also believe in sharing the wealth.




     
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