Apostle Prince David Zilly-Aggrey was born on 21st day of March 1962 in site 20 in Tema, Accra, Ghana the then Gold Coast into the family of late Mr. & Mrs. Aggrey Okpowai of Igbainwari town of Opokuma in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Apart from Bayelsa being his ancestral root his grandmother is from Owhe in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State and married as wife, Pastor (Mrs) Gladys Zilly-Aggrey from Pkrika in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Prince of Preachers genealogy has his foundation not only well founded in Jesus Christ but rooted also these core tripod States of Niger Delta Region of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.
Senior Pastor of the Royal House of Grace International Church, Apostle Zilly-Aggrey’s life has marked out a clear contour of distinction, vision, hard work, courage and leadership. Apostle Zilly-Aggrey has continuously fulfilled the biblical declaration, “before I formed you I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart” (Jer. 1:5). Little was it known at the time of his birth that his footsteps has been divinely ordered to be a torchbearer for his people Bayelsa State, Niger Delta Region, Nigeria and humanity at large – on the path to the Promised Land.
Education and Training: Started his early school in Ghana, got back to Nigeria in 1970 after the civil war and enrolled into the Baptism Day Primary School, 93 Aggrey Roads, Port Harcourt where he became an exceptionally bright pupil. He attended Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt and finished his secondary education at Stella Maris College, Harbor Road, Port Harcourt. Apostle Zilly-Aggrey joined the Westminster Dredging Company Limited and was working until January 1987, when he got admission into All Nation’s for Christ Bible Institute, Benin City and became the Senior Prefect of the School. After his graduation, he was officially commissioned into the ministry by late Archbishop Benson Idahosa and Bishop Dr David Oyedepo. Back to Port Harcourt, he became Assistant Pastor under Bishop W.T. Iwo in Church of God Mission International Inc. Egede, Mile One, Port Harcourt where he distinguished himself a pastor sort after by all. Dr. Eric Williams, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, delivery a message to the youths of Trinidad Tobago at independence Youth Rally on 30th August 1962, said, “on your scholastic development the salvation of other nation is dependent”. Unarguably, Apostle Zilly-Aggrey is a man of great scholastic prowess.
Education pursuit has seen him in several reputable schools and has taken several professional courses covering almost all fields of human endeavor, which have contributed to making him what he is today. As John Rustin said, “education is the leading of human soul to what is best and making, what is best of them.” Apostle Zilly-Aggrey being a man who will not allow his poor background and financial constrain to deprive him of a sound academic education. He received other post graduate professional training at tertiary level. The rare, remarkable, enviable and rich ancestral connections notwithstanding his equally rich and thorough educational background are arguably his greatest asset.
Journey to the Ministry: By reason of fate and divine encounter in 1985 he trekked to Church of God Mission Egede from Marine Base axis of Port Harcourt for on-going spiritual awakening revival meetings that a Guest speaker featured .Driven by curiosity to know what this born again experience and the baptism of the Holy Spirit is all about, he had encounter with the Holy Spirit that night beyond the bottle of coke and snack that was given to him, he received spiritual rebirth that has birthed into him passion for souls and determination to take the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Royal House of Grace International Church