Charles Ogada was born in Uturu in Abia State, Nigeria. When he was seventeen, he had a profound spiritual transformation which changed the course of his life. Consequently, he joined the Spiritan order to deepen that transformation. Open to the Truth of all religions, Father Ogada travelled extensively in study of other paths, drawing on Eastern Spirituality, Sufism, the Jewish Cabbala and the teachings of Ramana Marharishi and Sathya Sai Baba. Thus, he rediscovered the gem of Christian mysticism. Presently, Father Ogada works at St John's Parish, Ebe, Nigeria and gives inspirational talks at local and international conferences.