Fr Obi was born in Imo State, Nigeria. His earlier studies in Europe took place in St John’s Seminary in Wonersh near Guildford and the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium.

Since his ordination Fr Obi has served in St Mary’s, Swindon and The Immaculate Conception, Beeches Green, Stroud as Assistant Parish Priest before taking the role of Parish Priest, serving both St Michael’s Tetbury and St Peter’s Cirencester. He is currently part of the Chaplaincy Team of the Royal Agricultural University as well as serving in the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Clifton. Fr Obi sees his parish pastoral care as priority; building a community of Faith, Hope and Charity where everyone is welcome.

Father Obi moved from St Michael’s / St Peter’s in September 2019 to Holy Family Catholic Church in Swindon.