Christian Education Department
ABOUT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
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MEET CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND STAFF
Olusola AYO-OBIREMI is a Christian, wife, mother and ordained Baptist Minister. She has a calling to reach and minister to children and to prepare saints for works of ministry. She is passionate about teaching God’s Word to people and seeing that they live Christ-like lives. Read More
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING MINISTRY (DTM) DIVISION
Rev. Victor Adeniyi ADEBIYI holds a bachelor of theology (B.Th) from Baptist College of Theology, Lagos; and MA Religious Studies from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He is currently on study leave. He is happily married with children.
Pastor (Mrs.) Mary Abiola AYODELE holds a higher national Diploma (HND) in Chemistry from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin; and a Master of Divinity (M.Div) in Religious Education (RE) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso. She is happily married with children.
FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION DIVISION (FLED)
Foluke Bosede OLA is married to Oyewole Ola and they are blessed with lovely children. Foluke holds an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) (Auchi Polytechnic), Higher National Diploma (HND) Accounting (Yaba College of Technology), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Benue State University), M.Div (RE) (NBTS Ogbomoso), and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Christian Education (African International University (AIU), Kenya (formally NEGST). Foluke is currently a doctor of philosophy (PhD) candidate of African International University (AIU) and Coordinator of Family Life Education Division (FLED) as well as Children’s Ministries, All African Baptist Fellowship (AABF) Western Region
Ruth Adeola ODEJAYI is a Senior Ministerial Officer of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in the Family Life Education Division (FLED) of the Christian Education Department. She holds a Diploma in Religious Education (DRE), Bachelors in Religious Education (BRE), and a Master of Theology with specialization in Religious Education (MThRE) from The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. She also holds a PGDE from the University of Ado Ekiti (now Ado Ekiti University). She is happily married to Rev. John Olukunle Odejayi, a fellow minister of the gospel. They both minister together at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Odo-Ona, Apata, Ibadan and their married is blessed with three lovely daughters and one adopted child.
Akinrinsola ODUKOGBE studied Banking and Finance at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. He is an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He worked with Foyeh Nigeria Ltd. as an accountant before proceeding to NBTS, Ogbomoso where he obtained his first Theological training in Religious Education. He is currently a Postgraduate student of Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso (Master of Arts in Youth Ministry). He is a staff of FLED under Christian Education Department (CED). He is happily married and blessed with wonderful children. He is actively involved in ministering to young people across the globe
Mary Abiola ADEOYE is a ministerial officer in the Family Life Education Division, Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. She is a child of God with diverse gifts. She holds a Bachelor of Religious Education (BTh RE) and a Master of Theology in Religious Education (MTh RE) from NBTS, Ogbomoso. She also possesses a National Certificate in Education in Business Education from the St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo (now Alayande College of Education, Oyo). She is happily married and the marriage is blessed with biological and spiritual children.
Deborah TAIWO is a child of God. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education (B.RE) from Baptist College of Theology, Lagos. She is currently a ministerial officer in the Family Life Education Division, Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. She is happily married and the marriage is blessed.
Solomon Oluyemi ADEYEMO is Coordinator of the Literacy Division. He holds a bachelor of Scgience degree (B.Sc.) in Sociology (1986) and M.Ed. (Adult Education) (1998), both from University of Ibadan. He has facilitated literacy training for literacy facilitators in many Conferences and Associations of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in Nigeria and Benin Republic. He is the current Chairman, Oyo State chapter of Non-Government Association for Literacy Support Services (NOGALS). He is married and the marriage is blessed
Simon Adebayo AKANDE holds a B.Sc. (Psychology) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; M.Sc. Psychology (U.I. 1988); and M.Div.Th. (NBTS Ogbomoso 2003). He is Ministerial Officer in the Literacy Division of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and has trained many literacy facilitators in many Conferences and Associations in Nigeria. He is married and the marriage is blessed.
Faramade ODUNAYO holds NCE (2002) and Bachelors of Education in Guidance and Counselling (2005). She hails from Ogbomso North Division. She serves as Senior Adult Education Officer of the Literacy Division. Currently, she is on study leave. She is married with children.
STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY (STEM) DIVISION
Rev Dr. Samuel Oluwafemi OLADIMEJI Ministry (STEM) Division of the Christian Education Department. He holds a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) from Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso and he is married to Rev. Mrs, Sarah Aderonke Oladimeji. The marriage is blessed with children: Adeola, Olatunde and Oladele.
Rev. Olagbemileke Adeleye TANIMOLA holds a B.Sc (Psychology) (1992), M.Sc (Organisation/Personal Psychology) (1996) from University of Ibadan and M.Div (1999) from NBTS Ogbomoso. He has worked as a ministerial officer (House Fellowship) and later served as Coordinator of the then Church Training Division before he was transferred to the office of the Convention Vice President (Ministerial) as ministerial officer in the office. He now works in the Stewardship Education Division of Christian Education Department
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIVISION
Jeremiah Akintoye AKINTUNDE holds a BTh from The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso; a BA Religious Studies and MA, Philosophy of Religion from University of Ibadan. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with three children. He serves as the Coordinator of Sunday school Division. He is currently on study leave.
Esther Eghe BABALOLA holds B.A.(RE) from Baptist College of Theology, Benin City; B.A. Religious Studies from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State; and M.Ed. Adult Education (Literacy Training and Development) from University of Ibadan. She is a Baptist trained pastor with diverse gifts. She is married to Rev. Jonathan Ademola Babalola of Union Baptist Church, Ekotedo, Ibadan. The marriage is blessed with wonderful children. To God be the glory.
Gabriel OYEWO holds a Certificate in Theology from Baptist College of Theology, Oyo; NCE from Oyo State College of Education, Oyo; BTh from The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso; B.A (Religious Studies) from University of Ibadan, Ibadan; and M.A (Religious Studies) from ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is currently working on his PhD at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has worked with Youth Ministries Division, Stewardship Ministries Division and currently works as Ministerial Officer in Sunday School Division. He is happily married to Oluwatoyin and they are blessed with children: Favour and Glory
RESEARCH, FEEDBACK AND PUBLICITY UNIT
Rev. Sunday Alao OLADIMEJI holds a National Diploma (N.D.) in Mass Communication (1987) from Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State; Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) (1992) from The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso; and Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) (2004) from ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Kwara State. He has pastored some churches before joining the workforce of the Nigerian Baptist Convention as media officer. He pioneered the quasi-autonomous status of Men’s Missionary Union of the Convention in its Headquarters at Molete, Ibadan. He worked briefly in the Social Ministries Department of the Convention before being transferred to Christian Education Department where he is leading the formalization of the Research, Feedback and Publicity Unit of the Christian Education Department. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children.
Rev. Adebayo Ola AFOLARANMI holds NCE (Yoruba/Christian Religious Studies) from Federal College of Education, Okene, Nigeria; BRE from ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria; MTh in Religious Education from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso; and MPhil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has worked in the Youth Ministry Division, Publications Department (as Yoruba translator and proof-reader), Sunday School Division of CED, and Internet Ministry unit of the Baptist Building before now working in the Research, Feedback and Publicity Unit of the Christian Education Department. He ministers regularly through the Internet and other technological tools. He has authored many books especially on Internet ministry. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children.
SPECIAL MINISTRIES STAFF
Patricia E. EKONG holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretarial Administration from Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic. She is the principal confidential secretary to the Director of the Christian Education Department (CED).
Rhoda O. AKINADE holds NCE from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos State. She is a senior clerical officer in the Department.
Bolanle T. POPOOLA holds a Diploma in Computer Graphic Designing. She is the graphic artist/designer of the Department.