CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STAFF
REV. DR. FOLUKE BOSEDE OLA
Rev. Mrs. Foluke Bosede OLA, PhD is a child of God who is happily married to Mr. Oyewole Ola, and is blessed with godly children. She is an ordained Baptist Minister, who has served the Lord in the Family Life Education Division of the Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, as a Ministerial Officer (2005-2014) and a National Coordinator (2014-2019). Foluke is currently the Director of Christian Education of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
Foluke had her primary education in Mayville Primary School, England before proceeding to St. Louis Girls Grammar School, Akure, Nigeria for her Secondary School Education. She obtained her Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma both in Accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi and Yaba College of Technology in 1987 and 1990 respectively. She attended Benue State University, Makurdi for her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (1998).
Rev. Dr Mrs Foluke F.B. Ola holds a Masters of Divinity degree in Religious Education (2005) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, as well as a Masters of Philosophy in Christian Education (2011) and a PhD in Education (2018) from the African International University, Kenya.
Dr. Foluke Bosede Ola is an author with a few books to her credit and more than forty articles published in both scholarly and devotional journals and magazines. She has attended many international and national conferences. She is trainer and speaker in many conferences and workshops. She is also a puppeteer and ventriloquist. Her area of specialisation is Childhood and Teenage Education in the Church, Education, Christian Education and Family Ministries.
PASTOR TIMOTHY KONYEHI
Pastor Timothy KONYEHI is a Christian writer and Pastor. He is married to Pastor Ogheneowena Konyehi. He is a graduate of Computer Science from Bowen University Iwo, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki-Ajah, Lagos. He enrolled at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso in 2015 and graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theology in June 2018. He is the co-author of the CED History Book-The Productive Seed published in April 2019.
Ngozi Juliana SEBASTINE
Mrs. Ngozi Juliana SEBASTINE is the Principal Confidential Secretary to the Director of Christian Education. She holds an OND and HND in Secretarial Studies and also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She joined the Convention as a youth corps member (NYSC) and was employed after her youth service in 2004 to the Missionary Organization Department (that metamorphosed to Youth and Students Department) before she was redeployed to CED in 2018. She is happily married with three children.
Rhoda O. AKINADE
Mrs Rhoda O. AKINADE holds a NCE from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos State. She is a senior clerical officer in the Department.
Bolanle T. POPOOLA
Miss Bolanle T. POPOOLA holds a Diploma in Computer, type setting and Graphic Designing form Davog Institute of Secretarial Studies (1999). A Diploma in Computer Typesetting and Graphics Designing-(2001) from Ibadan City Computer College, Certificate in Advanced graphics training, (2019). Ai Multimedia Academy, Lagos. Bola is has passion and is skilled in her work and has been working in the Baptist Building since 2004.
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING MINISTRY (DTM) DIVISION
REV. DR. JOSEPH OLUTAYO AFOLABI
Rev. Dr. Joseph Olutayo AFOLABI was born in Abeokuta to Jacob M. Afolabi and Felicia O. Afolabi of Jagun-Agbosoye Compound, Ogbomoso of blessed memories. He was called into the Ministry and thus enrolled into the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso in 1988. He holds a Certificate in Theology (C.Th) (1991), from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS) Ogbomoso; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, (2001); a Master of Arts (MA,) in 2009 from West African Theological Seminary (WATS),; and a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) from the NBTS Ogbomoso (2015) . He has over 28 years of pastoral ministry and administrative experiences, including serving as a moderator of Afurugbin Baptist Association in Lagos.
He was an executive member of former Lagos State Baptist conference. He joined the workforce of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at its headquarters in 2005. Currently, he is the National Coordinator of Discipleship Training Ministry of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He is also the President of Baptist Building Pastor Fellowship. He is a pastor, preacher, equipper, speaker, and a gifted administrator / organizer. He has a strong passion for discipleship, leadership training, and Church administration. He is happily married with children.
REV. MRS. MARY ABIOLA AYODELE
Rev. Mrs. Mary Abiola AYODELE is a child of God and teacher of God’s Word. She attended Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, where she obtained an OND (1992) and HND (1995) in Science Laboratory Technology with specialisation in Chemistry. She also attended the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, and graduated with Master of Divinity in Religious Education (M. Div. R.E, 2013). She is currently serving as a Ministerial Officer in the Discipleship Training Ministry, Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Ibadan.
She has attended some professional training for effectiveness in her present ministerial assignment. Some of the training include: Children Evangelism Ministry Basic training (1996), PMAS Quality Service Delivery Training (2016), GlobalLead Youth Ministry Strategy Seminar (2017), CED Curriculum Development Seminar (2019) and others.
Mary is happily married to Rev. Festus Oluremi O. Ayodele. Her marriage is blessed with a beautiful biological daughter and other beautiful daughters.
PASTOR MRS. OMOBOLA CHRISTIANAH AYOTOPE
Pastor Mrs. Omobola Christianah AYOTOPE is a native of Ogbomoso. She taught in different schools for more than fifteen years before she answered God’s call into full time ministry. She studied at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso where she bagged a Bachelor Degree in Religious Education (BRE) in 2017. She proceeded to obtain her Masters in Religious Education (M.RE) in 2019.Omobola specialises in Childhood Education. She has served as both Teenagers’ and Children Pastor in many churches.
She is a writer and an editor. She has passion for Children Ministry and has taught children teachers in many places. She is currently serving as a Ministerial Officer in the Discipleship Training Ministry of Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. She is married and the marriage is blessed with both biological and spiritual children
FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION DIVISION (FLED)
REV. MRS. MARY ABIOLA ADEOYE
Rev. Mrs. 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. Mary Abiola possesses a National Certificate in Business Education from the Alayande College of Education, Oyo in 1993. As well as a Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE, 2013) and a Master of Theology in Religious Education (MTh RE, 2009), both from NBTS, Ogbomoso. Mary is currently working on her PhD program in Religious Ethics at Crowther Graduate Seminary, Abeokuta, Ogun State. She is happily married and the marriage is blessed with biological and spiritual children.
REV. MRS. RUTH ADEOLA ODEJAYI
Rev. Mrs. Ruth Adeola ODEJAYI hails from Ife Odan, Ejigbo L.GA, Osun State. Born in Lagos State on 25th May, 1974, she attended both Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Lagos and finished in 1986 and 1990 respectively. She later moved to Ondo State where she finished her Senior Secondary School in 1993. In 1994, she gained admission to Industrial Training Found (ITF) and bagged her Certificate of Competency (COC) in Mechanical Engineering Craft in 1997.
In August 2002, she became a student of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary where she obtained her Diploma and Bachelor in Religious Education in 2003 and 2005 respectively. She also bagged her Post-Graduate Diploma Certificate from the then University of Ado Ekiti (now Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti) in 2007. In February 2009, she joined the Nigerian Baptist Convention as a ministerial officer and has risen to the post of a Principal Ministerial Officer with the Family Life Education Division, Christian Education Department. In 2014, she went on a third missionary journey to her Alma Mater for her Masters in Religious Education and graduated in 2016.
Ruth Adeola Odejayi is married to Rev. Dr. John Olukunle Odejayi, a fellow Minister of the Gospel, both ministering at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Odo-Ona, Apata, Ibadan, and the marriage is blessed with three lovely girls, Oluwaferanmi, Oluwanifemi and Oluwafemi and one adopted child, Patience.
REV. AKINRINSOLA ODUKOGBE
Rev. 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 Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso where he obtained his first theological training in Religious Education in 2014. He also has a Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry (2018) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. He resumed work in FLED in 2014. He is actively involved in ministering to young people across the globe. He is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.
REV. MRS. DEBORAH TAIWO
Rev. Mrs. Deborah TAIWO is a child of God. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education (2011) from the Baptist College of Theology, Lagos. She is an ordained minister and a lover of children. Deborah started Ministry in Baptist Building in 2013. She currently serves as a Ministerial Officer in the Family Life Education Division, Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. She is happily married to Rev. ‘Femi Taiwo and the marriage is richly blessed.
MR. SOLOMON OLUYEMI ADEYEMO
Mr. Solomon Oluyemi ADEYEMO is the Coordinator of the Literacy Division, CED Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Sociology (1986) and M.Ed. in 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.
PASTOR MRS. FARAMADE ODUNAYO
Pastor Mrs. Faramade ODUNAYO hails from Ogbomoso North Local Government in Oyo State. She holds a NCE (2002) from Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. A Bachelors of Education (B. Ed) in Guidance and Counselling (2005) from University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa-Ibom State and a Masters of Divinity in Religious Education (2018) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. She serves as a Principal Assistant Ministerial Officer of the Literacy Education Division. Currently, she is on a study leave. She is married with children.
RESEARCH, FEEDBACK AND PUBLICITY UNIT
REV. SUNDAY ALAO OLADIMEJI
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 a 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 he was transferred to the 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
Rev. Adebayo Ola AFOLARANMI holds a NCE in Yoruba/Christian Religious Studies (1993) from the Federal College of Education, Okene, Nigeria; Bachelor of Religious Education (1997) from ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria; Masters of Theology in Religious Education (2009) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso; and Masters of Philosophy in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (2016) from Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
He has worked in the Youth Ministry Division’s and Publications Department as Yoruba translator and proof-reader, Sunday School Division of CED, and Internet Ministry Unit of the Baptist Building. He currently works 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.
STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY (STEM) DIVISION
REV. DR. SAMUEL OLUFEMI OLADIMEJI
Rev Dr. Samuel Oluwafemi OLADIMEJI, a servant of God, specialises as a Christian stewardship training facilitator. He coordinates the Stewardship Education Division of Christian Education Department. He is a member of the Board of Trustees; Crown Finance Ministry in Nigeria and he facilitates the leadership training of Vision International Christian Ministry in Oyo State. His writings on Christian stewardship include: Handling Money God’s Way, Creativity at Workplace, Joy of Faithfulness in Service, The Grace of Giving: Macedonian Churches as a Model, Stewardship Messages in Christian Hymns, Life Transforming Stewardship Concept, Stewardship of Influence and Discipline for Generous Giving.
Samuel, who holds a terminal degree in Doctor of Ministry from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, is married to Rev. Mrs. Sarah Aderonke Oladimeji. The marriage is blessed with children: Adeola, Olatunde and Oladele.
REV. DR. OLAGBEMILEKE ADELEYE TANIMOLA
Rev. Dr. Olagbemileke Adeleye TANIMOLA holds a B.Sc in Psychology (1992), M.Sc. in Organisation/Personal Psychology (1996) both from University of Ibadan and M.Div. (1999) and Doctor of Ministry (2017) both 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 a Ministerial Officer. He now works in the Stewardship Education Division of Christian Education Department.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIVISION
REV. MRS. ESTHER EGHE BABALOLA
Rev. Mrs. Esther Eghe BABALOLA is a Baptist trained pastor with diverse gifts. She graduated from the Baptist College of Theology, Benin City and Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma both in Edo State. Because of her quest for knowledge, she also attended the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where she obtained her Master of Arts degree in Literacy and Development.
She was a classroom teacher for many years with the Edo State Teaching Service Board before her family relocated to Ibadan. She is currently the National Coordinator of the Sunday School Division, Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. She is married to Rev. Jonathan Ademola Babalola, the senior pastor of Union Baptist Church, Ekotedo, Ibadan and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.
REV. SAMUEL OKORO
Rev. Samuel OKORO attended the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso for his Diploma in Theology (1995); Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy (1999); and University of Ibadan for a Masters of Arts in Social Ethics (2006). He was a ministerial officer in Educational Services, Sunday school and Marriage Enrichment, all in Christian Education Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention between 2000 and 2009. He was the Pastor, GloryLand Baptist Church, Oyigbo, Port Harcourt (2009-2013) and FBC, Onitsha (2013-2017). He also served as a former moderator of Onitsha-Awka Baptist Association and Vice Chairman, Emmanuel Baptist Conference. He came back to the Baptist Building, Ibadan to serve again in CED on May 2, 2017 and he has been in the Sunday School Division since then.