Rev. Dr. S. O. A. Ayokunle
Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, simply known as Supo Ayokunle was born on January 25, 1957 to the family of the late Mr. Amos Ogunkunle and late Mrs. Theresa Bibilari Ogunkunle of Jagun Alawusa House, Isheke, Oyo Town in Oyo State
He has his first degree of Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the premier university, the University of Ibadan in 1983. He also had a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Guidance and Counselling from the same university. Dr. Ayokunle equally bagged a Master of Divinity in Theology (M.Div Th) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso in 1995 before proceeding to the United Kingdom to obtain a Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies from Liverpool Hope University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology with emphasis on liturgical studies.
He has taught before in secondary schools in Plateau and Oyo States and served for some years at the Federal Civil Service Commission, Federal Secretariat, Ikoyi, Lagos as a Senior Public Administrator before God called him into the full gospel ministry. Apart from being a village evangelist, he has equally served as pastor of Estate Baptist Church, Ogbomoso Road, Oyo. He also served as the senior pastor of Jubilee-Life Baptist Church for sixteen years before he was elected the 6th Nigerian General Secretary (now President/CEO) of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. To cap it all, God graciously elevated him as the 7th President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the largest Christian ecumenical body in Africa!
He is a man of the Spirit, a trained pastor, an astute counselor and a versatile administrator. A seasoned tele-evangelist whose sermons especially on the New Frontiers, a cable television station owned by his denomination, are continuing to bless many souls. He edited Effective Leadership in the Twenty-first Century, the fruit of The Life Builders Conference he convened.
He is the author of several inspirational books which include Major Keys for a Successful Christian Marriage and the Family, Weapons for Winning your Battles and Fighting to Win, Managing the Complexities of Change in a Long-Established Christian Organization; Integrity: Key to Success in Leadershipand Overcoming the Challenges of Life through Christ.