•How She Dazzles Every Sunday
This list of famous female pastors in Nigeria might be ranked by their level of prominence but one woman who will surely not be missed out in any list is Reverend Mrs. Tope Ogunnoiki. The presiding minister of Grace Ville Chapel International in Ikeja. She is very popular and even if you don’t know her, one thing that will attract you towards her is her pleasant smile and style of dressing. She is one woman that can not be rubbed off in the style sector and as much as she has a panache for looking good so also, she knows and understand the depth of the word of God.
There are thousands of females working as pastors in the world and to say she is one of the most notable ones in Nigeria is simply stating the obvious. Reverend Tope Ogunnoiki is one who has worked hard to become the best that she can be for her parishioners, inspiring and motivating them through their faith. She is very prominent online and her church has become the most sought after for young and old especially women who love to listen to the word of God and who also want a frequent turn around in their lives.
She features as a great women preacher who is a powerful speaker and inspiring thinker. For someone who has heeded God’s call for over 13 years pastors a vibrant church in the heart of Ikeja. Graceville Chapel is a church with a mandate (by God) to embed God’s word in the hearts of people. The church was founded in 2006 and their mission is touching the world with his power. The church started it’s humbling beginning in an event hall, memorable Gardens, Ikeja in 2006 then after 2 years, they moved to Cheers hotel where they spent about 7 years. In the year 2015, they moved to their permanent site on Awolowo Way, Ikeja.
The church has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. As reverend Tope Ogunnoiki has made a success of her ministry so also has she made a success of her marriage. She is a proud mother of four beautiful children, all grown. She is also a proud grandmother. She is married to an equally God’s son, Elder (Surveyor) Gbenga Ogunnoiki who was the Director-General, Bureau of Lands in Ogun State.
She is from a popular family in Ijebu Ode but she grew up in Lagos Island. She attended good schools for her primary till her tertiary education and widely traveled. She is one of the prominent old students of Holy Child College Lagos where one of her classmates and friend was the famous Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya of Fountain of Life church. She is a fervent preacher who has deep knowledge of the word having attended bible schools and series of bible teachings under the tutelage of Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Bishop David Oyedepo. She has also trained many pastors who have joined the vineyards of God in their respective areas.
Beautiful, stylish are some of the apt words to describe reverend Tope Ogunnoiki because she breathes style. She has turned to a style catalog for most women who look up to her. Hardly will you find her not well dressed because she practices what she preaches and looks good for God. She is a lover of many things when it comes to fashion, whether she is rocking native or English wear, you must notice her sense of a combination of colours. She picks her jewelries and when I say, exquisite, I mean it because they don’t come cheap. When you see her on the pulpit on Sundays, then be sure you are in for a good time because she steers up a joyful spirit in all her congregants. She is also fond of her hair fascinators that she matches all the colours with her outfit. Have you also seen this fashionista in native wear? She carries herself and the grace in her so mightily that she looks good in them. Her love for shoes can also not be mentioned because shoes complement any outfits.she also wears her make up nice and subtly.
One thing you can’t also miss in her is her signature headgear, she has a unique style she ties every time she wears native, not the conventional round gele but the twist type is her favorite. Reverend Tope Ogunnoiki does not shy away from doing God’s work and this has put her on a forefront as her annual women convention witnesses thousands of women from all walks of life. The annual festival of the word programme is another life-changing programme the church organizes every year and it is always worldly packed with many other anointed ministers of God ministering. When you meet her, you can not but love her because she carries a special grace of anointing.
–TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI