One popular Redeemed Parish in Lagos (though not the biggest in terms of size but in terms of the quality of crowd that attends) is the City Of David Parish which is located in Victoria Island, Lagos. The parish is led by its Senior Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and his wife,Dr Siju. The architectural master piece of the church is second to none as it is masterfully and beautifully constructed with state of the arts facilities and the building could be described as a “spider house” due to its shape.
Not only is the building magnificient but the church is being attended by top politicians, rich celebrities and corporate titans from all walks of life.It is one church which stands out amongst other parishes in Lagos. It is the parish where the beautiful,the powerful and rich worship.
Pastor ID is one man that is loved by many redeemed members most especially his spiritual father, the general Overseer, Pastor Adeboye and his wife, Foluke. He is also one of the strong pastors who call the shots in redeemed church having been one of those that changed the face of redeemed church many years back.
The story of City of David Parish can not be well told today without the impact of the Senior Pastor’s wife, Dr Siju Iluyomade who has been at the fore font of all women forum in the church. She stood tall as a symbol of a true leader.
Even if you don’t know her, one thing will strike you about her when you meet her, her sense of style and love for luxury and good things. One synonymous thing about city of David Parish is their knack for doing things and doing it excellently well, standing out amongst the rest and touching lives. No wonder, many big names who calls are the shots members of this organisation. Leading the pack of all these women of great value, corporate titans and stylish dames is Dr Siju Iluyomade. She cuts the picture of a pretty but quiet wife of a pastor and her mode of dressing which speaks for her anywhere she goes.
Let’s take you into Pastor Siju’s world, who coordinates all the women in city of David. she is the one in charge of women and children programme of the Apapa Parish which they belong to. Her life centers on God, her family and the church. She is someone that rarely attends social events except if it’s a close family shindig but when it comes to her church programmes or any Christian related programmes, you will see her at the fore front.
Pastor Siju Iluyomade is a woman whom many love to be with, she always wants her private life to be kept within herself but her position, finesse and lifestyle is what brings her to the limelight. As a lover of fashion and good things, she stocks the most expensive luxury items in her wardrobe, she travels all around the world and has become a regular stocker of designers range which are limited editions from highbrow stores abroad. Blessed with a lovely figure, the tall, robust woman has a lovely skin to go with it, she is always a head stunner at any events she attends adorning designer outfits, shoes and bags especially her hair fascinators which is not cheap either. From her head to toe, Siju oozes richness, from her eye lashes, choice of outfit, her fascinators, to shoes and bag ,you will know that she is living her life to the full.
She is always a centre of attraction even in church and some members always want to have a glimpse of her every Sunday. Even members of the congregation looked up to her in terms of fashion as she always sets the pace for fashionable things. She has evolved into a role model to young worshippers who also want to attain similar heights on the ladder of high street fashion. Not only are the Iluyomade’s powerful in the Redeemed Church especially their parish in Lagos but they have overtime increased the membership and followership of christ and has fast gained many grounds amongst many parishes.
On this list is also Chief Mrs Idowu Ogunlesi, the CEO of amazing grace fabric stores. She is also one of the stylish women who attends city of David. She has eyes for luxury things and she can never be found wanting in the style sector. The first female CEO of Stanbic IBTC group, Sola Borha is another conservative woman who is a staunch member. Though not loud in her dressing because of the job she does, but she sure wears suits from highbrow stores abroad. At over 60, Queen of Herbal Skimmers, Quincy Ayodele, will forever be youthful. She has carried herself with so much grace that you can mistake her to be in her 40s. She is also very stylish. The front liner of Arise Women, Mrs Iyabo Ladipo, a foremost lawyer and corporate woman is also on this list. She is also stylish. Mrs Ranti Aborowa is not left out, anytime you see her, you just notice her style. Tolu Akinrele is a popular figure in City of David, if you are close to Dr Siju Iluyomade, then you must know her. She is one of the close cabinet members of Dr Siju Iluyomade. She is beautiful and wears outfits that best suit her frame. What do you expect from someone who is also a fabric merchant? She runs Toline Fabrics on the Island. The pretty wife of AIT boss, Moji Dokpesi is also on this list. The big time society woman is also on the stylish women list.
The pretty wife of former Guinness MD, Janet Adetu is also on the list. The etiquette guru lives large and she is also very stylish. Beautiful Mrs Doyin Arueyingbo is very popular in City of David. She is also one of the close camp members of Dr Iluyomade. Popular event planner, Funke Bucknor needs no introduction. She is the CEO of Zapphire Events. She is also very stylish. Mrs Emeka Etiaba is the daughter inlaw to foremost Chief Etiaba. She also oozes grace and very stylish. Beautiful Regina Jemide is the Head Teacher, River bank School, Victoria Island. She is very simple and stylish. Mrs Ovia we gathered is also a member of this great parish. She is the pretty wife of Zenith Bank Chairman, Jim Ovia. Other stylish and powerful women are Mrs Bakare! Society woman, Funmi Eder, popularly called Funmi Aficanus, the pretty close friend of former Lagos First Lady, Bolanle Ambode, Mrs Lanre Majekodunmi is the pretty wife of foremost rich man and security expert, Chief Majekodunmi. The pretty wife of globacom topshot, Mrs Niyi Adewunmi is also very stylish. She made the list. Mrs Uche Okoli, Mrs Uju Okide is also on this list! The COO of RCCG, His Love Foundation, Bukola Aneke, Mrs Abimbola Durojaiye, Mrs Lawanson is the Director for Africa, Bill Gates foundation, Mrs King, Mrs Winchtech, Mrs babatunde, Mrs Chigbu who just turned 50, RCCG Pastors wives, Mrs Olumuyiwa and Pastor Mrs Trevor Akindele are also on the list.The Arise women committee too are not left out, Mrs Yinka Almona, Director of special duties, Yinka Adesanya, Director of counseling and prayers, Teresa Ayanru, Director of Communications, Helen Adesanya, Director of Finance, Feyi Osinupebi, Director of Logistics, Tope Akinbola, Director of Outreach clinic/ medical, Ronke Olusile, Director of medical inreach, Lolade Wakama, Director of hospitals and Yemisi Tinubu, the pretty wife late Deji Atinubu, Oando CEO brother.