•Details Of The Classy Event In LAGOS
Sunday 18th April 2021, shook to its foundation as top and senior Pastors from different denominations gathered at The Jesus Liberation Ministries, Plot 34, Jonathan Coker Road, Off Fagba, New Oko-Oba, Lagos to celebrate the 60th Birthday Party of Apostle Oladele Olusoga Johnson (PhD)
The Party wasn’t only well attended by men and women of God, was also colourful and glamorous with different shades of the Aso-Ebi and headgear taking the center stage. Apostle Oladele Olusoga Johnson appeared much younger than his age, he looked more handsome in his wine native attire, a glaring evidence that he is not only a real man of God, but a father, mentor, coach, Pastor and Apostle of Unity to many people.
City People TV Head Sunday Adigun led a group of reporters that made up of Titilope Oshulalu and Femi Adeleke to the event and in this report, they bring to you some of the behind scene gists.
CHURCH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Apostle Oladele Olusoga Johnson arrived the church venue in the morning with his family, wife and children all in wine Aso-Ebi native attire. The order of church thanksgiving were done with the usual doctrine of the Jesus Liberation Ministries, while there was preparatory prayers, welcome of online viewers, followed by the opening prayer, and the choir rendered beautiful praise in worship, and followed by the melodious hymn (Great Is Thy Faithfulness)
After all the said and done, Apostolic Prayers commenced, and the choir ministration was on point too. To crown it all, an Altar call was made for new converts who decided to leave their sinful lives and follow Jesus.
APOSTLE WOLE OLADIYUN PRAYS FOR THE CELEBRANT
Popular CLAM Pastor, Apostle Wole Oladiyun took a special prayer session for the celebrant and his entire family. Further findings revealed that he and the celebrant are long-time friends.
There was thanksgiving as friends and family danced with the Celebrant to the altar to render his thanks unto the Lord.
CELEBRANT’S SON, OLUWASEYI JOHNSON TAKES VOTE OF THANKS
Today we have gathered in beautiful Attires in celebration of a very unique personality amongst us. This gathering and celebration has shown me that God always honors his own no matter how difficult the times are. He has Glorified Himself in His servant and He’ll do the same to us when we serve with sincerity and focus.
Your presence today is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Johnson’s family, JLM family worldwide, PLIN family. I would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors, partners and the birthday planning committee who have made this a huge success. I can feel it and I’m very sure He’s encouraged by the GIFT. I pray that God will honor you all as you have honored God’s servant. I pray that happiness and peace will fill your homes forever in Jesus name. Those were the exact words of Oluwaseyi Johnson as he appreciated everyone.
AT THE RECEPTION
From the red carpet entrance to the interior of the church hall, everywhere was sparkling with a touch of purple and white. The chairs and tables were all beautifully laid out by a brand known as No Limit Decorator.
THE MC WAS GOOD
Popular standup comedian and compere, Femi Adebola popularly known as Omobaba was the anchor of the day. Of course, we don’t have to start introducing him to you. He has been in the trade for about 20 years and he’s still waxing stronger. Omo Baba thrilled all the guests such that some were practically shedding tears while laughing.
AWESOME MUSIC DELIVERY
Jesus Liberation Ministries Choir performed very well as they rendered beautiful songs while the party lasted. The event fulfilled its purpose of soul-lifting, many popular Ministers of God and spotted at different angles of the event. Some of them are Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Senior Pastor and G.O of CLAM Church, Pastor Tomisin Durojaiye, Evang. Mr & Mrs Emmanuel Okpako, Pastor Patrick Aigbokhan, Pro. David Adebowale, Rev. Mrs Funmi Adebowale, Rev. Peter Etim, Apostle Joshua Babalola, Bishop Dr. Praise Olive, Pastor Bisi Adewale, Rev. Dr. Janet Onaolapo, Apostle Busola Jegede, Rev. Felix Nwachukwu, Pastor Kehinde Oluwafumbi, Pastor Funmi Harvest, Pastor Shadare Seun Olugbenga, Pastor Oluyemi Dada, Pastor Peace Akingunsoye, Pastor Pius Oluyemi, Apostle Harrison Bayage, Prof. Shedrack Olaoluwa, Mrs Amore A.O, Pastor Julius Orowumi (Pentecostal Fellowship Assembly). Comrade. Evang. Dr. Emmanuel and Mrs Kenny Haastrup Okpako, Pst Alagbe Ezekiel, Pst. Mrs Labake Durojaiye, Apostle David Edmark, Prophet Israel Otubayo Adelaja, Engr. Akinsola and Mrs Folusho Eniayewu, Rev. Mrs Onike Oke, Ayodeji Ayodele.
There were zoom calls from friends and co-laborers in the vineyard that couldn’t make it down to the venue. One of such callers was Pastor Sam from New York had so many good things to say about the celebrant.
Members, friends and family spoke well about the celebrant, some of them expressed their convictions about his being true man of God, mentor, leader, father, pastor, role model and more. The first person on the mic was the wife of the Celebrant Pastor Mrs Adekunbi Johnson ‘I give God all the glory, honor and power for the Celebration of 60 blessed years on earth, my darling husband, soul mate, mentor, Pastor, instructor, counsellor, prophet, lover, and Father of our 3 prophetic children and 5 grandchildren’, she said.
CLAM PASTOR, WOLE OLADIYUN ALSO HAS THIS TO SAY:
To God be all the glory and adoration for the life of my covenant brother, my pastor, and my trusted confidant. I certify that you are a true Christian. A lover of God and humanity. A kingdom minded homo sapien. A consummate family man. You cherish your wife, children and grandchildren, a great gift from Ijebu Igbo Kingdom, an adopted son from Ile Oluji, you give your all to help the needy painfully. God will reward you for this act. You invested so much in the kingdom assignment. Building the JLM brand and PLIN platform. I celebrate your gift in conflict resolutions and management. Your deep sense of analysis is unparalleled. A deep political analyst you are. Permit me to celebrate your spiritual tenacity. Living holy so as to make heaven is your mantra. God has gifted you with pulpit intrepid sagacity. I am always happy seeing you preaching with so much Holy Ghost fervor. You are a worshipper. A singer. I wish you pick up your bass guitar again.
Our relationship has done me a world of good on all fronts. Thanks for being there for me always. I celebrate your audacity; your looking out for me always. We just need to improve more on our intercessory meetings.
On behalf of my family and CLAMITES global, I wish you many more wonderful years with good health in Jesus name. Psalm 92:12 – 14 May you flourish like the palm tree and grow like the cedar in Lebanon in Jesus precious name. Happy 60th Birthday Apostle Oladele Olusoga Johnson.
OTHERS ARE MRS KEMI ADETUNJI (CELEBRANT’S FIRST CHILD)
Daddy, you are one of a kind, hero, mentor, coach, counselor; you are all these and more, not just to me but all your children and spiritual children. I’ve never met someone more down to earth, sincere and totally welcoming. My Dad so full of humor, never a dull moment. I remember a scenario in my secondary school days, because of the kind of close relationship we had and teachings on the right part, we as children were encouraged to bring our friends home. It is rare to find a father who listens attentively, who accepts when he’s wrong and will be willing to make changes, who counsels in love but will still not force his will on you, who believes the best of you and will celebrate you anywhere anytime. When you have a father like my own, you know you are loved and you are blessed. This and more is why I will never be tired to celebrate this wonderful first man in my life who has shown me the kind of love, support and security that our father in heaven so lavishes on us. From all your children and grandchildren, we say 60 hearty cheers to you sir, You are priceless to us and we wouldn’t trade you for any other. God bless and keep you for many more years in Jesus mighty name.
PEACE OKE (2ND CHILD)
My father! A selfless human, loving, caring and full of wisdom. Thank you for showing us how Christ wants us to love, to love in all seasons, thank you for teaching my siblings and I that family is everything! Growing up under your covering/tutelage is something that I hold so dear and treasure. Anytime I‘m faced with life issues I remember how you handled them which is always to be calm and ask the holy spirit for help. Dad you are not just a father but a great friend, cheerleader, coach, mentor, therapist and above all a spiritual covering. Need I mention that your sense of humor is so contagious and just always right on time? Thank you for taking time to study and discover our personalities as children even to adulthood. This has helped you coach, mentor, care and pray for us appropriately.
Dad thank you for showing us how effective parenting should be done. Your life has and still is a life of service to God and his people. I see how much you love God and jealously guide/follow through with his instructions (this has helped me in my relationship with God)
Thank you for our spouses equally as you love us. There was never a time I felt my husband was not part of the family because you made that clear from the beginning that once we get married, the family is bigger because our spouses become sons and daughter. I have so much to say but will save it for another day.
Pops mi! My special name for you dad i love you and I say HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY! May the good lord who sees your secret labor of love for his kingdom and his people, reward you openly in Jesus name. Amen.
GBENGA OKE (SON IN-LAW)
A mentor per excellence, A bridge builder, A wisdom dispatcher, A holistic virtuoso, A well of ideas, An epitome of good character, Godly virtues and family commitment. On this special day, we want to pray that God will strengthen you, increase you on every side and he will draw you closer to himself in Jesus name. You are the best father inlaw anyone would ever ask for,i celebrate, jubilate and elevate you sir, Thank you and happy 60th birthday.
APOSTLE OLADELE JOHNSON GETS BRAND NEW CAR AS BIRTHDAY GIFT
One of the high point of the event was the presentation of a brand new Mercedes Benz E 350 4matic model to the celebrant. Everyone present cheered with a lot of enthusiasm as the special gift was presented to the man of God.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is birthday, this is real a birthday, Kunle Alex (Dr). He is resuming bible school. He wants to sing to my friends and colleagues, Orowunmi, men of God, Prophet Israel, Rev Francis Moronke Olubo, Pst. Oluboro, Pst Pius (Apostle of Akute). The band, Choir, Ola Samuel, my lovely wife and family, for loving me and my family. Thank you for training the children for me.
Apostle Wole Oladiyun, my friend and brother, I am very grateful, JLM family worldwide, birthday Committee. The gift is really a gift, it is my dream car and a car I have been longing for, I wish to drive my wife in short knickers, black glasses on my face, drive to a resort, sleep over and resume to the office the next day, my prayer is that God will answer all your secret prayers In Jesus name. Dalu, Nagode, Dr Jaz, sponsors, partners, birthday planning committee.
LET’S TELL YOU ABOUT THE CELEBRANT
Oladele Olusoga Johnson was born on the 11th February 1961 to the family of late pa Kayode Johnson and Mrs Dorcas Oladunni Onapitan of Oke Agbo, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, the first child and first son of the family having five siblings. He attended Mayflower primary school, Ikenne where he obtained primary school leaving certificate in 1975 and completed his secondary education at Mayflower Secondary school, Ikenne in 1980.
He proceeded for his ‘A level’s in Baptist Academy Obanikoro. He also obtained a diploma and degree in Banking & Finance from the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG). He further undertook exams to emerge a chartered banker in 1992. He also obtained his Diploma in Management from the same institution in 1995. He landed his first job with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in 1982 and also worked at Universal Trust Bank (UTB) in 1989.
In 1993, at 25, he established Lloyd Investment Bank alongside a business partner. Oladele Johnson gave his life to Christ at Foursquare Gospel Church, Bajulaye, Shomolu, Lagos in 1982 under the ministration of Pastor Yinka Bakare and was mentored by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (The President, KICC). He got committed serving God as a chorister, youth leader and member of the supernatural’s band in the same foursquare church where he also met his lovely wife, Adekunbi Senayon who served dutifully in the choir and band, they got married on the 17th of May 1986.
He served as a minstrel in The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Gbagada and as a House fellowship leader under Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry ( MFM).He answered the call of God in 1998 and Jesus Liberation Ministries was birthed in the year 2000. He has served God dutifully ever since armed with the mandate in Obadiah 17 “ to go and liberate Zion using the undiluted word of God and apostolic Prayers” .He is widely known as the Apostle of dreams and God has used him tremendously to deliver and restore many lives from satanic attacks via dreams. He is the convener of the Pastor’s Leaders interceding network, a body that is passionate about the unity of the church in Nigeria and has organized several programs to bless and empower men of God and the church.
Other qualifications he obtained include; Diploma in Bible studies ( Evangel Bible School,2004). Masters of Theology( Evangel Christian University,Louisisana USA,2004) , Doctor of Philosophy in Church Management ( Evangel Christian University Louisisana USA,2005)
Oladele Olusoga and his amiable wife Adekunbi Senayon Johnson are blessed with three glorious children; Mrs Melody Oluwakemi Adetunji, Mrs Peace Abisola Oke and Mr Oluwaseyi Hachmoni Johnson; and grandchildren.