Pastor Wole Oladiyun and his wife are basking in God’s grace, having spent over 30 years together as a couple. They both have important roles to play in each other’s lives. In this interview, the senior Pastor of Christ Living Apostolic Ministries, CLAM reveals how his beautiful wife, Pastor Mrs Bukola Oladiyun complements him in all spheres of life. Enjoy the excerpts below.
What can you say about your wife as she clocks 60?
I want to thank God for giving me a wife like Pastor Bukola Oladiyun. She is a gem, I tell my children that all things being equal, their mum is a good woman. I can say it in a state of stupor that my wife by God’s grace is a good woman. First, she is from a good home, second, in over 32 years of marriage honestly, she has been a pillar of support. As a matter of fact, if she isn’t in my life, I don’t think I will get to this level in life. She has given me that atmosphere to fulfil my purpose. I am not saying that she is a perfect woman because there is no perfect person, but I give it to her. She loves God, she is a genuine lover of God, anything that is outside the Bible she doesn’t want to hear it. She like things to be done in an orderly manner. She is a wellness expert. She ensures, everything goes well around her and doesn’t talk much, by her temperament. She is very deep, in fact, deeper than me. In many areas, with my temperament she watches me while she tries to point out areas I should watch out for. She sees what I don’t see. She is a woman every man will pray to have as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and entrepreneur.
How do you complement each other?
When we look at the temperament profiles, if everyone is bubbling, the whole world will be bubbling and other areas will suffer. If everyone is choleric like me, there will be fire and if everyone is like my wife, everywhere will be boring or if everyone is melancholic everyone will be somehow, so we need to have an interface. So, in those areas, boundaries must be respected. I come in for her there and she comes in for me because we need to respect boundaries. We must not abuse boundaries but maintain them. So, in areas, where we need to check access or platforms, we complement each other. In her family, they don’t do business, but in my family 24-7 we do business, but by the grace of God with the way we complement each other, today apart from being the family life executive head in the ministry, she is the Director of Studies of The JNISS Schools. By the grace of God, she owns a farm, Shalom Farm Limited in Kobape. She has a big Garri Mill there because of our complementary nature, I taught her business and she is doing well there. She has also been a great support in the ministry in raising our well-adjusted children because she is an educationist. Now we see our children discuss brilliantly. They know what they are doing, they love God, and they have high self-esteem because my wife pays attention to them. Now, they are doing well in their professions all over the world by the grace of God. She has been there in all areas and I thank God for her life, for granting her the grace to see the 60th birthday. I wish her better years, blissful, wonderful and peaceful years ahead, and as she ages, she will age gracefully in the name of Jesus. She is a wonderful woman to be celebrated and I want the whole world to pray for her to continuously grow in wisdom and her generation will bless her and call her blessing. Pastor Bukola Oladiyun you have been a wonderful woman. May the Lord bless you, thank you for being there, for these 32 years, thank you and God bless you.