Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM, is a full gospel ministry devoted to the Revival of Apostolic Signs, Holy Ghost Fireworks and the unlimited demonstration of the power of God to deliver to the uttermost level. The do-it-yourself gospel ministry, where your hands are trained to wage war and your fingers to do battle, is led by Dr DK Olukoya as its General Overseer. He also owns MFM Prayer City where prayer goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, non-stop.
Apart from the General Overseer’s wife, Pastor Shade Olukoya, who is in charge of all the women foundation activities in the church, those who also provide solid leadership alongside her husband, are 5 men who are very close to Dr Olukoya.
They are all his assistants in charge of different regious and also holds different port folios in the church. Highly connected, influential and powerful men of God, the smooth running of the church owes its success to the administrative prowess of the five Assistant General Overseers (AGOs). They are: Pastor Kehinde Adegbolahan (AGO, Missions & Evangelism), Pastor Gbesan Adebambo (AGO, Administration), Pastor Adetayo Adedeji (AGO, Finance) Pastor Timothy Akano (AGO, Special Duties) and Pastor Abiodun Ladejola (AGO, Research & Training).
In addition, as at March 2010, MFM has 8 Senior Regional Overseers, 15 Regional Overseers, and 41 Assistant Regional Overseers, who support the AGOs across Nigeria’s geopolitical zones. There are also 20 regional overseers who oversee the church’s missions abroad. MFM also has a large number of senior pastors and other ministers, who cater for the spiritual needs of the ever-growing church. Pastor Ade Adetayo is the AGO for the USA and Canada branches. MFM also has a large number of senior pastors and ministers, who cater for the spiritual needs of the fast-expanding church.
Pastor Kehinde Adegbolahan is the Assistant General Overseer in charge of mission and evangelism. A Pastor, Minister, Prophet and a Teacher of the Word. He is a versatile minister of the gospel to the glory of God. As a skilful and wise builder, he is blessed with unique abilities to train other ministers of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ across different lines of ministerial responsibilities.
He is highly endowed with great insight into the mysteries of God on issues relating to faith, deliverance and divine grace as evidenced in his many teachings and ministrations marked with mighty manifestations and incredible testimonies. He is a foremost student of Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the General Overseer. He has written books, brochures, white papers, online and offline articles in the social media and internet in general.
Pastor Abiodun Ladejola is in charge of Research and training as an Assistant General Overseer at the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries World Headquarters. Earlier, he was for several years, a Senior Regional Overseer of the Ministry in Enugu State, Nigeria, where God used him to do Powerful and Miraculous works. Walking in line with the anointing of Dr. D.K. Olukoya, the General Overseer of MFM, God is powerfully using Pastor Ladejola to deliver the good news of the Gospel and Salvation to people all around the world.
The 3 other pastors include Pastor Gbesan Adebambo who is the assistant general overseer, Administration. He sees to the administrative affairs of the church worldwide. Pastor Timothy Akano is in charge of MFM, Valencia in Spain. He is also an Assistant General Overseer of special duties. Pastor Adedeji Adetayo is the Assistant General Overseer of Finance, He is also in charge of the USA, and Canada, North America as a whole. These Pastors are major forces in MFM as it stands today.
They are all proteges of the MFM Founder, DK Olukoya, who has raised thousands of pastors shepherding major branches across the world since the inception of the church.
The General Overseer was born in Akure, Ondo State to Mr. Olukoya, a Police officer and Mrs. Olukoya, a trader. At St. John’s CAC Primary School, Akure, he was recognised as an exceptionally intelligent pupil always coming tops throughout his stay at the school. Later, when his family moved to Lagos, he was enrolled at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute metta from where he graduated with excellent results.
He then proceeded to Methodist Boys’ High School (MBHS), Broad Street, Lagos (established in 1878). Incidentally, it was where he became born again. It was also at MBHS that he encountered an Indian teacher, who once said in class “Boys if you want to escape poverty, READ YOUR BOOK!” He doggedly followed the advice, studying from 9 pm to 3 am daily. By the time he finished from MBHS, he was the best graduating student of his set. In 1976, He was given admission into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology.
He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree in Microbiology. He was the first person to have achieved a first-class in the course at the university and his G.P.A is still the highest recorded so far (as of February 2010) in that course.
Soon after graduation, he won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Despite the natural difficulty of the programme, he earned his PhD in 3 years and returned to Nigeria, He joined the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, where his reputation as an exceptional Geneticist of African origin became established. He emerged an authority in the study of genetics, publishing over 70 scientific papers in a short span (a remarkable feat by any standard).
He also taught Genetics and was an external examiner in a number of universities. Moreover, he has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world. Even today, he continues to contribute to the field of genetics and biotechnology learning via the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO established to empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Olukoya’s father, apart from being a policeman, was also a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). Thus, he was raised in a Christian home with Christian beliefs. Throughout all his years in school, he was committed to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ. His passion for Jesus and his spiritual fire increased tremendously during his doctorate degree programme in the United Kingdom. His ministry is heavily influenced by the work of the late Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, the founder of the CAC Church. He is married to Pastor Shade Olukoya. She provides solid leadership alongside her husband at the MFM Church.
-TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI