This is indeed a good time, a season of reward for the founders of the popular Ibadan based church, Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church (ROSAC), Pastor/Prophetess Israel and Mary Olubori as they recently opened a new branch of the church in Lagos.
Sunday 10th November was a memorable day for all the worshippers and well-wishers of the church as they gathered in God’s presence at this new Church Auditorium situated at 154 Awolowo Way, Allen Junction beside Tanterlizer, Ikeja Lagos.
The event was tagged “Praise & Prophetic SUNDAY with Prophetess Mary Olubori, an event that had on the band stand 2 powerful Gospel/Juju musicians, Boye Best and Yomi Ade. The duo sure made the day a memorable one for all the members of Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church with their outstanding performance.
It is no more news that Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church is one of the end time churches God is using all over the word to liberate many souls from the bondage of the enemy through prophetic and pastoral ministry, as God gave the vision to his servants 23 years ago when ROSAC Ministry started.
Just in case you are reading about Prophetess Mary Olubori, the founder of The Rock of Salvation Apostolic Ministry for the first time, let us intimate you about how she started the ministry that has become a phenomenon today, a ministry known all over the world. Prophetess Mary Olubori started her prophetic ministry 23 years ago.
Not many know she comes from a strong Muslim background. Her father was a traditionalist, an herbalist, who was known to many people in those days, because he was very powerful. Back then, many people believed he got his power as a result of his sudden disappearance for 11 yrs. It was generally believed that he was whisked away by whirlwind.
Upon his return, the young Mary then was the only child remaining out of the man’s 3 girls. Her mother died and her 2 sisters died and that made her to go and stay with her Aunt in Ibadan. Her father was staying in Lagos after his return from the forced strange exile. According to her “My father was a staunch herbalist.
He was whisked away by whirlwind for 11 years. He died in 1989, but before he died, I had been going to church. He told me one day “this church you are going, there is light there, but I still want you to do my work”. I told him ‘No’, that I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour.
I was born and bred in Ajegunle Boundary in Apapa. The name of our street is Ayetoro. My father always said that I was destined to be great right from my teenage years. My father always consulted me, by touching my head with Kolanut, asking me, “my mother, how is today going to be?” I was kidnapped at age 5, I was deceived with bread (laughs). They kidnapped me and put me inside a pot. I was staying with my aunt then. Surprisingly, my father was the one who revealed where they kept me. His Opele revealed where I was kept.
The mission of those kidnappers was to use me for ritual, but they couldn’t. They said my head was too strong and they decided to throw me inside the canal. While they were planning to do that; my Aunt told me that somebody woke her up and told her what those people were about to do. Lo and behold! Everybody woke up that midnight, they traced the place and they retrieved me from the kidnappers. God has put the mark of greatness on me since my teenage days and God has been protecting me up till now.”
Talking about how she gave her life to Christ and how God called her at a tender age, she said “There is a church called Koseunti. I had been attending the church before my Daddy died, its a CAC church. I introduced Christ to my Daddy before he died. I was the only person left with him, and was in position of a firstborn because his other children died when he was whisked away by whirlwind.
One day, my dad appeared to me in a dream, he showed me all his charms, leaves and pots for concoction etc. My Daddy was a White Cultist, he always wore white, and he was a powerful cultist. There is no Major General then who didn’t know him.
We were very close to Army Barracks when we are were Apapa. There is no powerful man in this Lagos that didn’t patronise my dad. They usually called him Baba Iyabo, I am the Iyabo before I changed to Yetunde when I gave my life to Christ. God started using me since 1992; I have been operating as Prophetess since then.
One day, one of the girls whom I used to buy clothes for got me angry and I burnt all the clothes I bought for her. I was so angry with her that I started keeping malice with her.
God so good, we went for a revival service that evening and while the prayer was going on, I saw an angel coming out of the wall. I usually sat at the front. As I closed my eyes, I saw the wall open and an Angel of the Lord came out, I quickly closed my eyes because it was too real to me.
I was forced to close my eyes again then I fell under anointing, suddenly I found myself at the back of the auditorium. I rose again only to fall under the anointing and I found myself rolling on the floor and I started speaking in tongues, and God delivered many messages through me that day. The second week, I went into trance for 7 days.
I didn’t drink nor eat for 7 days. I didn’t even know where I was, but I was seeing Angels and started giving people messages. That was how people began to know me. After the 7th day, those whom God delivered started coming to greet me and testified. I did not start fully then, but people knew me, even my teachers were coming to me to pray for them. By the time I finished secondary education, I was rooted in the work of God, I was a disciple in the same church and ministered there for 2 years”.
The Young Mary started her life as a young lady who loves people around her. She was always ready to help people, a trait that is believed she got from her late father. She is down to earth. She is a philanthropist who caters to the needs of her church members whenever they are in need. Young Mary never knew the plan of God for her life, except the fact that she always heard her Daddy calling her a child of destiny.
The relationship between Mary and her father was so strong, because she was the only child alive. He so loved her to the extent that he planned to hand over all his mysterious powers to her. He wanted to train her and make her a Yeye Osun, but God said: “No”.
The plan of God for her was different from that of her father. God arrested young Mary at a tender age. She has been seeing vision, giving messages and they were backed up with great testimonies. In the journey of the ministry she met her heart throb, Pastor Israel Olubori, who joined her in the ministry and they cofounded the church that has become a household name today with over 6 branches within and outside Nigeria including UK.
– SUNDAY ADIGUN