Biographical Briefs of the May 2013 Resource Persons

Pastor Joel Eyinade Oke is the Principal of the Redeemed School of Missions Ede, Nigeria. He is an anointed and versatile Bible teacher who is passionately committed to soul winning, mission dynamics, Christ-likeness or discipleship. His gentle but piercing teachings have reverberated across different continents of the world. Pastor Oke who holds a Diploma (Missions) from the Redeemed Christian School of Missions, Ede, PGD (Theology) in Redeemed Christian Bible College, BSc (Ed) in Geography and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, is currently on the last stages of his Ph.D theses in Applied Psychology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, Nigeria. Pastor Oke has functioned in several strategic positions in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Apart from being a former Registrar, The Redeemed Christian School of Missions, Ede, Osun and Head, Missions Mobilization/ Field Coordination Department RCCG Directorate of Missions, RCCG Headquarters, Lagos, he has also acted as the Asst. Director of Missions RCCG Directorate of Missions, RCCG Headquarters, Lagos. His hobbies include reading, volley ball, counseling and adventuring. He is married with children.
Pastor Joseph Olutunmida Oshisanya, is a teacher of the word; with a call to ministry that spans over the last 25 years.He is a creative Art Consultant by training and a peace practitioner; with academic degrees from UNIBEN & NOUN. He is also the CEO of REHOBOTH CREATIONS LTD; and director of affairs at the Rehoboth Resource Center were he burns his passion in training the next generation on Bibilical Leadership Principles.He is married to Beauty Osayabamehen and with three Children they create a new world of impacting lives with the word, creative art and music.
Dr. ‘Dare E. Ajayi, is a Pastor and multi-disciplinary scholar with expertise in Theological Studies, Christian Education and Leadership Development. He is Senior Lecturer, and served as Director of the School of Higher Degrees at Redeemed Christian Bible College. He’s the Pioneer Provost of Zoa International Bible Institute (On secondment), Kaduna, Nigeria. He wrote and published several professional articles in local and foreign Journals. Member of the National PostDoctoral Association; Association for Christians in Student Development; Institute for Human Resource and Capacity Development; and International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.He’s a prolific writer, and authored the following books: When This Man Dies; Redefining Christian Education; Character-Based Leadership Excellence; and Foundational Guide to Research, Thesis and Dissertation Writing. He’s joyfully married to Mrs. Julie, and they are blessed with five children.
Pastor Mark Ighile is the President of Scripture Communication Network, Director of Strategic Leadership Academy and Publisher of LeaderSpeak training magazine. He is the pioneer National Pastor of Training and Manpower Development, Livingspring Chapel International, and for ten years, the Dean of Academics and Coordinator of Christ International College of Ministries, Ibadan, Nigeria. A holder of Ph.D in English from the University of Ibadan, Lecturer, and one of the Associate Chaplains at the Redeemer’s University, Pastor Ighile draws his wealth of experience from over two decades of leadership positions garnered from secular and Christian organizations. The two annual conferences he currently facilitates at the Redemption Camp, Nigeria, namely, the May Leadership Summit and the October Ministers’ Breakfast Summit have been major sources of blessing to the body of Christ in Nigeria and beyond. He is graciously married and blessed with children.


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