Pastor Matthew Olayiwola Ojo

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Pastor Matthew Olayiwola Ojo was born on Friday, June 20, 1952, in Ijero-Ekiti, the Headquarters of Ijero Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State of Nigeria to the family of Late Pa Ezekiel Ojo (aka “Apaso Gold”) and Late Madam Beatrice Adefunke Ojo aka Eye Onimuke.

Pastor M. O. Ojo got born again on Saturday, May 20, 1972, at the Apostolic Faith Church, Maloney Street, Ebute-Meta (East) Lagos. He pastored many churches in Deeper Life Bible Church (DLBC) in Lagos, Abuja and Ijero-Ekiti.

He did his Primary School in St. Patrick Primary school, Abebi, Ibadan and for his Secondary School, he attended the famous Doherty Memorial Grammar School between the year 1966 and 1970. After his General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level, he sat and obtained a Professional Certificate in Purchasing from the Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, London in 1990.

In the same year, he was nominated by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), his employer to attend at ASCON, the Materials Management Seminar and Workshop titled “Material management, the Nation’s tool for Economic Revival”. As a result of his experience and valuable contributions, he was invited by the Institute (Administrative Staff College of Nigeria ASCON) to contribute a chapter captioned BASIC STATISTICS FOR SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT published in one of their edited books with the title A HANDBOOK ON SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT under the then Coordinating Director, Faculty of Research & Development of the college Dr I. Akinyele. Mr Olusegun James was the Chief Stores and Supplies Officer (CSO).

He was for several years a prominent member of the Examination Committee of the Nigerian Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management (NIPSM).

Pastor Olayiwola Ojo was also a Regular Lecturer at the University of Lagos; Unilag/NIPSM joint programme for Diploma Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management.

In 1991, he attended courses organized at Yaba College of Technology and Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry. On 9th February 1995, he delivered a lecture at the symposium of the Purchasing and Supply Student Association of the Ibadan Polytechnic, titled “The International Purchasing and National Budget”. In 1993, his service was transferred from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) where he worked and retired in 1998.

Pastor Ojo was a member of many professional management bodies including the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Association of Stores Materials Controllers and Institute of Purchasing and Supply both in London.

In 1980 he got married to Late Mary Olufunke and was blessed with five children, two males and three females and many grandchildren. This autobiography will not be complete without mentioning the enviable role Mary Olufunke played in her matrimonial home as a mother, wife, and friend of worthy emulation. She was a sincere and devoted Christian who cooperated with him and contributed immensely to the academic, moral and spiritual upbringing of their children. She also stood by him as they served the Lord together in Deeper Christian Life Ministry before she passed on to glory on 21st June 2014.

In 2015 he re-married to an amiable, caring and compassionate Christian, Folake Olaide. Together they worked tirelessly for God and accomplished great things at the Deeper Life Bible Church Iroko- Ekiti and the Aramoko Region of the DLBC at large.

He received God’s call to minister and preach the saving gospel to those outside Deeper Life. It was clear the message MUST not change but the methodology can be modified. Since the scriptures cannot be broken, the mandate is being upheld and strictly adhered to in Christ-like Holiness and Heaven Church founded in 2018. It is a holiness-based Church with a passion for evangelism. His ministration has touched many souls.

He is presently living with his loving wife, a partner in progress, adviser, and companion Folake Olaide in Ijero Ekiti, the headquarters of the Christian ministry.

Happy Birthday to you Daddy! As you enter the septuagenarian class of the seventies, may you continue to enjoy your years in good strength, health and happiness.

Long life and prosperity Daddy, Igba Odun, Odun kan ni ooo. Amin




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