Isaiah Okanlawon

Isaiah Okanlawon

Chairman, Board of Trustees/International President

Pastor Isaiah Okanlawon, D.Min/P.Eng., is the Chairman, Board of Trustees and International President of the Ministry, with oversight functions over its affiliate, Praise of His Glory Ministry International (PHGMi). He is an ordained (bi-vocational) minister of the gospel and a Senior Wellsite Operations Consultant with a multi-national Oil & Gas company. He is the founder of the ministry and a resource person at Worship Renewal and other related events, principally in the matters of Praise & Worship as a concept in congregational Christian worship.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba, a Master of Divinity degree in Theological Studies from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Ilorin.

He had previously served as the Coordinator of the Discipleship Ministry of New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, Lagos, Director of Worship of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International – Industrial Chapter, Port Harcourt, Church Secretary and Music Director at Victory Baptist Church, Port Harcourt and a house church Pastor at Divine Grace Baptist Woji, Port Harcourt all in Nigeria.

Isaiah gave his life to Christ while he was a Form II student at Baptist High School Jos, and had the privilege of being a member of the first discipleship group that was led by Rev. Philip Wilson, an American missionary that was used by the Lord to aid the spiritual nurture of many Christian youths in Northern Nigeria in the 80’s and 90’s.

He is married to Foluke (nee Falabi) and the union is blessed with children.

Lampe Omoyele

Lampe Omoyele

National President

Lampe Omoyele is a Trustee and National President.

A marketing expert who has worked in leadership positions with several multinational companies, Lampe is currently Managing Director, the Lucent Consulting Company, a business and brand management consultancy.

Lampe holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.

He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, and served as 2nd Vice-President, Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), 2011-2015.

Lampe serves on the board of several companies and not-for-profit organisations, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Pan-Atlantic University and Orange Academy, Lagos, Nigeria where he teaches marketing strategy.

He is a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a leading global expert network that provides independent consulting services to business professionals worldwide.

Lampe gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1975 whilst in secondary school, and is an ordained minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, where he currently serves as head of Programmes and Communication, Olive Tree Parish, Ikoyi, Lagos. He was a member of the Pulpit Committee at New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, Lagos, where he also served as pioneer Music Director. He was also Choir Leader at RCCG Solution Centre, Nairobi while on international assignment for three years in Kenya.

Lampe is married to Adetokunbo and blessed with children.

Wilson Olumide Osikoya

Wilson Olumide Osikoya

Trustee/Director of Leadership Enhancement for Missions

Wilson Olumide Osikoya is a Trustee and the Director of Leadership Enhancement for Missions, an ordained (bi-vocational) minister of the gospel and a practicing Architect and Managing Partner of Olu-Wilson Konsult (A firm of Architects, Planners and Urban Designers), and Managing Director of Krist-As Investment (A firm of Property Developers) both in Nigeria and South Africa. His area of specialization is Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading.

He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and M.Div in Theological Studies from Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. He is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Member of South African Council of Architectural Profession and Member Nigerian Institute of Management. He is also an Alumnus of Haggai Institute for Advanced Christian Leadership, Hawaii, USA.

Olumide gave his life to Christ in 1981 while he was in the University and is currently serving as a missionary in South Africa. He had previously served in the Haggai Institute Alumni Association in Nigeria as Secretary Oyo State Chapter for five years, National Dean of Faculty for five years, National President for four years until the H.I. National Board in Nigeria was formed in which he’s also actively involved till date.

Olumide is an International Facilitator in Christian Leadership Trainings in Singapore, Hawaii USA, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Republic of South Africa and the kingdom of Swaziland.

He is happily married to Modupe whose interest is in Missions and Clinical Psychology. They are blessed with children.

Foluke Okanlawon

Foluke Okanlawon

Trustee & Adviser, His Hands & Feet (HHF) Bible Club

Foluke Okanlawon, PMP, is a Trustee and Adviser for His Hands and Feet (HHF), the Children Bible Club arm of the ministry. She is a worship leader, children worker and an intercessor. She is a Supply Chain Management professional with a multinational Oil & Gas service company.

Foluke holds a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters’ degree in Economics from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Economics from ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife.

She had previously served as the Head of Prayer and Music ministries in New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, a house church Pastor for children Bible club in Divine Grace Baptist Church Port Harcourt and worked with women fellowships, and young ladies and girls groups in various churches.

She is married to Isaiah.

Abolade Bode

Abolade Bode

Trustee & Director, Friends of Missions & Missionaries

Abolade Bode is a Trustee and Director of Friends of Missions & Missionaries (FoMM). He is an experienced Production Engineer who worked for a multi-national Oil and Gas company for over 31 years, holding many positions in, Nigeria, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He rose to the position of Production support Manager in charge of Hydrocarbon Production Performance Information Management before he retired in 2017. He is currently an independent Production Engineering Consultant.

Bola, as he prefers to be called, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and is a Chartered member of Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria. He is also a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers International and Nigeria Society of Engineers.

Though he was born into a Christian family, he succumbed to peer influences and tried some vices that were alien to him, for which he felt very terrible. His decision to join Victory Baptist Church Port Harcourt in 1994 provided the opportunity for spiritual reawakening and nurture, which he had long yearned for. He yielded his life to the Lord Jesus Christ in May 1995 and was subsequently baptized in March 1996 after completing the Follow the Master Course and other discipleship training.

He is married to Julianah and the marriage is blessed with children.

Adiodun Abu

Abiodun Abu

National Secretary

Abiodun Abu is the Secretary, Board of Trustees and a lawyer by training but practices business management. He is presently an Executive Director with Intrachem Limited, Abeokuta. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and an Associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management.

He attended Tinubu Methodist Primary School, Lagos, Ikorodu High School and Methodist Boys High School, Lagos where he obtained his Higher School certificate in 1982. He obtained an LLB Honours degree in 1986 from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.

He was born into the Muslim family of Mr. & Mrs. Uthman Abu but grew up with no religious direction and merely wandering in the wilderness without a definite destination in the horizon. He was eventually stopped in his tracks in June 1996 when he gave his life to Christ and was baptized in August 1996.

He is a life member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, Ogba Chapter and served, together with his wife, as the coordinators of the Couples Fellowship of New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja for several years, where he also currently serves as the head of Legal.

Married to his “jewel of inestimable value’’, Adenike (also with Muslim background), their union is blessed with beautiful children.

Olayiwola Adeniji

Olayiwola Adeniji


Olayiwola Adeniji is a Trustee of Praise of His Glory Ministry (PHGM). He is a journalist/Communications specialist who has worked with leading national newspapers including The Guardian, The Comet and ThisDay. He is currently a Senior Communications Rep with a multinational Oil & Gas company.

He holds a B.A and M.A degrees in English and Literature in English from the Universities of Ilorin and Jos respectively? he also holds a Postgraduate diploma in Mass Communication (Media Management) from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. A member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Arts Writers Organisation of Nigeria (AWON) and Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), he is also an alumnus of the US State Department sponsored International Visitors Programme for Young African Leaders on Conflict Resolution.

Olayiwola gave his life to Christ while he was a student at Baptist High School, Jos, Nigeria and enjoyed what he calls “privileged Spiritual tutelage” under such mentors as Rev. Philip Wilson and Mr. Mike Stonecypher who were and still are part of an army raised by the Lord to bring the Light and Life and Hope of Jesus Christ to different generations of young Nigerians. Discipleship training under Rev. Wilson was particularly an important highpoint of this experience.

Apart from being a member of the music ministry, Olayiwola had previously served as co-director, of the Jos-based Touchbearers Drama group which specializes in using drama as a tool for outreach and evangelism, Head of Publicity at New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja and is currently the Church Secretary at New Revival Baptist Church, Arepo, Ogun State Nigeria.

He is married to Kehinde (nee Odedokun) and the union is blessed with children.