Paul Adeolu Adefarasin is a Minister, Bible Teacher and Televangelist. He is the Prelate and Metropolitan Pastor of the House on the Rock churches headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with branches in several cities across Nigeria, including Port-Harcourt, Abuja, and Johannesburg, South Africa & London, UK. He is also the Convener/Host of The Experience Gospel Concert.
Paul Adefarasin Biography
Paul Adeolu Adefarasin
Minister, Pastor, Televangelist
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Early Life and Education
Paul Adefarasin was born on 25 January 1963 to Joseph Adefarasin, a Nigerian High Court judge from Ijebu Ode, and Hilda Adefarasin, a Jamaican and a women’s rights activist from Lagos State. He is a brother to Rev. Wale Adefarasin and Apostle Yemi Adefarasin, both respected Christian Ministers in Nigeria. He was raised in Nigeria and the United States.
Adefarasin attended St Saviour’s School in Ikoyi, and Igbobi College in Yaba. His secondary school education was at Haileybury College in England. He went on to study at the University of Miami, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture. He also studied at the International Bible Institute of London where he received a Diploma in Christian Ministry.
While Paul Adefarasin lived in Florida, he worked as an architect with Baldwin, Sackman, and Carrington Architects. Until his repentance in 1994 he was a drug addict. After conversion, he graduated from the International Bible Institute of London. He initially served as a volunteer, after this volunteering, he became pastor at Action Chapel in London.
In 1994, Pastor Paul Adefarasin founded the House on the Rock Church in his mother’s living room in Lagos with a few attendees, however, the living room church has today, blossomed into a Ministry that has over 50 branches in Africa and Europe.
As a visionary, he obeyed the leading of God to start the Lagos Experience Gospel Musical Concert and the program was first produced in 2006. The Lagos Experience has become a landmark event that draws gospel music greats of this age. The concert has hosted gospel artists such as Travis Greene, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Tope Alabi, Planetshakers, Chioma Jesus, Eben, Onos, Sammie Okposo, Todd Dulaney, Mercy Chinwo and many others.
In June 1995, Pastor Paul Adefarasin is married to Ifeanyi Adefarasin (born September 16th 1972), a former beauty queen and now a respected minister and conference speaker well known for her clear and practical message of hope and empowerment. Together, they have three children. He has direct access and mentoring from his spiritual father, Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Pastor Adefarasin produced a music album in 2011. It was a collaboration work with Nigerian musicians such as Niki Laoye, Segun Obe, Sammie Okposo, and Saxophonist Mike Aremu.
Impacts and Influence
He started the Rock Foundation which collaborates with the church for social and humanitarian services like rehabilitation and empowerment of ex-convicts, urban miscreants, prostitutes, and drug addicts. Formerly a drug addict himself, he is well motivated to preach against all social vices that bedevil humanity. He is well known for his publicly aired programme Something is about to happen.
Adefarasin has written, authored, and self-published over 20 motivational Christian mini-books and multimedia resources. Three of his books have been published by Christian book publishers and distributors.
Some of his books are:
- The Call For a Performing Generation
- Something Is About To happen
- Real Woman
Awards and Nominations
Forbes Africa’s most influential personality of the year (2021).
His Net Worth is estimated at $5 million.
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