Supo Ayokunle Biography (Early Life, Career, Books)

Supposed Ayokunle Biography

Supo Ayokunle is one of the noted Pastor in Nigeria and here are some of the things you need to know about him.

Early Life

Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, (born January 25, 1957) also known as Supo Ayokunle is a pastor and administrator. Ayokunle was born in Oyo State, Nigeria into the family of Amos Ogunkunle and Theresa Bibilari Ogunkunle of Jagun Alawusa House, Isheke, Oyo Town in Oyo State. Until becoming a pastor, Ayokunle worked as a teacher and public administrator.

Education

He attended Oniyanrin Baptist Central Day School, Iware Road, Oyo State, graduated in 1971, earning his West African School Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level in 1977. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in 1983. He enrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 1986. Ayokunle holds masters of divinity degree in Theology in 1992 at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, masters degree in Guidance and Counselling from University of Ibadan, Masters degree in Theology and Religious studies, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool in 2000 and 2003 respectively and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Theology in 2008.

Nigeria Baptist Convention & CAN

Ayokunle was elected the 6th Nigerian General Secretary (now President/CEO) of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

In 2016 he was elevated President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the largest Christian ecumenical body in Africa, after Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor left office. He was re-elected in 2019 for another term.

Books & Article

Major Keys to a Successful Christian marriage and the Family. Day Star Press, 1997

Weapons for Winning your Battles. Ibadan: Baptist Press, 1998

Fighting to Win. Glad Tidings Publishers, Ibadan: Glad Tidings Publishers, 1999

‘The Role of the Preacher in Minimizing the use of Religion for Violence’ in Ecclesiastes: The Preacher, the Church and the Contemporary Society ed. by Ademola Ishola and Deji Ayegboyin. Ibadan: Baptist Press, 2006

Effective Christian Leadership in the 21st Century, ed. Ibadan: Baptist Press, 2010

Building a Witnessing Family. Lagos: Dunamis Windows Resource, 2012

‘The Minister’s Family: A Glorious Example’ in The Minister and his Family (A Resource Book for The Life Builders’ Conference, 2009

Church Communication and Conflict Management for Strategic Church Leaders, 2014

Integrity: Key to Success in Leadership, 2015

Ayokunle has written several articles in the ‘Nigerian Baptist Magazine’, the monthly publication of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

‘The Secret Life of a Vessel that Liberates’ in Kingdom Leaders: Vessels of Liberation. (A resource book for the Nigerian Baptist Convention’s General Workers’ Conference held at Bowen University, Iwo from February 1–3, 2010), pp. 1–14

‘The Minister and the Spiritual Mandate’ in The Minister and Spiritual Gifts. (Resource Book for the Ministers’ Conference, 2010, Baptist College of Theology, Oyo), pp. 25–31

‘Leadership Pitfalls: Preventing the Killer Diseases’ in Effective Christian Leadership in the 21st Century’ ed. by Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle. Ibadan: Baptist Press, 2010, pp. 37–50

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