I am thrilled that Jonathan Oloyede and some of his team will be with us for our Church Weekend 2010. As we make our journey in prayer, and become increasingly challenged and committed towards social transformation, Jonathan’s enthusiasm and capability will be infectious. I am very excited.
Jonathan was born in Britain but bred in Nigeria, Dr Oloyede is a medical doctor by profession and called as a missionary to England and Europe. He was radically saved from Islam within the wake of the revival that hit the Nigerian Universities in the 80s.
He was ordained into Pastoral Ministry in 1993 at Glory Bible Church (Glory House) where he has served in full-time ministry for over a decade in various positions which include; Church Administrator, Associate Pastor, Senior Associate Pastor, Principal: College of Ministry and Community Projects Director.
Through his passion for Community transformation he initiated the Newham Health Day, Caring Hearts (an outreach to the elderly), the 2001 Government sponsored Workwise scheme, the schools/ youth outreach, Xpect and the Glory House Football Academy.
In 2008, Jonathan and Abbiih Oloyede together as Team leaders started a church plant called City Chapel. Its mantra is Uniting peoples from all races and spheres into the Great Commission and for Social Transformation.
He is a Newham Borough Dean, a leader-trustee of the network of Churches called Transform Newham, member of the Evangelical Alliance Council, and Board Member of the Olympics 2012 charity: More than Gold.
Jonathan Oloyede is the key catalyst for London’s Global Day of Prayer. His vision is to see the United Kingdom saturated with prayer. He initiated the Year for London and National Canopy of Prayer which is a daily 24-hr prayer chain for a whole year. The Global Day of Prayer London is set to have large annual prayer gatherings in stadiums across London culminating at Wembley in 2011.
Jonathan will be with us for a full day on the Saturday.
I am thrilled too that Liz Beaton of Ipswich in Prayer will join us for the weekend. She will help us, especially on the Sunday to reflect on what Jonathan has brought and help us to see that God is already doing so much right under our nose here in Ipswich.
It’s going to be a great weekend.