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My message to the body of Christ is to always remember our heavenly home – L/Evang. Funke Olanrewaju

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L/Evang. Funke Olanrewaju of the Christ Apostolic Church. Ogo-Oluwa has been a veritable instrument that God has been using to salvage problems in the lives of people through prophetic declarations and ministration of the gospel. She totally agrees that, Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. The secret of prayer is to find the processes that will most effectively operate your mind humbly to God.
In an exclusive chat with our gospel corner anchor, the prolific preacher revealed very interesting aspect of her call into the ministry. The excerpt:
Can we meet you ma?
I am L/Evang. Funke Olanrewaju of the Christ Apostolic Church. Ogo-Oluwa
I am from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Tell us about your journey into the ministry?
After my baptism, I do go to church regularly, at a point I noticed I always sing and ministers in my dream. One day I was having stomach disorder, I left home for hospital to see a doctor, and he gave me an injection. Suddenly I saw myself at new garage and the place was like sea side, and I saw a big boat with a man inside approaching where am standing. I entered the boat and the man said I should call people into the boat and I asked people to where? Calmly, he said I should call people to salvation. While I was thinking of how to go about the task, a song just dropped. It goes like this: Come and enter this boat to final salvation, husband should take wife, wife should take children and come to this boat to final salvation (ewa woko oko igbala ikehin yi, ewa woko oko igbala ikehin, koloko moko, ki etete wa woko yi, kolomo momo ki etete wa woko yi, ewa woko oko igbala ikehin) what surprised me was that people started entering the boat and the owner of the boat was not saying anything. When the boat filled, he said to me “Tell them the word of salvation”, and I started preaching and singing. Then I woke up in the ward of the hospital and people that came to visit me were everywhere and I was shy a bit because I have never preached outside or in public before. Then surprisingly, the Doctor asked which church I attend, I said one C.A.C. in Bariga, and he said is this not a sign that God wants to use you that no one takes the injection and sing or preach. According to him, I was supposed to vomit water before talking properly. So many other things happened that time can’t permit me to discuss here fully, but it has been published in a book I titled “OLUWA NI FI SE” meaning GOD HATH NEED OF ME. To cut it short, I got the call to the ministry in the year 1984 and the church started in 1990. One day while service was going on, I heard a voice saying,”I the Lord will turn the fellowship to a big church”. Really, I was scared but by the grace of God, I prayed and fasted about it. Then we got a place at No 20 Ayedun Street Off Odunsi Street, Bariga. The owner of the house accommodated us with love and when the time to leave there came, God himself arranged the owner of No 9 Ayedun street of same street to give us a wider space but God wanted to have His way fully, hence we got a land at No 7 Ayedun street Off Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria. That is where we are till today. The work of God and ministry has been moving forward, branches are; CAC Ogo-Oluwa Itele Assembly, Mowe Assembly, Ilasa Assembly, Ikorodu Ajegunle Assembly, Ofada Assembly, Maya Eyin-Ogbe Assembly and Ekotedo Assembly. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

What is the major focus of CAC Ogo-Oluwa?
Our major focus is to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ our saviour as the calling implies “ARISE ‘N’ SHINE” and to reach out to the world and make Jesus Christ known all over (Mark 16:15)

What would you say are the challenges of evangelism generally?
I will start with my challenges, which are like getting scared when the call to ministry came and to bring people together is not as easy as one can imagine. Now generally, some might be faced with the challenge of husband or wife or families, marriages and the likes. But the question is are you truly called? If yes, definitely there will be challenges, even our saviour Jesus Christ faced challenges too but the truth is to be firm and know what you are called for or into. (Identify your call to ministry) and be courageous, endure and be tolerant. The owner of the ministry will not let His work surfer or die.

What are the achievements so far, how has it been?
God has been faithful to me. He has done so many miracles that I can’t imagine humanly. To mention but few: God has use me for so many youths and families and several towns where we have branches now due to what God does through my ministration i.e. long-time pregnancy, healing of mad people, fruits of the womb for barrens, and the likes.

What turns you off & what inspires you?
I initially got tired of this ministry at a point when I felt am from Catholic church and my doctrine is totally different from being a minister of God, but while thinking a woman with seven years bareness came and I prayed for her and she conceived and the child is now serving at NYSC now and so many miracles like that God did kept me going in the ministry. What inspires me is hearing the VOICE OF GOD, the gift of dream, singing, reading the word of God and counselling people.

What are your corporate responsibilities to the society?
I pray for the society and the hooligans in Bariga. They are my friends because I talk to them and preach the gospel to them. I advise them in the scriptures from time to time. I equally talk to the workers in hotels and feed them with the word of God too and some of them are married now. We organize open crusade to reach out to the community and pray for our land.

Who are your favourite acts?
I like mama Bola Aare, Mama Fasoye, Pastor Adelakun of Ayewa ministry, Ojo-Ade to mention but few.

Do you owe anybody a thank you for your life?
I owe God a big thank you for my life and also I appreciate people that makes positive part in the progress of my ministry. I also thank my mother a lot because since my father died, she took all the responsibilities and stood by me.

What is your candid message to the body of Christ and the nation at large in view of general election?
My message to the body of Christ is to always remember our heavenly home. We should not only buy or build worldly houses alone but also build our eternal home and remember Christ is coming soon. And also to keep trusting in God for whatsoever we are passing through, there is nothing God cannot do.
My advice for Nigerians towards the general election is to endeavour to make the election peaceful with no fight nor bloodshed and let God choose for us a good leader and lastly we should always pray for peace and progress of Nigeria.
L/Evang. Funke Olanrewaju of the Christ Apostolic Church. Ogo-Oluwa has been a veritable instrument that God has been using to salvage problems in the lives of people through prophetic declarations and ministration of the gospel. She totally agrees that, Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. The secret of prayer is to find the processes that will most effectively operate your mind humbly to God.
In an exclusive chat with our gospel corner anchor, the prolific preacher revealed very interesting aspect of her call into the ministry. The excerpt:
Can we meet you ma?
I am L/Evang. Funke Olanrewaju of the Christ Apostolic Church. Ogo-Oluwa
I am from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Tell us about your journey into the ministry?
After my baptism, I do go to church regularly, at a point I noticed I always sing and ministers in my dream. One day I was having stomach disorder, I left home for hospital to see a doctor, and he gave me an injection. Suddenly I saw myself at new garage and the place was like sea side, and I saw a big boat with a man inside approaching where am standing. I entered the boat and the man said I should call people into the boat and I asked people to where? Calmly, he said I should call people to salvation. While I was thinking of how to go about the task, a song just dropped. It goes like this: Come and enter this boat to final salvation, husband should take wife, wife should take children and come to this boat to final salvation (ewa woko oko igbala ikehin yi, ewa woko oko igbala ikehin, koloko moko, ki etete wa woko yi, kolomo momo ki etete wa woko yi, ewa woko oko igbala ikehin) what surprised me was that people started entering the boat and the owner of the boat was not saying anything. When the boat filled, he said to me “Tell them the word of salvation”, and I started preaching and singing. Then I woke up in the ward of the hospital and people that came to visit me were everywhere and I was shy a bit because I have never preached outside or in public before. Then surprisingly, the Doctor asked which church I attend, I said one C.A.C. in Bariga, and he said is this not a sign that God wants to use you that no one takes the injection and sing or preach. According to him, I was supposed to vomit water before talking properly. So many other things happened that time can’t permit me to discuss here fully, but it has been published in a book I titled “OLUWA NI FI SE” meaning GOD HATH NEED OF ME. To cut it short, I got the call to the ministry in the year 1984 and the church started in 1990. One day while service was going on, I heard a voice saying,”I the Lord will turn the fellowship to a big church”. Really, I was scared but by the grace of God, I prayed and fasted about it. Then we got a place at No 20 Ayedun Street Off Odunsi Street, Bariga. The owner of the house accommodated us with love and when the time to leave there came, God himself arranged the owner of No 9 Ayedun street of same street to give us a wider space but God wanted to have His way fully, hence we got a land at No 7 Ayedun street Off Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria. That is where we are till today. The work of God and ministry has been moving forward, branches are; CAC Ogo-Oluwa Itele Assembly, Mowe Assembly, Ilasa Assembly, Ikorodu Ajegunle Assembly, Ofada Assembly, Maya Eyin-Ogbe Assembly and Ekotedo Assembly. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

What is the major focus of CAC Ogo-Oluwa?
Our major focus is to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ our saviour as the calling implies “ARISE ‘N’ SHINE” and to reach out to the world and make Jesus Christ known all over (Mark 16:15)

What would you say are the challenges of evangelism generally?
I will start with my challenges, which are like getting scared when the call to ministry came and to bring people together is not as easy as one can imagine. Now generally, some might be faced with the challenge of husband or wife or families, marriages and the likes. But the question is are you truly called? If yes, definitely there will be challenges, even our saviour Jesus Christ faced challenges too but the truth is to be firm and know what you are called for or into. (Identify your call to ministry) and be courageous, endure and be tolerant. The owner of the ministry will not let His work surfer or die.

What are the achievements so far, how has it been?
God has been faithful to me. He has done so many miracles that I can’t imagine humanly. To mention but few: God has use me for so many youths and families and several towns where we have branches now due to what God does through my ministration i.e. long-time pregnancy, healing of mad people, fruits of the womb for barrens, and the likes.

What turns you off & what inspires you?
I initially got tired of this ministry at a point when I felt am from Catholic church and my doctrine is totally different from being a minister of God, but while thinking a woman with seven years bareness came and I prayed for her and she conceived and the child is now serving at NYSC now and so many miracles like that God did kept me going in the ministry. What inspires me is hearing the VOICE OF GOD, the gift of dream, singing, reading the word of God and counselling people.

What are your corporate responsibilities to the society?
I pray for the society and the hooligans in Bariga. They are my friends because I talk to them and preach the gospel to them. I advise them in the scriptures from time to time. I equally talk to the workers in hotels and feed them with the word of God too and some of them are married now. We organize open crusade to reach out to the community and pray for our land.

Who are your favourite acts?
I like mama Bola Aare, Mama Fasoye, Pastor Adelakun of Ayewa ministry, Ojo-Ade to mention but few.

Do you owe anybody a thank you for your life?
I owe God a big thank you for my life and also I appreciate people that makes positive part in the progress of my ministry. I also thank my mother a lot because since my father died, she took all the responsibilities and stood by me.

What is your candid message to the body of Christ and the nation at large in view of general election?
My message to the body of Christ is to always remember our heavenly home. We should not only buy or build worldly houses alone but also build our eternal home and remember Christ is coming soon. And also to keep trusting in God for whatsoever we are passing through, there is nothing God cannot do.
My advice for Nigerians towards the general election is to endeavour to make the election peaceful with no fight nor bloodshed and let God choose for us a good leader and lastly we should always pray for peace and progress of Nigeria.