Joseph Ayo Babalola was born on April 25, in Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero LGA, Kwara State to Pa David Rotimi and Madam Marta Talabi who belonged to the. This is one of the things that got us curious in City People about the Life and Times of this great man of God this is because late Apostle Ayo Babalola is one of. Nigerian Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola has shared the bad ordeal experienced by the former Christ Apostolic Church Leader Apostle.

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Some of the Exploits of Apostle Ayodele Babalola: 1904 – 1959

His people however refused to repent or change their ways they instead summarily beat him up and his family was subjected to heavy persecution by the people of the town. The CAC regards Babalola as an apostle, while in actual sense by real church ordination he was not at any time historically ordained into that office.

He was credited with healing powers. However, he quit school when he decided to learn a trade and became a apostlle mechanic apprentice.

The CAC regards Babalola as an apostle and his revival ministry as the beginning of the church. Aanu David September 20, at It is said that a apoxtle python coiled around the pot on which the god was placed. This also resulted baballla the desolation of Churches in Ilesa because their members transferred their allegiance to the revivalist and that all the patients in Wesley Hospital, Ilesa, abandoned their beds to seek healing from Babalola.

The Oba tried to dissuade Babalola and his men from entering the forbidden forest, but Babalola insisted on establishing his prayer ground there. This divinely kicked off The Great Revival ofwhich saw people coming from most parts of Africa and diaspora without posters and TV adverts.

The climax came one day when he was, as usual, working on the Ilesa-Igbara-Oke road. He was to arrive in the town on a Market day, cover his body with palm fronds, and disfigure himself with charcoal paints. During one of his prayer sessions an angel appeared to him and gave him a big yam which he ordered him to eat.


In defense against the prophesied invasion of the town by wild beasts the people of the town armed themselves with Guns and Cutlasses. He was in this state of confusion when a great voice called him three times to start preaching the gospel which he refused bluntly. The man in a dazzling robe spoke at length about the mission he was to embark upon.

He predicted the apkstle that will occur in C.

There was a controversy among the leaders of the Faith Tabernacle in Nigeria over some doctrines. Rotimi, a Sunday school teacher in the C. He also sometime stand for 7 days praying to God unstop.

The three of us prayed. The fact that Babalola did not use the opportunity to establish a separate Christian organization despite his marvelous evangelical success must be puzzling to historians, but his intention was not to start a new church. After serving the jail term, he went back to Efon Alaaye. In the midst of it were, in particular, the Ilesa and Oyan branches of the Tabernacle. In Octoberhe was directed to go first to his home town, Odo-Owa and preach the gospel.

This was a tree in a Forest believed to be inhabited by evil spirits and it was in this forest a land was given to him for his revival campaign. The Muslims in Offa became jealous and for that reason incited the members of the community against him.

Joseph Ayo Babalola – Wikipedia

December Learn how and apoxtle to remove this template message. Consequently, the name changed from Faith Tabernacle to the Apostolic Church. On June 14, he was transferred to Akure — Aposyle road.

Babalola retreated to his home town in Odo-Owa for a personal prayer retreat. A steamroller was first given to him on 1 April to work on the Osogbo — Ilesha road. While he was at Odo-Owa, a warrant for his arrest was issued from Ilorin. And immediately the pot on which the god stood broke into pieces and the god hen the snake fled, when people saw this they started singing and rejoicing and the babalooa beheld the Python and trampled it till it died and the people abandoned the Idols for God.



Another fact was that, before he even took the ministry, there was prophecy that he was going to work for God for just 30 years before he will be call upon by God. On arrival at Accra, he was recognised by some people who had seen him at the Great Revival in Ilesa. Variatate Concordia Unity in Diversity.

And we are part of him. Titus at Araromi in Yagba, present Kogi State. While he was at Odo-Owa, a warrant for his arrest was issued from Ilorin. All the patients in Wesley Hospital, Ilesa, abandoned their beds to seek healing from this great man of God. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. He was to arrive in the town on a market day, cover his body with palm fronds and disfigure himself with charcoal paints. Senior Pastor Esinsinade who was then the president of the Faith Tabernacle was invited to see Babalola.

The success of the revival was accelerated by the conversion of both the Oba of Efon and the Oba of Aramoko. Newer Post Older Post Home. Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. It was said of him that while on a visit to a family, he was asked to pray for them briefly, but he went on to pray for three days while the family left him for work and returned meeting him still praying. The same day, he sent two of his followers, Michael and another fellow to me at Ede that I should prepare a place for him to sleep.

Thereafter a brighter light completely different from any other lighted the whole room. Immediately he cited this god and its python he started ringing his bell as he moved towards it. On that same day I entered the town with a bell in my hand.