Every story has a beginning. This is ours…
O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever
On behalf of the Pastors, board of Elders and the entire congregations of this church, I have the great honour to welcome you to Christ Apostolic Church Oshinubi DCC HQ
The journey Started before 1963 when God called Mary Igbobine ( Mama Itsekiri), then a member of CAC. Folagbade- the parent Christ Apostolic Church in ijebuland, to established the Church. The very first place of worship was in the house of one Mr. Towolawi, along Osinubi Street, Ijebu Ode.
The congregation used to worship at this venue during weekdays (morning and evening ), but worshipped at CAC. Folagbade until 1963 when she was given her autonomy by pastor I.D. Degun, then the Ijebu Ode District Superintendent.
Mary Igbobine (Mama Itsekiri) later went back to (Warri) and handed over the church to Mrs. J.A. Oshikoya, a member of congregation who later became the first church patroness (Mama Ijo) and the first mid wife of the church. She was used greatly by God of the development of the church.
Later on, other men of God came to lend a hand as follows;
Evangelist Johnson work as evangelist in the church between 1967 and 1970
J.O. Akinyemi also worked in the church as an evangelist from 1970 to 1972, and later became a pastor in ijebu-ode District
Pastor J.O. Olu Olakanye (1972-1978) was the first pastor to work in the church. He was posted to the church as evangelist but was later ordained as a pastor. Under Pastor Olakanye, the old and the first church was completed.
Pastor M.O.A. Olowoyo (1978-1980) regime started and completed the building of the vicarage to a storey building.
Pastor M.A. Olofin (a.k.a Eru p’Esu), 1981 to 1982, raised the mission house to two storey building.
Pastor J.A. Adewinmisi (1982-1984) constituted the finace committee of the church.
Pastor M.I David took over in 1985 to 1992, During his tenure, the church witnessed great spiritual awakening and tremendous growth. The construction of his new church was conceived at that time and more plots of land was purchased to that effect.
The first church bus was also bought at this time and the church became a center headquarters in 1991, in preparation for a district headquarters title. Pastor J.A Adenle joined the church during the tenure of Pastor M.I. David.
It is sad to note here that Pastor M.I David died a sudden death in a motor accident while on active service, when leading the district Pastors in Ijebu-ode back from Pastor’ conference and convention held at Ikeja Arakeji in September 27th 1992. May God continue to bless and uphold his wife and children (AMEN)
After the sudden death of Pastor M.I. David, the mantle of responsibility fell on the Elders to lead the church from 1992 under the table leadership of Pastor Justus O. Idowu. The church eventually became Osinubi District Headquarters at this tim.
Pastor I.O. Bakare(1993-1998) was the first District Superintendent to work in the church. The production of this new building plan was borne by Pastor J.A. Adenle at this time. The foundation of this ultral modern church was laid on 30th March, 1996 and foundation rites were performed by Pastor D.K.E. Sokunbi, the then Chairman, C.A.C Ijebu DCC; Pastor I.O. Bakare, D/S Osinubi District; Pastor S.O. Oluwole; Pastor J.O. Akinyemi; and Pastor J.O. Idowu, all of whom are of blessed memory. The setting of the blocks for the building continues.
Pastor S.O. Oluwole’s tenure spanned from 1998 to 2000. During his time, roofing iron frame work was put in place.
Paastor S.O.A Oyekan (2000-2001), setting of the blocks continued, but part of the building collapsed and was rebuilt. During this time, Pastor E.D. Akinbajo gave financial and moral support to the church and stood by her.
Pastor S.T. Ojomu( Feb.2002-2004), block setting and gallery were completed.
Pastor G.R. Akinwale (2004 till date). During his tenure, much was achieved as far as this new building was concerned.
Achievements during his tenure includes:
Conclusively, I will like to appreciate the perseverance, love, commitment and dedication of all our heavenly bound church members especially Pastor J. A. Adenle, a philanthropist of repute who is the major financier of this new church project, so as also Pastor S.O.A. Adebola who donated landed property as well as church building at Odoyanta.
Our prayer is that God will continue to bless all those who participated in the elevation of this church from inception till now in Jesus name (Amen).
God bless you