Babalola, Joseph Ayodele (Apostle) (1904–1959)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Samson Adetunji Fatokun 2011. Babalola, Joseph Ayodele (Apostle) (1904–1959). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola is one of the great African church leaders in contemporary times. He was a great prophet, evangelist, and miracle worker in African Pentecostal history. He (together with Pastors D. O. Odubanjo and J. A. Akinyele) co-founded Christ Apostolic Church (worldwide) — one of the world's leading African independent Pentecostal churches. He was born on April 25, 1904 into a Christian family. His father was David Rotimi (the Lay President of the Anglican church in his hometown) and his mother was Marta Talabi. He hailed from Odo-Owa, a village near Ilofa, in the present Kwara State of Nigeria, West Africa. He was a semi-literate man — he had a primary school education (what was then called Nigerian Reader V), after which he trained as a motor mechanic and roller driver under the then Public Works Department (PWD).
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