Rev (Mrs.) Shade Toyin-Kehinde (Associate Pastor ):
She graduated from The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 1989 with upper credit in Accountancy. Served the Nation at Federal College of Education, Osiele-Abeokuta in Ogun State Nigeria.
In 1999, she bagged a B.A. in Christian Education, in quest for more theological knowledge she proceeded to obtain an M.A. in Christian Education with specialty in Curriculum Development from the GMF. Christian University in 2000. She is presently undergoing her PhD programme in Educational & Church Administration in GMF Christian University.
Her career in the secular world began with Glory Network, Abeokuta in 1990 as an Accountant and Administrator. She moved to Minaj Nigeria Ltd in 1992 and later to Minaj Savings and Loans Ltd same year. She joined Savannah Bank in 1993 where she worked till she quit the private and Banking sectors in January 1996.
Rev(Mrs) Toyin-Kehinde is the President of Agape Women Aglow International (AWAI), a Christian women support, resource and service organisation that is inter-denominational and non-governmental.
In 1999 she was ordained a Pastor under the ministry of International Christian Mission, Lagos and in May 2000 she was ordained a Reverend by International Ministerial Assembly as represented by GMF Christian University here in Nigeria.
She was Prayer Secretary, Sisters’ Fellowship Leader at various times during her undergraduate days. She has also been the Prayer Secretary of the Lagos State Chapter of Pan-African Christian Women Alliance (PACWA) (an International forum for Christian women in Africa and Madagascar) since 1999 till date, and on the platform of PACWA she has organized women prayer conferences for the nation at large.
She is presently the Coordinator of Agape Generation Bible Training Institute.
As an author, she has three (3) books to her credit and a quarterly Newsletter. The books are:
- Agape Aglow Praise (1998)
- The challenge of Motherhood in a decadent society (1999)
- The pathway to fulfillment (1999)
- Daughters of Destiny (Regular Newsletter since 2000)
Deacon Godwin Ezeh (Secretary & Trustee)
Born in Lagos State, Deacon Godwin Ezeh pursued his college education at the Federal School of Arts and Science, Victoria Island and then proceeded to complete his tertiary education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1990. He also completed his post-graduate studies in Lagos.
(He is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Personnel Management and is also a Member of the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria)
Upon graduation, he worked with Farmex Pharmaceutical Company as a Personnel Manager and later worked as Marketing Manager at Technoland Nig. Ltd. from where he proceeded to set up his own corporate establishment called Essalum & Allied Products Ltd; an Indigenous Specialist Company that has been in operation since 1993. He is the MD/CEO of this establishment.
Godwin Ndubuisi is privileged and blessed and is happily married to Mrs. Nene Ezeh for the past 18years and is blessed with three children.
He completed his Certificate and Diploma Courses in Christian Education Ministry at the Agape Generation Bible Training Institute (AGBTI) and is presently ordained a Deacon.
Pastor Osameke Pius Uwagbai LL.B FCA (Treasurer)
He is a graduate of Law from University of Lagos and a Chartered Accountant, an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School; he obtained his MBA from University of Leicester UK.
He holds fellowships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Institute of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria and an Associate of Nigeria Institute of Management. He also holds Diploma and Post graduate Diploma certificates in ministerial studies from Agape Generation Bible Training Institute.
He started his professional career as an accountant in the Tyres Division of Dunlop Nigeria Plc. He moved to Evans Medical Plc in 1995, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company as Management Accountant and rising to the position of Financial Controller/Group General Manager Finance. In 2007, he moved to Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, a Conglomerate involve in Hospitality, Telecommunication, Processing, Oil and Gas as Senior Vice President Financial Control. He rose to the position of Group General Manager Finance before resigning in September, 2011.
In October 2011, He set up his financial and management consulting firm (Pijossy Consulting) and was the Managing Partner till January, 2014. He joined Standard Alliance Insurance Plc. on contract in February 2014, a group of companies in Insurance, capital assets management and real estate as General Manager Finance and Investment. In February 2015, he has returned back to his financial and management consulting firm (Pijossy Consulting) as the Managing Partner until November, 2015. In December, 2015 he moved to Baklang Group as the Group Chief Financial Officer, Baklang a group of companies in Oil and Gas sectors with specialty in Drilling services, Oil and Gas production, marine and offshore support services, manpower and logistics, operations and maintenance etc. He has over twenty five years managerial working experience in accounting and finance in the manufacturing financial, telecommunication, Hospitality, Insurance, Oil and Gas sectors of the economy.
He met the Lord in 1984 in Shepherdhill Baptist Church, but renewed his commitment in 1994 in International Christian Mission (ICM). He served the Lord in various capacities in (ICM) and was ordained Deacon in 1999.
He joined Agape Generation International Church in 2001 and was ordained as Pastor in 2006. He is presently a member of the Board of Trustees and Church Council; the Church Administrator and Treasurer. He is the Head of the Family Life Directorate of the church. Pastor Uwagbai is also on the Board of Friends of Missionaries International (FMI).
He is married to Mrs. Josephine Blessing Uwagbai and they have two covenant children.
Elder Mrs Grace Charis Onabowale (Trustee)
Mrs. Charis Onabowale is the Managing Director and prime mover of Mama Cass Restaurants Limited. She obtained a degree in Business Administration from the West London College in 1973. She worked briefly with Holland Hanen & Cubitts Limited, London as an Accounts Supervisor after which she moved to Nigeria in 1973.
Upon arrival in Nigeria, she joined British Petroleum (BP) (Now African Petroleum Limited) where she worked as Employee Services Superintendent in charge of staff welfare and services for 13 years. She thereafter worked with Sir Lawrence petroleum as Personnel manager. She is a Member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN).
She started Mama Cass Restaurant Limited from a small shop at Alade Market, and has since grown the business to a multi branched Limited Liability Company. Due to her passion for the development of tourism and entertainment in the country and beyond, she has extended her traditional catering service beyond the shores of Nigeria to London, England.
She is on the board of trustees of Agape Generation International Church and The Fathers House Church in London.
She has received numerous commendations and awards including:
- Kogi Inspirational Woman Award-2014 by the State Governor.
- Award for contribution towards motherhood and better-life activities in and around Ikeja Local Government- 1992.
- Faithful daughter-in-law and good example to others by Remo diocesan women’s guild.
- Friendship Award -2010 by Lagos state University teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
She was married to late Dr Babatunde Onabowale, the former chief consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at Igbobi. She is blessed with four children and eight grandchildren.
Deaconness Bisi Kazeem (Trustee)
Deaconess Bisi became a born again Christian in 1993 and has since committed her life to the cause of advancing God’s kingdom with zeal and passion. She joined Agape Generation International church in 2001, and has been appointed a council member, and member of the board of trustees.
In the secular world, deaconess Bisi is an accomplished businesswoman; she graduated with Business Administration from London, England. And has gone on to establish herself as a seasoned businesswoman. She is the CEO of Trendy Ventures, and Royal fabrics, international trading outfit that she founded and nurtured into the successful enterprises that they are today.
She is blessed with four children and two grand children.