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MEET ‘’MAD PASTOR’’ WHO MENTORED DAVID OYEDEPO, FRANCIS WALE OKE MOSES ARANSIOLA, EMIKO AMOTSUKA & OTHERS Rev (Dr) Mike Oye (second right) receiving an award for impacting Christianity When Apostle Paul appeared before King Agrippa and delivered a powerful speech, the king said: “You are out of your mind, Paul!  “Your great learning is driving you insane.” But Paul was not insane, but totally sold out to Jesus Christ. My first physical contact with Rev’d Dr. Mike Oye was at the year 2002 Annual Convention of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan.  He stepped graciously and briskly in a manner that belied his advancing age. He had, as at year 2002 served in the vineyard of God for four decades; yet full of the urge to serve the more. The man of God, Mike Oye was ushered into the auditorium of the Christ Life Church, cIbadan, the Church arm of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries which was holding its annual Convention. The significant occurrence that appeared to suggest that he was highly revered was the way he was ushered into his seat; followed respectfully by other servants of God who are also deeply respected. The man of God sat quietly and humbly, but radiated joy as evident on his smiling face. Sure-footedly, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the set-man of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries that was hosting the convention went on the altar to introduce the guest speaker. Revd Mike Oye, was the first to be recognized by Wale Oke as “One of the foremost Christian leaders who have contributed enormously to the spread of Christianity, particularly Pentecostalism in Nigeria’’ Bishop David Oyedepo, who was also at the same ceremony described Pa Mike Oye as ‘’a gift to this generation’’ The seemingly ‘ageless’  Mike Oye, now 80 years old, and still putting all he can muster into soul winning got a loud ovation for what God has used him to do in Christendom. And for the next 30 minutes, he set the tone for the evening’s messages by preaching the undiluted word of God, laced with the exploits of Daniel. Bishop David Oyedepo who sat next to RevdOye was the main speaker for that evening at the convention which ran for one week. Oyedepo, to the admiration of the congregation went down the memory lane, recalling how lucky this generation was, to have been privileged to partake…

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