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About israelolofinjana

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is an ordained and accredited Baptist minister and has pastored Crofton Park Baptist Church (2007-2011) and Catford Community Church (2011-2013). He is currently the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multicultural church in south east London. He is Nigerian coming from a Pentecostal background. He holds a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MTh from Carolina University of Theology (CUT). Israel is the editor of “Turning the Tables on Mission: Stories of Christians from the Global South in the UK” and author of “Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe” and “20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria” He has spoken in a number of conferences regarding reverse mission and Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and has also contributed to academic journals and Christian magazines on the subject of Black Majority Churches (BMC) in Britain. He is currently co-opted as a member of the Baptist Union Council. Israel is also one of the Directors of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World an initiative design to train and equip pastors and missionaries from the South. He is a member of the Global Connections council. When he is not preaching or writing he is playing with Lego! He is happily married to Lucy who works as an administrator and research co-ordinator for the Evangelical Alliance. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), earning a BA in Social Anthropology and International Development. Lucy loves baking and watching movies!

Multi-ethnic Churches: A Gospel Imperative in a Post Brexit World

In the light of the EU Referendum vote that led UK citizens deciding to pull out of the European Union, there have been lots of conversations about Brexit and its implications for economics, commerce, trade and society in general. But … Continue reading

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The New Black Consciousness

As the Western world continues to grapple with the issues and consequences  of both Brexit and Trump, there appears to be a sea of TV programmes on Black identity. Below are examples of these programmes Blackish (E4): Blackish is an … Continue reading

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Re-interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount by Lucy Olofinjana

Having all our prayers answered. Being healthy, happy and comfortable. Seeing breakthrough and victory in all areas of our lives. Seeing our struggles overcome and all our needs met. Having what we need provided, without having to wait too long … Continue reading

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Are we really Post-Racial in the West?

A question that seems to have been asked at least since Barack Obama became the president of United States in 2009 and one that in Britain we have been asking for a while is are we post-racial? Those who think … Continue reading

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After Leave vote the Evangelical Alliance calls for unity and reconciliation (Press Release 24th June)

In the wake of the UK voting to leave the European Union, Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, has commented: “While the UK has voted to leave the EU, the vote has exposed deep disagreement across our nations, … Continue reading

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Every Tribe, Nation and Language: Growing Multi-ethnic Churches (Press Release)

A day conference for church leaders of all Christian traditions who are seeking to integrate people from different ethnic backgrounds into the life and mission of their church.   Key note speakers will offer British and African perspectives about the … Continue reading

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Tani Omideyi becomes first ethnic minority chair of Alliance board (Press Release)

(First released by the Evangelical Alliance on 22nd of March) Dr Tani Omideyi has become the first ethnic minority chair of the Evangelical Alliance board, succeeding Rev Mike Talbot. Tani and his wife Modupe started a house group in Liverpool … Continue reading

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