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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!

Review of Roots and Wings: Equipping and Empowering Young Diaspora Africans for Life and Mission By Rev Israel Olofinjana

Roots and Wings is a new book written by one of my friends and colleague, Dr Harvey Kwiyani. The book explores issues related to how to effectively engage in discipleship and mission second generation African migrants. These are children born … Continue reading

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Black Theology at the Royal Wedding!

Conversations are still ongoing about the preaching of Bishop Michael Curry at the Royal Wedding on Saturday. These conversations and debates cover the length of the message, the awkwardness of the message, the reactions of attendees to the message and … Continue reading

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New mobile app launched brings thousands of new resources to African congregations (Press Release!)

  Agencies including Tearfund, Christian Aid, CPAS, Westminster Theology Centre, Lausanne Movement, A Rocha, Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World and many others are supporting a new mobile phone app that has been developed and launched by African Pastors … Continue reading

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UK Orthodox and Pentecostal leaders in solidarity with The Persecuted Church (Press Statement 30 November 2017 For Immediate Release)

    Leaders of Britain’s Eastern and Oriental Orthodox and Pentecostal churches meeting at The Raynors, Harrow, Middlesex on Monday 27 November 2017 reaffirmed their commitment to stand in solidarity with Christians suffering persecution, including martyrdom, in our world.   … Continue reading

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Pastor Agu Irukwu becomes new Churches Together in England Pentecostal President(Press Statement 30 October 2017 For Immediate Release)

Pentecostal members of Churches Together in England have elected Pastor Agu Irukwu as the next Pentecostal President.  A law graduate of the University of Warwick, a barrister and former investment banker, Pastor Agu is national leader of the Redeemed Christian … Continue reading

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African Initiated Churches (AIC): The History of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement

The history of the cherubim and Seraphim church starts with the remarkable story of its founder, Mose Orimolade Tunolase. The pregnancy, birth and growth of Mose Orimolade is all shrouded in African mythology and cosmology that will sound like fairytale … Continue reading

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African British Theology: A New Book, An emerging Field of Study!

A new book published by Langham Partnership (Langham Monographs) is set to be released in September. The book titled, African Voices: Towards African British Theologies sets out a new field of study known as African British Theologies. The book argues … Continue reading

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