Meet Our Leaders
BISHOP (DR) TAIWO AKINOLA
Meet Our President and Presiding Bishop
Bishop Taiwo Akinola is the President / Founding Pastor-General of Rhema Christian Church & Tower Int’l, with headquarters in Otta, Nigeria, and branches worldwide. An evangelist and a teacher, he is anointed for signs and wonders, and he ministers in seminars, conferences, and churches across the globe. He was born-again and found New Life in Christ on 4th April, 1977 and has since been engaging grace to make full proof of his ministry to the greater glory of God.
An authoritative bible teacher, Bishop Taiwo Akinola carries a burden to reach the ‘unreached’ anywhere they are found through power evangelism in order to honor our Redeemer and Saviour Jesus Christ, to extend the coast of His kingdom and to make the world a better place to live in. He also has a ministry to the body of Christ to teach in order to establish good and godly live as well as health and wealth in the destinies of his audience. He is the Convener of a ministerial association called the Christ Global Network, which aims at focusing ministries for timeless impacts both now and in successive generations.
He is the author of many inspiring titles in Christian literature, some of which have become recommended texts in some Bible Schools in Nigeria and in mainland Europe. His weekly television program (Freedom Across the Airwaves) has also been of tremendous blessings to many testifiers.
An electrical engineer by profession, Bishop Akinola lectured in Polytechnics for about 14 years before answering the sweet the call of God to raise and nurture glorious assemblies of Jesus’ People – Rhema Christian Church – worldwide, of which he is the current Presiding Bishop. By the matchless grace of God, he is happily married to Ireti and they are blessed with four gifted children
Opeyemi, OluwaJoba, TiwalOluwa and JayeOluwa. To God be all the glory, now and forevermore, Amen.– Opeyemi, OluwaJoba, TiwalOluwa and JayeOluwa. To God be all the glory, now and forevermore, Amen.
PASTOR OLUWAFEMI OLAYINKA GBENJO
Resident Pastor of Rhema Christian Church and Towers Ministries, Reno, Nevada USA
Pastor Oluwafemi Olayinka Gbenjo is the Resident Pastor of Rhema Christian Church and Towers Ministries, Reno, Nevada USA. He is also the Pastor General for the North Americas Rhema Christian Churches.
Pastor Oluwafemi in his assignment and calling upholds his father in the Lord and the Presiding Bishop of Rhema Christian Church and Towers Worldwide, Bishop Dr. Taiwo Akinola’s mission mandate ‘to raise a glorious assembly of Jesus people; a people of power, purity and purpose’.
An embodiment of humility and dignity, Pastor Femi upholds with passion, the Rhema Christian Church tenets of faith. Working with the help of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Femi believes strongly in the demonstration of the spirit and power and that people’s faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. He pursues the vision to love and glorify God passionately, and by the help of the Holy Spirit, enthrones Jesus Christ in the hearts of very many people, the world over!
Pastor Oluwafemi attended The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria where he studied Banking and Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He worked as a professional banker for 10 years in Nigeria before moving to the United States in 2000. A University of Nevada Reno alumnus, Pastor Oluwafemi is a licensed Social Worker in the State of Nevada and the Chief Executive Officer of Femfol Group Incorporated, United States.
He is married to Pastor (Mrs.) Folake Taiwo Gbenjo, a Registered Nurse by profession and an active co-laborer in the ministry, together raising a glorious assembly of Jesus people.