Bishop Francis Olubowale Aderibigbe Oke, a foremost cleric of global repute and graduate of Survey Engineering, was born on September in Kasunmu Village, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Oke, a leading light in Christian faith and 1982 graduate of University of Lagos, is the son of an Anglican Church Lay Reader.
Prior to his university education, he attended St Paul’s Primary School, Kasunmu; Erunmi Community Modern School; Wesley Teachers’ College and The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Ibadan where he passed out in flying colour in 1978.
He is an itinerant Pastor, a renowned Evangelist, a thorough Teacher, a distinguished Apostle and a Prophet of note. These outstanding qualities earned him positions at different times as Bible Study Secretary and President, Christian Union, UNILAG; President, Oyo State Christian Corpers Fellowship; and Vice-President, South Western Zone, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
The Bishop launched into Ministry work with a journal entitled, ‘The Sword of the Spirit’ and the initiative translating to a full Ministry in 1980. SOTSM, which births Christ Life Church and other arms, was officially commissioned September 3, 1983. This has created tremendous impact in soul winning globally.
Bishop Oke’s Ministry has grown through decades and his labour in the Lord’s vineyard has positioned him as a force to reckon with in the league of God’s Generals.
A quintessential prayer warrior and teacher of the word, the Bishop is married to Reverend Victoria Tokunbo, a priceless jewel and they are blessed with children.