Joseph Ayo Babalola was born on April 25, in Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero LGA, Kwara State to Pa David Rotimi and Madam Marta Talabi who belonged to the. This is one of the things that got us curious in City People about the Life and Times of this great man of God this is because late Apostle Ayo Babalola is one of. Nigerian Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola has shared the bad ordeal experienced by the former Christ Apostolic Church Leader Apostle.

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The voice told me to tell my people that unless they repented, evil beasts would enter the town to destroy them. The missionaries also visited other towns in the present Ondo State.

Babalola was genuinely dissatisfied with the increasing materialistic and sinful existence babapola his time because of the western civilization influence on society grew.

After nine months; he became a master in his class. Enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit he could spend several weeks in prayer. The entire town was moved and there was great stir and consternation as people fled as they saw him. Medayese, paid him a visit. On arrival apostel Accra, he was recognised by some people who had seen him at the Great Revival in Ilesa.

Some of the Exploits of Apostle Ayodele Babalola: 1904 – 1959

EdeOsun Statesouthwestern Nigeria. Finders reveal that the water has aposgle end or begin and it has never gone since He woke up three hours later and took some tea and slept off again.

Babalolx how your comment data is processed. Some of this article’s listed sources may not be reliable. Babalola was brought up as an Anglican. It was said of him that while on a visit to a family, he was asked to pray for them briefly, but he bavalola on to pray for three baballla while the family left him for work and returned meeting him still praying.


Variatate Concordia Unity in Diversity. Prayer is one of his hobbies and in any town he found himself, he look for a wildness or mountain to prayer.

The Appstle branch was under the supervision of Pastor J. But those who repented and those who came to the man of god after contracting the disease were spared.

There was no visible mechanical problem, and Joseph became confused and perplexed. However, he quit school when he decided to learn a trade and became a motor mechanic apprentice. He was to arrive in the town on a Market day, cover his body with palm fronds, and disfigure himself with charcoal paints.

He was arrested and taken to the district officer at Ilorin for allegedly disturbing the peace.

Joseph Ayo Babalola

He was told that the sound of the bell would always drive away evil spirits. According to him the use of Bell Agogo is said to be used to call Angels of God down during a prayer gathering. Notify me of new posts by email. However, it was bablaola that a few days later, there was an outbreak of smallpox in the town. Babalola had not yet been baptized by immersion and Senior Pastor Esinsinade emphasized that he needed to go through that rite.

We all prayed for his restoration.

Many Muslims and Christians from other denominations and some traditional religionists were converted to the new babalolaa during the revival. ApostlePreacherProphet. The Muslims in Offa became jealous and for that reason incited the members of the community against him. I took the lead. While he was at Odo-Owa, a warrant for his arrest was issued from Ilorin.

On Saturday morning, July, Apostle Babalola conducted the morning prayer for ministers and members living in the vicarage of C.

The Oba tried to dissuade Babalola and his men from entering the forbidden forest, but Babalola insisted baballa establishing his prayer ground there.

He was among the road workers who constructed the road from Igbara-Oke to Ilesa, working as a steam roller driver.

Joseph Ayo Babalola – Wikipedia

Traditionally the place was a forbidden forest because of the evil spirits that were believed to babalooa it. Retrieved from ” https: A steamroller was first given to him on 1 April to work on the Osogbo — Ilesha road.


The fact that Babalola did not use the opportunity to establish a separate Christian organization despite his marvelous evangelical success apostlf be puzzling to historians, but his intention was not to start a new church.

He also sometime stand for 7 days praying to God unstop. He declined to take any meal but requested to be allowed to have some sleep, because he had been holding series of meetings since the past nine days with little or no rest.

After prayer, I informed him that his meal was ready. Wilson Joel throw back picture Both of us knelt down beside his bed and he began to narrate to us how he began his ministry.

Thus, Babalola became a prophet and a man with extraordinary powers. He was spostle to jail for six months in Benin City in March After a successful campaign in the Gold Coast he returned to Nigeria. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. But then I am your regular guy down the street. In fact it has grown rapidly over the years, with many churches under the Christ Apostolic Church name but each church with a specific branch name. Babalkla also resulted in the desolation of Churches in Ilesa because their members transferred their allegiance to the revivalist and that all the patients in Wesley Hospital, Ilesa, abandoned their beds to seek healing from Babalola.

This was how he moved to the mountain babalo,a he named Ori Oke Anu Mountain apoatle Mercyafter a while, he established a CAC church on it and his building is still their till date. He was to arrive in the town on a market day, cover his body with palm fronds and disfigure himself with charcoal paints.