We are most privileged to be mentored by respected and anointed men of God as we benefit from and enjoy their tutor, counsel, guidance, and communication from time to time till date, we are beneficiaries of great lessons embedded in their books and biographies.
MENTORS OF FATHER’S LOVE FORUM
Mentoring is a process for the transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, ministry or professional development. Mentoring entails communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time or through the reading of books written by or about the mentor. These characteristics are usually between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé/mentee)”. The founder of Father’s Love Forum over the years saw the need to have a mentor who can further charge the youths towards reaching their God’s given destiny here on earth. This is also in line with scriptures which says; “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6 and 2 Timothy 3:16 says “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”. Below are the various mentors who the forum looks up to in diverse ways both physically and spiritually whom also have contributed through their teachings and books to the growth of the forum.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo
Bishop David O. Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch, Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel. Oyedepo is the Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-capacity church auditorium, reported being the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. The Winners’ Chapel network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in Nigeria, as well as, in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in the world. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Africa. The teachings of Oyedepo have put him in the category of what is commonly called the Word of Faith Movement. He is linked to principal exponents of the Faith Movement such as Kenneth Copeland, Gloria Copeland, the late Kenneth Hagin, E. W. Kenyon, T. L. Osborn, Smith Wigglesworth as well as renowned Nigerian preachers Enoch Adeboye and the late Benson Idahosa as his mentors. Furthermore, Bishop Oyedepo is a big-time kingdom advancement agent and has a large heart for soul winning. Statistics have shown that he won 9400 souls in 2017 and by the first week of April 2018, he also won 8000 souls already (In 4 months). Bishop Oyedepo has authored and read several books and that is why he is a trailblazer in this generation. Indeed he is resourceful to the FLF and the world at large.
PASTOR ABEL DINGAMAJI
Pastor Dingamaji is the current resident Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Garden of Faith, Barnawa Kaduna. He has served in different locations such as Jos, Sokoto etc. and has since grown over the years. He has a unique ability to memorize long Bible passages and chapters. He is fondly called “ mobile bible”. The Founder of Living Faith Church worldwide Bishop David Oyedepo refers to him as Professor due to his in-depth knowledge in both scriptural and secular issues. He is known to be a man who craves for knowledge as one in search of pearl. His library in his residence in Kaduna is a pointer to such testimony. He is a mentor to General Ogunkale and the Father’s Love forum members. Most of the members wish to visit Kaduna just to listen to his teachings and to be imparted. Pastor Dingamaji has also contributed immensely in editing the latest book written by the founder titled “From A Father’s Heart”
MAJOR GENERAL BO OGUNKALE (RTD)
Major General BO Ogunkale, is the founder of Father’s Love Forum, He was commissioned into The Nigerian Army Engineers as a second Lieutenant on the 4th July 1986. He has a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Eng) in Mechanical Engineering from Lagos State University, Master’s Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from the National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan and another Masters in Production Engineering from University of Agriculture Makurdi. He also has two Diploma Certificates in French Language and a certificate from Pearson Peace Keeping Institute. Additionally, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Management from Common Wealth University, Belize, London UK. He is a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff award for Innovation, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society Of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE), Fellow Nigerian Metallurgical Society (FNS) and a Chartered Engineer as well (C.Eng). He is happily married to Mrs Kikelomo Ogunkale and their union is blessed with two wonderful children; Oluwatamilore and Oluwadamilola.
General Ogunkale is a lover of God and a man who loves to put a smile on the faces of the needy, orphans, less privileged and many others. His heartbeat for youths of this generation led to the creation of Father’s Love Forum. Also, he is a great soul winner in the order of his mentors; Bishop Oyedepo and Pastor Abel Dingamaji. He utilizes every opportunity he has to advance God’s kingdom. He has won several souls while on official assignment abroad; his converts include, Alfred Sipo and Hannah in South Africa, Peter Ogbe and Boniface in China, Emeka Ofiegbu in Ukraine, Anih Usang in Dubai etc. he also has a new convert Dorcas Moradeke from Ibadan who is fully established and settled both in the kingdom and secular world. Dorcas also won a soul named Bola who have been through the Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI). Indeed, they say the fruit is not far from the tree so is General Ogunkale to his fathers in the Lord.
PASTOR KING OMUDU
Apostle King Omudu is the senior pastor oF Shelter of Glory, a multifaceted church-based In the ministry headquarter in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria. He is on a mission to restore Glory and establish divine order to the body of Christ. Apostle King resides in Makurdi with his wife, Patience and their children, Gabrielle, King II and Jesse.
Shelter of Glory is a ministry positioned by God in this generation with a mandate to restore the Glory of God on the earth. It was founded in 2005 by Apostle Dr. King and Lady Patience Omudu, who are diligently committed to raising a generation of believers to manifest the Glory of God. Over the past nine years, Shelter of Glory has grown tremendously from a small indigenous Pentecostal assembly to the fastest growing Pentecostal church in north central Nigeria and gradually becoming a global phenomenon as the Glory restoration mandate speaks across nations of the world with diverse signs and wonders. The Glory Embassy seats thousands of worshipers weekly in over-flooded services. The ministry has touched lives within and outside Nigeria through the preaching and teaching of God’s word with biblical principles that guarantee a glorious life. God continues to back up His word with miracles, signs and wonders.