Meet our Senior Pastor
Rev. Olabode Orekoya
Senior Pastor, Christ Image Assembly
Olabode Orekoya considers it a privilege to lead this great assembly of men and women called out to be world changers. An Accountant by profession, Pastor Bode knew early in life that he was called to do the work of ministry. He surrendered his life to Christ and has since been on this journey for over 35 years.
He started his professional career in 1987 after his service year and within 8 years rose to the level of Manager, Finance and Administration in the private sector. His passion for excellence in life made him seek business opportunities within and outside the shores of Nigeria and thus resigned his job; he founded Rayglo Nigeria Limited, a company with business interests in real estate management and supplies. He held sway as Managing Director for many years and eventually surrendered to the heavenly call in 1998 when he was ordained as the Senior Pastor of Christ Image Assembly.
Prior to this call, he was instrumental to the establishment of a Student’s movement (FOCCUS), which he co-founded and became her first Chairman (as it was then called) between 1984 and 1985. He was also Chairman of her elder’s forum for many years. His passion for the work of God led to the establishment of the fellowship across many higher institutions in Nigeria within that period – a movement that was to grow over the years into a formidable army of over 3000 disciples most of whom were students across Nigeria campuses. Many of these servants of God, by Grace have become leaders of note in circular and Christian circles serving the master and shinning God’s light within the nations of the earth.
His overriding passion is to make disciples; men and women in the image of Christ. He passionately mobilises both men and resources for rural missions, prisons inmate rehabilitation and integration, urban slump ministry and destitute reconciliation across Nigeria and in other parts of the world. This work has taken him to India, South Africa, Ghana and the United Kingdom.
He is a leader with a servant heart whose humility endears many to him.
His ministry has several branches in Nigeria from where he touches many lives teaching them to becoming like Christ and leads by example.