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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He had toured Yoruba land and eastern Nigeria, preaching about repentance, and renunciation of idolatry, the importance of prayer and fasting, and the power of God to heal sickness. However, he quit school when he decided to learn a trade and became a motor mechanic apprentice.

It was said of him that while on a visit to a family, he was asked to pray for them briefly, but he went on to pray for three days while the family left him for work and returned meeting him still praying. Babalola retreated to his home town in Odo-Owa for a personal prayer baballla.

Joseph Ayo Babalola

When the Apostle got to this town he requested to visit the hill of this god. This god was situated on a bushy hill and no one dares goes there for fear of being harmed by the god or the python guarding it. After the special service, people came to Apostle Babalola in my bedroom and bid him farewell before leaving for their various destinations with joy and humour.

Aanu David September 20, at In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Consequently, wherever and whenever he prayed into water for therapeutic purposes, effective healing was procured for those who drank the water. The Oba tried to dissuade Bbabalola and his men from entering the forbidden forest, but Babalola insisted on establishing his prayer ground there.


After serving the jail term, he went back to Efon Alaaye. Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. Glory be to God almighty in the highest for the life of his apostpe, his works speaks on till today and as given birth to so many revivalists in our days now. The Aladura Movement nucleated at Ijebu-Ode in Your email address will not be published.

The missionaries also visited other towns in the present Ondo State.

Traditionally the place was a forbidden forest because of the evil spirits that were believed to inhabit it. After some weeks that apostle went back to the truck, of the three leafs was Dry, the second was rust while the third one was very fresh. The Oyan branch was under the supervision of Pastor J. According to him The Spirit told me to go to my hometown, where I was born. ApostlePreacherProphet.

Some of the Exploits of Apostle Ayodele Babalola | Believers Today

In he married Dorcas. At the expiration of the prophesied forty-five days and epidemic of small pox broke out babwlola within 3 weeks about persons had died. Doctrinal differences between the two groups led to the spliting of the church, One faction of the church made Oke-Oye its base and retained the name the Apostolic Church.

Then the angel told him to put off the light inside the room which he immediately did. While he was at Odo-Owa, a warrant for his arrest was issued from Ilorin.

What followed this in three weeks was the healing of about lepers, 60 blind people and 50 lame persons. There was a controversy among the leaders of the Faith Tabernacle in Nigeria over some doctrines. That is how much he is reverred by CAC adherents. The Ilesa meeting was scheduled for the 9th and l0th of July, An entire building was provided for their comfort.


He went around praying for the victims and aposle were all healed. When he woke up, he called me and returned my covering-cloth to me.

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

He also sometime stand for 7 days praying to God unstop. Thereafter a brighter light completely different from any other lighted the whole room. Rotimi who was a teacher at C. Wesley, Baptist, Catholic and Anglican churches including hospitals in Ilesha were left desolate as members and sick people abandoned their churches and sick beds.

He was credited with healing powers. Both of us knelt down beside his bed and bavalola began to narrate to us how he began his ministry. On June 14, he was transferred to Akure — Ilesha road. We thank God,even if our father in the Lord died physically,spiritually his work is going on. To avoid bloodshed he was compelled to leave. The other larger faction and in which Prophet Joseph Babalola was a leader eventually became the Christ Apostolic Church.

He was arrested for preaching against witches, a practice which had babaloal some trouble in Otuo in present Edo State.


But while this prayer was on, the Lord opened my spiritual eyes to see what was happening in the heavenlies. The angel told him that he was the one who had been talking to him on the road when he was driving and that he would have died if he had refused to hearken to his instructions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.