Sunday Adelaja (pastor) is a Nigerian-bred, born in Ijebu-Ode. He was raised by his grandmother and later got a scholarship to study journalism at Belarusian State University in Minsk, Byelorussian.
He got married and took a job in Kyiv, he later founded the largest Evangelical church in Europe with over 97% whites – “The Embassy of The Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations” in 1993.
Sunday Adelaja is one of the most powerful persons in Ukraine and is still known globally. He is married to Abosede Adelaja and has three children – Perez, Zoe, and Pearl.
Recently, he shared a disturbing post of how Ukraine was no longer safe for him as he can hear gunshots from his house. He also revealed that he is on Putin’s hit list.
See facts about Sunday Adelaja:
• Sunday Adelaja has been a keen supporter of Ukrainian nationalism- A political view to strengthening the Independence of Ukraine against Russia and some other countries.
• In April 2007, he was honored to open the United States Senate in prayer.
• In August 2007, Sunday Adelaja was invited as a speaker for three sessions being the first time a pastor speaks in the main hall of the United Nations.
• He received the first international Willam J. Seymour Award at the Azusa Street Revival Festival in April 2009.
• In May 2009, Sunday Adelaja was the face of Kyiv (capital city of Ukraine).
• He created rehabilitation centers for drug and alcoholic addicts known as ” Love Rehabilitation Center.”
• In ministry, he has proven to be one of the world’s most dynamic communicators and has over 25,000 members.
• Sunday Adelaja is not only a pastor but an author with so many books to his credit, some of his books are:
- Life is an Opportunity
- Accessing Divine Wisdom
- Nigeria and the Leadership Question
- Who am I
- Excellence Your key to Elevation
He also has educational institutions founded in connection to the church.
- The Joshua Missionary Bible Institute in Ukraine
- The Centre of Restoration of personal and Transform of the society of Ukraine.
- The Institute of National Transformation in Nigeria.
Despite, being accused and criticized for some things, Sunday Adelaja remains a global force to reckon with.
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