TiM Blog Talk Radio interviewed Dr Jonathan Oloyede to share his mantra on the Great Commission (Matthew 28) which he defined as the Great Commission of Social Transformation. With Social Transformation at the heart of the conversation, we explored what God is doing with his organisation, Global Day of Prayer London, the social challenges facing the Church in the UK and what God has laid on his heart to do about it. This included challenges like Women in Church Government and the Church’s interaction with the gay and lesbian communities. You will also hear about how Christians can get involved with the National Day of Prayer’s Legacy, Neighbourhood Prayer.
“Church Connect the Dots for 2013″ Jonathan Oloyede
About Dr Jonathan Oloyede MB ChB
Born in Britain but bred in Nigeria, Dr Oloyede is a medical doctor by profession and called as a missionary to England and Europe. He was radically saved from Islam within the wake of the revival that hit the Nigerian Universities in the 80s.
He responded to the call to Europe in 1991 while on a 3 month holiday in London when the Holy Spirit visited him with a clear message: “Jonathan, you are not in England by accident but you are here by Divine design. You are part of my recruitment to this region of the World in preparation for the coming of my Son Jesus Christ. Therefore drop your agenda and pick up my programme”.
He was ordained into Pastoral Ministry in 1993 at Glory Bible Church (Glory House) where he served in full-time ministry for 15 years in various positions which included; Church Administrator, Associate Pastor, Senior Associate Pastor, College of Ministry Principal and Director.
Through his passion for Community transformation he initiated the Newham Health Day, Caring Hearts (an outreach to the elderly), the Government sponsored Workwise scheme, the schools/ youth outreach, Xpect and the Glory House Football Academy.
In 2008, Jonathan and Abbiih Oloyede together as Team leaders started a new church called City Chapel. Its mantra is Uniting peoples through the Great Commandment from all races and spheres into the Great Commission for Social Change.
City Chapel is a community movement focused on personal and society transformation. It has within 2years made great impact within Beckton and East London through the formation of The Newham Food Bank, St Matthews Supplementary School, Stratford Teen Challenge partnership and various outreach projects.
He is a Newham Borough Dean, a leader-trustee of the network of Churches called Transform Newham, member of the Evangelical Alliance Council and Convener GDOP London.
Jonathan Oloyede is the key catalyst for London’s Global Day of Prayer. His vision is to see the United Kingdom saturated with prayer. He initiated the Year for London and National Canopy of Prayer which is a daily 24-hr prayer chain throughout the year. The Global Day of Prayer London has held three large stadium prayer gatherings and set to have one at Wembley after the 2012 Olympics.
As a regular Radio and TV personality, he is a well known leader, writer and spokesperson within Black Majority Churches, Historic Churches and the Charismatic/Evangelical community. He is a popular events speaker at conferences across the Nation and internationally including Spring Harvest, Easter People, Soul Survivor, and NewWine amongst others.
Jonathan is blissfully married to Abbiih and lives in Kent with his two lovely kids: Samuel and Hanita. He is a sports enthusiast, loves reading history, watching movies and is fanatical about Scrabble.